This past season was dreadful. Randy Moss was criticized for lack of effort, and Culpepper, got injured, though it was not the cause of this accident, we call the Vikings 01 season.
Of course, the expectations, weren't too,too high, with a soft D, and a rookie replacing the awesome Robert Smith. Not mention, a huge shake up of emotions for the entire team, when Korey Stringer dies at camp. The Vikings seemed dazed for the entire season, which could count as an excuse. It was just a terrible year when compared to the last, but the Vikings experienced drastic losses on offense and defense. Michael Bennett was Smith's replacement, and could have a bright future. With Moss temporarily appeased, maybe the Vikings might be able to do something with new OT Mckinnie and others, and get back into the playoffs.