Coach Shipp: Man, on a Mission

By Kim Dunning 

Coach Shipp is a great man who has a single mission in life: to better our youths’ lives. Who is Coach Reginald Shipp? The answer is more complex than you might imagine.  

Coach Shipp is a father of five. Two of his daughters attend college at Shaw University and Mountain View Stat Junior College. His other two daughters are in high school and he has one son, who is four. He is married to a wonderful woman who is his best friend and support network. She understands that what he does for others takes him away from his family, and has a purpose. This is the man behind the scenes.

What is amazing about Coach Shipp is that he is a humble person who doesn’t like to talk about himself. If you ask him questions about his mentoring he will talk your ear off, as mentoring today’s youth is his main focus. Coach Shipp is a mentor to young men who do not necessarily come from the best situations in life. These young men have been dealt a bad hand in life and Coach is there to help them find a way, even with adversity, to become better men. This is a cause that is near and dear to his heart.

Coach Shipp did not come from the best of backgrounds. He grew up in two rough neighborhoods and he fought every day to survive. His mother was a drug addict and his father did not come into his life until he was older.

When he was six-years old, he met another young man by the name of Ellery Lundy. Mr. Lundy is a big reason why Coach Shipp could make his life better. He attributes his life to him. Ellery introduced Coach Shipp to football.  

Football became his saving grace and now he is paying that forward to the young men he coaches and mentors.  

Mr. Lundy now has a foundation called Broken Men’s Foundation, which helps men build resumes and community service skills, among other opportunities.  

According to Coach Shipp, if it wasn’t for Mr. Lundy, he may have ended up as just another statistic in the streets.

As a result of his background, he is a huge advocate of getting young men off the streets by getting them involved in football. This is Arena football and he is now the owner of the Capital City Reapers. Through the Reapers, he helps his players’ transition from outdoor football to indoor football.

Coach Shipp has an extensive resume. He has not only owned a team but he has played semi-pro football. He considers himself the Charles Woodson of his time. He played many positions: from wide receiver, defensive back, running back and quarterback. When asked, he said his bread and butter positions were running back and defensive back. He retired from playing at age 37 and became a community man. While he was invited to different camps, he never got any further than that. He did play in the European League.  

On his coaching resume, he became a full-time coach in 2010. He has coached the York Capitals to a 2015 undefeated season that ended with a Championship win. The Capitals are out of York, Pennsylvania. More recently, besides coaching for the Reapers, he is the Defensive Assistant and Defensive Backs coach for the Virginia Titans semi-pro team, along with his friend Terry Haynes. The Titans, owned by Lavar Matthews, another great friend of Coach Shipps’. Mr. Matthews provides men with the same opportunities as the Reapers but they are an outdoor football team.    

Earlier in his coaching career, he met a young woman by the name of Elle Locust out of Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania. As a result of working with her, he became an advocate for women in sports. Coach Shipp was impressed with Ms. Locusts’ knowledge and the way she handled the players. He has written her letters of recommendation for an internship with the NFL.

Most recently, Coach Shipp put out a call, on Facebook, for female coaches. This is a call Sports Elites’ own Tay Holloway answered.  

Coach Shipp coaches young men from the ages of 19 to 27. His oldest player has indoor football experience, but had an injury and now plays with the Reapers to sharpen his skills to move back up into the next level. None of his players receive compensation. He has also coached a developmental team.  

Out of the 30 players he had on his developmental team, eight of them went on to get paid positions and the team was able to send three of the young men to school.

Coach Shipp mentors men of all ages. He is involved with the We Care Organization, which was founded by Mr. C. J. Richardson. We care teaches life skills and teaches young men how to be humble no matter what their experience. We Care is also involved with helping out the homeless and sending kids to camp. Most recently, they had a block party to teach the children that all police officers aren’t bad and that there are bad seeds that happen to get the media attention.

When not coaching, playing or mentoring; Coach Shipp enjoys watching football, basketball, baseball and boxing. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan from back in the day when Danny White and Too Tall Jones played for them. He is a Lakers fan and a Washington Nationals fan. He loved boxing, but said it has become boring since Mayweather retired.

