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Coming Soon: Pick 4 2015 Edition

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Back by Funky's demand from Purple Pain is the weekly Pick 4 contest for bragging rights.   For those not familiar with my format. Y...

Edmond Robinson

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Edmond Robinson carries memory of Charleston church with him by Ben Goessling   Robinson checked his Facebook page the ni...

Notable NFL News (Cuts, signings, injuries, etc.)

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This thread will be used for a lot of general NFL news.   Obviously big stories will get their own threads, but a lot of the NFL tid...

Preseason 2015

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Not sure why PotGoblin doesn't have a general thread for this year's preseason games! Slacker Packer Backer, maybe...?    ...

Preseason Notes

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Vikings Free Agency News

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Just a general thread for Vikings cuts, signings, etc. 

Blogs


Judgement Day: 53-Man Roster Predictions

Posted by ViQueen in Vikings Digital Diaries, 27 August 2015 · 101 views
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Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions

With a year under his belt, Mike Zimmer has shaped this roster to his liking and will continue to do so with this year’s round of cuts. Based off of what I observed throughout training camp and at each of the Vikings two home preseason games… here is my expert analysis on how the final roster will shape up.

QB: Two-Glov...

Pre-Season Lingers Too Long

Posted by ForPete'sSake in ForPete'sSake Blog, 26 August 2015 · 58 views

Enough already!

Aren’t we all just a bit tired of, nauseated by, and frustrated with this pre-season, so far? Feels like the longest pre-season ever, doesn’t it? Honestly, do we really need to start playing against other teams as early as the first weekend of August in the Hall of Fame game? Isn’t the Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday evening enough?...

Blair Walsh Misses, Offensive Line Injuries and Other Concerns to Monitor in the Minnesota Vikings Preseason

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 25 August 2015 · 132 views
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We’ve got a lot of work to do, we’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got to keep grinding and keep getting better.
-- Vikings coach Mike Zimmer after Saturday’s win over the Oakland Raiders

With all the hype, both locally and nationally, surrounding the Minnesota Vikings, it’s hard not to think that this team could go 10-6 and make the playoffs in only the...

Golden Boy Tom Brady Refuses Eternal Glory

Posted by Cm1 in Horns Earned, 20 August 2015 · 97 views

You and I may disagree about what makes a person great. Being an awesome football player, with a super model wife, is superficially stunning, but meaningless. Being a great person requires doing great things without forgetting your mortality. Fame has a funny way of pushing people into a place where they believe they are what people have made them out to...

7 Takeaways from the Hall of Fame Game

Posted by purplePTSD.com in purplePTSD.com, 10 August 2015 · 282 views

1) Teddy to Rudolph connection looked strong

Two of Bridgewater's Five completions went to Rudy. Both seemingly as dump offs about 5 yards north of the line of scrimmage. This could be a potential year long problem for opposing defenses as they will be busy focusing on AD, Wallace, Johnson and now Diggs. Bridgewater, as with most young QB's, focus a lot...

The Road to the Playoffs

Posted by Hammer of Killebrew in Hammer of Killebrew's Blog, 29 July 2015 · 159 views

The NFL designs its schedule for parody. They do their best to see majority of games are entertaining. It seems like we see teams unexpectedly fall and rise every year. The Vikings are a young team looking to take a step forward. They certainly need to if they want to make the playoffs this year. The Vikings are hard press to win the division. Its really...

European tackle should draw interest in Mankato

Posted by Purple KoolAid in Purple KoolAid Post, 18 July 2015 · 338 views
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European tackle should draw interest in Mankato With the offensive line play as a source of concern, the Minnesota Vikings signed Babatunde Aiyegbusi (whose name is pronounced bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see) in March.

What make Aiyegbusi particularly interesting is that he has no collegiate experience as he played for the Dresden Monarchs during the 2014 campaign of the German Football League. If (...

Touchdown Teddy Trumps Throwback Teams

Posted by RealTripMcNeely in International Correspondent Adam's Blog, 18 July 2015 · 424 views
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Touchdown Teddy Trumps Throwback Teams All the way to a championship?

What a difference a year makes in the NFL. We forget how quickly teams can right the ship, but NFL teams have a way of producing thrilling turnaround seasons. Nothing jump starts a team like a new quarterback. The 1998/1999 Colts improved from 3-13 to 13-3 as Peyton Manning matured in his second season. In 1991 The Green B...

Why I think the Vikings will make the playoffs this year

Posted by nortloff in nortloff's Blog, 17 July 2015 · 160 views

I think that 2015 is the year that the Vikings make it back to the playoffs. Mike Zimmer has been able to take our defense from #32 in offensive points allowed to #13 and from #31 in pass defense to #7 in just his first year as coach. Zimmer has been able to build a solid core of young guys on defense with Harrison Smith emerging as one of the leagues top...

Bloggers: What would you like to see in the blog section?

