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ESPN Rankings: Vikings "Big Three"

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:12 PM
Hey, it's the offseason...   "Big Three" stuff from Bill Barnwell @ ESPN  Ranking the NFL's defensive triplets from 32-1...
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The Offseason Support Group Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:12 PM
Whelp season is over.. thank you mr laces in Locke   hopes dreams aspirations with changes?   First things first - show specia...
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Improving The Vikes Offense

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:12 PM
Okay, I think we can all agree that our offense needs some work if we're going to reach the next level, but what are your ideas to improv...
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Z-fense

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:12 PM
A look at some 2015 numbers for our defense:   Total Snaps: 1015 (17)   Yards per game: 344.2 (13)   Yards per play: ...
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OL is the key, where are we now?

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:12 PM
There are many ways to build a successful, winning, and even championship football team. Success can't truly be measured by Super Bowl wi...
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NFL Network's "Top 100"

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 08:01 AM
Looks like this is starting tonight. I'll post the results later, but until then...   Over on NFL.com, NFL Media's Gregg Rosenthal,...
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Hey Bloggers! Want To Write For Vikings Journal?

Do you have a lot of thoughts about the Minnesota Vikings that you’re just itching to share with as many people as possible? What about the NFC North? Or even the NFL as a whole? At Vikings Journal we encourage anyone who wants to try their hand at blogging to do so on our community blog, with the opportunity to become a Vikings Journal team member.

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2016 Vikings Position Battles: Quarterback

Teddy is locked into a starting role, but who will back him up under center?

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Vikings Missing Opportunity To Significantly Upgrade at Quarterback

Since 2006, the Minnesota Vikings have attempted to accomplish a long sought after goal - the unearthing of a franchise quarterback. Minnesota has not had a true franchise quarterback, since Fran Tarkenton roamed the sidelines in the 1970s. At this point, they still have not achieved that goal.

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Eagan's Gain With Facility Could be Mankato's Loss

The Minnesota Vikings made an exciting announcement this week—exciting if you are a member of the team or a Vikings fan living in the Twin Cities. The city council of Eagan approved the Vikings’ plans to build a new headquarters and training facility there--which is especially exciting for the city of Eagan but not so much for Eden Prairie and Mankato.

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What Would Happen If The NFL Held An Expansion Draft?

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you may not know, but the NHL is expanding this year to the lovely city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is already built, the team name is currently being decided, all that’s left is building the team. So the NHL is holding an expansion draft coming up where they will be given the opportunity to select players from present NHL rosters to build their own. Current teams are able to protect a certain number of players and offer up a certain amount for the taking. It’s an interesting process that got me thinking a little bit...if the NFL were to hold an expansion draft this year who would the Vikings protect and who might they offer up.

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Joe Flacco is NOT Dead

Internet trolls always seem to have too much time on their hands, and this time they went after Joe Flacco.

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Peterson HATES Training Camp. So Much So It May Be the End of Him.

Back before, during and after the Great Brett Favre Waiting Game(s) that were the 2009 and 2010 seasons, there were a lot of theories as to why Favre was constantly retiring and un-retiring. One of the prevailing theories, beyond the attention or cash grab theories was that he simply didn't participating in off-season activities as a 40 year old quarterback. Most fans and ex-players openly defended him by saying: Who could blame him?

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Norv Turner And An Introduction To Play Sequencing

Vikings' Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner has received a lot of criticism for his work in 2015. That criticism is deserved, as Norv ran a very predictable offense that often seemed ill-suited to the personnel he was working with. Despite his shortcomings, there were some things that Turner did quite well in 2015. The Vikings' offense always seemed to come out of the gate strong.

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DJ and Cleveland Won--Gotta Believe, Minnesota

On a Sunday when this state of sports-loving fathers celebrated with family while likely keeping an eye on the television to see the crowning of two unlikely champions, it must have provoked a moment to dream. If Dustin Johnson can win a major tournament and Cleveland can win a title after 52 years, maybe, just maybe, it’s our time.

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Patterson is Looking Better--Hype or Hope?

It could appear ironic that I am writing about Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson again, when I had mentally written him off several weeks ago. Frustrated over his seasons of unfulfilled potential, I thought when the Vikings didn’t pick up his fifth-year option that he was done in Minnesota after this season. I might have to slow the presses on CP’s demise just a bit.

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I Asked Kluwe About Locke...

The 2015 Vikings had few weak spots on their roster, many of which have been discussed ad naseum this off-season and were (hopefully) addressed either by the draft or free agency. Even if some players/moves don't end up working out, you can definitely say that Vikings general manager Rick Spielman attempted to add competition or replacements for the offensive line, strong safety and wide receiver positions. The one glaring spot of need from 2015 that he has yet to address? Punter.

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Greenway Looking To Empty Tank In Final Year

According Statista.com the average career for NFL players spans all of 3.3 years. For many that’s just long enough to get drafted (or signed undrafted), give it a whirl with an organization or two and peter out before realizing that your future might be elsewhere. So when Chad Greenway looks back at his soon-to-be ten year old career and considers the average tripled, that’s not too shabby.