Coach Shipp is the humblest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with. I asked him if he had one person that he has mentored or coached that he was proud of. His response was, all of them. His goal is to mentor young men to become better men so they can be better to their wives, girlfriends and eventually their children. He is all about the pay-it-forward motto.

His goal in life is quite simple and something we should all live by. If you can improve someone’s life, then you have lived your life with a purpose.  

Coach Shipp is an incredible man who has fulfilled and saved many young men from the streets. He is a man on a mission and has worked hard to continue to better not only his life, but everyone’s life he has touched.  





Inside the numbers

For the Knicks last nights game was so much more then a regularimage season win. The passion in the garden was so evident that even Derrick Rose had to acknowledge it. Their was a playoff atmosphere in the air, and the Knicks didn’t disappoint. Let’s take a deeper look inside the numbers.

Their are a few numbers I want to take a look at and the first is 30. The Knicks held the Blazers under 30 points per quarter, expect for the first quarter where Portland put up 33 points. After the first quarter the Knicks clamped down on defense and held the Blazers to 25, 23, and 22 points per quarter the rest of the game. With such a tight game ( their were 20 lead changes) the Knicks needed to defend in order to win. The club also held the Blazers to 27% from three (6/22). The Blazers average 108 per game but were held to 103. So the numbers show the Knicks put up a very impressive defensive effort.

Now let’s take a look at the offense, the Knicks have to move the ball in order to score. With 26 assist ( only 13 turnovers) on 45 made shots they did just that. Jennings doing his best Mark Jackson impersonation had 11 assist off the bench. All this ball movement led the Knicks to a 46% shooting clip. From the three point line they shot a respectable 31%. The offense primary ran thru KP as he put up his second 30 point game of the season. Porzingis used an offensive array of moves to power his way to 31 points. Step back 3s check, Cuts to the basket check, Alley oops check, fade away shots check, post up moves check. KP was firing on all cylinders last night.

However when it came down to the 4th quarter Derrick too charge. It was his pose and composure that allowed the Knicks to hold the lead. Derrick took charge of the game and dictated the offense. Rose sealed the win with a step back jumper with 3:15 left on the clock. Rose had this to say about his performance

”I’m not here to bust or brag but I’m used to being in positions where I have the ball in my hand, playing in Chicago,” Rose said. ”I’ve really played like that my entire life, through grammar school, high school, college and here.” – D.Rose

The Knicks used a group effort to pull this one out with six players scoring 7 or more points. All in all the club looks to have come together after holding a team meeting a few days ago. Since that netting the Knicks have won two in a row and climbed back to 500. The Knicks are currently in the 7th seed and look to continue to climb up the standing.

The Knicks hope to create a winning culture after three consecutive years of missing the playoffs. If this club continues to build on their chemistry they can become a team no one wants to face in the playoffs.

Keys To Victory: Niners giants

After ending their 6 game losing streak last Thursday against the los umm oakland traders, Monday Night Football returns to Levis as the Niners will face off against the new york football giants. As us Faithful know Niners have had some great triumphs (see The Comeback Wild Card weekend 02) and some heartbreak’s (’90 and ’11 NFC Championship games). The Niners and giants have been playing each other since 1952 with both teams winning 20 wins each. Monday will mark one year to the date that we got our first win last year (I thought that was pretty cool). MNF is always exciting to watch I was at the last MNF game at Levis (28-0 Niners win to open the 2016 season) and Levis was crackin. As always I will be at Empire Row partaking in the tailgate party and would love to see any Niners fans that want to join us there. Should be a fun game under the lights and one we should win. Here is this week’s Keys To Victory.


  1. No Turnovers

The Niners are 31st in the league when it comes to turnover differential at -13. The offense was turnover free last week and IMO that was the most important factor in scoring a season high 34 points all on offense. The giants have a better pass defense (ranked 16th) than the traders (ranked 22nd) had last week. Nick Mullens played better than I could have ever dreamed last week, but that was a very bad traders secondary this week will be more of a challenge. Two things that B.D.N. has going for him this week is new york has only 10 sacks (ranked 31st) all season and have only picked the ball off 4 times. If Mullens can show the poise he did last week the offense should be able to make plays.


