Minnesota Vikings Mid Term Report Card

Just when you think this club has hit their stride, they find themselves on the short-end of a score against an opponent they should have totally dominated. The main reason for this lack of consistency over the past three seasons has been the Vikings very shaky quarterback situation and the staffs inability to adequately develop a young signal caller.

TEAM: Minnesota Vikings

OFFENSE D-

DEFENSE C+

SPEC. TEAMS B-

COACHING D+

FRONT OFFICE D

SCOUTING B+

OVERALL C-

STRENGTH RB, DE, LB, OG, DT

WEAKNESS QB, WR, TE,

OFF. MVP Adrian Peterson

DEF. MVP Chad Greenway

TOP ROOKIE Tyrell Johnson

Comments: With the exception of the quarterback position, the Minnesota Vikings are overall the most talented squad in the highly competitive NFC North division. Defensively, discounting their 48 to 41 loss to the Bears, they are a very sound unit and on the offensive side of the football, explosive running back Adrian Peterson makes a very pedestrian unit a force to be reckoned with. Former Bears receiver Bernard Berrian has really upgraded what was previously a very disappointing group.

Like their division rival Chicago Bears, the Vikings scouting staff led by Scott Studwell, Conrad Cardano, Kevin McCabe and Jamaal Stephenson are a first rate unit.

The Wilf family is still finding their way, but in reality do not understand the intricacies associated with the business. Rob Brzezinski and Kevin Warren are bean counters and not football people, while Rick Spielman track record with the Bears, Lions and Dolphins has nobody thinking that he is the second coming of Jim Finks.

Third year head coach Brad Childress heads a massive coaching staff comprised of 25 individuals and has done little to distinguish himself in my opinion. If the club can put together a strong second half, they have an even chance of capturing an NFC North title, but if they play does not improve, there is an excellent chance that could be some changes in this in this area


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