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Joe Webb likes Bill Musgrave’s simpler offense

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Joe Webb sees one big advantage in the Vikings new offense under offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave compared to last year’s attack led by Brad Childress and Darrell Bevell.

“The verbiage is a lot shorter,” Webb told TheVikingAge.com. “With Coach Musgrave’s, it allows you to play fast. You just call at the most three, four words and you have a whole play. It just allows you to not worry about calling the play but worry about executing the play.”

Apparently Webb shared one of Brett Favre’s concerns last year and thought the offense may have been overcomplicated.

“Last year I was more worried about getting the play called right in the huddle so everyone knew what to do. It also affected my game on the field,” Webb said.

Webb is currently working out with Christian Ponder in Florida.  No matter how simple the verbiage is, it’s going to be tough for the young quarterbacks to be effective with limited offseason instruction.

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27 Responses to “Joe Webb likes Bill Musgrave’s simpler offense”
  1. hobartbaker says: May 26, 2011 12:42 PM

    Joe particularly likes the “stop at the first dirt patch, then break hard toward the big Gillette sign” play.

  2. fwippel says: May 26, 2011 12:48 PM

    I hope Webb gets a shot to start for the Vikings. With their porous OL, he’s probably the only QB who will be able to stay upright.

    Christian Ponder had trouble finishing seasons in college due to injury, and he’s not all that mobile. If the Vikings put him behind that OL, he won’t last more than 3-4 games. Webb is mobile, and showed better decision making in his limited playing time last year than Tarvaris Jackson displayed during his entire tenure.

    Give the kid a shot. He’s already shown he’s willing to work for it. Let him.

  3. dockery23 says: May 26, 2011 12:53 PM

    hobartbaker- thats funny as hell! dont know if your a vikes fan like me, but thats good stuff. skol vikes!

  4. killxswitch says: May 26, 2011 12:55 PM

    It should be no surprise that Childress’ “look how smart I am” offense didn’t go over well with the players. What a dork.

  5. sterling7 says: May 26, 2011 1:04 PM

    As a monster fan/student of football, a Minnesota Viking diehard and a Packer hater, I have always greatly admired the Packers offense of the sixties, they concentrated on execution more than anything. If you look at the Packers of the sixties they ran basically about 30 plays especially the power sweep. You knew the power sweep was coming even though you didn’t know when, but it was the execution that killed you. There’s a lot to be said for simplicity, let’em play and not think, remember you’re asking eleven men to be on the exact same page every play-execution kills!

  6. thephantomstranger says: May 26, 2011 1:04 PM

    People are going to be very surprised when they see the Vikings running an actual NFL offense. It doesn’t matter who the QB is, the offense will be light years better than last year. Getting rid of Chilly and Favre will be addition by subtraction.

  7. carlgerbschmidt says: May 26, 2011 1:20 PM

    I think the movie Thor is pretty bad. Mostly about Vikings. Dumb. Only Superhero to lose 4 straight armageddons.

  8. carlgerbschmidt says: May 26, 2011 1:24 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    May 26, 2011 1:04 PM
    Getting rid of Chilly and Favre will be addition by subtraction.

    _______

    ha ha ha. I remember all you vikes fans dislocating your shoulders trying to slap yourself on your back when chilly picked bert up at the airport. Now it’s “addition by subtraction!” vikes fans are the best!.

  9. 28purple4mvp says: May 26, 2011 1:45 PM

    CARL -you can tell your a punk kid-mouth running behind a computer screen-i may be wrong you may just be a loser like the rest of the packer fans who choose to comment on every vikings post-

  10. carlgerbschmidt says: May 26, 2011 1:55 PM

    @28purple4mvp (Ha, like that would ever happen)

    1. Why don’t you find a punk kid-mouth to review your posts, it’s called a “,” – look into it.
    2. Y-o-u-’-re spells “you are” — y-o-u-r spells your.

  11. thephantomstranger says: May 26, 2011 1:56 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    May 26, 2011 1:24 PM
    thephantomstranger says:
    May 26, 2011 1:04 PM
    Getting rid of Chilly and Favre will be addition by subtraction.

    _______

    ha ha ha. I remember all you vikes fans dislocating your shoulders trying to slap yourself on your back when chilly picked bert up at the airport. Now it’s “addition by subtraction!” vikes fans are the best!.
    ____________________

    I think the phrase “slapping yourself on the back” refers to giving yourself credit for something. I don’t think Viking fans were taking credit for Favre being here. I think most were happy he was here, but why not? They had an exciting season and would have won the Super Bowl if Shaun Suisham wouldn’t have missed a chip shot field goal that would have beaten the Saints, preventing the Vikings from getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, leading to “12 men in the huddle”-gate 2010. Last year, things didn’t work out. Favre was terrible. Chilly destroyed the team. They’re gone. Deal with it. Go Leslie Frazier! Go Christian Ponder!

  12. thephantomstranger says: May 26, 2011 1:58 PM

    Cam Newton is reading this and thinking “big deal, I could get each play down to one number.”

  13. thephantomstranger says: May 26, 2011 2:03 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    May 26, 2011 1:20 PM
    I think the movie Thor is pretty bad. Mostly about Vikings. Dumb. Only Superhero to lose 4 straight armageddons.
    _____________________

    That’s not bad, but it doesn’t make sense because the Vikings didn’t lose four straight Super Bowls. Tell you what. Take that joke to a Buffalo Bills post and replace “Thor” with the 1944 classic, “Buffalo Bill.” Replace “armageddons” with “Indian battles.” Yes, that is a young Edgar Buchanon playing Sergeant Chips!

