Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Vikings training camp previewTRAINING CAMP GOALS 1. Make Christian Ponder comfortable. Every move the Vikings made this offseason is worthless if their starting quarterback isn't finally up to speed in his second season. Ponder got a free pass last season because of the NFL lockout and the fact that he sat behind Donovan McNabb through the first six weeks of the season. This year is different. The Vikings rebuilt their offensive line, added targets at receiver and tight end and brought in some much-needed secondary help in hopes that Ponder won't have to win divisional shootouts with the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler. Training camp is a vital period for offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. He must put all these pieces together and give Ponder the confidence to succeed. 2. Secondary comes first. There's a reason the Vikings have lost 11 consecutive NFC North games. They couldn't stop Rodgers, Stafford, Cutler and their high-powered passin...
PLAYERS: Christian PonderDonovan McNabbAaron RodgersJay CutlerAntoine WinfieldChris CookChris CarrJosh RobinsonHarrison SmithMatt KalilJared AllenPercy HarvinJoe WebbLeslie FrazierStephen BurtonAdrian PetersonEverson GriffenJerome SimpsonJasper BrinkleyE.J. HendersonTyrone McKenzieSage RosenfelsJerome FeltonToby GerhartLex HilliardJordan TodmanDerrick ColemanMatt AsiataKyle RudolphJohn CarlsonRhett EllisonAllen ReisnerMickey ShulerJim KleinsasserMichael JenkinsJarius WrightGreg ChildsBryan WaltersKerry TaylorDevin AromashoduEmmanuel ArceneauxBrett FavreCharlie JohnsonJohn SullivanGeoff SchwartzPhil LoadholtJoe BergerPatrick BrownChris DeGeareBrandon FuscoTyler HolmesLevi HornDeMarcus LoveAustin PasztorQuentin SaulsberryDarrion WeemsSteve HutchinsonAnthony HerreraBryant McKinnieBrian RobisonLetroy GuionKevin WilliamsFred EvansChristian BallardNick ReedTydreke PowellErnest OwusuEric LatimoreAnthony JacobsTrevor GuytonJeff CharlestonChase BakerRay EdwardsRemi AyodeleErin HendersonChad GreenwayAudie ColeMarvin MitchellLarry DeanSolomon ElimimianTyler NielsonCorey ParedesMistral RaymondBrandon BurtonMarcus SherelsNicholas TaylorCorey GatewoodBobby FelderEric FramptonJamarca SanfordRobert BlantonAndrew SendejoDarren SharperBlair WalshChris KluweCullen LoefflerRyan Longwell
TEAMS: Minnesota VikingsGreen Bay PackersChicago BearsTennessee TitansBaltimore RavensAtlanta FalconsNew Orleans SaintsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
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