More mishaps for Minnesota
January, 4, 2009
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just one person's opinion, but so far Minnesota doesn't look like a playoff team.
Chris Kluwe's 17-yard punt is just the latest example of a team that is struggling to keep its composure here in the early going. The Vikings have also:
- Twice snapped the ball with one second left on the play clock because of confusion getting the play and personnel into the game. The second was on a failed third-down play. (If you watched closely, you could see coach Brad Childress screaming at offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on the sideline).
- Watched four members of the punt coverage team collide and all of them missed Eagles punt returner DeSean Jackson, who raced 62 yards to set up the Eagles' field goal.
- Inexplicably turned down a holding penalty prior to David Akers' 43-yard field goal. Need we say more?
- Taken a defensive timeout to correct a substitution mistake.