The P/PTSD Perspective: Blockbuster Trade, Corner Solution, & Confusing Vikings in 2 Weeks

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Jan 1, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers punter Pat O'Donnell (16) has his punt blocked by Minnesota Vikings defender Josh Metellus (44) during the first quarter of their game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

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The P/PTSD Perspective: July 15th, 2023

1) The NFL’s Blockbuster Trade Candidate the Vikings Should be Calling About: Well, it was good while it lasted, but the dream is dead (at least for those of you dreaming of adding the powerful defensive tackle). Per Tom Pelissero, the DT is sticking around New York after agreeing to a humongous new deal. May I interest you in Budda Baker or Isaiah Simmons instead?

Vikings Have Seen Murderer's Row on Defense
Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) and New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports.

2) The In-House Solution for the Vikings Corner Subtractions: A lack of certainty at corner co-exists with a ton of certainty at safety. Will the new defensive coordinator — Mr. Brian Flores — blend the two positions? Leaning on a strength to address a weakness does have its appeal.

3) How the Minnesota Vikings Could Confuse Us All After Just 2 Weeks: Yes, the Vikings can be a confusing bunch. After all, we’re discussing a 13-win team that went on to lose to … Daniel Jones and the Giants (and at home, no less). The opening games against the Bucs and Eagles give Minnesota yet another chance to continue the confusion.

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4) The Road to 53: Malik Knowles Brings an Intriguing Combo of Size and Athleticism: Certainly someone for Vikings fans to monitor as training camp gets going. Snagging a spot on the final roster will almost certainly come down to being a special teams ace while also showing potential to help on offense.

5) A Basic Fact: A 3-Year Trend that Must Change for the Vikings in 2023: The last time the Vikings didn’t have a negative point differential was in 2019. The 2020, 2021, and 2022 seasons all featured negative points. The Vikings need to reverse the trend to keep winning games.

camp schedule
Jul 28, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell and wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) talk during training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

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