Links Of The Week: A Post-Draft Roundup
A week ago tonight, Vikings fans were eagerly awaiting the results of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and those results were indeed something to be excited about. With the Draft now over, and with a little time to digest, let’s take a look around the web at what everyone is talking about now:
- Bud Grant would have made a great broadcaster, but he turned it down because he wanted “some time off.”
- With the “Triangle of Authority” in the rear view mirror Rick Spielman’s style is starting to win the fans over.
- A 2,500 yard season and multiple Super Bowl rings are the lofty goals Adrian Peterson wants to reach.
- Punter Chris Kluwe would prefer to be cut if there isn’t going to be a legitimate competition for the position.
- Christian Ponder’s arm injury kept him out of his first playoff game, landed him in the E.R., and could be something to worry about moving forwards.
- Spielman is winning over even the franchise’s toughest critics.
- The Brian Urlacher chatter just will not die.
- Both Chad Greenway and Greg Jennings are up for the same prestigious humanitarian award.
- The media makes it seem like Cordarrelle Patterson can barely tie his own shoes. I’m excited for him to prove them all wrong.
- Christian Ponder knows that Matt Cassel represents at least some competition for the starting job.
- Some clues have emerged about the Vikings stadium design which will be revealed this month.
- The days of Bryant McKinnie’s annual weight watch is over for Vikings fans, but Matt Kalil is having the opposite problem.
- Despite being a second year player, safety Harrison Smith plans on stepping up to fill the leadership role that Antoine Winfield held onto for so long in the Vikings secondary.
- A photo gallery of Vikings minicamp.
- If getting a punted football into the ceiling of a theatre is criteria for keeping a job, then Jeff Locke should be cut right now.
- The Vikings continue to get plenty of high marks for their 2013 Draft class.
- Matt Cassel says he taught Tom Brady everything he knows. The guy has a good sense of humor.
- Jared Allen is feeling healthy, isn’t worried about his contract, and has his sights set on the Super Bowl this year.
- A look at how the Draft impacted the landscape of the NFC North.
- And, here it is, your moment of Zen: