Thursday, July 5, 2012
Pre-Training Camp Questions and Storylines
With training camp only 21 days away, let's take a look at the storylines at each position group.
Quarterbacks: How will Christian Ponder respond in his second season? Will he improve his play with the help of OTA's and Minicamps?
Running Backs: How will Adrian Peterson respond to his tore ACL? Will he ever be the same? Can Toby Gerhart fill his shoes until he returns?
Fullbacks: Who will make the team? Jerome Felton or Ryan D'Imperio?
Wide Receivers: Will we see a receiver step up as a vertical threat? Will Percy Harvin have all his issues resolved?
Offensive Line: Will top draft pick Matt Kalil live up to expectations? Will his presence help boost the play of the offensive line.
Tight Ends: Will Kyle Rudolph become the next Rob Gronkowski type tight end we are hoping for? Will the addition of John Carlson help produce a nice one-two punch at tight end?
Defensive Line: Can the defensive line show the same consistency as last season? Will Jared Allen have another career season?
Linebackers: Will the Vikings have enough experience at this position? Will Jasper Brinkley be an answer in the linebacking core?
Cornerbacks: Will having Chris Cook this season and adding Josh Robinson and Chris Carr help improve a terrible secondary.
Safety: Who will win the position battle between Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond, and Robert Blanton. Will the addition of Harrison Smith improve the backside of the secondary?
Punter: Can Chris Kluwe remain consistent as a punter?
Kicker: Will the Vikings regret releasing Ryan Longwell? Will Blair Walsh be extremely inconsistent?
Think these questions over and I will answer them in my next post! Thanks for reading!