Ahhh, the opening of NFL training camps. It’s a time where optimism and expectations rule the day. Every team has expectations about the upcoming season. And of course, some expectations are more realistic than others. Take for example Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s expectations for this season. They’re completely unrealistic. Despite his team coming off a 3-13 and in a division that some believe to be the toughest in the NFL, he expects nothing short of a division title.
“I expect to be (NFC North) division champs,” Wilf said Tuesday as the Vikings went through an afternoon practice. “I want to be able to fight for the division, as we always did every year, and get better for years to come. That’s always been our goal and it’s been the goal since the first day I came here.”
“Leslie’s been working very hard, together with Rick,” Wilf said. “The first time for a long time, I’ve seen a coordination between both personnel director, a general manager as we’ve named him, and Leslie. I think (with them) working together (it gives) us the best chance of putting the right guys on the field and being competitive. I have great high hopes for both of them.”
We’re all for expecting your team to be better, but slow it down, Zygi. Let’s get the Vikings to 8-8 before we start talking about winning the division.