After the Cowboys’ loss, Cris Carter blasts the ‘Average & Content’ Vikings, saying, ‘It Sucks.’
Cris Carter, a member of the Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame, expressed what many fans have been thinking for the past several seasons: the Vikings have proved they’re satisfied with mediocrity.
Pro Football Talk (PFT) sent a tweet after the Vikings’ embarrassing 20-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, in which the defense’s most important player, defensive end Danielle Hunter, suffered a season-ending torn pectoral injury, encapsulating the team’s hesitancy to make a serious run.
Despite the fact that the 2021 season is a make-or-break season for the Vikings, the front office failed to make a meaningful drive to identify a replacement for Hunter at the trade deadline.
Von Miller, a Pro Bowl edge rusher, was dealt to the Los Angeles Rams for 2022 second- and third-round picks, with the Broncos paying $9 million of his $9.7 million base salary for the rest of the season, according to ESPN.
“The Von Miller trade is a perfect example of the Rams’ and Vikings’ disparities. L.A. cannonballs while Minnesota dog paddles,” PFT tweeted.
“We’re so normal and content: it sucks,” Carter responded.
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It sucks that we’re so normal and content https://t.co/B8XR7Vgfui
November 1, 2021 — Cris Carter (@criscarter80)
The Problem Isn’t with the Talent
Despite being just a game out of the NFC playoff picture entering Week 9, the Vikings’ pursuit of talent has not been an issue.
The Vikings invested $46.3 million in new contracts and talent in a defense that only had two starters return from 2020, a disastrous season for the squad that was unquestionably Mike Zimmer’s worst in Minnesota.
On a season-by-season basis, the club has fared admirably. In his Wednesday press conference, Zimmer provided a laundry list of important numbers from his defense and offense thus far.
Mike Zimmer proudly displayed a number of facts during his press conference today, including the Vikings’ ranking:
— 8th in turnover differential, 12th in points allowed, 1st in sacks, and 5th in third-down defense
– 13th in first downs surrendered – 10th in run yards gained
– Eighth in passing yards – Eleventh in first downs
– 7th place in… Nokia News – Quick Recap