  1. Run the Football

With the extra rest that playing a Thursday night game brings. Matt Breida should be as close to 100% as he can be this late into the season. Running the football will not only allow the whole offense (including Kyle Shanahan) to find a rhythm but also keep eli manning and Co off the field. Any Faithful should not want B.D.N. to drop back 30-40 times. Look for a pretty even Run Pass ratio if anything leaning more heavy on the running game than the passing game.


  1. Sack manning

Last week the Niners had a season high 8 sacks against a struggling traders o-line. The good news for the Niners pass rush is the only o-line that might be worse than the traders is the giants. No other QB in the league has taken more sacks (31) than eli manning this season. Per Pro Football Focus the giants have an overall pass blocking grade of 61.4 just ahead of the tardinals. Add to that the manning has a 61.9 passer rating when under pressure and you can bet that building on last week’s performance has been a focus all week. If the Niners can have the same type of success this week I find it very hard to not see us come away with the W.


  1. No mental mistakes

All season long really for the last two seasons the Niners inability to make a play when the games on the line have killed us time and time again. Out of the 17 losses we have had the last two seasons 8 have been by 3 points or less. That’s the difference between 8-17 record and a 16-9 record. The point I’m making is that in the NFL the margin of victory is so small that most of the time games come down to one or two plays. If we can learn to make those plays this season it will pay HUGE dividends next year and beyond.


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Keys To Victory: Niners VS packers

The Niners travel to green bay wisconsin to play the green bay packers on Monday Night Football at lambeau field. Most of the Football I remember from my childhood was in the mid to late 90’s. So a lot of my childhood was spent hating the packers. I remember the cheese grader hats that were big at the time. Just like many Faithful’s my age, my first real big playoff moment was The Catch 2 (obviously didn’t have as much impact as The Catch but is still a big moment in Niners history). And who could forget Kap’s coming out party against the packers at Candlestick in 2012. Niners packers may not have the same ring to it as Niners cry girls, but for a brief time in the mid to late 90’s and for a few years this decade it was a big time rivalry in the NFL. The packers lead the All-Time series 35-30-1 including 2-1 on MNF, but the Niners have the most wins by any franchise on MNF (48) and are 9-0 in their past 9 MNF games dating back to 2010. Both teams are looking to bounce back from tough division losses in Week 5.


  1. Make rodgers Move In The Pocket

It’s no secret that arron rodgers has a bum knee that has been injured since Week 1 (although everyone I have talked to say he looks the same). rodgers is an elite Hall Of Fame QB if we let him sit back in the pocket and have all day to throw he’ll tear us a part. We must hit him early and hit him often if we are going to have a chance to pull off this upset.


  1. Shorten The Game

The packers are ranked in the 10th in both Passing Offence and Total Offense and are ranked 8th in Time Of Possession but are tied for 18th in scoring Offence. Don’t let that 18th in scoring fool you the packers can put up point in a hurry. The Niners Offense must run the ball to keep the clock moving, get our Defense fresh and to keep rodgers and the packers offense on the sideline.


  1. Keep C.J. Upright

The packers come into Monday night’s game with 16 sack on the year good enough to be tied for 5th in the NFL. Keeping C.J. upright is on more than just the O-line. The receivers must be able to get open, the backs must be able to pick up the blitz and C.J. must be able to not only see it coming but be able to get the pass off quickly.


  1. Don’t Beat Yourself

It seems like every week this is a key or at least has to be brought up. Last week against arizona there was no reason we should have not won that game. 5 turnovers cost us the game and even with all the turnovers and mistakes it was only an 8 pint game for most of the game. If we repeat that again this week the game will be over very fast and will not be anywhere close to an 8 point game.


