Right about now I'm pretty sure most Vikings fans could use a break from all of the Adrian Peterson and Vikings drama. While I recognize the seriousness of what has happened, I decided to go ahead and post the inaugural Daily Norseman Mailbag post, with me as your not very benevolent host (or hostess, whatever). On with the questions.....
From @krisjanisch on Twitter: Why would Asiata get more carries than McKinnon?
Answer: It's simple, Kris. Asiata had carries last year and proved to be a decent sub. McKinnon is a rookie. Albeit, a talented rookie, but still a rookie.
From @purpleprince7: If Cassel has another bad game this Sun, do you think the Vikes start Teddy vs. ATL or is it 2 early 4 him?
Answer: This is entirely possible. I'd argue that Bridgewater would only be able to perform slightly better than Cassel if the O-Line and the receivers play as poorly as they did vs. the Pats.
From Justheory on the DN: Could Norv's new offensive schemes be the reason why our offensive line is performing worse than last year?
Answer: It certainly seems reasonable. Norv's playbook is much more sophisticated than what the Vikings have been used to. Even a veteran like Jennings admitted it was a lot to learn. Also, Khalil looks terrible.
From Hassan @fresh_pirate on Twitter: What will it take for it to be Teddy Time?
Answer: Pretty much what happened today. Vikings ownership is going to be eager to please fans after their "mistake" in reactivating Peterson. I think Teddy will see playing time very soon.
From @tommythegunn13 on Twitter: Was it just me, or where the in-game adjustments almost Frazier-esque (AKA absent)?
Answer: Yes. That's not really Norv's thing, though.
From @purplebuckeye So was Paleo food invented by Communists for Communists?
Answer: No. Paleo was invented by people who like bread and rice, but don't want to weigh 300 lbs.
From laxetan25 on DN: Is there a chance the Vikings knew something about the Peterson situation long enough that it influenced them drafting McKinnon?
Answer: No. But they did know about it long enough in advance that they held AP out of contact drills and the preseason. Surmise what you will.
From @purpleforthewin: What's the deal with grape nuts? No grapes, no nuts?
Answer: I figured only 80 year olds ate that crap, so I got nothin'.
From @NorseCodeDN: Top 5 players under 5'11?
Answer: Wes Welker, DeSean Jackson, Steve Smith, Santana Moss, and Deion Branch
From @nickasun on Twitter: Favorite comedy movie?
Answer: Not sure I have one. For tv shows, I love Big Bang Theory.
From @KJSegall on Twitter: What are your three favorite things about Cullen Loeffler?
He's tall, he's handsome, and he can long snap a mean ball. Next.