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Vikings Are Committed To The Run Game

September 15, 2011 by Jeff in Game Changers

After a game on Sunday that produced a meager 39 yards the Vikings spent the week reassuring fans that the offense would pick up this season.   While nobody including the Vikings would expect 39 passing yards to be the “norm”, the Vikings are still committed to the run game.   Quoting Frazier in reference to the run game:

“We got the best running back in the National Football League, and we’re grateful for that, and we like the way our offense is structured,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. “We’ve just got to keep working to get a rhythm and find the balance that we need. But I like our situation. I like the fact that we have No. 28 in the backfield.”

The Vikings recently awarded #28 with a monster contract and they are looking to get their value from him.  While Adrian Peterson is a beast on the field it’s simply impossible to rely on him solely to win games.   The Vikings offense needs to keep the defense honest by passing the ball as well.  With an average at best receiving corps this task may not be easy but running Adrian Peterson into 8 man defensive walls won’t be much more effective.  Frazier and the team have committed to an offense that utilizes 2 tight end sets.  Both Shiancoe and rookie Rudolph are fantastic athletes.  Let’s utilize them in this offense!  Alternatively, we could look into signing free agent receiver Terrell Owens but that doesn’t seem to be a fan favorite choice.   Regardless, the Vikings have to show fans this Sunday that they are more then a one dimensional team.  The last thing we need is for our all star running back to get hurt.

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