Monday, December 18, 2017

Laquon Treadwell

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TEDDY OR CASE: Who should start?

It’s the hottest debate surrounding the Vikings right now.

The points are clear on both sides of aisle.

One side argues, “Keenum is just as good as Teddy ever was,” “He’s basically 5-2 and has won four games in a row,” “Case gets the job done so roll with him,” and “the Vikings have chemistry so don’t mess with it.”

The other side argues, “Teddy has a higher ceiling and can win us a Super Bowl,” “Bridgewater was an average starter in 2015 but has better pieces around him now,” and “You need to make a decision on him for next year, so start him now and see what you have.”

It’s a very interesting debate. Both sides make valid points. Plus, it seems like everyone has an opinion.

Whatever your opinion may be, Keenum and Bridgewater are similar quarterbacks. They both make smart decisions, take care of the ball, extend plays with their feet, and make plays through the air. Even their Pro Football Focus grades are similar.

So, what really sets them apart?

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BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell), Brett Anderson (@brettAnderson87), Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald), Sam Neumann (@NeumSamN) and Sean Borman (@SeanBoarMan) pause at the halfway point to discuss and praise the 6-2 Minnesota Vikings. They give out midseason awards, update their preseason predictions, and predictably venture into long discussions about Teddy Bridgewater.

Check out the midseason review above and subscribe to the Vikings Territory YouTube channel to ensure that you never miss a VT Roundtable discussion, the latest installment of Bump & Run or and a variety of other #content.

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A look at the stat book reveals how the Minnesota Vikings offense has stacked up after eight games.

At the end of the 2016 season, the Vikings offense ranked 28th in the NFL. Despite the hardship the unit endured during what turned out to be a nightmare season, the team’s front office vowed to improve the group during the offseason.

Fast forward eight games into 2017. Sporting a new offensive coordinator, a different scheme, new personnel, and a revamped offensive line, the Vikings offense has been just that — a noticeable improvement through the first half of the season.

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The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. CST.

The Minnesota Vikings lost their starting running back for the season. On top of that, they lost their starting quarterback for six games, and counting. Yet, they’ve won three games in a row and sit atop the NFC North at 5-2. With the trade deadline just around the corner, will the Vikings make a move to try and better position themselves for a deep run in the playoffs?

Lets take a look at some players the Vikings could trade, some players the Vikings could acquire, and the likelihood of the move occurring, including a few trades that have been proposed by other writers.

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Oooooooo Vikewolves of London feat. Myles Gorham (ep. 442)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are over now over in London to try to head into the bye 6-2. To help us make some blood sausage level analysis, we brought back Myles Gorham (@MylesGorham85) of Climbing the Podcast (and Climbing the Big Board) to talk some Vikings, preview the Browns game, show his guy Laquon Treadwell some love, hype up Teddy Bridgewater’s return, and look ahead and try to not get too excited about the 2017 season. Because after all: Vikings.

All that and more “Shepherd’s Pie is Awesome” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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