In all fairness, I was in this group too particularly because of Charlie's unselfish sacrifice and utilitarian nature. I like others gasped when he was not resigned as a potential guard and Diem was picked back up. But for those of you who haven't gotten over the Polian's not making a stronger effort, please read the following description of events at a recent practice courtesy of rotoworld:
New Vikings LT Charlie Johnson was beaten like a drum by Jared Allen in his first practice with the team Thursday.
We don't usually do daily practice updates, but Johnson's beating was so severe that several Vikings beat writers were tweeting about the horrific effort on Thursday. He was going against the three-time All-Pro Allen, of course, but this has the potential to be one of the worst lines in football. Johnson is a natural guard -- not left tackle -- and LG Steve Hutchinson's play has bottomed out of late, particularly as a run blocker.
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