Friday, July 21, 2017

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Thoughts on the Vikings from around the league.

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This is the first installment of our Opposing View series, in which we gauge the league-wide perception of the Vikings by talking to bloggers from around the NFL. For each post, I’ll seek out a writer for a team on the 2017 Vikings schedule, and ask them a few short questions about the way they view our squad from afar. 

The first installment features Alex Kozora, writer for Steeler’s DepotThe Vikings play Pittsburgh in Week Two. 

 

VTTop of your head, give me the first things you think of with the Minnesota Vikings going into 2017.

Alex Kozora: Think of an offensive line that has improved but still needs to get better. An uneasy quarterback situation. Teddy Bridgewater’s future is still a complete unknown. Sam Bradford, to be general in my description, is competent but not someone who is going to outduel Stafford/Rodgers in the North. A run game that should, and desperately needs to be, better this year. Defensive ends who can get after the QB and a solid secondary.

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Purple FTW! Podcast: One Last Mankato Party (ep. 382)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings announced this week that this season’s training camp (the 52nd edition in Mankato) will be the final year at The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. Today on the show, we’ll run through some Mankato memories as well as some Vikings training camp talkers to get you ready for when the Purple descends upon Mankato one last time.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Vikings Leaving Mankato After 52 Training Camps
• Dalvin Cook to Return Kicks?
• Michael Floyd Suspended 4 Games
• Who’s the Most Irreplaceable Player on the Roster?
• 1 Got To Go: Teddy, Xavier, Danielle, Diggs
• What to Expect Out of 2017 Anthony Barr
• What if Nick Easton is #Good?
• Rookies Reporting Early
• Mankato Plans & Dates
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All that and more “The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Purple FTW! Podcast: 9 Under the Radar Vikings Training Camp Questions (ep. 381)

Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings Training Camp is less than two weeks away and all of the main storylines have already been beaten to death. Will Laquon Treadwell rebound in year 2? Will Teddy Bridgewater start the year on the PUP? Can Anthony Barr earn his 5th year option? Can the offensive line not be garbage this season? Blah blah blah. So today we decided to take a deeper dive into 9 under the radar training camp questions that I’m interested in.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• What if Trae Waynes or Mackensie Alexander are bad?
• What’s gonna happen with Taylor Heinicke?
• Is Joe Berger still #Good?
• What’s B-Rob’s role in 2017?
• Is this finally the year for Marcus Sherels?
• Does Tre Roberson crack the 53-man roster?
• Is this it for Antone Exum?
• Which UDFA will make the roster?
• Who’s the punter/kicker gonna be?

All that and more “How’s Teddy Look?” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Purple FTW! Podcast: IndeVikings Day (ep. 380)

Happy belated 4th of July, Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings Fans. Since we didn’t have the foresight to do it last week, you’ll hear our Independence Day schpeel this week. Also a wide ranging Vikings chat with Joe Johnson of Purple PTSD covering Mankato training camp, Anthony Barr’s make-or-break season, what position the Vikings 2018 1st round pick should be, and personal insight to the Michael Floyd situation that will make you rethink it. Also 5 Things You Might Not Know about Vikes Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter.

All that and more “Bill Pullman would make a fine O-Line coach” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings will have Sam Bradford as their wheelman heading into the 2017 season. But is he the long-term answer for the heist? We chat about that along with (hopefully) putting a bow on #Kombuchagate, excerpt from my BULL with Andy Carlson chat with Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) about Sam/Teddy and why he’s big on Dalvin Cook, and bring it on home with a wide-ranging talk with Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Can This Please Be the End of Kombucha Gate?
• Is Sam Bradford Worth $20 Million Per Year?
• Emory Hunt Talking Teddy/Bradford and Dalvin Cook
• Interview with Ted Glover of The Daily Norseman

All that and more “Fireworks Are Stupid” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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