I have a feeling that the “slap in the face” the Niners got this week by being flexed out of Sunday Night Football next week will fire us up. I see us coming out and taking a big shot at green bay to show them we’re not scared of shit. Should be a great game either way. I will be at Blue Chips in Downtown San Jose with the rest (or at least the ones who aren’t going to be at the game) of the 408 EMPIRE please feel free to stop by and say what’s up. GO NINERS!!!!!


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Keys To Victory: Niners vs tardinals

The Niners return home to Levis Stadium this week to play against the arizona tardinals. This game is the first of 6 divisional games of the seasons. The tardinals are coming in 0-4 after losing last week in heartbreaking fashion to seattle. The Niners are looking to bounce back from back to back losses to the chiefs and the chargers on the road.  All-Time the Niners hold an 29-24 advantage but have not beaten arizona since December 2014 (6 games). The Niners feel they are a better football team than last year. One of the hallmark signs of a good team is beating the teams your supposed to beat. EMPIRE ROW will be cracking this week so if you’re going to be Levis this Sunday stop by Green Lot Pole 20 and say what’s up. Here are this week’s keys to victory.


  1. Get Any Type Of Pressure On The Quarterback

The Niners pass rush has been a no show all season long (expect DeFo). The  tardinals are giving up an average of 2.0 sacks per game ranked 10th in the league. The Niners have only gotten 8 sacks in 4 games. Even though Josh Rosen is a rookie Quarterback if you give him all day long to throw like any NFL Quarterback he will pick us apart. We must get in his face and put him on his ass and force him into a few regrettable decisions.


  1. Tackle

The Niners tackling this year has been more than horrible, it’s straight embarrassing. Tackling is the basic of Defensive football. What makes this even more concerning is that most of our missed tackles have come from our Linebackers and Safeties. Linebackers and Safeties are supposed to be the most sure tacklers on your football team.  At this point it’s not about fundamentals it’s about pride and will, the will to finish the play and not depend on the next person to bring the ball carrier down to the ground.


  1. Do Your Job

It seems like every week I have to add this as a key to victory but every week you see players wide open and it’s clear someone on the Defense didn’t do their job. I know it seems like I’m picking on the Defense a lot but that’s only because that’s where most of our issues have been. If everyone would simply do their job and focus on finishing the play a lot of your issues on defense will fix themselves.


  1. Bring You’re a Game

This is a key for everyone fans included. Levis hasn’t quite had the Home field Advantage that The Stick had. Now a lot of that has to do with winning 5 Championships but hey you gotta start somewhere. We must turn Levis into the house of pain I know it can be. If all THE EMPIRE Players, Coaches, and Fans give 110% on Sunday and leave it all on the field (or stands) I think we will destroy arizona.


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Keys To Victory: Niners chargers

As everyone knows by now in last week’s game the Niners lost starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo for the season with a torn ACL. Not only did the Niners lose Jimmy G Cool but Richard Sherman and Adrian Colbert also had to leave the game and did not return. Sherman has already been ruled out for this week’s game. Jaquiski Tartt is listed as doubtful, while Adrian Colbert, Alfred Morris and Matt Breida are all listed as questionable. Next man up has been the Niners battle cry this whole week and while C.J. Beathard isn’t Jimmy G Cool his teammates seem to have faith that he is more than capable of leading the Red and Gold to victory Sunday. The Niners travel to Carson, CA this week to play the la chargers. The All-Time Series is even at 7 wins a piece for both teams (although we all know the Niners are 1-0 against the chargers in the game that really matters). The Niners haven’t beaten the chargers since December of 2000 going 0-4 since (Still doesn’t matter when we are 1-0 against them in the Superbowl). Many of the “experts” are saying the Niners have no shot in this game. So to prove them wrong here are this week’s keys to victory.


