Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said in May that receiver Jerome Simpson was the “juice” the team needed.
So far, the juice hasn’t gotten loose for the Simpson not named Orental. After a three-game suspension for pleading guilty to selling a different kind of juice, Simpson suffered an injury. Though he’s been playing, he hasn’t been explosive.
He now says he will be. In a portion of an item on VikingUpdate.com that isn’t trapped behind a pay wall, Simpson is quoted as saying he got his “juice back” during Thursday’s practice.
Whether that pumps up a stagnant purple passing game remains to be seen. If it doesn’t against the Lions on Sunday, the lack of juice could result in Musgrave ending up with the lack of a job.