7 biggest takeaways from Week 1 of Vikings training camp

(Photo by Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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What have we learned so far about the 2022 Minnesota Vikings following the team’s first few practice sessions of this year’s training camp?

For the last few days, the Minnesota Vikings have been taking part in their first training camp with Kevin O’Connell as the team’s head coach. Compared to last summer, it’s not very difficult to tell that things are quite a bit different in camp for the Vikings with O’Connell now leading the charge.

Multiple Minnesota players have commented about how good the vibe has been in camp so far. It probably helps a little bit that the Vikings‘ current head coach isn’t heading into a season where he could get fired if the team fails to make the playoffs.

There’s still plenty of pressure on O’Connell and the rest of Minnesota’s new coaching staff though. They have to use a roster that is very similar to the one from 2021 and prove that they can get more out of it than the previous coaching staff.

Will they be able to do it? Time will tell, but these next few weeks of practices and preseason matchups should reveal the true potential of the Vikings this year.

Looking back at the first full week of Minnesota’s 2022 training camp, what have been some of the biggest takeaways from all of the practice sessions?