Tuesday, June 28, 2011

5 Sleeper Breakout Candidates for the 2011 Vikings

By Ryan Boser

When the 2011 NFL season kicks off, the Minnesota Vikings will find themselves submerged in the slippery purgatory that exists somewhere between rebuilding and retooling. They're in no-man's land. Caught in the middle.

They're the Demi Moore of the NFL.

Nightmares of Los Angeles and the lockout will subside, but the memory of a horrific 2010 campaign is here to stay. Picking up the pieces will be a tall task with key veterans aging or departing, a new coaching staff playing catch-up and a rookie quarterback learning on the fly.

Yes, the Vikings are on thin ice. There's a fine line between 10-6 and 6-10, and barring any major personnel moves, the following five players may determine whether the Vikings sink or swim in 2011.

Click here to read the rest of the story at Bleacher Report.

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