Found May 16, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:

The Minnesota Vikings finished in the bottom half of nearly all offensive statistical category in 2011, but their passing offense was especially bad – ranking 28th in the league (184.8 passing yards per game). The reason for this ranking? Well, that's a matter of opinion.

Some would point to the porous offensive line that allowed 49 sacks (fifth most in the NFL). Journeyman Charlie Johnson did his best impression of a New York City subway turnstile on the left side (the coaching staff/management isn't going to let that happen again). Opposing defenders bribed their way past right tackle Phil Loadholt with Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Guards Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera couldn't stay healthy and, even when they were on the field, looked like shells of their former selves. They were both given the boot this offseason. The one bright spot – well, I wouldn't really call it bright (let me start that again). The one less dim spot on the offensive line was center John Sullivan, who just signed a new five-year, $25 million deal before the conclusion of last season.


Vikings CB Robinson shows off athleticism

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was watching several players return punts early on the first day of the Vikings' rookie mini-camp on May 4. With over 70 players at the camp, Frazier didn't know each player just by sight. He was relying on a "cheat sheet" with names and numbers to recognize players. One particular player caught his eye...

Vikings waive a pair of undrafted rookies

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings continued making minor roster adjustments Thursday, cutting offensive tackle Kevin Murphy and cornerback C.C. Whitlock. Murphy, a rookie from Harvard, was signed earlier in the week. Whitlock, from South Carolina, agreed to terms with Minnesota as a rookie free agent after going undrafted in April. The moves bring the Vikings' roster...

Vikings add to O-line depth

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings made a pair of minor moves to change some of the depth along its offensive line. Minnesota signed guard Tyler Holmes, a rookie from Tulsa, on Monday, waiving wide receiver Kris Adams. Holmes had participated in the Vikings' rookie mini-camp on a tryout a week ago. A day later, the team added rookie offensive tackle Kevin Murphy from...

Vikings pleased with workout participation

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Working with the players two weeks ago, the excitement from Minnesota Vikings strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy was easily seen.Kanavy was walking around the Winter Park fieldhouse where several defensive players were going through the start of the team's offseason program. Kanavy was in his element, dealing with more players than he can remember...

Why On Earth is Toby Gerhart Standing by This Bike?

This is Toby Gerhart. He is a running back for the Minnesota Vikings. Wears number 32. He's white, kind of has a fetus head, but it's only because he needs it after he went to Stanford and got all genius like with big words, math problems, and Socrates ****. With his is what appears to be a personalized motorcycle bike object. Full disclosure: I know as much about bicycles...

Adrian Peterson says he’s 50-50 for training camp

Getty Images As Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to rehab from a torn ACL in 2011, he still plans on being ready for week one of the regular season.  He told ESPN that he feels like he’ll be 50-50 once training camp rolls around. “To be honest with you I feel like 50-50. I feel like honestly, sitting here telling you the truth, I’ll be able to participate...

Vikings swap DE's: sign Reed, waive Cyrille

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings swapped out a pair of defensive ends on its roster Wednesday, signing third-year player Nick Reed and waiving rookie Kevin Cyrille. Reed, a seventh-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 out of Oregon, has bounced around in his short NFL career, playing with a new team each season. Reed, who finished his career at Oregon as...

Brett Favre & Deanna Gettin’ Some Breakfast At The Donut Hole Live Tweets

What’s retirement like for Brett Favre? He can’t even make a stop this morning at some place called The Donut Hole for some breakfast without some chick live tweetin’ the whole damn thing. Gotta give the guy credit, he hasn’t just resorted to slappin’ eggs and ‘taters together in the skillet for Deanna. The old boy will actually take his wife out on a Thursday for some...

Ellison carving out versatile role

Rhett Ellison is thrilled to be in the NFL and trying to learn multiple positions for the Vikings. He talked about his role with the team, his admiration for Jim Kleinsasser and the similar role he could be ask to execute.

Andy Reid thinks Donovan McNabb can still play

Donovan McNabb has yet to go on a single visit this offseason, or at all since being released midseason by the Vikings last year, but at least he has one supporter, former Head Coach Andy Reid, who said that he thinks McNabb can still play and that he looks good physically. While that does suggest Reid has seen McNabb work out this offseason, don’t expect any reunion between the...
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