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Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:37 PM
Whelp season is over.. thank you mr laces in Locke   hopes dreams aspirations with changes?   First things first - show specia...

Improving The Vikes Offense

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:37 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...

Z-fense

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:37 PM
A look at some 2015 numbers for our defense:   Total Snaps: 1015 (17)   Yards per game: 344.2 (13)   Yards per play: ...

OL is the key, where are we now?

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:37 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...

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,...

Tarvaris Jackson Arrested

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 10:26 PM
This is so crazy it doesn't seem real:     His wife said, "You better be accurate because you ain't accurate on the field"?!?...

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2016 Vikings Position Battles: Quarterback

Posted by purplePTSD.com in purplePTSD.com, 24 June 2016 · 78 views
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This article originally appeared on www.purplePTSD.com and was written by LBVikings (formerly known as DrawingDead0).

It's a rare thing for the Vikings to have a sure starter at the Quarterback position. In the last decade we've endured the crushing injury of Daunte Culpepper, the last hoorah of the corpse of Brett Favre, and the heart-stopping inconsi...

Vikings Missing Opportunity to Significantly Upgrade at Quarterback

Posted by vikesgeek in vikesgeek's Blog, 22 June 2016 · 3,915 views

Since 2006, the Minnesota Vikings have attempted to accomplish a long sought goal—the unearthing of a franchise quarterback. Minnesota had not had a true franchise quarterback, since Fran Tarkenton roamed the sidelines in the 1970s. They still have not.

Rick Spielman has been of two minds regarding the staffing of the quarterback position. For a brief...

Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Stephen Weatherly

Posted by Matt Fries in Matt Fries' Blog, 08 June 2016 · 299 views
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Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Stephen Weatherly With the 227th pick in the Draft, and their second to last selection this year, the Minnesota Vikings chose Edge Rusher Stephen Weatherly out of Vanderbilt.

Weatherly played as a 3-4 OLB in college, but profiles as a DE in the Vikings' scheme. Although he didn't participate in every drill, the size and athletic measurables that are available for Weather...

Transformation to Contender: The Alex Boone Effect

Posted by CamPain in CamPain Trail, 15 May 2016 · 649 views
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Transformation to Contender: The Alex Boone Effect In my most recent post , I highlighted the elements of the 2015 Vikings roster that, if left unfixed, could limit the team’s ability to transition from a very good, up-and-coming team into a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Some issues were identified as critically important to address in the offseason (OL, WR) while others, while able to be camouflaged i...

Revisiting 2010: Super Bowl or Bust

Posted by QuixoticViking in QuixoticViking's Blog, 14 May 2016 · 156 views
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Everyone remembers 2009. The Vikings went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Fewer people remember 2010.
The confidence could not have been higher going into 2010 and for good reason. This season was the Viking’s 50th anniversary, they were one of the hottest teams in the league the year before, and the gang was back. There was every reason...

Outside, Looking In: Zimmer Not Just a Coach, But Meticulous Teacher

Posted by Bleedin' Purple in Bleedin' Purple's Blog, 13 May 2016 · 181 views

After Coach Mike Zimmer's press inclusion of a classroom experience, I can't help but think that Coach Zim has certainly remembered all of his past experiences as an assistant, and put them to great use to himself, now as a head coach (where media is concerned).
The National Football League has pushed its way far past being just a seasonal pastime, into a...

Trade Up?

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dope, Doughnuts and Do Overs, 09 April 2016 · 381 views

If Rick Spielman has proven anything, it’s that he isn’t afraid to make a move on Draft Day. So given that the Vikings may have addressed their offensive line woes (Problem Area #1) in the off-season with a new line coach and several free agent signings, is there a possibility that Spielman will throw the dice and trade-up to snatch a “must have” player i...

Why The Vikings Should Consider (maybe) Drafting Wide Receivers With Their First Two Picks

Posted by Waiter1602 in Minnesota Groan, 23 March 2016 · 389 views

I know, everyone, I’m realizing the scrutiny I’m going to get for writing this and I’m not even completely sold on it myself. But, I’m still going to rationalize (with myself) why this isn’t the worst idea in the world.

ATTENTION: I get that it’s still a horrible idea to a majority of you. And I know you’re thinking, “why am I even reading this,” and...

