Originally Posted by ravidubey
Tice backed into this; it was certainly not by design. This team can go all the way if the receivers step up because they have the conference's best passer. The biggest questions are chemistry-related: Can the defense gel? Who will emerge as the every-down running back? Can the Vikings be unselfish in the passing game?
Oh I totally agree Tice was backed into this scenario. Once he lost his OC and his #1 WR, he had to make a decision.
I think the RB-by-committee has worked for them in the past and I think they'll make that 3-headed or 4-headed monster work.
As for their WR corp, I don't think it'll be as much of an issue as people like to make it out to be. Granted it may not be as explosive w/o Moss, but I do think it will be very effective. Culpepper is the key to their passing game and he showed he could still spread the ball around to his other receivers last year when Moss went down.
The only chemistry-related question I see of your questions are related to their D, because they've added alot of new players. We have those same questions with our own D and my answer is that they should gel by the 4th or 5th game of the season.