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Sunday slant: Well-time words or desperation?

The Vikings have had at least two veterans talk to the entire team. It is well-intentioned leadership, but it might also show an air of desperation among veterans on a young team.

Over the past week, at least two Vikings veterans have stood in front of the team and made rare speeches, imploring a sense of urgency from their younger teammates. Antoine Winfield, the 14th-year veteran of the NFL, did it on Monday. Michael Jenkins, the second-year Vikings receiver who is in his ninth NFL season, followed suit. From one perspective, it's the type of leadership that Leslie...

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