Vikings fans were an emboldened bunch Thursday afternoon as the team wrapped up its three-day minicamp and disappeared for a final break before training camp opens in late July.
This was due in large part to the happy spin the team was able to put on a variety of subjects. Coach Mike Zimmer opened up about the ongoing issues with his right eye, explaining he had been to the doctor and his retina was now perfect. Sam Bradford talked about how he and Zimmer had become texting buddies as the coach shared information with his quarterback. Bradford also praised the work being done by his remade offensive line, a unit that a year ago likely had him considering increasing his life insurance policy.
This was exactly what the Purple faithful wanted to hear and read from a group that followed a 5-0 start in 2016 with an 3-8 finish. Matthew Coller, who covers the Vikings for this website, wrote a five takeaways column Thursday that generated some excited responses.
“Vikings are gonna be vicious this year!” wrote Peter. “Lights out defense and an improved offense. Put up 21-24 points a game, stay healthy and they will be extremely hard to beat. Super Bowl at home, the stars are aligned!!!!!!”
Anyone who has followed this franchise knows that this much optimism isn’t allowed to last for long and some type of trouble always seems to be lurking. In this case, it took less than 24 hours for the unbridled enthusiasm to be doused.
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