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Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Vikings Territory Android App Screenshots

As you know, we are always striving here at Vikings Territory to bring all of you the best spot on the internet for your Vikings news. Well, we took it a step further today with the addition of our very own mobile app.

The app currently is only being offered on Android phones and, of course, it is free. We may make our way into the Apple store eventually but they require a hefty payment and have an array of hoops to jump through.

If you would like to download the app, just go to the app store (Google Play) on your Android phone and search for “Vikings Territory“. Or, you could visit the following link on your phone and download it from there.

You will then be able to access the most recent Vikings Territory posts from your phone without having to visit the website. (The most recent posts/tweets from the VT Facebook and Twitter accounts are there as well.)

So, if you are an Android user, check out the app and let us know what you think.


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Mike Wobschall from makes some observations from OTA #7. In one note, “Wobby” describes plays where both Christian Ponder and Joe Webb are scrambling to the right. Don’t like to hear that our QBs are still fleeing from pressure but glad that they’re able to if their hand is forced. There are also some great notes for OTAs #4-6.

Jared Allen is awesome. Watch Allen’s latest charitable event “Night Ops Golf” here on Youtube.

Stop the press. Everyone’s favorite hip-hop entrepreneur Bryant McKinnie showed up to camp phat. (See what I did there?) Will he even make the Raven’s roster this year?

I missed this one over the course of the week. Apparently, NFL Comissioner, Roger Goodell, sent out a memo to all teams addressing recent DUIs and reminding team players and personnel to “be responsible.”

The folks over at Pro Football Focus have been looking at each NFL team and determining that team’s “Secret Superstar.” Who was their selection for the Vikings? Go check it out. Who should we look out for on the Packers, Bears and Lions according to PFT? Linebacker D.J. Smith, cornerback Tim Jennings and defensive end Willie Young, respectively.

I really can’t stand this idea that the NFL is strictly a passing game and running the ball has lost its importance in the NFL. Adam and I will have to take the topic up in our next “Coin Toss.” Nevertheless, National Football Post has a good article up discussing the topic, using the Vikings lack of success even with Adrian Peterson as a prime example.

Although ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski expects Christian Ponder to “improve significantly this season” he still has Ponder ranked 28th out of 30 on his “Top QBs” list. Kevin Seifert from ESPN’s NFL North blog further inspects Jaworski’s analysis. has some great OTA videos. Definitely check those out.

Our buddy Gil over at The Vikings Den landed a writing gig with Rant Sports. He’ll continue writing for TVD though and we wish him the best of luck. In this particular post, TVD looks at if the Vikings missed out by not signing linebacker Rocky McIntosh.

While the Vikings run play-action more than almost every team in the NFL, it turns out they’re not very good at it. (This is always something that has bothered me. With such an incredible running back, you think our play-action would be much more effective. I absolutely hate it when a quarterback doesn’t know how to sell the play-action. I think a good “just kidding” hand-off can really screw up a defense. Hopefully this is something Vikings QB Christian Ponder has been working on this offseason. Okay, rant over.)

Today is Father’s Day. And despite the fact that Chad Greenway’s father was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is now receiving hospice care, the Vikings linebacker still decided to host a Father’s Day fundraising 5k run. Please keep Chad and the Greenway family in your thoughts through these trying times for them.

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Erin Henderson Needs Your Help...

One of our readers (Sandiamond) pointed out that Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson is hosting a contest on Twitter to come up with a nickname for himself. The winner, chosen by Henderson, will receive a signed photo and football.

I know that a majority of our readers aren’t Twitter users but I thought some of you guys might like to join in on the fun anyway. Leave your nickname ideas in the comments below and I will relay all of them to Henderson himself. (Meaning, I”ll tweet the names to #50 later…)

I’ve been thinking on it for about five minutes or so and can’t come up with anything good myself, but I just know some of you guys will have some great ideas.

Of course, if one of us did happen to win, VT would facilitate getting your prize to you.

Have at it!

(Note: If you do use Twitter, just tweet your nickname idea with the hashtag #EH50EGO.)

Cornerback Chris Cook has been making some Twitter followers angry because some of his tweets would suggest he is not fully focused on football, which is not something fans want to see or hear after Cook’s health and legal troubles have resulted in what can best be described as an “absence” during his first two NFL seasons.

Cook concludes that those fans that don’t like his tweets should simply refrain from reading them, or unfollow him all together.  I’m no Twitter expert (Brett, you should weigh in) but getting upset about people’s tweets expressing how upset they are about your tweets seems a little tweet-diculous.  Can Cook not unfollow or ban those posting things that are making him angry, the same as he suggests those people should do?

Anyways, Bob Sansevere recently interviewed Cook and I feel like he blew a golden opportunity to ask some good, tough questions.

Sansevere asks Cook about his sleep habits, his twitter accounts, threw him a softy or two about being “misunderstood,” and attempts to lead Cook towards saying he is a Pro Bowl talent.

Here is my favorite Cook quote from the piece:  “I feel like I’ll be better. A good thing about being away from the game is I got to rest a lot. I got my legs up under me. I got to study more. I studied myself a lot on tape from games I have played and from practices. I feel like I’ll be better.”

So, that is the good thing about being suspended?  Geesh, just imagine how good he could be in 2013 if he slips up and gets suspended for all of 2012!


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The Vikings offseason training activities are drawing to a close and the next step is minicamp.

The Vikings will hold their minicamp next week, starting with Tuesday morning walk-throughs, and will end with a Thursday morning practice.

After that, we will enter the dead period:  Training Camp in Mankato is scheduled to begin on July 26th.

Minicamps, unlike parts of training camp, are not open to the public but there should still be plenty of reports coming from all the normal updates and we will be sure to keep you all updated.  The things to keep an eye over the next week mostly involve individual player health and the progression of the younger players on the roster.

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