The P/PTSD Perspective: Fulfilling the Flores Promise, The Year 3 Charm, and Best FA Deal

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The P/PTSD Perspective: May 18th, 2024

1) Kevin O’Connell Fulfilled the Flores Promise: Back in January, the Vikings’ head coach promised that Brian Flores would be back and that the team would improve the talent on defense. How did those claims turn out? If Minnesota gets into the postseason in 2024, it’ll most likely be because of some excellent defense.

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2) Is Year 3 the Charm for a Young Vikings Defender?: The Vikings are hoping that’s the case. Simply stating that Ivan Pace Jr. was magnificent and thus there was no room for Brian Asamoah is an oversimplification. Asamoah still has a chance to become a good player, but last year was a struggle.

3) Former Viking Hailed as the Best Free Agent Signing of the Offseason: Houston did excellent work when they landed Danielle Hunter. True, he’s a bit older, but he’s coming off of a season where he set a career high in sacks, doing so without there being much of a pass-rush threat outside of himself. Won’t be shocking if he’s tremendous as a Texan.

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4) Three Remaining Free Agents Who Could Help the Minnesota Vikings: Listen to Kwesi Adofo-Mensah speak and see what kind of impression you get about his philosophy. The GM knows that his team is entering the slower portion of the year but he similarly knows that “team building is eternal.” Maybe someone else gets added.

5) The Carolina Panthers Have Signed Another Former Viking: Pretty wild how many former Vikings have ventured over to Carolina. Adam Thielen stands out since he is so well thought of in Minnesota. The latest example of a player jumping over involves a lesser-known defender.

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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.