Category Archives: Minnesota Vikings

Quick Comments on the Monday Night Games

Eagles  – Falcons: Sam Bradford didn’t look sharp early. Too many missed passes and miscommunications. This was exacerbated by the job the Falcons did stopping the run. Eagles head coach Chip Kelley gave up on it and decided to lean … Continue reading

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Nowhere Is Safe Against the Packers. And Other Point of View.

Bears Color me surprised that the Bears put quarterback Zac Dysert on waivers. It probably means that Jimmy Clausen will be OK for the Packers game but, still, I thought Dysert might have a chance to make the practice squad. … Continue reading

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When Sacrificing Your Body Isn’t Enough. And Other Points of View.

Bears Hub Arkush at ChicagoFootball.com thinks that nose tackle Terry Williams stood out on Thursday night and I’d agree. But here’s what I thought was the really interesting observation: “Now, I’m not so sure Tayo Fabuluje isn’t the second best … Continue reading

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“The Drill with the Bell” and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune rightfully describes the Bears situation after the third exhibition game as abysmal. The most significant highlights: “This team is short on talent, and you didn’t need to watch the most significant of the … Continue reading

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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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