As temperatures continue to scorch, it appears seats around the Vikings roster and organization will too. Cold seats start to become lukewarm. Warm seats become hot. Hot seats become sizzling hot to the point of replacement.
Whether it’s due to players pushing others for playing time or there simply being a no better option, training camp and pre-season is the time jobs are won and lost.
The same goes for coaches as well. As they attempt to field the best 53 man roster they possibly can, one underperforming season can push them over the edge. Just as Zimmer and Co found out last year, one injury bug, or in the Vikings’ case numerous bugs, can derail a whole season.