The P/PTSD Perspective: O’Connell’s OL Hints, Little Confidence to be Cine, & the Bonkers Trade Offer

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Aug 20, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine (6) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

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The P/PTSD Perspective: September 23rd, 2023

1) Kevin O’Connell Leaves Door Open for Vikings Offensive Line Additions: In the end, a free agent offensive lineman walked through the open door. Dalton Risner is now in Minnesota, much to the delight of Vikings fans far and wide. The team almost let him off the hook, but the GM pulled off a deal before that could happen.

Aug 29, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Dalton Risner (66) in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports.

2) The Vikings Have Lost Confidence in Lewis Cine: Tough start to his NFL career. The broken leg during his rookie season obviously isn’t his fault, but it’s an incident that has put him behind the sticks. The most discouraging part of his journey rests in the tackling struggles during the most recent preseason.

3) A Former Vikings QB Could Start for Cincinnati in Week 3: The Bengals aren’t the same without Joe Burrow. The former 1st overall selection is one of the best QBs in the NFL, so there’s barely anyone out there capable of replacing him. The former Vikings QB will face a daunting task.

Dec 24, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

4) An Absolutely Bonkers Trade Offer for Kirk Cousins Never Materialized: Kyle Shanahan really likes Mr. Cousins. The draft pick San Francisco’s head coach was reportedly willing to ship out for #8 is pretty wild, especially since a deal didn’t materialize.

5) 3 Former Vikings Starters Have Struggled with New Teams: Not super surprising, if we’re being honest. The players in question are all excellent Vikings who will be remembered fondly by the fans in The State of Hockey. However, they’re all in the final half of their careers, so some more modest production is to be expected.

Jun 14, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) on the way to practice during the Carolina Panthers minicamp. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports.

Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.