First of all I am new to the site, but have been a life long Viking fan and live and die with them every week.
The Vikings right now have a lot of problems:
1.) Mike Tice and His Coaching Staff- The coaching staff is really bad. With the roster the team has there is no way they should be this bad. Tice has been horrible ever since day 1. How he is still around is beyond me. Tice has to be the worst coach in the NFL. Only coaches that even come remotely close are Sherman and Martz.
2.) The Offensive Line. I really think this may be the worst offensive line in the NFL, worse than the Texans. If Daunte wasn't mobile he may be dead right now. They have drive killing penalties from the offensive line every single week. Rosenthal gets called for holding twice a game. The false starts by everyone are inexcusable. It seems like they give up more sacks when they are in the shotgun. That should never happen. Part of that is on Daunte to get rid of the ball, but when you have no time its hard. They can't throw the ball deep down the field because they have no time. The run blocking, especially on the left side has been horrible. If you can't run the ball its much harder to pass. Teams get us in 3rd and long and blitz everyone against a line that can't block and BAM! the problems occur. Also, the red zone offense all year has been bad.
3.) Lack of Discipline- This is Tice's fault. Its evident in the offensive line play and the numerous stupid penalties. DT lining up offsides is inexcusable and should never happen. The off the field issues go along with the lack of discipline.
4.) Lack of a #1 WR- They have a group of good WR but lack the go-to guy. Burleson being hurt hasn't helped matters. I don't even think he is a #1, I think hes a great #2 WR. Marcus Robinson is decent, Taylor has been disappointing, Williamson doesn't get enough PT, and K-Rob needs to get more PT. At least Wiggins is out there making shit happen (10 catches). If the play calling was better and the Offensive line was better they could get away without having a #1 WR, but the play calling has been bad and the Offensive Line is horrible.
I'd like other people's thoughts on this. It's so frustrating to watch a season like this where we should be extremely better. They are killing themselves with the boneheaded penalties and the horrible coaching staff. I'll still be there all year and forever rooting them on. If they are to only win 2 more games this year it better be against the packers!
WHY HASN'T TICE BEEN FIRED YET!?!?...It can't hurt to get rid of the whole coaching staff now while were still actually in the division race and see if theres any possible way of salvaging the season. I dont know who they would get to replace him, but there has to be someone out there who can do a better job than Tice. It's impossible to do worse.