Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; John Norwood of Norwood, OH is dressed as Santa before the game between the Minnesota Vikings to the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

What Would You Get The Vikings For Christmas?


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Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball before being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) during the second quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Thinking about the gifts that we all give and get around this time of year gave me a great idea.  I decided to make a Christmas list for Santa!

Here’s what I’ll ask jolly old Saint Nick to put under the tree for the Minnesota Vikings for this year:

  • A New Starting Quarterback: It’s not that I don’t like Ponder/Cassel/Freeman.  They are probably all great guys.  But the truth is that this team needs a franchise quarterback pretty badly.
  • A Competent Coaching Staff: I still like Leslie Frazier, but he may have bitten off more than he can chew.  With little to no help from his offensive coordinators, it looks like Santa may need to bring in a new face for next year.
  • A Pass Defense: The Vikings have been bad this year.  Historically bad.  They’re in danger of giving up the most points in one season in the history of the franchise.  I know injuries have really hurt this team, but that’s not a good enough excuse.
  • Pass Rushers: Minnesota still doesn’t have a single player to register double digit sacks. The cornerbacks, although struggling, can use some help from the defensive line getting pressure on the opposing team’s quarterbacks.

Is there something I forgot?  Or something you’d like to ask Santa to bring the Vikings this year?  Add it in the comments.

Happy Holidays and SKOL Vikings forever!

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  • Devi37

    Agree with your assessments but I would like to see more than may be realistic – i.e., an excellent HC with the same calibre OC and DC and I would like to see strengthening of linebacking core added to the list.