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Assessing the Vikings' penalty counts

Letroy Guion (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

An anonymous source had an interesting criticism of former Viking Letroy Guion, but how true is it? We look at the ratio of penalties to snaps played for a number of current and former Vikings and wonder how much those helped dictate their worth.

Anonymous sources can be a dangerous tool of journalism, but one "NFL personnel man" brought up an interesting point to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel last week. In an evaluation of the signings made by the Green Bay Packers, the source criticized the ability of former Vikings defensive tackle Letroy Guion to play smart and disciplined. As the Journal-Sentinel phrased it, "new coach Mike Zimmer...

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