Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Feat. Jordan Reid (Viking Age) & Myles Gorham (Vikings Digital Diaries) — Episode 45

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome aboard guest stars Jordan Reid (The Viking Age) and Myles Gorham (Vikings Digital Diaries) to discuss the Minnesota Vikings’ most expendable assets, defensive tackle prospects, linebacker prospects and plenty more on Episode 45 of About the Labor.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Vikings Analysis: Determining expendable assets with value on the open market
  • Vikings Analysis: Is exploring a trade a good idea?
  • Vikings Hypothetical: How much would you trade to acquire Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith?
  • Draft: Larry Ogunjobi and 2017 defensive tackle prospects the Vikings may be reviewing
  • Draft: Sharrif Floyd’s status determines what round the Vikings look defensive tackle during
  • Draft: Deion Jones and the new wave of linebackers in the NFL
  • Draft: Duke Riley and 2017 linebacker prospects the Vikings may be reviewing
  • Draft: Determining Eric Kendricks’ role impacts what type of linebacker the Vikings target
  • Draft: Sleeper picks in the 2017 draft class
  • Skol Spin: Jordan Reid steps into the Skol Spin hot seat

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Skol Spin No. 3: Bridgewater Expected to Miss All of 2017 — Episode 43

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald return extremely well rested from their weekend off with a sizzling hot 68-minute About the Labor Special centered around the most important position in sports, the quarterback.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Vikings Analysis: The Teddy Bridgewater vs. Sam Bradford is just flat-out stupid right now
  • Draft: Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and the most well-regarded quarterback prospects in 2017
  • Draft: Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman deserves more respect
  • Draft Debate: BJ vs. Drew on Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs’ NFL future
  • Fury Take: BJ goes all-in on former Minnesota trash can Mitch Leidner (New Show Decibel Record)
  • Draft: The guys show their age a little bit while discussing middle school survivor CJ Beathard
  • Skol Spin: ATL Pioneer Iñaki Flood becomes first random guest to take the Skol Spin Challenge
  • Outro: Per standard, BJ stumbles through closing statements and Drew establishes his sign-out role

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Vikings Analysis: Xavier Rhodes Solidifies Top-10 CB Status — Episode 41

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald officially establish the About the Labor format for NFL draft season with the show split in half with random Minnesota Vikings analysis and the beginning of an ongoing prospect discussion revolving around rankings and best fits for the Vikings’ needs and resources.Primary talking points include a debate surrounding where cornerback Xavier Rhodes ranks relative to professional cornerbacks, Wisconsin Ryan

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Vikings Analysis: Debating where CB Xavier Rhodes ranks amongst his peers
  • Draft Discussion: Wisconsin’s LT Ryan Ramcyzk opens as ATL’s No. 1 offensive tackle
  • Draft Discussion: Alabama LT Cam Robinson’s run-blocking and slider status
  • Draft Discussion: Temple LT Dion Dawkins’ mauler mentality a fit in Minnesota
  • Draft Discussion: Troy LT Antonio Garcia gearing up for significant rise
  • Draft Discussion: Crash course on the potentially the best class of cornerback prospects ever

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About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast — Episode 40

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald take a look back at Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman’s free agency trends as well as the Vikings’ salary cap situation and attempt to make sense of how these elements may apply to 2017.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Vikings salary cap standing
  • Retaining in-house players
  • Projecting salaries for in-house players
  • Spielman’s recent history during free agency
  • Potential fits during free agency
  • Crazy idea of pairing up two marquee nose tackles
  • Drew steps into the Skol Spin hot seat

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