2011 NFL Preseason: Quick Slants – Vikings Titans

August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Tennesse Titans

Jake Locker:  An encouraging debut where his footwork looked improved, but definitely not flawless, totally missing on a couple of throws.  I had him ranked as the #2 QB heading into the draft because he was plagued by a poor supporting cast while playing for Washington. He still led his team to its first bowl victory in almost a decade over a heavily favored Nebraska team. I believe that Matt Hasselbeck’s tutelage should help to accelerate his development and show the rest of the league why he was chosen eighth overall.

Jared Cook:  Without Britt in the lineup, Cook was the most impressive receiver and primary option.  He leaped high over the middle to grab an overthown Locker pass. Cook is seen as a sleeper by many, including me, after coming on strong at the end of last season.

Offensive Line:  Even with a strong interior foundation the OL really struggled last season.  They looked strong in this game, although the Vikings were missing their entire DL from last year.  A huge question for a team with a new coach and question marks.

Minnesota Vikings

McNabb to Harvin, over and over:  Except one shot to Berrian on 2 & 5, everything they did was underneath.  A gameplan that fits their personel but not their QB.  Harvin should be projected to get targeted a ton this season and produce big.  Vikings need Aromashodu, Berrian, or Jenkins to step up to provide a reliable deep threat or no one will respect the deep ball even with McNabb’s arm.

Run defense: It feels like they have had a top 5 run defense for the last decade.  Last year they were in the top 10, but definitely slipped a little last season.  After losing Edwards and the Williams wall generally wilting (possibly suspended), you have to ask if they can retain that level of play.


Entry filed under: NFL, Sports. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

2011 Fantasy Football Risers: Preseason Week 1 2011 NFL Preseason: Quick Slants – Cardinals Raiders

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed



Welcome to NFL Football Now! A website that examines weekly matchups, Fantasy Football, and the Draft.

Latest Thoughts via Tweet

Archive

Enter your email address to follow my blog.


%d bloggers like this: