23 August 2008
Where is the Offense
With the third preseason game in the books. Vikes lose to the Steelers 12-10. It just leaves me more questions than answers for one. I know that our #1ish QB was on the sideline playing it save and our backup Gus Frerotte was getting his reps.Aftering seeing his performance tonight I can see why T-Jack has an edge on him. Rice and Berrian were also out of the contest. The line did not show up for the offense tonight that was certainly proven tonight.With Gus under a tremendous most of the time he was in there. The line could not open up holes for AD or Taylor much of the night. Childress wanted to run the ball, that was a lost cause with the 1-2 punch averaging about 2 yards a carry. The Vikings rushed 12 times for a mere 17 yards in the first half; the offensive line was called for three false start penalties on the first series.What the hell is this going to do with the Vikes a couple of weeks from the real deal. The OL needs to mold together soon.
I was glad to see that our D was in the backfield more the Big Ben was tonight. The Vikings kept the pressure on Big Ben, surrounded Willie Parker and held Pittsburgh's starting offense to three points.Ray Edwards and Kevin Williams had consecutive sacks in the second quarter, the series before Williams ran down rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall and forced a fumble that Tyrell Johnson recovered near midfield.I was impressed on how the Vikes D played tonight. I was a loss but it is only preseason right now and the coaches are trying to get a feel if certain players are going to fit in their scheme of things this season.