With the 28th ranked passing offense in the NFL, Bill Musgrave's first season as Vikings' offensive coordinator hasn't gone according to plan. However, Musgrave says this season has been "unorthodox" because of a lockout shortened off-season.
Vikings haven't been drafting offensive linemen in the first round
Drafting offensive linemen in the first round hasn't been the Viking way. The last lineman they took in the first round of the NFL Draft was Bryant McKinnie, and that was back in 2002. That might help explain why Christian Ponder has been running for his life.