The Nano-Column: Quick takes you can read while in line for a COVID test, whilst on the terlit, or anywhere!
It was Dr. Seuss who said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
He certainly was right about that. He was the man who wrote “The Cat In The Hat.”
Anyway, you will know more after you read some things we learned during the Vikings’ 2020 season of crap. It was as agonizing as dealing with a case the clap.
Mike Zimmer isn’t the defensive mastermind we once thought him to be. His problems led to many wide receivers easily executing their route tree.
Eric Kendricks is as valuable to the D as Dalvin Cook is to the O. The defense went in the tank without him, but that’s probably something you already know.
Zimmer and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak did a piss-poor job of evaluating Tyler Conklin. It shouldn’t have taken an injury to Kyle Rudolph for him to get in.
Conklin has made Rudolph expendable and should be a featured part of the offense in 2021. Unlike Rudolph, Conklin can catch the ball and run.
Kirk Cousins stopped being a 202-pound worthless sack of flesh and bone. When he drops back, fans no longer moan and groan.
There hasn’t been such a collection of mediocre players on the defensive line since the days of Randy Holloway and Duck White. When this current bunch was out there it meant it was going to be a long day or night.
It was a huge mistake not to play Justin Jefferson extensively in the first two games and, like with Conklin, it should have been obvious how much talent was there. Once he became a starter, defenses had to beware.
The offensive line continues to be a thorn in Cousins’ side. Until it’s fixed, don’t expect much in the way of a playoff ride.
Special teams sucked in every possible way. And it was like that whether the game was on a Sunday, Monday or Christmas Day.
There is a better than 50-50 chance next season will be Zimmer’s last. And then he will just be a thing of the past.
Thanks for putting up with this little homage to Dr. Seuss. Hopefully, the time it took to read it went quicker than poop through a goose.
Bob Sansevere hosts “The BS Show,” a daily podcast also broadcast on radio stations in Duluth (KDAL). Hibbing (WNMT) and WBHR in St. Cloud. Check it out and become part of the listening crowd.