5 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 2 loss to the Colts
By Nik Edlund
Adam Thielen – WR
Adam Thielen is the clear No. 1 option in the Vikings passing attack, but he wasn’t on his game last Sunday against the Colts. Thielen was targeted eight times, but he was only able to catch three of them for 31 yards. Many of them were balls Thielen usually catches as he made some uncharacteristic drops.
Thielen also struggled to get open against the double coverage that Indianapolis used on him, even though it wasn’t against the best corners in the league. Despite not being able to get open consistently, Cousins still threw the ball Thielen’s way and that led to a costly interception.
Thielen needs to bounce back next week against the Titans. Not only does he need to hang onto the ball, but he’ll likely be double-teamed once again and he will need to figure out how to beat that coverage to get open.
Thielen also needs to stand up from a leadership standpoint. He was seen laughing and smiling after dropping passes and that is a bad example for the young players on this roster. Thielen needs to be that veteran presence that gets this team fired up and be someone the rest of the roster can feed off of.