The Vikings may have had one helluva miserable season, but we all have seen shadows of what is to come, at nearly every position, each and every week.
The wide receiver department isn't all that great, but we have seen "no-namers" step up and play huge.
The secondary has been terrible, but at times, have been curiously solid such in the case of this week's game against Detroit as they blanked Calvin Johnson.
The point is, the Vikings are nowhere near as bad off as their record suggests, and throughout each season, there is always one or two teams who happen to fit this uncomfortable mold.
The team is getting younger, the team has a host of golden opportunities in this year's draft and free agency, and the team already has some solid developmental players who are destine to become household names in the North Star State.
See? A brighter future is always better than a darker present.