Sam Bradford not expected to play in Week 3

Lester Mason
September 22, 2017

"You've got to be able to play quarterback", said Bradford. General manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles may be safe even if the team finishes with only three or so wins, though it will be a hard case to justify. "We're better in some instances, whether it's our technique and execution". We've been good in the red zone, pretty good against the run for the most part. He may not play this Sunday, but I'm thinking that his chances to play against the Bucs is 50:50, after that though, he should be back and fine and the team will also be fine. The team scored just nine points against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

There was Brian Robison's fourth-and-2 encroachment which extended Pittsburgh's first scoring drive. So for now, the hope in the Vikings season lies in Bradford's knee.

The Vikings could be in for a long afternoon regardless of who starts at quarterback for them. Cook lasted until the ninth pick in the second round, most likely due to some off-field concerns. He said a scan of his injury proved the injury is minor and can not be injured further.

It makes the loss that much more frustrating, knowing the game was there for the taking with more disciplined play. "They come in bunches". However, running back Rex Burkhead, who sustained a rib injury, was not seen during practice. In his first action as a Viking on Sunday, he averaged only 4.5 yards per attempt and, about as expected, had a mid-60s passer rating. "I got on the sideline and said, 'Why didn't they tell me Sam wasn't in the game?'"

"I'm not taking anything away from the guys filling in, but I feel like when our defense is 100 percent intact, we're going to be one of the best defenses in the league", said inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, who went to his first Pro Bowl previous year. "He's worked hard on trying to improve, and he's doing a good job". He often didn't have the time to look for receivers, who were open, down the field.

"Our battle was good", Rhodes said. "If I'm on Mike Evans, I got to get in the weight room".

Since the start of the 2015 season, Keenum has three touchdown passes of 43 yards or longer against the Bucs - 43 to Tavon Austin and 44 to Brian Quick past year; 60 yards to Kenny Britt in 2015.

This week, Minnesota welcomes Tampa Bay into U.S. Bank Stadium in what I can only assume is the battle of teams with mascots that travel in ships.

"No, not really", Zimmer said. "He moves well in the pocket, gets out of the pocket". He led the team in stops with 117 past year and has 15 so far in 2017, including seven assists on running plays, indicating that he is doing a good job of getting to the ball and helping with gang tackles. "I think he believes he can make every throw, and sometimes he's going to take his opportunities to throw it".

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