Note: This preface is a continuation of Bob’s last Nano-Column, which you can read HERE.
You can also listen to Bob and Joe discuss this and the Vikings’ Draft on Bob’s daily radio show, ‘The BS Show’ Here!
Vikings fans are not stupid and they’re not gullible, but some of them are desperate — desperate in their hope and belief that Rick Spielman turned the team into a Super Bowl contender with his pickups in the NFL draft.
The Vikings needed a left tackle. ‘Ol Rick got one in the first round. Never mind that one of the raps against Christian Darrisaw is that he can be “too nonchalant at times,” according to nfl.com. Kirk Cousins must be thrilled to hear the guy protecting his blind side can be nonchalant … at times.
The Vikings needed a quarterback for the future. RIck got one of them in the third round. There’s a reason Kellen Mond lasted until the third round and it’s not because he’s the next Patrick Mahomes. and no team but the Vikings was smart enough to see that.
The Vikings also needed an outside linebacker and left guard and, lo and behold, Rick got them, too, and much more by using all those third- and fourth-round picks.
Rick said the third and fourth rounds were loaded, What else was he going to say? He didn’t have a second-round pick and he had to put a positive spin on that.
When you’re a fan and your team hasn’t been to a Super Bowl in more than four decades you can get desperate, desperate enough to believe Rick Spielman suddenly morphed into a drafting savant and mastermind.
BS Show host Bob Sansevere and Vikings Territory owner/editor Joe Johnson delve into these topics and more in their weekly segment for The BS Show.