Minnesota Vikings: Time To Go Back To The Drawing Board


If you were one the few still hoping for the Minnesota Vikings to make some type of glorious comeback, yesterday’s game was a clear reminder to everyone that there is no way that is going to happen.

Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end

Zach Miller

(86) carries the ball after making a catch against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Look I’m not saying that they’re not out on the field giving it their A+ game. The problem is their A+ game isn’t enough.

After a great first half, the Seahawks killed the Vikings on Sunday; in one game they were able to highlight everything that is wrong with this team, the awful quarterbacking, poor tackling and susceptibility to any big plays.

Christian Ponder disintegrated faster than he has before in the second half. But remember the Vikings already were down by 11 when he went fell apart. And let’s face it Matt Cassel was no better in the fourth-quarter, and that reminded everyone that he is not the answer to at least one of the Viking’s problems.

So now we are back to everyone’s favorite “spin the wheel for the QB position” again. And I have a feeling that it will end up on Josh Freeman for the Green Bay Packers game. Now I know when we think of Freeman we think of that god awful game against the New York Giants.

His 20 for 53 showing in NY was bad, but he’s had five weeks of practice to learn whatever the Vikings game plan maybe. And as they sit at 2-8 why the hell not? It can’t get any worse at this point.

As for Ponder more than likely he will be benched again. And this time I don’t foresee any Vikings’ higher up’s granting him a last minute pardon.

“We’ll sit down and talk things through and come back on Monday,” Coach Leslie Frazier noted sadly.

Defensively, it was the same old thing. But Seattle’s 41 points were slightly misleading because Ponder did have two interceptions, and Cassel one, deep in Vikings territory. Those turnovers led to 17 points. Otherwise, the poor tackling remained evident. Russell Wilson also carved up the secondary as needed.

I’m not sure at this point if the Vikings have a master plan and by the looks of things they’re just winging it. But whatever ideas they have floating around in their heads, they need to his the restart button, and stat.