The 53-man roster is seemingly a fluid situation. The 53 man we have today might not be the 53 man we see tomorrow but I can’t imagine, Purple fans, that we will see any dramatic changes between now and the trip to SoCal. Leslie and Co. are going to dance with this squad and for the most part I think the squad is one that should be competitive.
I will admit that I am a big fan of Allen Reisner. The kid showed some flashes of what could be. He made some eye-popping catches in Mankato. Perhaps a trip to the practice squad is in is future? We shall see. However, if a claim is put in on him I’m sure the Vikes let him go. But letting Reisner go for Adibi was a no brainer. We need LBs and Adibi is a decent sign. Exactly how Xavier fits in will remain to be seen but initially I like it. With Brinkley going down we needed someone to spell 56. I highly doubt Adibi attempts to steal Erin’s money.
Speaking of backers, my man, Kenny Onatolu from UNO makes the squad again. Though injured for most of the preseason my man from the now defunct UNO football squad (thanks Trev Albert) stands up and proves his worth yet again.
Leslie says he likes the makeup of his team but it leaves Purple Nation scratching our collective heads a bit. Is there any possible way that Frazier likes his safety positions? I haven’t heard the numbers of the 1-year deal Brandon Meriweather signed for but one has to wonder if the Vikes could’ve made it work. Frazier is a defensive guru and I’ll defer to my man Leslie on evaluating personnel but starting either Sanford or TyJohnson seems to be like wearing sweat pants in public.
All in all TVA nation. It’s a good squad. I still stand by the fact that this team will surprise you and if they can stay healthy and play with the red cheeks that last season served up then all good things this season friends. All good things.