With him in the lineup against the Bucs, the rest of the team has to elevate its game, and that was not the case last week. We may only be two weeks in, but the season might as well be over.
Bradford declined to reveal the diagnosis of the current injury but said it's something he's never had. And then on Saturday morning I went to Thomas Tull (of the Steelers ownership group) and told him, "Hey, we gotta talk to Mr".
For the second straight week, the #Minnesota Vikings will play without starting quarterback #Sam Bradford. Thielen first made the Vikings' roster in 2014 but his breakout season came past year when he made 10 starts and caught 69 passes for 967 yards and six touchdowns. According to Graziano, his knee did not respond well, and he added that the "next steps beyond this week are unclear".
HE SAID IT: "As a defense, as much as we're cutting down the errors, I think we can get even better". "You play safety, you're going to get fined". Eleven team penalties and the Steelers' exotic defensive pressure filled with various blitz packages and a fast, physical scheme didn't help matters, either. "I have to start faster in the first quarter". "That's one of the things I'm working on".
In first halves of his two National Football League games, Cook has rushed 14 times for just 25 yards.
Probably the most interesting thing about the Chicago Bears-who have the Pittsburgh Steelers arriving at Soldier Field this weekend-is that former Bears defensive back Peanut Tillman is apparently trying to become an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. Amendola, who has been dealing with concussion and knee issues, informed reporters that he will play Sunday. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have combined for 321 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has seven receptions. Now they're on the same team with strong-armed quarterback Jameis Winston.
"Honestly, I have no idea (when Bradford will be back)", Zimmer said. "They were, what, 53 percent on third downs last week?" I like this team and I like the way they compete and go out and prepare.
ESPN, which first reported the visit, reported that Bradford informed team medical officials Friday morning he was feeling pronounced pain in his knee after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday.
As boring as it may be, Minnesota really just needs to grind it out on offense with a solid run-game and an efficient passing attack on Sunday. If Case Keenum starts, the Vikings will need a more conservative approach and rely on rookie running back Dalvin Cook to continue playing with quickness, strength and the kind of speed that makes him a threat to score every time he slips through a whole or beats the defense to the corner. He was questionable to play last week, but ended up playing 73 snaps in Pittsburgh. Linebacker Kwon Alexander (hamstring) has been ruled out vs. the Vikings.