  1. Use The NFL’s #2 Rushing Attack   

The Niners have the NFL’s leading rusher in both yards (tied with 274) but also Matt “Cheetah” Breida has 8.6 yards per carry average witch ranks first in the league. To add to that his 6 rushes of 20 or more yards are more than any other team in the NFL!!!!!  Not only do we have the NFL’s leading rusher we also rank second in the NFL in both yards per game (152.7) and yards per carry (5.59). I know that teams will stack the box and try and make C.J. beat them but, with the upgrades we have made in our O-Line and Shanahan’s ability to use what teams want to do to his advantage stopping the Niners running game might not be as easy as other teams think.


  1. Stay/ Get Off the field on 3rd down

The Niners rank 28th in the NFL in both 3rd Down Conversion Percent (30.30%) (Offence) and Opponent 3rd down Conversion Percent (47.73%) (Defense). Kyle Shanahan always talks about being able to stay on the field to get more runs. The Niners offence must be able to stay on the field not only to be able to run the ball but to also keep our defense off the field. Defensively the Niners have been killed by giving up long 3rd downs. Just look at last week when we gave kc 1st downs when it was 3rd and 15. The Niners have given up an average of 3.7 First Downs a game by Penalty ranked 29th in the league. The Defense will be without Richard Sherman and most likely Jaquiski Tartt too. If we can’t get off the field on 3rd down this game could get ugly.


  1. Eliminate Self Inflicted Wounds On Defense

The Niners have missed a NFL leading 43 tackles to go along with the league 29th most penalties per game (8.7)and yards (84.7). The Defense has been penalized 23 times 11 of them being first downs for a total of 205 yards. Just last week alone the Niners missed 17 tackles!!!!! We cannot have a repeat performance and expect to end our losing streak to the chargers at 4.


  1. Everyone Must Bring Their A Game  

It’s no secret that the Niners lost their best player in Jimmy G Cool and that is a big blow but with that said there is still 13 games left  in the season. The Niners are a better team than they were at this point last year when the team was 0-3. If EVERYONE Players, Coaches, and Fans brings their A Game and at the end of the day can say to themselves I did everything I could have done to make sure my team won today. There is no way we can’t be in it till the end. And when you’re in it till the end you ever know what can happen.


WHEN C.J. leads us to victory I invite all the EMPIRE to join Co-Host Adam and myself and put The Weekend’s –Call Out My Name on repeat get hammered and sing at the top of your lungs!!!!!


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Keys To Victory: Niners chiefs

The Niners travel to arrowhead stadium this week to play the kansas city chiefs. Both the Niners and chiefs are coming off Week 2 wins. The Niners defeating the lions 30-27 at home and the chiefs beating the steelers 42-37 in pittsburgh. The Niners lead the All-Time series 7-5 but the Niners haven’t won in kc since 1982. The chiefs have played two road games to start the year and are 2-0. I fully expect arrowhead to be rocking for their home opener Sunday after their hot start to the season. It’s going to be a tall task for the Red and Gold to come out of arrowhead with a W but not impossible. With that said here are this week’s keys to victory.


  1. Keep kc’s Offence Off The Field

kc has a top 10 rated offence when it comes to points per game, passing, rushing and total offence. With the concerns with the Niners pass rush and secondary the only way to slow down kc’s offence might be to keep them off the field as much as possible. The Niners have the league’s 3rd rated rushing attack averaging 140.0 yards a game. kc’s run defense ranks 6th in the league. It will be easier said than done but Matt Bredia and Co must repeat the Niners early season success running the ball to put less pressure on our defense.

  1. Rush And Cover

The Niners did a poor job of both rushing the QB and covering receivers last week most notably Ahkello Witherspoon. Witherspoon gave up 3 TDs last week and was eventually benched for Jimmy Ward in the 4th quarter. Cornerbacks must have short term memory if they are going to make it in the NFL. This week it won’t get any easier tyreek hill is the second fastest receiver in the league (next to Marquise Goodwin) add that Sammy watkins  isn’t slow either. Although Witherspoon had a poor game the Niners Pass Rush didn’t help the secondary out. Only sacking matthew stafford  twice and hitting him only 4 times all game. The chiefs has a potent offence if we give mahomes that much time to throw he has the weapons to pick us a part and it will be another long day in kc.

