The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings came up short in a shootout with the Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim Thurday night. The storyline of the evening, and the season for that matter, is what is going on with the once vaunted Zimmer Hellfire Defense?
A handful of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings assistant coaches spoke with the media this week. We go through and dissect their comments. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Cover-1, Climbing the Pocket and The Draft Board Podcast swings in to talk about linebackers in this year's NFL Draft and who could be the next Darius Leonard.
Wrestling legend and noted Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fan Chris Jericho has some pointed thoughts on Kirk Cousins and being a fan. Plus we run through the PFT Top-100 Free Agents and try and snag some new players that make sense in Purple. Then Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast swings by to chat about Adam Thielen looking for a new deal and local NFL Draft prospects getting ready for the #Process. And I try to bring Cordarrelle Patterson back home.
We take the top off the defense today talking NFL Draft wide receivers with resident WR film guru Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) of The Draft Network. The Vikes could use some WR3 help and Brad has a few names the Purple faithful should keep an eye on throughout the draft. Plus we chime in on Adam Thielen looking for an extension, Mackensie Alexander does something awesome, and hall of fame safety Paul Krause's career interception record will NEVER be broken.
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offseason rolls along as we chat about VERY February-ish topics. The Antonio Brown pipedream, Kirk Cousins tweets offend Cleveland (for some reason), Vikes-Eagles may not (but might) play on Thanksgiving (or not), and Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 2.0. Plus I run through predictions where I think Vikings free agents end up and make the case for the Purple to transition tag Anthony Barr.
We have thoughts on "internet trolls" attacking Minnesota Fightin' Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on social media. Plus we forecast where we thing the big name free agent and NFL Draft QBs end up calling home in 2019. Later Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Cover-1, Climbing the Pocket and The Draft Board Podcast. swings by to talk about the big Draft storylines and also tight ends the Vikes should be interested in.
Friend of the Program Declan Goff (@DexsTweets) of SKOR North swing by the Blue Door Pub to catch up on the football offseason, what the heck the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings should do, also some HOT AAF talk.
Valentine's Day requires an extra helping of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings nonsense! Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast. swings by to chat about Zimmer in Hawaii, player restructure/extension talks, and why Rob Brzezinski looks like Jeff Daniels. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) joins me at The Blue Door Pub for some Vikes Over Beers!
Will the Minnesota Vikings welcome free agent running back Adrian Peterson back into the fold? Will they trade Xavier Rhodes? Does any of this matter? Plus we chat with Eagles beat reporter Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) of NJ.com.
Will the Minnesota Vikings move left tackle Riley Reiff to guard? Will longtime stud Everson Griffen even be on the team in 2019? We talked about that, three offensive tackles in the NFL Draft I like, plus Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Cover-1 and Climbing the Pocket makes his weekly stop to drop some knowledge bombs.
It's time for the State of the Vikings Address from your Vikemander in Chief. Plus I make the case for Harrison Smith to be a Hall of Famer and we talk about the Super Bowl with Patriots apologist and longtime Friend of the Program Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) of Locked on Patriots.