January 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver KJ Osborne (16), wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18), and quarterback Kirk Cousin. Compulsory Credit: Brad Rampel – USA Today Sports.
Numerous fans of the Minnesota Vikings think the team’s 2021 offense was flexible, first run or too vanilla.
When surrounded by Vikings Stretched In the case of problematic and unpleasant playlining, the crime as a whole was not dynamic.
Also keep in mind – there was virtually no “garbage time” involved in the Vikings offense, Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson or even any status you’ve read about defense since 2021. Minnesota set NFL records for games decided eight points or less in one season (15 games) last year. The Los Angeles Rams vs. Garbage was the only game with any hint of a time when Minnesota trailed 27-13 early in the 4th quarter. Even then, 14 points to exceed a reasonable margin – or at least to try.
Because the franchise ended with 2021 Other In the middle of the season, the Vikings fired Brass Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer, while Quesi opted for a young, collaborative option with Adopho-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell. And with O’Connell’s skill, Minnesota’s crime, at least on paper, should develop.
But here’s the deal – the Vikings passing game didn’t have any new attempts with Zimmer in charge last season. It’s tempting to write “Blah, Zimmer’s crime”, but ignores the numbers (remember, numbers Except Waste time).
According to Warren Sharp In Sharks football analysis, the Vikings are fourth in the league in terms of 20-yard air-yard catches. That is: airing the ball off the field without mentioning yard-after-catch.
In short, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and These The Vikings have been more successful at throwing down the ball than any other team. The Vikings even doubled up the metric San Francisco 49ers.
Why is it important? Well, Spielman and Zimmer have O’Connell’s ingredients to improve the offense – completely in place. O’Connell Hall No. A team of run-first dink-and-dunkers is pulling football 101 to school. Initially with Justin Jefferson, Adam Thilen, and KJ Osborne, the Vikings are already pushing the ball downhill through the air with or without a new coach in Saddle.
This may cause some disbelief, but the statistics are irrefutable. If this statistic is taken from Dalvin Cook or Ken Nawangwu’s catch-and-run, in fact, the metric would be confusing. Still, the status quo is not what it used to be The wind Yards away from his cousins. Smooth and simple.
The precedent of 2021 – pushing the ball down the field with a 20+ yard pass – is a good sign for the incoming coach. As coaching styles, behaviors, and concepts change, the “get it out” mentality is already ingrained in the Vikings’ mentality – whether you believe it or not.
And this – Warren Sharp status – is probably why Justin Jefferson has led the NFL at 25+ yard receptions since joining the NFL:
Maximum 25+ yard receptions,
- Justin Jefferson (34)
- Cooper Coupe (26)
- Davante Adams (27)
- Tyler Locket (24)
- DK Metkaf (23)
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