The Purple Podcast is a weekly (sometimes 2x weekly) Minnesota Vikings discussion, hosted by ESPN.com beat writer Ben Goessling and 1500 ESPN radio personality (and former beat writer) Judd Zulgad. On this podcast - part of the 1500 ESPN podcast network - you'll find strong opinions, insider analysis and no stones unturned when it comes to the Purple.

LATEST EPISODE

Mini Purple Podcast: The many possibilities for Sam Bradford's future

Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller discuss Matthew's breakdown of Derek...Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller discuss Matthew's breakdown of Derek Carr's numbers versus Sam Bradford's. The results over the last two years are pretty surprising and may give us an indication what Bradford's agent will be seeking. Also, how do all the what-ifs surrounding Teddy Bridgewater affect Bradford's future?   Show More

6/26/2017

Past Episodes

ESPN's Ben Goessling along with Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller break down the Vikings' position groups they are most and least confident about, then get into the type of competition the Vikings will be facing this year. Which NFC teams are trending up, which are trending down? Did the NFC North teams improve? And which division has the best jerseys?
6/22/2017
Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller get together for a conversation about Xavier Rhodes' future, short and long term. This year the Vikings will be facing some stiff competition at No. 1 receiver. How will they handle it? Will Rhodes be up to the task of facing Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, AJ Green and other elite receivers? And, should the Vikings sign him long term before camp starts?
6/20/2017
ESPN's Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss Michael Floyd's future with the Minnesota Vikings after a (now confirmed) report that Floyd violated terms of his house arrest by failing an alcohol test. Should the Vikings immediately be looking for a replacement? Could Floyd's time in Minnesota be over before it started? Can the Vikings rely on Laquon Treadwell if Floyd can't play? Plus, Mike Zimmer is evolving as a head coach and Randy Moss got emotional talking about his past with the Vikings.
6/16/2017
ESPN's Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss Michael Floyd's future with the Minnesota Vikings after a (now confirmed) report that Floyd violated terms of his house arrest by failing an alcohol test. Should the Vikings immediately be looking for a replacement? Could Floyd's time in Minnesota be over before it started? Can the Vikings rely on Laquon Treadwell if Floyd can't play? Plus, Mike Zimmer is evolving as a head coach and Randy Moss got emotional talking about his past with the Vikings.
6/16/2017
ESPN's Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss Michael Floyd's future with the Minnesota Vikings after a (now confirmed) report that Floyd violated terms of his house arrest by failing an alcohol test. Should the Vikings immediately be looking for a replacement? Could Floyd's time in Minnesota be over before it started? Can the Vikings rely on Laquon Treadwell if Floyd can't play? Plus, Mike Zimmer is evolving as a head coach and Randy Moss got emotional talking about his past with the Vikings.
6/16/2017
ESPN's Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss Mike Zimmer's return to practice after taking several weeks off to rest following his eighth eye surgery. Also, who are the most interesting Vikings players in 2017? Should the Vikings trade for Eric Decker? And, who is the worst quarterback of all time?
6/9/2017
Judd Zulgad offers up his 10 best Vikings quarterbacks in franchise history, which leads to debate and dissection with Phil Mackey and producer Dave Harrigan. Was Warren Moon high enough? Was Brett Favre here long enough to warrant his ranking?
6/6/2017
ESPN's Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN's Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss Sam Bradford's comments about his contract situation. Would the Vikings be wise to sign him now to a reasonable deal or wait to see whether he can lead them back to the playoffs? How does Teddy Bridgewater's recovery play into the decision? Should Bradford's agent be playing for a deal now? Also, what's Sharrif Floyd's status? What creative ways might Mike Zimmer replace him? And, who should be the next face of the franchise with Adrian Peterson gone?
6/2/2017
Matthew Coller joined Mackey and Judd to discuss Mike Zimmer's recent comments praising cornerback Mackensie Alexander and receiver Laquon Treadwell. Both had rough rookie seasons, but the Vikings' head coach says they are on the right path in OTAs. Should we believe in in their progress or is this just typical offseason hype?
5/30/2017

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