Links Of The Week: First Wave Of Free Agency Is Over
Well, the first wave of free agency has come and gone, and there were some fireworks involving our favorite team. Percy Harvin was traded, Antoine Winfield was released, Greg Jennings and Matt Cassel were signed, and a lot of Vikings were retained. Now it is time to put a nice exclamation point on this first wave as we wade closer into the second, and else edge towards the Draft.
- There are some positions still in dire need of some work this offseason, with two in particular.
- Chad Greenway isn’t too concerned about the middle linebacker spot. He thinks that either Erin Henderson, a rookie, or himself could do well in that capacity.
- The “crown of the helmet” rule recently instituted is causing some heartache in Vikings Nation.
- Signing Brian Urlacher would be an out-of-character move for Rick Spielman.
- It might be too early to judge the Harvin trade, but it isn’t too early to try.
- A look at some of the linebacker options in this Draft class that aren’t named Manti Te’o.
- A look at the finalized picks the Vikings have going into April’s Draft.
- The Vikings do not plan to use Joe Webb at any other position than quarterback.
- Another look at the production the Vikings got from their 2012 rookie class.
- Part of the reason the Vikings were able to overpay for Phil Loadholt was because his teammates were vocal about the Vikings needing to retain him.
- The door has yet to completely shut on the possibility of Antoine Winfield returning to the Vikings.
- On Thursday, #28 turned 28. Happy Birthday!
- Some interesting notes about the Percy Harvin saga that ended in the trade with Seattle.
- The league approved the $200 million loan to the Vikings for their new stadium.
- The Vikings aren’t likely to go after Brian Urlacher unless he drops his asking price.
- More and more NFL teams are moving to the 3-4 defense, which could help the Vikings find talent that fits their defensive scheme.
- And, here it is, your moment of Zen: