Minnesota Vikings 2013: Concerns the Franchise Must Address

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Minnesota Vikings 2013: Concerns the Franchise Must Address
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The 2012 season that went beyond basically 100 percent of casual football fans and probably more than 75 percent of Vikings fans has come to an end. Sadly it ended with a whimper at Lambeau. Joe Webb, who many (fans and even journalists) felt was as competent or more so than Christian Ponder, unfortunately fell flat. He looked overwhelmed—again—and showed that he really is not an NFL quarterback.

I am sure there will be some who disagree with that assessment, and that's okay, but the reality is Joe Webb is not the answer as the Vikings backup quarterback. So, inspired by this obvious flaw this article comes to what the title calls for, concerns moving forward.

Expectations for 2013 are already being discussed in the Vikings blogosphere. Some say the Vikings are the team to watch in 2013, while others are a bit more cautious in saying they just want to win the division and host a home playoff game. I am more in that corner, but in order for the Vikings to repeat this year's over-achievement award, they have to address certain areas, so let's get to it.

The good news for the Vikings and their fans is that the team has shown that it can beat their NFC North foes, and can really compete with the Packers, who appear to be the team to beat in the North.

Prediction for 2013: The Bears will struggle as they look to re-tool their team, and maybe search for a new quarterback. Maybe the Cowboys and Bears will swap quarterbacks, yet get the same results. Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

As for the Lions, one of two things, Jim Schwartz will be able to get a hold of his locker room and return to 2011 results, or the implosion will happen and the Lions draft in the top 10 again.

Okay, let's get to what I feel are concerns the Vikings need to address in the offseason and moving forward in 2013. If I miss something, please feel free to comment, but let's keep it respectful and clean, thanks.

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