Monday, March 8, 2010

Latest Viking Turn Over - Vikings Lose Chester Taylor

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings lost back-up running back Chester Taylor in an expected free agency situation. While little could have been done to prevent this, the Taylor loss looms huge for the Purple next year. Given Peterson's propensity to put the ball on the floor, we no longer have a good means to spell him to keep him physically and mentally fresh.

 There are some high profile free agents out there in the form of LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook, but I'd consider both to be long shots - both have massive issues to resolve in performance, and both likely will command huge attention on the free agent market.

 Between the tougher schedule, potential loss of Favre, and now the loss of Taylor, the Vikings could have a really tough time next season.

 In the mean time, good for Chester. He's a talented back that deserves a starting spot, and Chicago is a perfect fit. Let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us too much.

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