  1. Red Zone End Zone

The Niners have struggled in the Red Zone so far this seasons only converting 3 of 8 trips into TD’s. With a high scoring offence like kc we must take advantage of the opportunities that we have to match them score for score. kc has the NFL’s worst passing defense and is ranked 29th in scoring giving up an average of 32.5 over the first 2 weeks of the season. The opportunity will be there for the offence to get right this week and put up some points.

  1. Heeeee’s Back

Let’s not forget that we get  Reuben Foster back after his 2 week suspension. The impact of getting 5ava6e back on the field can’t be underestimated. He brings a Swag and energy to our D that is missing without him and will help with our tackling issues we have had so far this season. We have waited all off season to see the pairing of Foster with Fred Warner and now we finally get to see it!!!!! Reuben’s speed will help neutralize kc’s speed and bring more physicality to our D.


I have seen the Niners pull off bigger upsets in my 30 years of being a Faithful. It’s time to get our first win in kc in my life time!!!!!

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Keys To Victory: Niners VS lions

It’s Week 2 of the season and that means the Niners are back at Levis for the 2018 Home Opener!!!!! Yours truly will be at EMPIRE ROW (Green Lot 1 Pole 20) for the BEST Tailgate in the League!!!!! The Home Opener is always a special time of the season filled with excitement, joy, and hope. The Niners are 41-29-2 all time in Home Openers (14-9-2 at Kezar, 25-18 at Candlestick, and 2-2 at Levis). The Niners first win in the NFL was against the lions (10-08-1950) and the Niners are 37-28-1 all-time vs. detroit including wining 9 out of the last 10 match ups. Before we get to my keys to victory this week I have a funny personal note. The day my Mama (who is from detroit and is a lions fan) was born the Niners played the lions in detroit won 49-0. I just thought that was interesting ok now here are this week’s keys to victory.

  1. Next Man Up

Last week’s game in minnesota not only took its toll mentally with the loss but also physically. The Niners loss backup Linebacker Brock Coyle for the season. Marquise Goodwin injured his quad in the first half last week and has been ruled out of this week’s game after not being able to practice all week. Mike Person and  Joshua Garnett both hurt their feet last week causing rookie Mike McGlinchey to move over to Right Guard for most of the second half. Garnett  has also been ruled out, along with will Erik Magnuson for at least another week. Mike Person has been ruled as a game time decision along with Adrian Colbert and Malcolm Smith. That is a lot on injuries to suffer in one football game and to add insult to injury most of the injuries are to starters. Football coaches and players always use the saying “Next man up” and that statement has never been truer than this week. Rookie Dante Pettis will start in place of ‘Quise and if Person can’t go the Niners called up undrafted rookie free agent Najee Toran from the practice squad this week to start in his place. If Malcolm Smith can’t go Elijah Lee will start in his place at Will Linebacker. It’s a lot to ask of Dante Pettis to start in just his second game in the NFL. But seeing playing time last week will help a lot. If the Niners want to even our record the “Next man up” mantra must be true.


  1. Fix mental mistakes

The most frustrating part of last week’s loss wasn’t the fact we lost it was the fact we beat ourselves. The Niners dropped 4 balls two of which were TDs and one looked like it would have been. Jimmy G Cool through 2 bad picks. Kendrick Bourne ran the wrong rote that lead to a pick 6 going the other way. And the worse one of all Solomon Thomas jumping offsides when it was clear to everyone on the planet minnesota wasn’t going to snap the ball and were trying to get the Niners to jump offsides. And even with all the mistakes that we made we still had a chance to win the game. I expect the lions to come out the gate swings after getting embarrassed last week at home if the Niners can’t afford to be sloppy this week and come away with a W.


  1. Shut Down D

The Niners Defense played well enough for the Niners to win last week. The D only game up 17 points all game long and forced 3 straight 3 and outs to give the ball to the offense to win the game. After a slow start to the game the defense came out the second half and played the best I’ve seen the Niners D play in a long time limiting dalvin cook and latavius murray to 82 combined rushing yards for the game and making kirk cousins to miss on his final 7 passing attempts. The  Defense had things it needs to clean up this week there were a few blown assignments and far too many missed tackles. I’m very encouraged by what I saw last Sunday. If we can clean up our mistakes there is no reason we can’t be as dominate as we were in the second half last week the whole game this week.


