On a weekly basis I will be posting some thoughts on the rest of the local pro sports team (sometimes college teams as well). What can I say? I love sports.
Another great wins on the log for the Vikings. Now 6-0, Brad Childress appears to be getting close to receiving a contract extension (like it or not). Once again the defensive backfield looked terrible. Sure, Winfield went out and Paymah looked like a high school kid out there but this wasn’t the first time this year that the DBs looked bad. Favre, once again, looked great.
Look for rookie 3rd round pick Asher Allen to be active this week against the Steelers and either him or Sapp to start at corner if Winfield can’t go. Paymah was not ever intended to have play corner. He’s a good special teams player and that’s why he’s on the team. I think Allen or Sapp will look a lot better.
The Vikes could really use a by week with Peterson,Sapp,Winfield,Hutchinson,Loadholt, and others all being dinged up. The good news: The Steelers have 4 wins against teams with a total of 4 wins. The bad news: Polamalu is back.
For more (Better) Vikings coverage check out The Viking Age
It looks like the Wolves will be without Love (pun intended) for 6-8 weeks while he recovers from surgery on his broken hand. To make matters worse, Jefferson has injured his achilles, the severity isn’t known at this time. So the Wolves are a team with a lack of overall talent (much like the Wild) have their two best players out (similar to the Wild). This could be a rough stretch to start the season, even more so than expected.
On the bright side I think Brewer has looked decent so far and may actually be a passable SF this year. Flynn has not looked as good as I thought he would but has shown several flashes of his potential which is very exciting. I refuse to talk about “The player that shall not be named”.
For more (and probably better) coverage check out Dunking With Wolves.