Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil struggled throughout the preseason and Week One against the Detroit Lions, but he’s not too worried about turning things around and returning to form as one of the top tackles in the league.
“Playing well last year, people have higher standards, which is fine,” Kalil said, via Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press.
“It’s not something I don’t already know. I’m not freaking out. We’ve still got a long season, and I know I’m going to get better. I always have a [high] bar. No one’s going to say anything in the film room — no coach is going to say anything — I already haven’t told myself. I know what I need to fix. I got my mind straight this week, and I’m ready to get after it.”
Kalil can’t be happy with his play so far in 2013, but there is plenty of time to make sure he can once again be a top level player who will help to spring running back Adrian Peterson to the record-breaking season that he is aiming for.