Monday, October 5, 2009

1st Half Recap...

Ok so its 21-14 Vikings after one hell of a half. What an awesome game thus far, but the Pack is doing everything it couldn't do if it wanted to win this game:

Biggest State of the Half: Vikings have 14 points off of 2 A-Rodg turnovers. One of those was negated with the Matthews fumble-six towards the end of the half.

Favre vs. Rodgers: Favre is spot on with everything he's doing right now (14-17, 154 yards, 2 touchdowns). He's picking apart the Packers secondary and every throw is right where it needs to be. The defense needs to get more pressure on Favre and not let him go through his progressions and get comfortable in the pocket. A-Rodg is looking good (12=18, 174 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception) but is not playing smart. He's holding on to the ball too long (which lead to the fumble and a few sacks) and forcing the issue on the interception. I feel like I'm yelling at young Brett Favre for trying to hard to make a play.

Stop AP: He carried the load on the first drive but the defense has really sucked it up and stuffed him the last few drives, which has probably helped Favre have more time and tear us up in the passing game.

Discipline: Packers have had 6 penalties for 47 yards and the Vikings have had no flags. Its a good thing that there was a defensive offsides on the Woodson pick in the end zone or I would have gone ape shit on that touchy call.

Overall its been one hell of a game and I hope the second half is just as entertaining. I could go without all the gushing over the Vikings and Favre by the announcing team. Someone needs to highlight the item in the announcer notes about Favre retiring in a tearful press conference at Lambeau only to call a few weeks later to ask about un-retireing only to re-retire a few days later only to re-unretire later in the summer (after mini and training camps with A-Rodg at the healm).

Key to the game is getting a stop on this first drive and we need to have a turnover at some point. Wow halftime goes by quick when you spend the whole time typing a blog entry.

13 comments:

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

ok well that's not the way to start things...a pathetic "pass rush" followed by a blown coverage by your excellent cornerback. hey harris it doesn't matter if the safety wasn't there you got owned on that pass.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

of course why wouldn't there be a flag on the ensuing return to mid-field...you haven't to be kidding me.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

nice drive coming back...let's stick it in the endzone. a-rodg needs to throw it away but was bailed out by the screen. let's finish it off.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

that's down...how do the ref's blow that call to. thank god after thinking about it again they got it right. gruden "best challenger in the league"...what did you see the first half?

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

kuhn needs to get in the end zone...then a horrible play call on 3rd and half foot. QB sneak for the love of god. follow that up with a 4 wide-out shotgun...thank god for the time out. this is the game right here. might want to kick the FG here

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

5 wide receivers means there's 10 guys atleast in the end zone...there's too much that can go wrong. run the fucking ball in from a half foot. HORRIBLE PLAY CALLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

i feel much better after my bowl of cookie dough ice cream

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

73 is hurt now who plays left tackle? arodg watch your back for the rest of this game.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

jaws says favre is the same guy he's been for 15 years...hell no this is the new, smart, ball control Brett Favre we saw at the end of his Packers career which is what Holmgren wanted 15 years ago when he was the gunslinger. just another pathetic comment by the obviously pro-Favre booth tonight.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

THROW THE GOD DAMN BALL AWAY #12...YOU ARE IN THE END ZONE YOU PIECE OF CRAP. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

another great challenge by Coach McDontknowwhatthehellimdoingthy. as rubie put it, getting outcoached by chiller is grounds for immediate discharge.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

Favre has even made their punting game better...back to back punts inside the 5.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

2:41 left #12 got the memo about throwing the ball away...baby steps 12 baby steps.