5 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 3 loss to the Titans

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Dru Samia – OG

Dru Samia finally got a chance to start against the Colts in Week 2 and he was a major liability. He was dominated by the Indianapolis defensive linemen and Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner hit him so hard at one point he rolled about 20 yards down the field.

His debut was a rough one, but there was hope he’d study the film and do everything in his power to improve for Week 3.

It wasn’t a surprise to hear that Samia would again start for the Vikings in Week 3. It was still the most logical move and the kid deserved another shot after getting his feet wet against Indianapolis. The bad news for Samia was that his second start was maybe even was worse than his first.

Samia was simply overpowered by the Titans’ interior defenders and he was routinely getting pushed back into his own backfield. Samia did have some positive moments in the running game as his blocking helped Dalvin Cook amass 181 yards on the ground. But his pass blocking was so poor that it had everyone who bleeds purple longing for the return of Pat Elflein.

It’s unclear if Samia will get another shot in Week 4, but the fact that he couldn’t take a step forward after his dismal debut as a starter was extremely disheartening.