Concerns in Minnesota are legit

You can’t blame the Minnesota Vikings for wanting to distance themselves from what happened offensively in Week 1. It must feel like Sunday can’t come soon enough.

For all the distress hanging around the team like a black cloud this week, NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi believes there’s legitimacy to the concern.

“No question (there is concern),” Lombardi told “NFL Total Access” Friday. “When you take Adrian Peterson out of the Vikings’ offense, I’m not sure where they go. They don’t have a receiver who can separate, and they don’t have the big play. … If Minnesota can’t move the ball (against Tampa this week), then you expect some real concerns. We saw Detroit do it. Minnesota would have to re-evaluate themselves.”

Getting (way) ahead of ourselves, we have to wonder how many poor offensive performances the Vikings are away from the Christian Ponder era.

“I think certainly, you would have to think about that,” Lombardi said about the rookie quarterback. “My belief is the Vikings are a team in transition. The signing of Donovan McNabb says to you they think they’re a team that can compete for a Super Bowl. Not so fast. I think this is a team that has a lot more holes than just filling the quarterback position.”

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