  14. 28purple4mvp says: May 26, 2011 2:36 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    May 26, 2011 1:55 PM
    @28purple4mvp (Ha, like that would ever happen)

    1. Why don’t you find a punk kid-mouth to review your posts, it’s called a “,” – look into it.
    2. Y-o-u-’-re spells “you are” — y-o-u-r spells your.

    WTF is this u a english teacher-this is a football blog not a english class-let me change it to be proper grammer for you loser- and all my post all 12 of them get a life d-bag

  15. firerogergoodell says: May 26, 2011 2:38 PM

    LOL Carl! Still talking trash about Brett Favre. Which makes you look like an idiot everytime with that big #4 tatted on your arm. You’re Butt-hurt, we get it. Now get over it. You’re obsession with the guy is borderline creepy…

  16. saxmachine69 says: May 26, 2011 2:41 PM

    @fwippel

    you really shouldn’t talk if you don’t know what you’re talking about. Christian Ponder not mobile? He’s not Joe Webb or Michael Vick, no. But he’s very mobile, he ran all the time in college and is a lot faster and shiftier than most give him credit for.

    And neither of his injuries are from getting hit. One HE tried to lay out a guy who intercepted the ball and hurt his shoulder doing so. The other wasn’t something that happened on field, his forearm just started to fill up with fluid. It happens to athletes who throw a lot from time to time, it’s a rare thing, but it can happen.

    Neither of those those suggest that he’s injury prone, or more susceptible to injury than anyone else.

    He’s also a much better passer than Joe Webb. Webb is a good couple years away from starting, Ponder should be ready to start at the beginning of the season depending how much time he has to learn the offense. If they don’t get a lot of camp time, then he’d be ready by latest midseason. The kid is mature beyond his years

  17. carlgerbschmidt says: May 26, 2011 2:53 PM

    28purple4mvp says:
    May 26, 2011 2:36 PM
    WTF is this u a english teacher-this is a football blog not a english class-let me change it to be proper grammer for you loser- and all my post all 12 of them get a life d-bag
    ________

    I”m not sure an english teacher could help. Are you even speaking english?

  18. carlgerbschmidt says: May 26, 2011 2:56 PM

    firerogergoodell says:
    May 26, 2011 2:38 PM
    LOL Carl! Still talking trash about Brett Favre. Which makes you look like an idiot everytime with that big #4 tatted on your arm. You’re Butt-hurt, we get it. Now get over it. You’re obsession with the guy is borderline creepy…

    ________

    I’ll try again…

    Y-O-U-R spells “your” — Y-O-U-’-R-E spells “you are”

  19. firerogergoodell says: May 26, 2011 3:10 PM

    Ok, I’ll try again too. Not even fellow Packers fans think YOU’RE funny. Actually, they think YOU’RE embarrassing. Get that tattoo removed, you look like a retard. And please think twice before you get that #12 tatted on the other arm. Nobody wants to come on here in 10 years and read YOUR terrible Aaron Rodgers jokes if he leaves the Packers too.

  20. 28purple4mvp says: May 26, 2011 3:37 PM

    Carl-YOU ARE a loser is that better grammer

  21. rajbais says: May 26, 2011 3:44 PM

    Webb just described an offense that Cam Newton would prefer.

    Anyways, he had more picks than touchdowns; but he brings energy!

    He’s just incomplete, but can realistically add more to his game. Bill Musgrave has worked with mobile QB’s before and got good production out of them. Hopefully, Webb can be his next success story.

  22. carlgerbschmidt says: May 26, 2011 3:50 PM

    28purple4mvp says:
    May 26, 2011 3:37 PM
    Carl-YOU ARE a loser is that better grammer

    ___________

    Yes, that’s better. But, grammar is spelled with two “a”s…

  23. canadianvikingfaniii says: May 26, 2011 3:50 PM

    As long as it’s not another kick-ass offence like Brad Childress introduced.

  24. schmitty2 says: May 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    dockery23 says:
    May 26, 2011 12:53 PM
    hobartbaker- thats funny as hell! dont know if your a vikes fan like me, but thats good stuff. skol vikes!

    Mark this day on your calender..someone actually gave props to Hobartbaker

  25. tombradysponytail says: May 26, 2011 4:17 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    May 26, 2011 4:01 PM
    dockery23 says:
    May 26, 2011 12:53 PM
    hobartbaker- thats funny as hell! dont know if your a vikes fan like me, but thats good stuff. skol vikes!

    Mark this day on your calender..someone actually gave props to Hobartbaker

    ________________________

    And thinks he’s a vikes fan…

  26. granadafan says: May 26, 2011 4:53 PM

    “Apparently Webb shared one of Brett Favre’s concerns last year and thought the offense may have been overcomplicated.”

    —————————————————————————-

    Not to keep bashing Favre, but that is ridiculous. Favre already knew the offense and he had been in the league for over 20 years. Perhaps if he had shown up during training camp with the rest of the TEAM then he’d have had better chemistry.

  27. seals1 says: May 26, 2011 5:36 PM

    Carl- people who point out grammar mistakes in football blogs rank just behind packer fans in my world so you just moved back one notch.

    Chilly was a dork but Favre could play I don’t care what anyone says. I still don’t understand why Chilly wanted Favre so bad that he waited months without feedback from him and still didn’t just give him the keys to the car. Chilly’s ego couldn’t get out of his own way.

    As for Webb,,,,,,,,I like the kid and his attitude but Ponder is the future. Webb’s only chance is if the lockout lasts into Sept-November. If Webb is an NFL starter I’ll be surprised. That being said Webb needs to be on the field one way or another so we will see how Frazier handles and uses him.

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