5 most disappointing Vikings in their Week 17 loss to the Packers

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Klint Kubiak
(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Klint Kubiak /
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Klint Kubiak

Offensive Coordinator Klint Kubiak was, without a doubt, the most disappointing Viking on Sunday night against the Packers. Although he had a different quarterback under center, the result of his offense was very much the same.

We saw a lot of runs on first and second down that went straight into the teeth of the Packers’ defense. Then with it being third and long, a pass was thrown about four yards short of the sticks, and the receiver was tackled short of the line to gain. This resulted in a plethora of three and outs and kept the Vikings defense on the field for the majority of the game, and not surprisingly, they were gassed and ineffective.

Star wide receiver Justin Jefferson was hardly targeted and Kubiak didn’t call many shots down the field until the game was out of reach. This was another example of the gutless and uncreative playcalling we’ve seen all season long from the young coordinator. One would think that with an inexperienced quarterback, Kubiak would scheme some ways to get Jefferson open, or at least use him as bait to free up Osborn or even Conklin. Instead, it was the same old story with the same flaccid results.

This game proved Kubiak is the biggest problem when it comes to the Vikings’ offense and perhaps he was promoted to this position a few years too early.