Sunday, April 23, 2017

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VT Roundtable - Episode 004 Teddy vs Sam
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This week’s episode of the VT Roundtable hits on all the important offseason topics: Boneless vs. bone-in wings, the value of Pro Football Focus, and, of course, Teddy vs. Sam. Vikings Twitter rages on around these age-old questions, and today, we hope to provide a few answers.

Amidst the serious discussion, there were bandanas, eye black, and increasingly difficult cast-off votes. This week’s edition features the familiar VT faces you know and love, plus, a couple of new additions to the show. Be sure to check it out after the jump and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Vikings videos.

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According to Houston’s Fox 26 affiliate, the Minnesota Vikings plan to sign former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum. USA Today’s Tom Pelissero later reported Keenum is joining the franchise on a one-year deal.

Don’t worry, though; Keenum isn’t here to challenge Sam Bradford. No, the Vikings are Bradford’s team, at least until Teddy Bridgewater returns to the field. It’s a complicated situation, made even more complex by Mike Zimmer’s recent comments on his two signal callers:

“There really is no other plan [for the future at quarterback] until Teddy gets healthy,” Zimmer said, per Mark Craig. “When he gets healthy, we’ll worry about it. We don’t know when it’s going to be. If he comes in tomorrow and is 100 percent, which he won’t, but if he did, then we’d have to adjust things. But right now we don’t know when he’s going to be ready.”

Let’s try to unpack this. Bradford is the immediate starter, Bridgewater is months, possibly years away from full health, and Keenum is now the third or fourth quarterback on the depth chart. Before the signing, Bradford and Taylor Heinicke were the only healthy options at the position with Shaun Hill likely departing in free agency.

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Purple FTW! - Zimmer Loves Teddy and Vikings Draft Simulation (ep. 365)

Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spoke to the media on Wednesday at the NFC coaches breakfast (with no omelet bar, but I digress). Zim had some interesting things to say about Teddy Bridgewater, who recently released a video of him throwing, and Sam Bradford, who is also a person. We decode some of his statements as well as dip our toe into the Mock Draft bidness later in the show.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Decoding Mike Zimmer’s Comments
• Impossible to Keep Both Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford in 2018
• Scott Crichton Was a Bust Spielman Can’t Afford
• Get Ready for a Tough Negotiation with Xavier Rhodes
• 7-Round Vikings Draft Simulation via Fanspeak [Results Here]

All that and more “*Sniffle* That’s My Quarterback” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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When Teddy Bridgewater shredded his knee to pieces last preseason in a non-contact injury, the range of timetables for his return varied from the beginning of the 2017 season to never.

The devastating and gruesome injury included a torn ACL and a full dislocation of his left knee, among other things, and left little hope for his career in purple and gold.

Today, Bridgewater provided the first sense of optimism for Vikings fans regarding his recovery. He posted a video on his Instagram story of himself throwing.

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Purple FTW! - Remix to Position by Position Evaluations (ep. 364)

PurpThe first few waves of free agency have washed ashore some new faces and taken some old out with the tide. Before the Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings Warship sets sail for the NFL Draft, let’s take stock of the the current roster and rule if General Manager Rick Spielman has improved each position groups or still has a need for the April Volunteering of NFL Tributes.

Today’s Upgraded Talkers Include:
• Position-by-Position Evaluations.
• Ranking Positional Needs Heading Into the Draft
• Why Y’all Should Calm Down About Latavius Murray’s Ankle Surgery.
• It’s Sink or Swim Time for Mackensie Alexander in 2017.
• Hall of Fame Odds Are Out. Where Does Randy Moss Stack Up?
• Sam Bradford Has Leverage.
• Why I Root for Teddy Bridgewater.

All that and more “No One Uses a Fullback Anymore” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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