  1. Bring the noise

Levis has been dumped on for 4 years. It not loud enough, it’s too hot, it’s too expensive and so on and so on. Enough is enough I’m tired of hearing all the bitching. The Niners ARE NOT going to move back to The City anytime soon so get over it. Either you’re a Niners fan or a San Francisco fan. If you’re a Niners fan show up tomorrow and make Levis a house of pain just like The Stick.

This is the closest you can get to a must win in Week 2. If we come together as one EMPIRE and unite as one Players, Coaches and The Faithful there is nothing that can stand in our way!!!!!


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Niners VS vikings

After an off season that seemed it would never end Niner football is finally back!!!!! So with the return of Niners football come the return of my Keys To Victory. The Niners open the season by traveling to minnesota to take on the minnesota vikings. This is the first time since 2014 (a 28-17 victory over the cry girl in dallas) that the Niners will open the season on the road. The Niners last played in minnesota on 09-23-12 and lost 24-13. The Niners are 23-22-1 all-time vs. minnesota but have lost 5 in a row in minnesota dating all the way back to 1992. The Niners are looking to start a season off 1-0 for the 7th time in 8 seasons and continue the longest active winning streak in the NFL. Without further ado here are this week’s keys to victory 

1. Slow Down the vikings Offence

The vikings went and added to an already stacked offence this off season by signing kirk cousins (who we all know was going to be the Niners QB before they traded for Jimmy G Cool). adam thielen is coming off of a career year with 1,276 yards on 91 receptions and four touchdowns. Add to that devon cooks is back from he’s ACL injury he suffered week 4 of last year. The vikings last year had a top 11 offense in points per game (10th), total offense (11th), rushing (7th) and toal possession (2nd).

2. Sack cousins
The vikings Offense Line has lost starting LG easton for the season and are going to be without starting Center pat elflein. On top of that their starting RG remmers is battling back from a back injury. Last year the vikings allowed 110 QB hurries, and 33 QB hits ranked 22nd in the NFL. We all know the struggles of the pass rush last year. The Niners didn’t sign any players to address the iusse at all really this off season. They instead decided to sign Chris kiffen to coach the pass rush. The Niners had said all off season that they believe that they can disrupt the quarterback with the players they have on the roster already. It’s time for those players to show what they got.

 3. Protect Jimmy G Cool

The Niners O-Line did a great job protecting Jimmy G Cool all preseason allowing only one sack ( and that came by him running out of bounds for a one yard loss). The vikings pass rush is loaded with palyers who can get after the quarterback although they only had 7 more sacks than the Niners. everson griffen lead the vikings last year with 13 sacks add that to the 7 that danielle hunter and the vikings had a great D-Line. Then this off season it got even better with the addition of sheldon richardson. Anyone who watched preseason Niner football knows that it is a significant drop off between Jimmy G Cool and CJ Beathard. The Niners hopes of ending our 4 year playoff drought largely rest on the health of #10 so keeping him up right will be a priority not only this week but all season long

4. Score TDs In The Red Zone

The vikings defense that ranked first in the NFL in yards, points allowed, and total defense in 2017. With stats like that you can imagine it would be hard to move the ball let alone score. But add to that the fact that the vikings allowed teams to only score TDs in the Red Zone only 45.65 % and scoring TDs seems impossible. The Niners ranked 27th in the NFL last year when it came to scoring TDs in the Red Zone. With so many games being decided by so few points sometimes the difference between winning and losing can be scoring a TD in the Red Zone instead of kicking field. The Niners have struggled for the past few years with this (oldly enough not in 2016) and we can not hope to continue this and be a playoff team.

I’m so jucied for Niners football to be back in my life. Here’s to starting off 1-0 and to a great season!!!!! GO NINERS!!!!!

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