Posted December 23, 2011 on AP on Fox
The odds have been against Bill Musgrave from the start this season. He left his job as quarterbacks coach in Atlanta to become the offensive coordinator in Minnesota, but the lockout robbed him of the chance to get a head start on installing his system with rookie quarterback Christian Ponder and the offense. Musgrave also planned to lean heavily on Adrian Peterson, but the star running back missed three games because of a sprain ankle. The Vikings also had high hopes for former Falcons receiver Michael Jenkins, the only player with a previous connection to Musgrave, but Jenkins was lost for the season Dec. 1 because of a knee injury. Veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb was a bust, prompting the Vikings to hand the job to Ponder in Week 7. All have contributed to the Vikings (2-12) sitting at No. 28 in passing offense heading into their game Saturday at Washington. ''There's more that we look forward to getting in in a more orthodox offseason, that's for sure,&#...
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