This week’s NFL game is the game of the week at the TD Garden. There are many teams from every corner of the league on ESPN this season and the games are played at both the TD Garden and the TD Garden. A week after the regular season, I’ll be giving a very interesting talk with Jeff Bagby, NFL head coach.
Jeff is currently the first coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Before his first season in Minnesota, he was the offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers. In this talk, he will talk about the importance of the game of the week and how it’s different for the NFL than any other sport. He will also give a brief history of the game and a few statistics to show how it is different from the rest of the sports.
One of the most important things to know about the game of the week is that you’re not just playing against a specific opponent, but against an opponent thousands of times each year. This means that when you are playing against the Vikings, you have a lot of variables that can impact how the game plays out. One of the most important things that can happen is if the quarterback has a bad day.
The game of the week is only played every other year (if at all) because of the size of the team. The Vikings have only five scholarship QBs and it takes a lot of time for a team of this size to develop a QB. A team with a high turnover rate like the Vikings is especially susceptible to bad days on the quarterback. The problem with a bad day on the quarterback is that it can lead to a team’s worst game of the year.
The Vikings have had a long history of bad QBs. In the late 1890’s, Minnesota traded away Tom Brady in a deal that was supposed to be a “steal” for a young quarterback, but ended up being more of a “steal” for a team that had an up and coming kid named Fred Steele. During the 1920’s, Minnesota traded away the services of a young quarterback named Ed Stinson to help improve the team.
In the early 1960s, Minnesota traded away a young quarterback named Paul Bunyan. After the team’s only two wins of his career in 1960, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys and eventually ended up playing for the Indianapolis Colts. One of Bunyan’s worst games was his worst game of his career.
A few of the more recent moves have included the move of star running back Chris Leak to the Cleveland Browns and the move of star defensive tackle Larry Webster to the Baltimore Colts. The last move was the move of a young player named Fred Steele to the Minnesota Vikings and the hiring of former Tennessee Titans star quarterback Bobby Thompson.
The move of Chris Leak to the Cleveland Browns and the move of Larry Webster to the Baltimore Colts had major ramifications for Virginian Tech football in that they helped turn the football team into one of the better teams in the state. The move of Fred Steele to the Minnesota Vikings and the hiring of Bobby Thompson was a major blow to Virginian Tech as it led to a change in how the football team plays.
The new Virginian Tech football team, and the transition to a more competitive football program, is an area I have been thinking about for quite a while. I know the football team has an undefeated season and has made several bowl games, but I think it was the hiring of Bobby Thompson and the move of Chris Leak that changed Virginia Tech football.
The reason why I’m most excited to finally learn more about the new football team is because it’s a new concept and it’s very hard to think of what that means. It’s like the new school of American football. There will be seven football teams, and they will play nine different teams to start the season. I’ve been thinking about moving that team into Virginia Tech, but I think that’s going to take a while.