Today, the Minnesota Vikings officially will open training camp in Mankato, and there will be plenty of storylines to follow on offense as chronicled here.
The defense provides even more intrigue and drama for us to follow, however, as there is a surplus of jobs up for grabs across the board. Here is my look at the top five storylines to follow on the defensive side of the football in the coming weeks:
5. The Alan Williams Show
“Hey, Alan, I have a job for you. I want you to come to Minnesota and coach up the defense that, outside of Jared Allen, was atrocious last year. Oh, by the way, I want you to supervise the guy you are replacing and also try to get Singletary to keep his pants on. Thanks, see you soon.”
New defensive coordinator Alan Williams inherited a mess, to be frank, and the unique arrangement of the coaching staff could prove to be a point of drama moving forward. It will be mighty interesting to see how he responds to the challenge and how his players respond to him.