How the Minnesota Vikings Are Squandering Their Destiny

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings acquired a once in a lifetime opportunity when they drafted superstar running back Adrian Peterson in 2007. 
AD, or All Day, as he likes to be called, possesses a rare combination of power and speed.  Power-scat back AD, power back Chester Taylor and scat back Mewalde Moore were the number one ranked rushing combo in 2007.  Unfortunately, the Vikings lacked a proven quarterback.
While the addition of quarterback Gus Frerotte greatly improved the Vikings offense in 2008, it masked a problem developing in the rushing sector.  Power back Chester Taylor was misused as a third down back as if he were a scat back. The rushing offense dropped to fifth.
At the start of last year, many, including yours truly, thought that if the Vikings would just sign Brett Favre at quarterback, opposing defenses would be forced to pull defenders out of the box against AD, allowing to run wild.  However, defenses ...

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