Saturday, December 3, 2016

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There’s a reason Ben McAdoo’s New York Giants offense looks so familiar; he’s a disciple of the school of Mike McCarthy. Before joining the Giants in 2014, McAdoo spent eight years in Green Bay, where he learned from McCarthy and helped shape Aaron Rodgers into a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

For two years in New York, he served as offensive coordinator under longtime head coach Tom Coughlin. There, he discovered the disciplined approach that’s helped shape his current coaching style; a style that combines the best of both McCarthy and Coughlin’s teachings.

“I’m trying to blend the two experiences that really have shaped my professional career,” he said, per the Washington Post. “I’m trying to blend those two together and come up with the best mix for this organization.”

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Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are tied for the best record in the NFL. A spot many fans, analysts, and probably players (if they were being honest) did not expect the Purple to be in given all of the early season drama. It has opened a door for many-a-fan to have hope that this year could be the year, especially with that Zimmer Hellfire Defense playing like an all-time great unit. We took some time today to mull over aloud few over/under propositions about our young Skol Squad.

2016 Over/Under Talking Points Include:
• 4.5 Defensive Touchdowns
• 1200 Rushing Yards by Vikings Runnings Backs
• 22.5 Touchdown Passes from Sam Bradford
• 100 Fantasy Points for Kyle Rudolph
• 10.5 Starts for TJ Clemmings at Left Tackle
• 44.5 Sacks for Vikings Quarterbacks
• 100.5 Snaps for Willie Beavers
• 72.5 Sacks for the Defense
• 20.5 Sacks for Everson Griffen
• 49.5 INTs for the Vikings Defense
• 20.5 Receptions for Laquon Treadwell
• 0.5 Coach of the Year Awards for Mike Zimmer

All that and other “Take the Overs on All of Em” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Only two weeks into the 2016 regular season and the Minnesota Vikings are already hosting their most hated rival in the Green Bay Packers. But this game will be like no other Vikings/Packers game in the past as it will be the first to be played in Minnesota’s brand new home at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Despite not scoring a single touchdown on offense, the Vikings were able to come out of Tennessee last Sunday with their first win of the season. That absolutely cannot happen again if Minnesota has any ideas about starting the year 2-0.

The big question leading up to Sunday night’s game is who will be starting under center for the Vikings. It will be either Sam Bradford or Shaun Hill and only Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer knows the answer to that question right now.

Or does he?

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Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings recovered from a slow start (too much BBQ?) to dismantle the Tennessee Titans 25-16 Sunday in Nashville. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense lead the way generating two defensive touchdowns and three takeaways (really four, but whatevs.) The defensive scoring was key as the Purple generated zero touchdowns on offense, despite a better-than-expected(?) outing from elder statesman Shaun Hill. We recap the game that was and also try to not freak out about Blair Walsh.

Today’s Hot Chicken Talking Points
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Leads the Way
• Eric Kendricks Has a Chance to be Special
• Everson Griffen Already is Special
• Harrison Smith is Earning Every Penny
• Mike Zimmer’s Halftime Adjustments
• We Need to Talk About Blair Walsh
• Shaun Hill Was Good Shaun Hill
• Adrian Peterson Got Nothing Going
• Trae Waynes’ First Start Was ____.
• Kyle Rudolph Was… Good?
• #FreeCordarrelle?
• Loose Vikings-Titans Thoughts
• Blue Print For Winning the Rest of the Season
• Three Reubens of the Day

All that and other “2000 Ravens, Homeboy” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Week 1 Opponent Preview

Stopping the run key to stopping Titans
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An in-depth look at the Minnesota Vikings’ weekly opponents, with a focus on specific plays, schemes, and players.

There’s an eerie ‘deja vu’ feeling around Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. The Minnesota Vikings travel to Nashville as road favorites, prepared to face a team with a mobile quarterback and power running game. They’re expected to win, however, and should start the regular season with a ‘W” in the win column.

Unless, that is, Mike Zimmer’s team repeats its opening performance from 2015; a 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers that saw Carlos Hyde run for 168 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings looked sloppy, unprepared, and overmatched at the line of scrimmage, repeatedly failing to set the edge or fill run gaps.

When the game begins on Sunday, the Vikings will once again have their hands full. The Titans boast one of the league’s best running back duos in Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry, a one-two punch that averaged 161 yards per game this preseason.

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