I pop on DN for good input from fellow die-hard fans. I don't typically create a post but after following some of the story lines this off-season and picking apart numerous roster moves by our new H.C. And front office, I am posed to ask some important questions, that maybe some of you with a better football IQ, can help me understand.
I am so excited for the new season, especially with the new regime. I feel we had our window under Childress and with a lack of leadership and zero "vision" the obvious, shot a SB victory is in our rear-view mirrors. I still think we are close, but now is especially crucial to make every roster move count. I like the Ponder pick, and I am personally a Mcnabb fan. That being said, here are a few questions I would love your thoughts on. We have covered some of the obvious on here before but, I am still unsure how this could even be am issue.
1- I understand the "lockout" prevented communication wbetween coaches and players, but, how could the Vikes have no idea the condition of Mckinnie? This is such a big deal, a billion dollar business and we have no idea one of our key lineman is so out of shape , he had to be sidelined?
2- Watching some of the Pre-season games , I see so much WR depth on some of these teams, how can we really start a season with such a mediocre group of WR's? We depend on AP to carry the team, yet we have nobody on our squad that can stretch the field enough to make the defense spreadin the least? Even as I watch Cotchery catch a TD for Pitt, I get bothered that we didn't make a play at him, very affordable playmaker.
3.) It is almost embarrassing that we are about to begin the season with a makeshift O-line? Let's put aside the fact that I highly question the fact we have a WR that can keep the defense from completely stacking the box, We have the best RB in the game. It is hard to stomach watching these guys fumble around this guy and that guy. There were a handful of tackles and guards that could have really improved our line. Why was this not addressed?
4.) Resigning AP, and Greenway. Given the shape of our line and our roster, is there a worry AP will want to test the open market? I fear he may, he could set every record with a decent line, imagine what he could accomplish behind a great line?
5) ReAlly, this is my main question? I read we are 3rd, I believe, in the league , regarding Cap space. How can we be so short of cap room, with such an average group of players? I just don't understand it, someone pleAse explain? I know that is partly why we couldn't sign more players, I just don't understand that, given our roster. It alarms me.
To conclude , I love our team and love my Vikings
. I really dont want to come across as complaining or "the sky is f@$&ing" falling, I just see us "trapped" in the middle of ... Are we rebuilding? Or trying to win now? Because either way, I do t see us rebuilding and fear winning now looks meek as well. Thanks for letting me ask some ?s and vent all in one breathe!
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