4 Minnesota Vikings on thin ice after Week 8 disaster vs. the Cowboys

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Klint Kubiak – OC

After a promising start to play-calling duties for Klint Kubiak, there are some growing doubts about his ability.

This came to the fore against the Cowboys, with a constant failure to get the job done on third-round resulting in a pathetic seven percent success rate. Something that played a significant part in the Vikings’ demise.

Kubiak has been around the set-up for a long time and is the son of former offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who officially retired following the 2020 campaign. An excellent start saw many wondering whether he was the man to replace Mike Zimmer, but he might need a little more experience before going for a top job.

It’s hard to envisage a situation where things struggle from an offensive standpoint. The Vikings have far too much talent to be constantly fluffing their lines, but being No. 18 in total offense despite being No. 7 in total yards gained just doesn’t add up.

The coaching staff had extra time to fix these issues at the bye week. This was swiftly followed by arguably their most ineffective performance on offense this season.

Kubiak has much work to do, and there’s no getting away from that. If he cannot deliver with this much talent, then he could be looking for work when it’s all said and done.