Lets list the players that shouldn't return to the minnesota Vikings next season.
#1 Ponder unless in a backup role
#2 Chris Cook just watched a stat that QB's has the highest rating of any defensive player in the NFL…zero interceptions for his career need i say more.
#3 Marvin Mitchell unless a back up role but we should be filling that void w/ younger players
#4 Charlie Johnson need to get younger at this position and better also career is done for this guy
other players we can do w/o would be…
Larry Dean special teams player that can't do anything but and isn't a standout in my opinion
Letroy Guion 6th round pick that should be a career backup ok w/ him staying if its as a backup
Fred Evans sames as above except he is just old and should be a backup at best
Mistray Raymond backup that should be able to beat out Sanford but can't even beat out Sendejho
Joe Webb waste of a roster spot. We could keep him if we only have 2 Qb's next year. He is a good special teams player but we should be able to have someone else fill that void.
The needs for this team next year should be the following:
Sign or draft a franchise QB. If they sign one then Matt Cassel should be the backup Ponder 3rd string. If they draft one then Matt Cassel should be the starter and Ponder should be traded/released.
Next most pressing issue should be to either move Erin Henderson back to his normal position and let Audie Cole start at middle linebacker. If Erin is jettisoned they should draft his replacement and let Audie Cole start at MLB. The third options would be to sign someone who is a free agent or trade Ponder for an above average MLB b/c hoping for anything more in return would be unfathomable.
Secondary or lack there of is a big issue. I'd start Rhodes at one corner an Josh Robinson at the other on a make or break year for him Harrison Smith at safety to be paired w/ either a veteran safety that can cover or draft a safety that can play and if he falters in practice and preseason we go back to either sanford or sendejho until he gets acclimated. The Vikings also need to draft at least 2-3 secondary players in next years draft.
D-line could use a clog in the middle to stop the run. If Jared Allen isn't back then Everson Griffen's time has come granted he resigns. Kwill should come back for another season and pair w/ Floyd in the middle.
The rest of the offense is pretty stable besides maybe Loadholt and Fusco. However, Fusco has played at least average for the year and Loadholt unless we can trade him isn't going anywhere. Let me know what you guys think about who should stay and who should go. I didn't mention any of the coaching staff b/c most want them to go so I am just assuming the Wilf's will grant that wish.