Be more aggressive offensively
The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of talented players on offense. Dalvin Cook is signed through 2025, Adam Thielen through 2024, and Justin Jefferson is inked through 2023 with young offensive linemen Brian O’Neill inked through 2026 and Christian Darrisaw through 2024.
That is a lot of nice talent surrounding whatever quarterback will be at the helm for Minnesota in 2022. Addin contributors like C.J. Ham, K.J. Osborn, and Irv Smith Jr., and there are even fewer excuses not to push the ball down the field.
Winning by playing conservative football, not making mistakes, and playing good defense is an old-school philosophy. While it is still effective and can win games, the NFL has changed to a place where points are a premium and the offense not only sells tickets but propels teams into the playoff picture.
In particular, the Vikings need to get the ball past the markers on third down. Expecting players to make defenders miss by picking up yards after the catch has resulted in a conversion percentage of 36.45%, which is 25th in the NFL.