New Year’s Resolutions for the Minnesota Vikings

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A season that didn’t seem to be able to get any worse just did during the Christmas Eve game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Not only did the Vikings come out of the contest victorious, but franchise running back Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL. Happy holidays to the purple people eaters. For those of you who are thinking that the injury isn’t a big deal because of the timing, consider the recovery. These are two severe injuries that require extensive rehabilitation. The treatment will be both physical and psychological for AP. It is not even certain if the recovery will be fully to his previous condition.

What we do know is that he is expected to make a full recovery in time for opening day 2012. He should be 100% by sometime in the early-mid preseason.

It’s that time of year where all of us vow to cut out those midnight snacks and work out more.

If I spent half as much time exercising as watching other people play sports, I’d be on a commercial for GNC. The Minnesota Vikings certainly have some resolutions that need to be adhered to in order to avoid the sub-par play fans have witnessed throughout the last two seasons.

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Minnesota Vikings Have Sunk to New Depths

Conventional wisdom said that the Vikings would be able to run against the Bears and that they would be able to stop the run on Sunday. Neither was true as Minnesota was steamrolled by over four touchdowns in a 39-10 drubbing. One would have thought that Viking quarterback Donovan McNabb could have a better performance on his return to his hometown.

The team is now officially in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. It would behoove the organization to lose the rest of their games this season, but Leslie Frazier may not like this course of action for his job security.

Owner Zygi Wilf has been attempting to secure a stadium deal for years, but is unlikely to do so because of the state of the economy, the losing ways of late, and the Brett Favre debacle.

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Analyzing More Quarterback Options for the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf obviously has his hands full with the situation concerning Mall of America Field. It is not too early, however, to start analyze possibilities at the quarterback position.

We started this exploratory process over a month ago, and you can read our preliminary findings here.

Now, with more evidence coming to light, we continue our potential QB assessment.

Joe Webb has proven thus far that he is extremely talented athletically, but raw. His decision-making ability has been suspect at best. Interim head coach Leslie Frazier is dealing with the game of out, doubtful, or probable with Brett Favre on a weekly basis. This is obviously not a recipe for long term success.

Patrick Herbert is here to give you some options for the club in the offseason.

(note this is begin re-run from December 26th)

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Minnesota Vikings 2011 NFL Draft Plan

When you have the twelfth pick in a draft, it’s always a bit difficult to project what your plan is going to be. That’s true whether you’re prepping for a fantasy football draft or the greatest draft event in the world (i.e. the NFL Draft). In the case of the Minnesota Vikings and the 2011 NFL Draft, their actual plans are a bit of a mystery, probably to even them.

However, that doesn’t stop anyone and everyone for pretending to know what the team is targeting with their first pick in the draft. Per usual, with my outstanding network of sources in the media and inside the team, I have zero clue of what the team is actually doing. Instead, I’ll share my plan of exactly what the Vikings SHOULD do.

By Peter Christian

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Bigger Champions of 2010 Futility: Redskins or Vikings?

Daniel Snyder and Zygi Wilf must be two of the most disgruntled men in the NFL right now. The former is the owner of the Washington Redskins while the latter possesses the Minnesota Vikings.

It must be a little rougher for Wilf at this juncture considering that he is losing massive amounts of revenue from relocating home dates to less lucrative options. This is in addition to the fact that he already had one of the least advantageous lease agreements in the league. His deals relating to suite money, parking, and concessions are not up to par compared to other franchises. At least Snyder can count on having one of the top attendance counts in the NFC East; along with the other benefits that come from being one of the highest profile teams on a consistent basis.

For now, let’s compare who’s been the bigger disappointment in 2010, and cover each area.

By Patrick Herbert

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How Leslie Frazier Can Keep the Vikings Job

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Leslie Frazier is the current head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, acquired by default through the incompetence consistently demonstrated by his predecessor Brad Childress.

Some might think that this is taking over a club under adverse conditions, but then again how else could a vacancy like this exist? If everything was on the up and up, Childress would still be roaming the sidelines. Like Jason Garrett with the Dallas Cowboys, Frazier takes over a roster that had Super Bowl aspirations at the start of the season. Thankfully for him, Frazier does not have to deal with a micro-manager like Jerry Jones.

There are ways that Frazier can be in the same position during the foreseeable future.

By Patrick Herbert

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