If things don’t work out, there’s always Adrian Peterson.
The Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line, so unstable at this time last year, grew up at a tremendous rate and played well in the 2012 regular season. It was expected to be a comforting presence within the team this season, but in their game against Buffalo, they let QB Christian Ponder get sacked twice and Matt Cassel once across a quarter and a half. That certainly does not make them look good, but at the same time it makes Ponder and Cassel look terrible (more on that in a different article). The argument that the coaching staff and players did not expect so many blitzes so quickly is a poor excuse for not being prepared to handle such events. In the regular season, overlooking those possibilities will get you losses that actually hurt playoff chances... Read more