Expect Vikings' Camarillo to be more involved

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

After a quiet debut, catching one pass for 29 yards, WR Greg Camarillo figures to be caught up enough to be a larger part of the Vikings' offense. The extra time from the Week One Thursday opener until Sunday's game against the Dolphins — Camarillo's team as of less than a month ago — has allowed him to familiarize himself better with the Vikings' offensive system to the point where QB Brett Favre is raving about him. With the team still shorthanded at receiver, expect Favre to look Camarillo's way more often. The Saints effectively shut down the passing game by double-teaming TE Visanthe Shiancoe in the second half of Week One, a game in which Camarillo didn't make his presence felt until late. The Vikings and Favre love that Camarillo is smart, knows how to set up defenders despite lacking ideal speed and that his hands are very reliable. They could use an effective chain-mover to complement the big-play weapons.