7 takeaways from the first three weeks of Vikings OTAs

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New offense should be fun, but there’s still plenty to learn

Whenever a Vikings player has been asked about the new offense that head coach Kevin O’Connell has begun to install during the last few weeks, they haven’t been able to contain their excitement.

Under Mike Zimmer, Minnesota had an offensive approach that would have been a better fit for a team from the 1990s. Now the Vikings will be running an offense that will be utilizing tactics that were developed by one of the best offensive minds in the NFL today in Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay.

As excited as players have been about Minnesota’s offense entering the 21st century, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done before they begin the regular season in September.

We’ve heard about Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins using flash cards to help him learn the new offense and Adam Thielen admitted recently that figuring out the team’s new offensive scheme is the “most learning [he’s] ever had to do.”

There will definitely be some hiccups and bumps in the road as Minnesota’s offense continues to learn their new plans of attack. But the Vikings are hoping that they can work out most of the kinks before the regular season gets underway in a few months.