Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Minnesota Vikings Blew the Second Half

Thanks to my buddy Samantha, I was at the Vikings game on Sunday. No thanks to the coaching staff, the Vikings lost that game.

Heading into halftime, the Vikings had a great lead of 17-0. The Vikings were then outscored 24-3 in the second-half.

I firmly believe that the second half is controlled more by the coaching staff. In the first half you have a game plan already in place and the talent is in the position where it is their responsibility to carry the team towards a win. When that is executed, the team should be ahead. The Vikings were.

During halftime, the coaches review film as to what happened in the first half - what we did, what they did. From there, the coaches should be determining what will work in the next half. The Buccaneers did that. The Vikings did not.

The Bucs figured out what the Vikings were doing in the first half and formulated a plan to counteract the Vikings in the second half. The Vikings didn't change their game plan and it cost them the 'W'.

I'm disappointed in Leslie Frazier. We need to have a better plan if there is any hope at salvaging our season. I think he is a strong coach that is working with an immature team, but that's where the coach-player contact has to strengthen during halftime.

In other great news, Tyrell Johnson was arrested on suspicion of DWI.

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