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Let’s face it Vikings’ fans, the past couple of years have been tumultuous at best. And the only way to counter such a headache is to usher in a new era, and cast fate to the wind.
This is Ponder’s team no matter what anyhow, so why not let the kid earn his stripes in an offense that is built to not only protect the quarterback, but also let him excel at the same time.
Just ask Matt Ryan.
Plus, a new beginning does wonders for the football psyche which almost always garners positive results.
Letting the new era take shape now; put the Vikings on the map now which is crucial to their long-term success.
It spares the team the trials of trying to get a new veteran quarterback acclimated to an already new system.
If that's not enough then how about this.
This team has been inundated with media embarrassment after embarrassment for years now, and has been the unsuspecting victim of squandered opportunities that have left them literally a stone's throw away from reaching the grand stage.
Enough is enough!
Every so often, the only thing that can whisk it all away is a new beginning.
They're scary, yes. They come with a huge probability of liability, yes, But what's the worth of a risk NEVER taken?
If this kid is ready and proves it camp, why not let him loose? It's what he's gunning for anyway, right?
Conservatism has its advantages, but the long-term liabilities associated with it often rears its ugly head, in an overpowering fashion.
Maybe it is time to cast fate to the wind and remember the words of Bud Grant who once preached:
"Do whatever it takes to win!"
I hope you all enjoyed this little write up and stay tuned for another piece on the future of Sidney Rice to come momentarily.
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