The P/PTSD Perspective: Avoiding the Defensive Disaster, The RB Rumor, & Frazier’s New Gig

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Las Vegas Raiders
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY SportsCredit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

PurplePTSD works in partnership with Vikings Territory, similarly doing their utmost to offer top-notch coverage of the Minnesota Vikings. As a result, we’re promoting five of their top articles of the past week in “The P/PTSD Perspective.” Take a peek at some of their best stuff.

The P/PTSD Perspective: February 10th, 2024

1) “In a World of Trouble” & “To the Level of Panic,” Vikings Look to Avoid Disaster Scenario: Minnesota must do some major work to improve their edge rusher depth. Bringing Danielle Hunter back would be a nice start, but the depth chart is, well, lacking in depth. Look for Kwesi Adofo-Mensah to respond by leaning on both free agency and the draft for reinforcements.

PurplePTSD: A Less Fearsome Pass Rush, Saints Injuries, Is this Primetime for Cousins?
Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

2) Vikings Running Back Rumor Sheds Light on Path Forward & Possible Free Agency Approach: No one can dispute the simple fact that Minnesota’s running game hasn’t been good enough. Kevin O’Connell, a quarterback before becoming a coach, prefers to pass the ball. That preference isn’t the problem. Rather, the problem rests in how dramatic the run/pass discrepancy is and how inefficient the Vikings are when trying to move the ball on the ground.

3) Former Vikings Head Coach Lands New Job with Seahawks: Good news for Leslie Frazier. He has a ton of experience both as a player and as a coach. Don’t forget that he was part of the legendary ’85 Bears. He has also been a part of some magnificent teams as a coach. Look for Mr. Frazier to do excellently while in Seattle.

Head Coach Finally
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports.

4) One 2024 Draft Prospect is Becoming Particularly Popular for the Vikings: As we said up top, the Vikings desperately need help within their defensive front. In particular, the edge rusher spot is aching for reinforcements. One of the very odd parts of Adofo-Mensah’s time as the Vikings’ GM is that he hasn’t used a single selection on an edge rusher. Expect that trend to change in April.

5) The First Question of the Vikings’ Offseason Has Been Answered: Brian Flores deserves to be a head coach but didn’t get any interviews. The defensive coordinator will thus return to Minnesota with the hope of continuing the steep ascent. In a season single, he took the defense from very bad to average. Can he offer a repeat performance, taking average to very good?

Flores Flourish
Jamie Sabau-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.