ORIGINAL: David F.
ORIGINAL: kurt bilben
Every podcast, video, preseason rag, and all forms of Minnesota Vikings conjecture on the upcoming 2021 season had reached a peak in the winding down of free agency after the signing of Tomlinson, Peterson, Alexander, and Woods (all defenders) after the overriding opinion was they had to improve the OLine, and improve the likes of severely substandard players like Dakota, Dru Samia, and Pat Elflein. What do the Vikings do? Sign Dakota Dozier.
Say what you want about it not mattering because they can waive him with no guarantees, nothing gained nothing lost. Right? WRONG! The optics are terrible. Miss on every possible FA upgrade out there, then sign back one of the reasons your in this very predicament.
As bad as their patching back together even an average OLine has been, there public relations coupled with the timing of this signing is really poor.
This offseason was constructed with one thing in mind - job security.
Zimmer: Look at that top 10 defense!
Spielman: Coach wanted defenders so I got him defenders!
Both of them: Well what are you gonna do when so-and-so gets hurt? (when inevitably a starter or two gets hurt like EVERY team EVERY year.)
Yep. That pair has the excuses down to a T. After five years, savvy owners would say we've heard enough of your BS and fire them. Instead, the Wilfs gauge success on getting a new stadium built.