Saturday, November 18, 2017

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings escaped London with a sloppy 33-16 win over the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium. The game looked to be in serious jeopardy early on, and the Vikes even spotted the Browns their first halftime lead of the season, but Mike Zimmer’s crew rallied and put away the upstart Lakesiders with a strong 2nd half performance in front of London crowd that was elated to finally watch a competitive football game this season.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Burned Itself for a While
• Diggs + Thielen = Reunited
• Riding the Hot Hand at Running Back
• Banged Up Offensive Line Held Together
• Case Keenum was AIGHT
• Get the Tight Ends More Involved
• Mike Priefer Was Napping
• Mike Zimmer…
• Odds N Ends
• Looking Ahead to the Bye Week

All that and more “We Forgot to Make any 007 Reference This Week” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Next Man Up

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Special teams has always been the odd-phase out.

Extra-point bathroom breaks are a weekly routine for many fans, and others even have had the audacity to challenge whether or not kickers and punters qualify as “football players”. It is understandable that special teams phases are typically viewed similarly to a third wheel, as offense and defense provide the vast majority of explosive, highlight-reel plays while the tug-of-war between the two “primary” game phases is perpetually tracked on scoreboards, statistical websites and, of course, social media.

This perception is rooted in a very simple, elementary-level dynamic: Six points will always be more than three, and, correspondingly, field goals will always finish second to touchdowns. Furthermore, attempting field goals, regardless of result, is the football-equivalent of settling for a consolation prize.

The scoreboard may not always directly reflect superior special teams play, but over the course of an entire season, teams that perform well in these phases of the game tend to finish much higher in the standings. The Minnesota Vikings are well aware of this truth and, as a result, have demonstrated that special teams excellence is not just an annual objective but a formal expectation every single season.

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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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About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast — Episode 38

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the Minnesota Vikings’ 2016 special teams performance and take a look at what might be to come in the future.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Remembering Blair Walsh
  • How good was Kai Forbath?
  • Jeff Locke’s impressive season
  • Marcus “cockroach” Sherels becoming one of the best punt returners in the league
  • Who returns kicks if Cordarrelle Patterson leaves?

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Minnesota Vikings - Jacksonville Jaguars

Operation: Holy Crap We Basically Need to Win Out is upon the Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings as they descend on scenic Northeast Florida to take on the (2-10) Jacksonville Jaguars. We look ahead to the must-win and hash through some random Purple talking points.

Talkers Include:
• Fallout from Harrison Smith’s Injury
• The Defense Was Wasted This Year
• Adrian Peterson’s Contingent Comeback
• The Laquon Treadwell-Randy Moss Non-Controversy
• Zimmer’s Eye & His Mentality
• Teddy Bridgewater/Sam Bradford Showdown
• The Playoff Picture for the Vikings
• This Team Just Doesn’t Score
• How the Jaguars Can Get Got

All that and more “I’m Too Dumb for Westworld” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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