With a week of NFL training camp in the books, writer and fans have speculated endlessly about the impact practices have had and what can be gleaned by the 20 or so snaps they've seen of the starters and the 10 they've seen from over 60 backups.
It's difficult to nail down anything concrete from a few days of training camp, particularly when it's difficult to even determine what the coaches or players are trying to do.
If a quarterback throws a lot of interceptions on deep passes, he might only be testing what his receivers can and can't do on 50/50 passes.
Nevertheless, even early sessions of practice can reveal critical details that will have long-standing implications throughout the NFL season.
The Vikings have allowed observers to take away several conclusions about the nature of the scheme that they will run this season.
I was able to make a number of observations while at Vikings camp, posting some as part of my daily training camp notebook, but it's easy to lose track of the larger takeaways in the shuffle.
Vikings fans anticipating the season can be sure of at least a few things as we take a look at a few training camp takeaways.