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GRADING THE 2013 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

August 22, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



2012 RECORD: 10-6 (2nd, NFC North)

LAST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE: 2012, lost to Green Bay in wild card round.

HEAD COACH (RECORD): Leslie Frazier (16-22 in three seasons)

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Bill Musgrave (third season with Vikings)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Alan Williams (second season with Vikings)

KEY ADDITIONS: LB Desmond Bishop (from Packers), QB Matt Cassel (from Chiefs), DE Lawrence Jackson (from Lions), WR Greg Jennings (from Packers), OL Seth Olsen (from Colts)

KEY DEPARTURES: WR Devin Aromashodu (not tendered, to Bears), LB Jasper Brinkley (to Cardinals), WR Percy Harvin (traded to Seahawks), WR Michael Jenkins (released), P Chris Kluwe (released, to Raiders), OL Geoff Schwartz (to Chiefs), CB Antoine Winfield (released, to Seahawks)

QB: GRADE: C+

RB: GRADE: A+

WR: GRADE: B

TE: GRADE: B

OL:GRADE: B+

DL:GRADE: B+

LB: GRADE: B-

DB: GRADE: B

SPECIAL TEAMS: B+

COACHING: B

Minnesota is loaded with the best running back in the sport, a terrific offensive line, an emerging tight end in Rudolph as well as a much-improved receiving corps thanks to the additions of Jennings and Patterson. On defense, the Vikings have a deep line, solidified their linebacking group with the addition of Bishop and alleviated the loss of Winfield by drafting Rhodes.  There is only one piece missing but it happens to be at the most important position in the game and perhaps all of sport.


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