While the heat remained an issue as the Vikings rookies and selected veterans took part in training-camp practice Saturday morning, a cloud cover made it a bit more bearable than Friday.
The pace of the practices remained slow — and that’s being kind — as the coaching staff attempts to do some last-minute teaching before veterans arrive on Sunday.
One of the few interesting things so far has been watching the installation of the West Coast offense. There have been plenty of dropped passes and balls that missed the mark in the opening three practices. The reason appears to be timing, which is key in this system. Receivers need to get used to running quick routes and then having the ball right there when they turn. For guys like Troy Williamson it’s going to take some time to adjust to this. Expect the veterans to struggle a bit too early on in camp.