After two quarters of play, the Vikings enter the half with a lot to consider adjusting.
Remember, last week's game against the Chargers was lost due to Fred Pagac not adjusting to the changes the Chargers themselves made—amongst other aspects—making this situation all the more important.
Let's take a look at what the Vikings MUST do after the half against these pesky Bucs.
McNabb is showing life and signs of his former self, and the staff need to allow that to continue.
Any deviation from this would be detrimental.
The Buccaneers, if they are allowed to get things going, are a dangerous team inside the red-zone, and the Vikings MUST neutralize the Buccaneers aggressive approach and continue to give them a reason to NOT test the waters here.
Sometimes the best adjustment is sending a message early.
Again, this is a young team that feeds on momentum, and it all begins with Josh Freeman.
The point here is to not be happy with what the Vikings have done so far, but pretend you haven't gotten to the guy all day, and make getting to Freeman MORE a high priority.
The coaching staff has been very good at affording all parties involved the chance to make a statement, and they have all come up big.
It would be wise to keep this exactly the way it is.
They wanted to run this offense through "All-Day" then let the man finish the deal!
Running through Peterson will potentially provide yet another score, and keep the Bucs' offense off the field, helping the Vikings to preserve this all-too-important win.
See you guys after the game for my post-game analysis.