Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Is there a Vikings player that deserves a ten-year contract extension?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Terms of the deal have not yet been released, but seriously. it’s going to be for a whole ton of money. Perhaps even.

Minnesota LB Eric Kendricks listed as Vikings’ most team friendly deal

Monday, July 6th, 2020

He had a 83.9 passer rating allowed when in coverage, which is about 20 points lower than the league average against linebackers, according to Pro Football Focus. Not only that, but PFF also ranked Kendricks as the highest-graded linebacker in the league. Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports ranked Kendricks as the second-best linebacker in the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 6th, 2020

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Keeping in mind tradition, today is the greatest day of the work week according to Fishin, and since I’m not at work today I’ll agree. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s Monday, the greatest day of the week! Around the DN since our last open thread: Chris ponders: Which player would you take from each Vikings division rival?

Which player would you take from each Vikings division rival?

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

If you could take one player from each of the Minnesota Vikings’ NFC North rivals and add them to the current roster, who would you go with? I’m trying to put some thought into this and not just go with something like “Well, I’d just take Aaron Rodgers. At this point, I’m not taking Rodgers over Kirk Cousins anyway.

Worried about the Vikings cap space? Don’t be

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Minnesota’s cap space has been a topic of discussion for basically the entire offseason. At one point in the offseason, Over The Cap founder Jason Fitzgerald ranked the Vikings among 11 teams that had more dead money than cap space. Also earlier, Minnesota was dead last in the league when it comes to cap space, per Over The Cap.

The Vikings’ young corners will be just fine

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Picks don’t tell the whole story, so let’s look at advanced stats. He earned a coverage grade of 46.5 last season, according to PFF. There’s also Waynes, who was decent, but only had eight pass deflections and one interception.

Vikings need to develop depth behind their stars

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

The Vikings have more Pro Bowl players than the average NFL squad, but the players they have lined up behind them don’t have much experience. That’s why more than even the average season, the Vikings need to have great health in 2020. Offensive stars Cook has one of the best backups in the NFL in Alexander Mattison, the second-year running back out of Boise State.

Vikings need to develop depth behind their stars

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

The Vikings have more Pro Bowl players than the average NFL squad, but the players they have lined up behind them don’t have much experience. That’s why more than even the average season, the Vikings need to have great health in 2020. Offensive stars Cook has one of the best backups in the NFL in Alexander Mattison, the second-year running back out of Boise State.

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 4th and 5th, 2020

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Good Morning! It’s going to be a great weekend of grilled meat and fireworks. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s the weekend, you should get all your outdoor chores done early, fire up the smoker or grill, and have a beer or two.

‘Something’s got to change’: How the Vikings are pushing for social justice

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

In 2018, the Vikings launched a social justice committee where players can discuss racial matters openly and support organizations battling systemic issues in the Twin Cities. According to a survey by ESPN's NFL Nation, Minnesota is one of 17 teams with a social justice committee. Three other franchises have similar programs in the works.