vikings.com looks back on the (short) week what was at Winter Park via the "Winter Park Rewind."
Though technically posted late on Sunday night, we'll cheat and count this look back at four key takeaways from the Lions loss as Monday material. Then, the week started off as it always does with Mike Wobschall's Monday Morning Mailbag, where he addressed fan questions, mainly ones concerned with the Vikings' offense after Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Wobschall started off the day looking at comments from Frazier on Monday, specifically about
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From a video perspective, we posted the Pick 6 Video Mailbag on this day, where again, offensive issues were on the minds of fans.
Wobschall looked at five key storylines to follow this week heading into Sunday's game at Soldier Field. Given the Vikings strong pass rush, teams are going to continue to use screens and quick-hit passing plays against the Vikings; Wobschall looks closer at this trend. On the injury front,
Click here to view images from Wednesday's practice.
Ponder and Frazier addressed the media on this day after the team's morning walk-thru:
Another AP story was sent our way, with this one focusing on the usually stout Vikings offensive line vowing to play better in Chicago after struggling vs. the Lions. This AP story came by way of Chicago, and talks about the Bears being more worried about their pass rush than they are about stopping Adrian Peterson. In his weekly "Coach Speak" article, Wobschall looks at specific comments by the three Vikings coordinators: Bill Musgrave on Jerome Simpson's big first game, Alan Williams on a possible Kevin Williams return, and Mike Priefer on trying to stop future Hall of Famer Devin Hester. The AP also looked at Williams potential return and what it would mean for the defense which struggled in his absense.
View photos from Thursday's practice here.
Speaking of the coordinators, here are the videos of their weekly press conferences:
Finally for the day, NFL Films sent us their weekly preview of Sunday's game.
Wobschall took a closer look at Charles Tillman for the Bears and the havoc he can cause in the secondary. Both teams issued their final injury reports of the week, with everyone on both sides being listed as probable. In a new feature here on vikings.com, former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich, who is now of course the team's color analyst on the Vikings Radio Network, shared his thoughts on the game.
Speaking of Bercich, he also went into the film room with Paul Allen as a part of this week's "Vikings GamePlan."