Farewell Forte

Posted by JustFantAshtic in Pigskin Pages, 12 February 2016 · 181 views
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With the offseason upon us, now is the time for big player movement in advance of the free agent frenzy. In a move that was highly anticipated by most experts, the Bears have opted not to re-sign veteran Matt Forte, instead moving forward with 2015 rookie sensation Jeremy Langford as their lead back. Forte announced the news via his Instagram account, exp...

Why Mitchell Schwartz should be the Vikings Top FA Target this Offseason

Posted by SwedSkol in SwedSkol, 10 February 2016 · 519 views
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It's no secret that one of the Vikings top priorities this offseason should be fixing the offensive line. Teddy Bridgewater was pressured far too often and in order to continue his growth as our franchise qb we must spend money to protect him. Not only would an upgraded offensive line greatly improve Teddy's confidence but it would also give him more time...

Run First Offenses Rule the League Part 1

Posted by OJ_notTheJuice in A Different P.O.V, 07 February 2016 · 276 views
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Football has evolved over the decades from a game with little difference from rugby, which was causing deaths on a regular basis, to the nuanced developed creature it is now, with all the new player safety rules and precautions. As the rules have changed so has the way teams try to move the ball on offense. Gone are the days of 3 yards and a cloud of dust...

Teddy's Throwing Motion Threatens Potential For Greatness

Posted by ForPete'sSake in ForPete'sSake Blog, 31 January 2016 · 376 views

If the Vikings are going to take that next step and make a Super Bowl run in the next few years as many national pundits seem to think will be the case, the key element to that season-ending run will not so much reside in the domination of its defense, but rather in the continued growth of its young quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.

So much of social media...

#FlashbackFriday Ft. Bobby Felder "Minnesota showed me a lot of love"

Posted by ViQueen in Vikings Digital Diaries, 30 January 2016 · 245 views
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#FlashbackFriday Ft. Bobby Felder "Minnesota showed me a lot of love" My favorite memory would have to be…

“The players I met that I still call friends today. I still talk to a majority of those guys now. They made the transition for me so much easier.”

I wouldn’t say I had a favorite teammate because…

“That’s like saying you have a favorite brother lol… But I still talk to Jamarca Sandford, Mistral Raymond, Chris Summer...

Possible 2016 Primetime Candidates

Posted by jtkoupal in jtkoupal's Blog, 24 January 2016 · 295 views

With the new stadium opening up next fall as well as the Vikings' sudden return to relevance, we should be in for several primetime games in 2016. Here is a breakdown of primetime options:

Thursday Night Football: Every team has one or two of these. I personally hate them, as do most players and coaches. However, they make too much money, so they will b...

Teddy, Part Duex

Posted by RealTripMcNeely in Intl Correspondent Adam Blog, 01 November 2015 · 623 views

Teddy, Part Duex A couple months ago I wrote an article titled Touchdown Teddy Trumps Throwbacks . I wrote the article to help pump up Vikings fans as we headed into a season with a lot of optimism and questions. I made several lofty comparisons of legends and current Viking QBs, WRs, and RBs. I equated Teddy Bridgewater to Peyton Manning (I continue my optimism below…)....

View from the Stands of our “unrecognizable” team

Posted by marv in marv's Blog, 16 September 2015 · 465 views

Much has been written and stated about what went wrong on Monday. As someone who was there, here are my thoughts on the game.
Opening day, Monday Night Football, newly created modern Levi’s Stadium was in full Super Bowl mode. As if it was a dress rehearsal [for the Super Bowl], there were Fireworks, fire eaters, flames so hot I could feel them from the s...

Fun With Numbers

Posted by Jeff in Vikings A (Adrian) To Z (Zimmer) Blog, 09 September 2014 · 936 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 · 1,314 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,...

Has Ponder checked out?

Posted by Vikeologist in 1st and SKOL , 23 August 2014 · 869 views
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We all know the writing is on the wall for Christian Ponder. He is 3rd on the depth chart and didn't get a snap in the 2nd pre-season game against the Cardinals, and probably won't see any action tonight in Kansas City.

While watching the game last Saturday, the cameras showed Cassel and Bridgewater working together, but where was Christian Ponder?

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Viking Metal History

Posted by alloygator in alloygator's Blog, 22 September 2013 · 284 views

The Beginning of Viking Metal

Another subgenre in the metal community is Viking Metal. This type of music is a combination of death, folk and black bands. Viking isn't very popular in metal. This is probably because it's a fairly new genre of heavy metal. Viking has a very lyrical theme with strong keyboard characteristics, faster pace and a very dramati...

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