Vikings might have a few guys to make up for lossesMankato, MN (WDAY TV)-- When you lose a dynamic player like Percy Harvin in the offseason, you have to find players to make up for the loss.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
Mankato, MN (WDAY TV)-- When you lose a dynamic player like Percy Harvin
in the offseason, you have to find players to make up for the loss.
If day one of training camp is any indication, the Vikings might have a few guys to help fill that hole.
Welcome back to Mankato, last year the Vikings offense was as one sided as it gets, a record setting season rushing and a bottom of the league passing attack. Minny addressed those concerns, signing Greg Jennings and drafting Cordarrelle Patterson. The purple believes those to pieces can elevate Christian Ponder's game.
Kyle Rudolph- 2013 Pro Bowl Game: "I think they're great additions to our offense and they give Christian so many more weapons. It all starts with #28 and we have to be able to run the football to be successful but when you have the parts to be able to take advantage of plays down the field, get that rolling and have more balance to our offense, I think we'll be tough."
Greg Jennings- 53 Career TD's With Packers: "We can be really good but so can every other WR group in the NFL right now, every team can be really good. It's about the work you put in, because what you put in is what you'll get out of it. If we're willing to come out and put in the work to be the best at out positions, across the board, then that's what we'll get."
Jennings was brought in to give the Vikings and much needed deep threat and his QB already notices a difference.
Christian Ponder- Last Season: 18 TD, 12 INT: "He's huge, just the way he gets open, watching him on tape, sometimes he even throws me off with some of the moves, he's great. His leadership's great too, working with these younger guys, just a great asset for all of us."
While Jennings will be a difference maker, the biggest thing will be if Ponder can take the next step.
Adrian Peterson- Last Season- 2,097 Rush Yards: "Definitely expecting big things from Christian, being around him in OTA's, just he's becoming more of a leader, more vocal and his confidence shows."
The Vikes finished next to last in passing in 2012. If they wanna rise up to be Super Bowl contenders, they have to be at least middle of the pack in 2013.