4 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 14 loss vs. the Bucs

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Dakota Dozier – LG

The Vikings offensive line was horrible once again in pass protection on Sunday. They couldn’t give Kirk Cousins time to throw the ball and they allowed him to get sacked six times. One of the worst offenders on the day was, again, left guard Dakota Dozier.

Dozier has really struggled in recent weeks and there was some thought that he may get benched in favor of Brett Jones or another Minnesota interior lineman. The Vikings decided to roll with Dozier once again, so they shouldn’t have been shocked to see the same results they have seen from him during the last three weeks.

Dozier is just too slow off the ball and not strong enough to hold up against a bull rush. Bucs defenders blew by him all afternoon long.

In one embarrassing moment early in the game, Dozier’s man got by him, and then the Minnesota left guard chased him into the backfield. Dozier then grabbed Cousins and threw him to the ground. It was as if he was trying to sack the very man he swore to protect.

Dozier’s play has been horrible, yet the Vikings continue to roll him out there each week. Lord only knows what it will take for Minnesota to make a change, but the way things have been going, Dozier will probably be on this list again next week.