Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dalvin Cook

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald roll out a 90-minute LIVE show in order to finish off their Minnesota Vikings Training Camp position-by-position breakdown. Linebackers, Cornerbacks and Safeties are put under the microscope with tidbits on Dalvin Cook returning kicks, Mike Zimmer’s detailed interview with Hannah Storm and a handful of various talking points provided by an elite group of LIVE listeners. Broadcasted live on MixIr Thursday, July 20th.

Episode 84 is sponsored by local stand-up comic Brendan Gay — Catch the LIVE recording of his first comedy special at the Joke Joint Comedy Club (Lilydale, Minn.) on August 10th! Use to the promo code “BRENDAN” to get 40% off your ticket on the Joke Joint Comedy Club official website!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Advertising: See Local Comic Brendan Gay Perform LIVE August 10th (1:22)
  3. Kick Returner Cook?: Mike Priefer Adds Dalvin Cook to the Kick Return Conversation (2:00)
  4. Training Camp Preview: Linebackers (7:00)
  5. Zimmer Talks: Mike Zimmer Gives Timeline of Eye Issues & Details Current Health Standing (28:25)
  6. Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks Part I (35:00)
  7. Waynespickaphobia: Fear of Trae Waynes Intercepting [Fun with Drew] (48:09)
  8. Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks Part II (48:41)
  9. Live Commentary Break: Could Trae Waynes Bolt for Green Bay? – via @SkolSees – and more! (54:54)
  10. Training Camp Preview: Safeties Part I (59:40)
  11. Moment of Clarity: Double Brain Fart (1:08:06)
  12. Training Camp Preview: Safeties Part II (1:08:46)
  13. Take 5: Episode 84 … Our Best Randy Moss Moments, Clearly (1:10:44)
  14. Final Takes & Questions: Old Dog, New Tricks? Sub-Package Sendejo? Creativity on O? Norv?! (1:17:10)
  15. Drew’s Final Take & Sign-Out Combo: 1-Year Anniversary Show Plus Big News Next Monday (1:29:32)

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Purple FTW! Podcast: One Last Mankato Party (ep. 382)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings announced this week that this season’s training camp (the 52nd edition in Mankato) will be the final year at The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. Today on the show, we’ll run through some Mankato memories as well as some Vikings training camp talkers to get you ready for when the Purple descends upon Mankato one last time.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Vikings Leaving Mankato After 52 Training Camps
• Dalvin Cook to Return Kicks?
• Michael Floyd Suspended 4 Games
• Who’s the Most Irreplaceable Player on the Roster?
• 1 Got To Go: Teddy, Xavier, Danielle, Diggs
• What to Expect Out of 2017 Anthony Barr
• What if Nick Easton is #Good?
• Rookies Reporting Early
• Mankato Plans & Dates
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All that and more “The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Running Backs
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Welcome to the latest installment of the Vikings Territory Training Camp Primer series focusing on Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray, and the Minnesota Vikings’ running back position.

It’s an odd thing to say, but the Vikings are arguably better off at running back without Adrian Peterson in the backfield. With Peterson, Minnesota tied itself to a player stuck in the past, a player too stubborn to advance his game where the team needed it to go.

Thus, the Vikings moved forward without him this offseason, allowing the future Hall-of-Fame running back to take his immense (if limited) talents to New Orleans. And when the Saints come to U.S. Bank Stadium Week 1, the Vikings know exactly what they’ll see in Peterson — a square peg in the round hole that is New Orleans’ pass-happy offense.

But in Minnesota, the backfield situation is one of fluidity. Any of the three players at the top of the depth chart — Murray, Cook, and Jerick McKinnon — can line up from the shotgun or under center. Not only that, they can catch out of the backfield and split carries when asked — elements Peterson didn’t seem to grasp in his final years as the Vikings’ lead back.

Image courtesy of Vikings.com
Image courtesy of Vikings.com

Vikings Training Camp Preview

In just 11 days, the Minnesota Vikings open training camp on the Minnesota State, Mankato campus. Rookie practices begin on Monday, July 24th and full team practices start Thursday, July 27th.

As usual, this time of year has brought optimism to the Vikings and their fans. But this year, things seem different. There’s good reason to be excited, as the offseason resulted in refreshing roster replacements, an influx of young talent, and a promising outlook on lovable quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

To recap the offseason moves, Minnesota added free agents Latavius Murray, Riley Reiff, Datone Jones, Michael Floyd, and Mike Remmers.

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Episode 80

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald tackle the quarterback and running back positions in the first installment of a segment geared to get Minnesota Vikings fans prepared for training camp. Also included is a discussion regarding where Sam Bradford should rank relative to his peers and some Adrian Peterson speculation.

Episode 80 is sponsored by local stand-up comic Brendan Gay — Catch the LIVE recording of his first comedy special at the Joke Joint Comedy Club (Lilydale, Minn.) on August 10th! Use to the promo code “BRENDAN” to get 40% off your ticket on the Joke Joint Comedy Club official website!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Advertising: See Local Comic Brendan Gay Perform LIVE August 10th (1:09)
  3. Bradford Blasphemy: 24th-Best Quarterback in the NFL?! (1:39)
  4. Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks (13:50)
  5. Training Camp Preview: Running Backs (32:43)
  6. Twitter Takes: Adrian Peterson Week 1 Projections (46:05)
  7. Drew’s Final Take: Parody in Sports is Overrated (55:06)
  8. Sign-Out: Potential Live Show Coming Wednesday (57:48)

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