Need a mid-week, mid-May fix of Vikings analysis? We're here for you. This morning, the crew from the NFL Network's "NFL AM" show provided an early wake-up call to the Access Vikings Think Tank to look ahead at several key components of the 2013 season. And after discussing the draft-weekend break that brought defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to the Twin Cities plus the learning curve that rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will face, our discussion turned to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder. Yes, earlier this week in a piece by Albert Breer on NFL.com, Rick Spielman was quoted as saying that he gives Ponder "just as much credit for getting us into the playoffs as Adrian." And yes, that's a ludicrous off-the-cuff remark that no one will take at face value.
Bar to be set higher for Christian Ponder, lower for Adrian Peterson in 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune | May 11