Tuesday, August 11, 2009

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Minnesota Vikings

Since I kicked off Monday with the Bears, I might as well just work on the NFC North. Today, we discuss the defending NFC North champions, the Minnesota Vikings.

Would Brett Favre really have made that much of a difference for the Vikings? Honestly, who gives a crap!? The Vikings have one of the top defenses in the NFL and without a doubt one of the best running backs in the league (Adrian Peterson).

The Vikings do have two quarterbacks (well three) to choose from. They could go with the incumbent of the trio, in Tarvaris Jackson. They have the newcomer, Sage Rosenfels, who came over in the offseason from Houston. They also have the guy who sits on the bench, I mean John David Booty. Jackson, Rosenfels and Booty all have their ups and downs to them, but are all three guys really that appealing?

In short no and to elaborate a little more...no. While it seems dumb that the Vikings attempted to "lure" Favre out of retirement, it's still a move the Vikings felt they had to make. The Packers have Aaron Rodgers, who is blooming into the position very nicely. And the Bears traded for Pro Bowler Jay Cutler.

Most likely, it will come down to Jackson and Rosenfels. Who will head coach Brad Childress go with though?

No doubt about it, Childress is under pressure to make the right choice. His job could very well be in jeopardy. We'll have to wait and see.

Time for those burnin' yearbook style questions:

Most Offensive Player (Offense MVP): Adrian Peterson
Most Defensive Player (Defense MVP): The Williams'
Best New Guy (Rookie of the Year): Phillip Loadholt (No really!)
Coolest Twitter Page: Visanthe Shiancoe
Team Song: Purple Rain by Prince
Coolest Names (Top 3): Visanthe Shiancoe, Phillip Loadholt and Chris Kluwe
Most Likely to Succeed (Team MVP): Adrian Peterson
In 2009, the Vikings will go: 8-8
Next head coach: Leslie Frazier

Tomorrow, we profile the Green Bay Packers!

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