Viking Elite Team Now, What About 2010?

Cadmar BluntContributor IDecember 24, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings runs off the field after their 26-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Vikings are an elite team right now, but in 2010 that will change unless they not only fill in holes but upgrade their defense. The lack of depth and talent became prevalent when Winfield and Henderson went down with injury. It is clear that they can no longer get by just having a few guys that play really well and weaker players that are hidden and waiting to be exposed. The Vikings really need to get 2 productive rush ends so they can keep Allen fresh. He takes over 70% of the snaps and at that pace is going to break him down. Upgrading corner and safety position is next and then to fill the hole of Pat Williams-he is going to be 38 in 2010. On the offensive side of the ball there is an immediate upgrade needed at right guard and center. Bringing in a QB is a good move but they really need a RB to help Peterson. They will likely be losing Taylor and they have options at QB. Others needs include back up OT, OG, SLB, and WR.

C. Blunt