Jumping to Conclusions: The Minnesota Vikings Are Not In Trouble

August 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the last week I have had to endure the tireless conversations of whether or not the Minnesota Vikings are a contender or a pretender.

It's absolutely ridiculous that anybody is even debating whether or not a team coming off a 12-4 season will be able to earn a spot in the postseason.

Unless I missed something important, the Vikings are a serious contender. Many would argue that Minnesota is even the best team in the NFC when healthy. I am one of those people.

When the news of Sidney Rice's surgery came about, fans from all teams stated that Vikings' fans should be scared for the sake of the 2010 season.

A wide receiver has never been the most important player on a team. Yes, Jerry Rice is the greatest player to ever lace up the cleats, but he is definitely not the sole reason for each of San Francisco's Super Bowl victories.

After the news broke I proceeded to write a lengthy article stating that the Vikings were not in trouble even though Sidney ...

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