Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Vikings.
Subscribe to Vikings Journal Email

The Forums

2015 NFL Season

NFL Football Talk Today, 09:56 PM
Football is baaaaaaaaack!!!
Full topic ›

2015 Season Tidbits

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 09:51 PM
Full topic ›

Fire Norv

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 08:57 PM
Terrible OC, he may have been good once upon of time but the game has passed him by, terrible, he has got to go. If he had any pride he w...
Full topic ›

Article: Vikings at Broncos Game Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 07:32 PM
The Minnesota Vikings will try to extend their winning streak to three games before their bye next week as they take on the Denver Bronco...
Full topic ›

Vikings: ‘Why I Love My Team’

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 09:51 PM
MMQB: ‘Why I Love My Team’   Minnesota Vikings     I don’t remember how I became a Vikings fan over 30 years ago. T...
Full topic ›

Special Teams fire and cut them all.

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:35 PM
Priefer and his disgusting homophobic a$$ should have been fired before the season. Glad to see him being exposed for the frau...
Full topic ›

Brinkley and Blanton Named Starters

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker and Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
Image courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
It had been presumed that both would start – they were atop the depth chart on Tuesday at their respective positions – but Zimmer’s announcement during his meeting with the media made it official.

"Jasper's a little bit more of a thumper in the running game, this week [the Rams] have got a good running game," Zimmer explained.

Brinkley, 29, started 15 games for the Vikings in 2012 and three for the Cardinals in 2013.

"He probably made less mistakes than anybody," Zimmer said analyzing Blanton's preseason. "He's got some cover skills...Robert's a good kid, a smart kid, we'll see how he does."

Blanton, 24, started three games for the Vikings in 2013. He has no interceptions in 29 career games. Arif Hasan broke down the Vikings problem at safety with an extensive look at the position yesterday for Vikings Journal.

  • Share:
  • submit to reddit
Subscribe to Vikings Journal Email

More from the Forums


mike wants wins
Sep 03 2014 12:54 PM

Not a big surprise. I think going young with Blanton or Exum is the way to go, this team isn't winning it all this year......

"He probably stinks the least".... Woohoo!
Brock Beauchamp
Sep 03 2014 06:42 PM

"He probably stinks the least".... Woohoo!

Nothing screams confidence like a rousing "you're our least terrible option".

    • Cm1 likes this

I want to see Blanton play likes he wants to start, and I am hoping to see Brinkley surprise us with better play. Last time he was here he was injured a lot and never really played like we hoped he would. Doesn't say much that these decisions went right down to the wire. But, as Sid likes to say, "we'll see."

Sep 04 2014 01:36 PM

I was really hoping one of the higher upside low-to-mid round LB's picked from the past couple year's drafts would have stepped up and taken the job from Brinkley.  Still, they all made the team so all they likely have to do is start showing something in practice.

Similar Articles

by Aj Mansour , 01 Oct 2015

by Joe Oberle , 28 Sep 2015

by Joe Oberle , 27 Sep 2015

by Joe Oberle , 21 Sep 2015

by Joe Oberle , 20 Sep 2015