The View from Purple PTSD: Kyle Shanahan and Minnesota, Zimmer Hot Seat, and the Return of Adrian Peterson

Oct 3, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan walks on the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The sister-site to VikingsTerritory is PurplePTSD.com, and the guys and gals over there roll out the Minnesota Vikings analysis just as much as we do.

Here is some of their top content for the week.


The article was jointly posted on VikingsTerritory and PurplePTSD. It was authored by Wesley Johnson and singlehandedly started the Shanahan-to-Vikings discourse.

The Zimmer hot seat chatter is fierce, and a man from Brazil has thoughts on the eventual replacement.

PPTSD editor Kyle Joudry has analysis on Peterson’s spot in history.

Noah Moore bemoans the Vikings third-down woes.

And finally, an explanation of why Zimmer’s rump is toasty.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).