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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Dolphins Recap: The Preseason is Dead. Long Live the Preseason. (ep. 407)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings mercifully wrapped up the preseason Thursday getting boatraced by the Miami Dolphins at Historic US Bank Stadium. Even though the game was an exhibition, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t important for the bottom of the roster players. We talk about who made some dough and who’s going to be kneeding dough at Domino’s next week.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Dissecting Rick Spielman’s Comments
• Cayleb Jones Made Himself Some Money
• Eric Wilson is Making the 53
• The Mandatory Mitch Leidner Talking Point
• Taylor YOLO Heinicke
• Mackenzie Alexander. Bruh.
• Rodney Adams is Not Making the Team
• Other Jabronis Not Making It
• Loose Ends

All that and more “NFL Participant Mitch Leidner” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Cayleb Jones Explodes for 9 Catches and 127 Yards

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It has been a rather uninspiring preseason for the Minnesota Vikings.

Between the first-team offense mustering a grand total of three points and the first-team defense allowing multiple long touchdown drives, the Vikings have given fans few reasons for optimism heading into the regular season. The preseason should never be taken too seriously, but Minnesota definitively failed with regard to adding to a hype train that was buzzing around draft time.

The projected starters took a backseat to the bubble players in Vikings’ final preseason matchup against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the result was a lot of the same. Vikings quarterback Taylor Heinicke struggled with his accuracy while Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant torched Minnesota’s secondary en route to a 30-9 Miami victory on Thursday night.

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Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

The (2-1) Vikings close out the preseason at U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday night against the (1-2) Miami Dolphins. The game is scheduled for 7pm CST.

The Vikings will open the regular season at home on Monday, September 11th against the New Orleans Saints.

Despite earning an exciting 32-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in their last preseason game on Sunday, the Vikings’ starting units were unimpressive in the win. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was not happy with the performance of his team.

Uncharacteristic mental mistakes plagued the first team defense as they allowed the 49ers to move the ball at will. The offense had a number of mistakes as well. Number one wide receiver Stefon Diggs had an off night, dropping two well-thrown passes from quarterback Sam Bradford. The offensive line starters struggled as well. Their performance led to three Bradford sacks.

The offensive starters have scored three points this preseason. While that may or may not be a reason to panic, the Vikings still have one more game to play before the regular season begins.

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the film of the Minnesota Vikings’ 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field and discuss the quarterback position.

Episode 97 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Quarterback Hoopla: What if Teddy Bridgewater Returns? (1:40)
  3. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (5:50)
  4. Back to Quarterback Hoopla: More What if Teddy Bridgewater Returns (6:45)
  5. Not Leidner: Mitch Leidner is a Viking (15:38)
  6. Film Study 1: Dalvin Cook (29:20)
  7. Film Study 2: Stefon Diggs (34:05)
  8. Film Study 3: Eric Kendricks (40:22)
  9. Film Study 4: Tashawn Bower (45:55)
  10. Sign-Out: New Show Coming Soon + Mr. Mankato Leaderboard (49:22)

6 Days Until NFL Draft — About the Labor Podcast Episode 57

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald continue their final review of the upcoming NFL Draft with a 45-minute show talking exclusively 2017 prospects and how they may or may not correlate with the Minnesota Vikings. Episode 58 of the About the Labor Podcast puts Quarterbacks, Tight Ends, Cornerbacks and Priority Undrafted Free Agents under the microscope.

Note: Discussion centers around on BJ and Drew’s most recently updated Prospect Ranking Boards available below after the jump!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Prospect Review: Quarterbacks
  • Prospect Review: Tight Ends
  • Prospect Review: Cornerbacks
  • “Priority Undrafted Free Agent Engagement List Agenda”

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