Vikings expects ‘a lot better season’ says co-owner Mark Wilf
Minnesota Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf expects his team to do a lot better in the 2019 NFL season.
We expect a lot better season, and we’re working hard every day. I know our coaches, and staff, and players are working hard and getting ready for the season.
Well, it was a disappointing season. We didn’t like the way it ended and it was a bitter taste in all of our [mouths] and we got right to work the day after that game.
Coach (Mike) Zimmer, (general manager) Rick Spielman, the whole organization has had a plan, and we’re executing it and we like the changes, so far.
External expectations for the Vikings have dropped; internal expectations remain high https://t.co/FYs2M2o8EM
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Wilf also told Hartman he expects bigger things from Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who threw for 4,298 yards, 30 touchdowns, and interceptions last season.
Wilf was also pleased with the Vikings’ draft haul which included Garrett Bradbury, Irv Smith, Jr., Alexander Mattison, Dru Samia, and Cameron Smith. The Vikings co-owner believes the team plugged some glaring holes with their rookies and free agent acquisitions.
Minnesota has made it to the postseason in just three of the last nine years. The last time the Vikings made it to the postseason was during the 2017 NFL season. They lost to the eventual Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, 38-7.
For those who dogged Kirk Cousins, we remind you fo the type of passes he can throw (that other recent Viking QBs couldn't) when he had time to deliver. He has more talent than many think, but a good portion of the Viking fan base blames him for taking a payday we'd all take. pic.twitter.com/YHyl7Mhcep
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The Vikings finished the 2018 season with an 8-7-1 record. Nonetheless, the wide receiver duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs established themselves as one of the best in the NFL.
You can be sure head coach Mike Zimmer, and Co. will do whatever it takes to become one of the NFL’s elite once again in 2019.