Posted by Brock Beauchamp in Battle Your Tail Off, 05 February 2015 · 404 views

Bloggers: What would you like to see in the blog section? I've been looking at the blog section of the site lately and see that it hasn't gotten any TLC since launch. I made some small changes to how the blogs are listed in the mobile section of the site this morning and that got me thinking... I'm not a blogger. I should ask you bloggers what you want changes you'd like to see made to the site.

I'm open to any...

Arm Chair GM/Vikings 4 Round 2015 NFL MOCK DRAFT

Posted by Burnem83 in Burnem83's Vikings Blog, 17 January 2015 · 1,701 views

Arm Chair GM/Vikings 4 Round 2015 NFL MOCK DRAFT Time has come for Vikings, it is Draft Day. Before we get to the Draft let's see what has happened first. Greenway, Johnson, and Felton are either cut or has decided to walk. Vikings saved 12+million in cap space with those three, and restructured Jennings contract to save another 3 million. So Vikings are looking at close to 25 million in cap room with t...

Wildcard Weekend Matchups

Posted by Randy_M in Randy_M's Blog, 01 January 2015 · 690 views

Wildcard Weekend Matchups The Vikings are done for the season and we have an interesting off season to look forward to. We have the draft and free agency coming up and what current Vikings will be cut as well as which of their own free agents will they sign. Since there will not be much happening until the Super Bowl is complete, let’s take a look at the playoff match-ups this wee...

What's in store for the Vikings?

Posted by Holden Mitchell in Holden's Vikings Blog, 09 November 2014 · 877 views

First off, my name is Holden Mitchell. I am 15 years old, and this is my first blog article. I’m an enormous Vikings fan, and I’m pursuing my passion of writing about sports. The Minnesota Vikings currently have a 4-5 record and are third in the NFC North Division. Week 10 was their bye week, so now is a great time to see what is in store for the Vikings....

GO FOR IT!!!

Posted by RealTripMcNeely in Hot Vikes Takes, 06 November 2014 · 758 views

GO FOR IT!!! Last weekend we saw what many football fans would love to see more often.

The Vikings win was nice, but the TWO 2-point conversions had “GO FOR IT” advocates overjoyed.

In the fourth quarter, Washington scored a touchdown putting the visitors up by 5 points. Washington went for the 2-point conversion in hopes of gaining a more comfortable 7-point lead,...

Mastering McCoy

Posted by Matthew Holderness in Vikings 365, 27 October 2014 · 491 views
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently the NFL's worst defense in far too many important categories. While there are many contributing factors to this, one is not them lacking a star player. In defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, they have one of the game's elite.

The accolades have quickly piled up for the fifth year pro. He earned first team All-Pro honors...

Vikings' Offensive Line Holding Back Bridgewater, McKinnon

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in GoGonzoJournal's Blog, 19 October 2014 · 600 views
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Vikings' Offensive Line Holding Back Bridgewater, McKinnon The Vikings’ defense played admirably despite a last-second, game-winning touchdown pass from Kyle Orton, Sunday. They forced four turnovers, and the Vikings offense could only muster 16 points in the loss. Patrick Reusse of 1500 ESPN and the Star Tribune has been pretty clear that rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is to blame for the anemic offense....

What to do about Adrian Peterson's mess?

Posted by Jdosen in Jdosen's Blog, 15 September 2014 · 884 views

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This Adrian Peterson situation is an absolute disaster. After being charged with essentially child abuse (whatever the official legal jargon actually is escapes me right now) on Friday, it's been a whirlwind of sadness, confusion, and people on twitter advertising their idiocy in broad dayli...

Will Adrian Peterson Take The Ball and Run With It or Fumle It Away?

Posted by crankfan in crankyfan's Blog, 13 September 2014 · 600 views
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Will Adrian Peterson Take The Ball and Run With It or Fumle It Away? I won't forget where I was when I heard the Adrian Peterson news. I had just returned home from the hospital with our second child. I was laying with our other child explaining to him what it is like to have another kid in the house. A beep came across my phone and it read "you need to check out this AP news." I jumped on twitter and sure enough the Adria...

Fun With Numbers

Posted by Jeff in Vikings A (Adrian) To Z (Zimmer) Blog, 09 September 2014 · 604 views

Fun With Numbers In the 53 seasons of the Minnesota Vikings we have seen many great players come and go. Some of these players have gone on for enshrinement in Canton, while others have at least been inducted in to the Vikings Ring of Honor. There is one other way of being honored for heroics on the field and that is by having your jersey number retired.

Currently there...

2014 Minnesota Vikings Roster Analysis

Posted by Dylon Ackerman in Dylon’s Dialogue, 03 September 2014 · 941 views

2014 Minnesota Vikings Roster Analysis
By: Dylon Ackerman
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QB Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater, and Christian Ponder
There were no surprises here. Matt Cassel was named the starter, not only because he played well during the preseason, but because he can carry the Vikings through a tough season start. The Vikings face a tough St. Louis Rams,...