ORIGINAL: Rob Viking
I must say I am enjoying the fact that almost every pundit is juggling between the Bears or Packers for the division. They just assume the Bears will replicate the 36 turnovers they forced last season. While the Packers defense is seen as a much improved unit, I don't see it either, improved perhaps but they were still bottom 10 last season, and I don't see Amos, Z'Darius and I can see Gary being a bust much like he was vs quality opposition at Michigan.
As for our beloved Vikes, I worry about the OLine and the transition to Kubiak's zone blocking schemes. The passing offense can be really dynamic and the addition of Doctson can be a real weapon in the red zone, he was one of the best jump ball receivers I ever saw in College at TCU, the other was Sidney Rice.
The DLine has me a little worried, Linval and Griff both regressed last season, something that wasn't so apparent with Richardson being a force.
Hopefully the Zimmer trend yo-yoing between a strong season and mediocre one continues this season.
The Bears seem to alternate years. They're good when you expect them to be bad and then they disappoint when are they are picked to win.
I've heard from and read many pundits picking the Vikings to win the division. From what I've seen much more than are picking the Pukers. Of course Pete Prisco sees the Pukers as having the best D in the NFL and winning the Super Bowl.
"So let it be written.
So let it be done."