7 takeaways from the first two weeks of Vikings OTAs

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(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Kevin Stefanski
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Everyone is raving about the new offense

It’s not that the Vikings’ offense was bad last season, it just wasn’t the right fit for the players the team had available.

When Dalvin Cook was healthy, he wasn’t utilized as much as he should have been and Kirk Cousins’ strengths as a play-action passer never seemed to really be used to the offense’s advantage either.

For 2019, Minnesota is installing another new offensive scheme led by new offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak. From everything that has been coming out of this year’s OTAs, it seems like the Vikings’ offense has a good chance at being much better next season.

Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer has said he’s, “extremely impressed,” with the new offensive scheme and Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr recently commented that the team’s offense is already, “vastly improved,” compared to what they were doing in 2018.

Zimmer and Barr’s expertise is on the defensive side of the ball. So when these two are raving about the offense, it’s even more significant.

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Let’s hope what they’re saying is actually true and Minnesota’s offense is able to get back on track in 2019. If that happens, then the Vikings should have no problems competing with just about any team in the NFL next season.