Fran Tarkenton Says The Vikings kindergarten-type Passing Game Is Embarrassing

When you are a Hall of Fame player and you have a busk in Canton, like ring protection it gives you leeway to say just about anything you want about your former team.

Fran Tarkenton is a former Minnesota Vikings quarterback, and a Hall of Famer.  Tarkenton was speaking to the Pioneer Press recently and had nothing but high praise for running back Adrian Peterson.

The conversation then switch to Christian Ponder and the Vikings passing game, things got ugly at that point.  Tarkenton let people know “he’s embarrassed by the teams passing game.”

“I’m watching the passing game, and I’m embarrassed,” Tarkenton said. “Because we’re not trying anything. We’re playing with a kindergarten-type passing attack. We’ve got to take a risk. We’ve got a chance to make the playoffs. If we cannot throw the ball, if we’re going to throw for 90 yards and be defensive in the passing game, we’re not going to make the playoffs. Playoffs? And we’re not going to do anything if we got there.”

The Vikings are without Percy Harvin and currently riding the legs of Adrian Peterson.  It would definitely be interesting to see how they fare in the playoffs if they get in.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph has the most receiving yards after injured Percy Harvin with 434.