best wide receivers in the NFL, Randy Moss, was traded. The Pro Bowl center, Matt Birk, is out for the season. The offensive coordinator, Scott Linehan, is now in Miami.
Those are the holes the Minnesota Vikings have had to fill. Every single one of those key pieces has been hard to replace.
That's why I think when Daunte Culpepper leaves the Vikings' facility every day, he feels like he has to do a lot of things on the field by himself. That's a lot of pressure for one guy to handle. That's why one of the league's best quarterbacks has struggled and the favorite to win the NFC North is at the bottom of the division two weeks into the season.