The P/PTSD Perspective: The Vikings’ Radar, Tempting Trades, & The Corner Detail

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Feb 28, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo‐Mensah speaks to the press at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports.

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The P/PTSD Perspective: July 1st, 2023

1) A Former Viking Should be on Minnesota’s Radar This Summer: No such thing as too many pass rushers, folks. With money to spend, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah may consider one of the talented edge rushers available in free agency. Yannick Ngakoue may fill a role.

Oct 18, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) in action during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

2) Vikings Lineman Cited for Multiple Traffic Violations: Hopefully, the issue gets resolved. Oli Udoh has proven to be a strong depth player, but there are things that are more important than football.

3) A (Potential) Vikings Trade Target to Boost the Defense: What can I say? The new GM isn’t shy about pulling off trades. So far, he is up to a total of 15 swaps. A talented defender in Arizona ticks a lot of the boxes for what we know about Minnesota’s priority in a trade.

4) Minnesota’s Corners are Missing an Ever-Present Detail from The Zimmer Era: Notably, the Vikings’ corner room looks completely different from the one that Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer built. Can the new crew offer the coverage the Vikings need to have a bounce back defense? Brian Flores faces a difficult challenge.

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Jan 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer looks on before the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

5) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and The Vikings’ Priority in a Trade: The team is in the middle of a competitive rebuild. That’s a reality that impacts the priorities in a trade. The GM has spoken about these details before, allowing us to make educated guesses about what he’ll do next.

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