Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Buccaneers Recap: The Keenum King (ep. 421)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings doubled up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 Sunday afternoon at Historic US Bank Stadium. The theme of the day was “Unlikely Heroes” as Case Keenum had the best game of his career, leading the Vikings offense in the absence of Sam Bradford. Plus the Zimmer Hellfire Defense got Turnover Party 2017 (finally) started forcing Jameis Winston into three interceptions. An all-around great performance and the type the team needed to snap the squad and fanbase out of an early season funk.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Case Keenum Silenced a Lot of Critics
• Pat Shumur Called a Helluva Game
• Dalvin Cook Ate
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is The Zimmer Hellfire Defense
• Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen
• Andrew Sendejo’s Best Game of His Career
• Xavier Rhodes-Mike Evans Lived Up to the Hype
• What Happens Next Week at Quarterback?
• Odds & Ends
• Looking Ahead at the Schedule

All that and more “On to Detroit” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint

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Vikings Buccaneers
image courtesy of Vikings.com

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum had squared off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice in his career before Sunday’s matchup.

He won both of those matchups as a member of the St. Louis — er, Los Angeles — Rams, completing 28 of 43 passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

Keenum picked up where he left off in Minnesota’s 34-17 Week 3 win over Tampa Bay. He torched Tampa Bay’s depleted defense at all levels of the field, specifically both Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen on an array of deep throws.

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Image Courtesy of Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman)

Training Camp is over. REAL football is inching closer and our Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are gearing up to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday night at The Bank in our 2nd preseason game of the season. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for the first of his weekly Friday Football FTW! appearances this season. He’ll drop some knowledge on us about Mankato wrapping up, Hall of Fame Game analysis, as well as if Tom Brady’s uuuuugly courtroom drawing will knock him and Garoppolo from their perch as the best looking quarterback depth chart in the league.

Other “Stop Freaking Out About Trae Waynes” Talkers Include
• RIP Bill Zimmer
• Arif Hasan in the house!
• Eddie Lacy is fat
• Airport Chilis to-go breakdown in 3..2..1..
• Hall of Fame Game Takeaways
• Eric Kendricks is legit
• Audie Cole is the all-time preseason MVP
• Slow the roll on Trae Waynes
• Stefon Diggs looked good, but….
• …Marcus Sherels ain’t dead yet
• Isame Faciane should make the practice squad as an OG
• Mike Harris is solidifying that starting right guard spot
• Offensive line clarity
• Why was Thursday practice so bad?
• Who won jobs this week?
• Why can’t Antone Exum beat out Robert Blanton?
• Jabari Price love. Arif gloats. Andy cries.
• What to look for vs Tampa Bay
• Gerald McCoy vs Harris will be the REAL test
• Teddy *should* see more playing time on Saturday
• Andy’s Matt Kalil Confidence Conspiracy
• Who’s the backup left tackle? Tyrus Thompson? David Yankey?

All that and other “I guess we’re not getting sponsored by the airport Chilis to-go” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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SPOILER: The Vikings End Up with THREE First Round Picks 

Everyone and their mother is on “MOCK DRAFT 79.8!”, but we here at Purple FTW are back with our 2nd Annual “Only Mock Draft! (v1.0)”. Check out how we did last year. We we’re all in on Teddy (took him at #8), so it was a massive win for the Vikings to grab both him AND Barr in the 1st. We whiffed on all the other picks. #YOLO

Enjoy this year’s Only Mock Draft. A full rundown will be posted in a few days because… We want you to listen first! (SPOILER: There are trades. Because Slick Rick gets busy at the Draft like me at Popeyes chicken. #Biscuits)

All that and more on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint.

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In the 2014 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected OG David Yankey in the fifth round with the 145th overall pick. At the time, Mike Mayock had this to say about the pick.

“This is a great fit for the Vikings. They believe in physical players and Yankey is a phone booth brawler. Trust me, I know (Vikings general manager) Rick Spielman and (head coach) Mike Zimmer, and this is the kind of player they bang the table for.”

So what went wrong? Yankey didn’t play a single snap as a rookie last season. And when starting guards Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco went down with injuries, it was Vladimir Ducasse, Joe Berger and Mike Harris that stepped up and earned playing time ahead of him.

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