Category Archives: Minnesota Vikings

NFC North Starters and Other Points of View

Bears Blair Sheade at the Chicago Sun-Times relays Kevin White potential rookie of the year talk. Nothing like managing expectations. Jeff Dickerson at ESPN asks new special teams coordinator Jeff Rogers if he likes any of the players you inherited … Continue reading

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Brief Impressions: 2015 NFL Draft

Did someone tell the ESPN crew that there was no smiling allowed on the set? I’ve never seen a more somber first round telecast in my life. There seems to be a belief around the league that second overall pick Marcus Mariota might … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

With the first round of the draft over and with running back Adrian Peterson still on the Vikings, Peterson’s agent Ben Dogra makes it appear that he’s changing tactics. Via Kevin Patra at NFL.com: “‘One of the things that I … Continue reading

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NFC North Roundtable

Adam Bringedahl (Detroit Lions), Brian Slattery (Green Bay Packers), Davey Randa (Minnesota Vikings) and I review hot topics currently affecting the NFC North and the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft in this most recent edition of the Next Fan Up podcast. … Continue reading

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Who Has the Edge to Compete with the Packers in the NFC North Post Free Agency

All of the NFC North bloggers at ESPN agree that the best team in the division is still Green Bay but the reasons vary. None of them points to what I think are the most potent mix in football – the presence … Continue reading

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Cutler Trade Good for Almost Everybody. Almost. And Other Points of View.

Bears Elliot Harrison at nfl.com constructs his all-under 25 team. Guess how many Bears are on it? Rob Demovsky, Green Bay blogger at ESPN, thinks the Bears signing of Pernell McPhee was the worst NFC North free agent move to … Continue reading

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Skipping Bayless and Other Points of View

Bears Phil Thompson at the Chicago Tribune notes that there were no Bears evident at Jimmy Clausen‘s wedding. His Twitter background image is one of himself in a Carolina Panther’s uniform. Slow news day. Nate Atkins at chicagofootball.com suggests that … Continue reading

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Some Life Lessons And Other Points of View

Bears I’m trying to avoid a knee jerk reaction to the Bears questionable signing of defensive end Ray McDonald. Let’s just say I’m a bit disturbed by the repetitive nature of his apparent transgressions and leave it at that until … Continue reading

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No, They’re Not Kidding. And Other Points of View.

Bears The Bears re-signed Dante Rosario. Rosario’s value is really on special teams and the Bears probably still need to find a tight end who can block the run. From Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune. Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com … Continue reading

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Adrian Peterson – The Saga Continues

Chris Wesseling at nfl.com reviews the current state of the Adrian Peterson saga in Minnesota: “After meeting at Peterson’s home earlier this month, general manager Rick Spielman recently requested a dinner session with the star running back’s agent, Ben Dogra, … Continue reading

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