Heya guys! Coming over from the Daily Norseman to share some thought on the upcoming game. This post is to familiarize you with the team and of course engender some well thought out smack talk, if at 0-3 we have any smack left to talk. Yeah 0-3 for two usually stalwart teams. Man who would have thought this would happen, but the Steelers lost a lot of people in the off season and Minnesota was bucking the odds last year. So here we are.
First about the Vikes, I hope you all like turnovers because we've given up 10 so far this year. Yep five in the air and five on the ground three from AD. Ponder is looking like a perennial back up and our line which was stout last year seems to have rested on it's laurels and looks about as effective as a wet paper towel. Surprisingly our receivers (which were terrible last year) are pretty solid this year, only problem with that, well we still have Ponder throwing the ball to them.
On Defense we have amassed picking up 10 turnovers. Six interceptions and four fumble recoveries. So Big Ben might be having some issues on Sunday. Good news is our offense has only scored 10 points off of them... Other than that we leak like a sieve, allowing opponents to chalk up around thirty a game. And that's just pathetic. Oh our linebackers are a dumpster filled with kittens set on fire.. They are really that bad.
So now, about dem Steelers! Seems like you're finally going to be healthy! With Heath Miller, Le'veon Bell and Cortez Allen all coming back from injuries. How much do you think this will affect your team? I can see Miller helping out Ben quite a bit, and as I have already mentioned our LB's stink on ice so I think he can have a huge day. Kind of sad to see Allen in there as I really wanted AD to run over Gay one more time.. :D As for Bell it sounds like he might not be stepping up like people want him to. What do you all think? Will he step it up in prime time or prove BB right?
Is it really your line or your receivers that are getting Ben killed. My fiancé is a Steelers fan (poor deluded girl) so I've watched several games. It looks like Ben has some time (sometimes) but tends to hold onto the ball while looking down field for the deeper pass, even though he has a check down waiting for him at times. Like I said earlier though, Miller should help him with this quite a bit.
Ok let's talk about the elephant in the room. Both of our teams are 0-3. Pretty much the Vike fan base is ready to roast our OC and QB. Is there anyone you blame for your poor start? Is Tomlin feeling heat? How many more years do you think BB has and what on earth are you going to do when he's gone? Oh is Tomlin being let go? I'd be cool with him coming back to Minnesota... Have any of your fan base started calling for the team to tank for solid draft picks? (I hate hate hate that crap) Just interesting to see how you all are dealing with the same thing we are.
Anyway enough of me let's get this post going! What do you think the final score will be? Me? I think it will be a high scoring affair with plenty of turnovers 24- 27 Vikes.