Via Football Outsiders, which appears under the ESPN Insider umbrella. Which is it? Outside or inside? Inside, outside, leave me alone! Anyway, this question is asked: What is the timetable for the Vikings' recovery? Here is the first paragraph (link will obviously only work if you are an Insider):
The Vikings start over in 2011 under new coach Leslie Frazier, new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and a new quarterback (possibly a rookie). But before you say "rebuilding year," take a look at the roster. Tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams turn 39 and 31, respectively, next season. Guard Steve Hutchinson and cornerback Antoine Winfield will turn 34. Minnesota built to win in 2010, and many important veterans don't have time to wait through a rebuilding cycle.
It's going to be an interesting mix, and we can't help but wonder if the presence of those veterans will influence the direction the Vikings ultimately head at QB.