As we all know, the 2010 Minnesota Vikings largely disappointed. From August 18, when “Selfish Sidney” Rice only then informed the team he would be having hip surgery that would cause him to miss half the year, the Vikings' season went downhill.
Before we write about 2011, let's recap 2010:
First off, let me go on record saying two things:
The Vikings will get hammered by the Eagles Tuesday in Philadelphia, snow or not. Michael Vick is going to run circles around the Vikings all night and DeSean Jackson will probably return a punt or two to the house. It's just how they operate.
And I don’t want to hear any of the “Vick should play quarterback for the Vikings next season, problem solved.”
I’m one of those people who thinks the only football Vick should be playing is against the guards at Leavenworth, and I don’t want him on my team because then I’d be forced to cheer for him and wish for his success. It is this same logic that I didn’t want goody two shoes Tim Tebow drafted by the Vikings. If someone seems too good to be true, as Tebow does and Vick does now, it probably is.
He’s a terrible role model and giving him the MVP over Tom Brady, in a case of lesser evils, would send a bad message to the league that you don’t really have to be sorry, you just have to act like it and stay out of trouble (that we know about).
The Vikings will lose next week at Detroit. Have you seen how well the Lions have looked these past three games? Comeback wins. Now this could be the Cleveland Browns of 2009, who won their final four games in aberration fashion, and it probably is knowing their horrid history, but right now is not the time to be playing them regardless.
When you combine that with the fact the Vikings have packed it in for the season, have no quarterback and a slew of other injuries and excuses, it's over. In doing so, the Vikings will finish 5-11 and last in the NFC North completing the collapse.