Taking a look at the additions to the Vikings
roster and the way AP seems posessed to return, the optimism seems to be infectious. Looking at last year and learning from a depleted secondary, with the Offensive Coordinator getting more in line with the talent available. Why not be optimistic, why not believe that we could possibly push for a playoff spot and why the hell not believe that we can contend every week.
Looking at the division, everyone is picking the Vikings to finish last, but, and this is a big but. Lets look at 2 teams that seem to implode, Bears
and the Lions
, yes they have made some moves in the off season, but the continued turmiol and trouble that seems to find these two clubs. That the Lions are run by, one a coach that is a ticking time bomb that being Jim Schwartz, his bounty style of coaching and let my players run wild, is continuing to degrade their team. Lovie Smith and Tice as the Offensive Coordinator, he had trouble keeping a Offensive line from getting Cutler killed last year and now he's the OC. I see a troubled offense and Cutler will get hurt again, he will limp off the field and be seen later dancing at the night clubs.
, well Rogers will be Rogers, but again, the defense will be suspect again, and look for the Packers to have to play catch up numerous times this coming year. I think the Packers will win the division, but they will be pushed and things could get interesting in the later weeks of the season.
Yes there are a lot of variables to think about, but with the youth movement and some of the veterans leading the way things could be fun in the final weeks of the season. Like any young team we will need a few breaks, so lets be "Optimistic" and believe a few of those calls can go our way and the ball bounces towards a Purple Peaple Eater more times than not. I am not trying to sound like Skip "Blowhard" Bayliss, but I want to believe we will contend this year, with Infectious Optimism.
This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a <em>community</em>, that view is no less important.