Minnesota Vikings Look to Pop Embarrassing White Head

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Minnesota Vikings Look to Pop Embarrassing White Head
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Allen has been one of the few bright spots for this year's Vikings defense

Perhaps the title connotes shock value or sensationalism, but it underscores the Vikings defense this year.

The Vikings defense is like that embarrassing white head that pops up at the most inopportune time. You can hide it all you want, but eventually that doggone thing rears its ugly head and everyone can see it.

At times the defense looks great, no blemishes so to speak, but how often we sit there, wait and watch as the white head makes its appearance and the lead is gone, or a game we should have won (see Denver, Tampa, Detroit) winds up as a loss.

Example in the Denver game: one play, touchdown; next drive two plays, touchdown. Are you kidding me? Ponderous, man, ponderous!

I guess in retrospect though Vikings fans should be glad things turned out the way they did.

If it weren't for the dismal start under Donovan McNabb's time at the helm, he might still be the starter of a team stuck at or below .500 with no playoff possibilities. Imagine if we would have had to wait until game six or seven of next year before Ponder sees the field?

So, Mr. Positive Spin here is slightly glad things wound up the way they did. We got rid of a guy who didn't need to be here to begin with, and we were able to get our "real" quarterback under center sooner rather than later.

I sort of digressed on the offense, but let's turn back to the defense and assess the organization's direction and look at each position for need and drafting of players.

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