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Teddy Bridgewater Deserve to Be in Offesive Rookie of the Year Conversations?

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy  Bridgewater the hope was that the Louisville quarterback would end up becoming the QB of the future for the team. Christian Ponder was not going to live up to his hype and neither was Matt Cassell so the Vikings needed someone. They did not want to insert him in to the lineup as early as they did, but circumstances did not give them a choice...
Via FatManWriting
27 minutes ago  |  Discuss

How far away are the Minnesota Vikings from competing for a Super Bowl?

The Minnesota Vikings finished in third place in the NFC North, but they are undeniably headed in the right direction. Meanwhile on Sunday the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective conferences and some people (present company included) predicted they would play in this year’s big game. So, should...
Via cover32 - Vikings
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vikings wideout Charles Johnson did not get to the NFL by accident

We found this clip on Reddit, which included a compelling story about Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson and his path to the NFL. Check it out: You may also be interested in: How far away are the Minnesota Vikings from competing for a Super Bowl? WATCH: Vikings wideout Charles Johnson did not get to the NFL by accident Former Vikings great Cris Carter’s kid has...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: A Look Back at the 2014 NFL Draft

On the eve of May 8th, 2014, Johnny "Football" hype was at an all-time high. The flashy Texas A&M quarterback had put on a show at his pro day in March, completing 61 of 64 passes in front of representatives from 30 NFL teams.He donned a helmet, shoulder pads, and camouflage shorts, avoiding brooms from quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in a showing that left many scouts...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings organization on same page with personnel decisions in second offseason

The Minnesota Vikings in 2013 were busy trying to find a new head coach and coaching staff; however, the personnel department had little time in adjusting to finding they type of players that fit Mike Zimmer's style of play. In their second season together, the Vikings organization is a tighter operation upstairs with plenty of information on what specific traits will help identify...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM Rick Speilman says 'no one is satisfied with the 7-9 record'

Minnesota Vikings general manager is doing a balancing act of going through a youth movement while trying to produce a playoff team at the same time. Speilman elaborated on why the team is going to be patient and try to develop their young player with the mindset that mortgaging the future by bringing older players isn't an option. “Our team got older when we went through...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reidell: The Vikings desperately need to add a red-zone threat at wide receiver this offseason

The Minnesota Vikings have some important decisions to make headlined by running back Adrian Peterson's situation, however, another key personnel decision is their plan to bolster the wideout position. Pass catchers Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright and Charles Johnson are the three top receivers, but none are considered top tiered. Cordarrelle Patterson, the team 2013 first round...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Top 5 Plays of 2014 — #1-3

3. Cordarrelle Patterson's 67-yard TD Run (Week 1 vs. Rams)Patterson's run brought back memories of his days as a Tennessee VolunteerThe Minnesota Vikings have been looking for a playmaking receiver since Randy Moss was traded to the Raiders in 2005. All signs pointed to Cordarrelle Patterson filling that role after scoring 7 rushing and receiving touchdowns in 2013.In 2014, he kicked...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vikings great Cris Carter’s kid has narrowed his list down to two NFL teams

There’s no denying that Duron Carter probably has some excellent wide receiver genes, given what his father Cris did with the Minnesota Vikings for so many years: Cris is now a belligerent NFL analyst on FOX but Duron is looking to jump into the big leagues after impressing in the CFL in 2014. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, he’s narrowed down his list of teams to two:...
Via cover32 - Vikings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Minnesota Vikings

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
Via DraftSeason
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Mason, Minnesota Vikings 1st draft pick, dies at 75

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75. Mason's sister-in-law, Suzanne MacNeil, says Mason died Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, California. No cause of death was given. The Vikings took Mason out of Tulane with the first overall selection in 1961. The native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, played six of...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' first-ever draft pick Mason dies at 75

Tommy Mason, the first-ever draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings' organization, died Wednesday night. He was 75 years old. "Tommy was an enormous talent," Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton, a teammate of Mason's with Minnesota, said in a release put out by the team. "He was a great player, a humble man and an outstanding teammate. I will always cherish the years I spent with...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer Discusses Deflate-gate and Use of “Eligible” Receivers

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer who looks to be unmoved by the NFL’s investigation of New England using under-inflated footballs, weighed in with his opinions on the recent accusations of the Patriots (via In addressing the under-inflated football findings, Zimmer said I think it was like 41-7, right? I don’t think the balls had a lot to do with it. The score...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: David Cobb Impresses at Senior Bowl

Saying goodbye is difficult, in both life and sports. For Minnesota Vikings fans, the hardest "goodbye" may come this offseason if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team.Since arriving in Minnesota as the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Peterson has put together a Hall of Fame career. In 104 games, he's rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns, all while averaging 5...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Greg Jennings’ Michigan Tuscan Villa—Just $1 Million!

  Uh oh, it looks like Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings is peacing out of his hometown of Kalamazoo and isn’t looking for much of a return on his beautiful Tuscan Villa. Perhaps Greg is looking for more sunshine out in the west coast to pursue more acting opportunities? Or maybe he just wants to unwind at a place that has a pool after putting the Vikings on his back...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

After up-and-down season, Vikings CB Munnerlyn vows to play better in 2015

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Captain Munnerlyn's brash, outspoken nature was apparent immediately as soon as the 5-foot-9 cornerback signed with the Minnesota Vikings last year. Munnerlyn's confidence might have got the better of him in his first season with Minnesota. One of the more candid Vikings players during the season, Munnerlyn didn't feel he played to his expectations in his first...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings new stadium could be 'death trap' for birds

The Minnesota Vikings will open a brand-new state of the art stadium in Minneapolis in 2016. The venue will also host the Super Bowl in 2018. Sadly, authorities in charge of erecting the stadium have refused to heed calls from the Audubon Society and other local organizations that have indicated the stadium’s glass facade will be a “death trap” for the local bird population...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge: Off-duty police may carry guns at Vikings games

MINNEAPOLIS -- A judge has ruled that off-duty police officers may carry handguns at Minnesota Vikings games at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. The Minneapolis police union and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association sued last year after the NFL banned guns for all but working officers and security personnel. In August, Hennepin County Judge Ivy Bernhardson...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wants to reunite with old Louisville teammate

The Minnesota Vikings won’t be on the clock for another few months, but it’s never early to start some wild speculation about the NFL Draft. One position the Vikings could use an ugprade at is wide receiver. If you ask Teddy Bridgewater, he already has somebody in mind. According to a report by Darren Wolfson of ESPN, he wants to reuinte with Louisville teammate DeVante Parker...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM wants Adrian Peterson back

If Adrian Peterson plans on playing in the NFL next season, the Minnesota Vikings will have him. On Wednesday, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman made it clear that the team expects Peterson back when he becomes eligible for reinstatement on April 15. “I don’t know if there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Review: Hot Quarterback Action

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  QUARTERBACKS Which Ones? Teddy...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign 2 for futures contract, become immediate contenders

This week has been a busy week for the Minnesota Vikings, including cleaning out their lockers and not playing in the playoffs. Again. But that doesn’t mean everything is casual readings of Kerouac and hand holding sessions. Some people on the Vikings team actually have to work year-round. That includes the Minnesota front office, who has been busy signing players to future contracts...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Building Blocks, Question Marks, and Cuts

The Minnesota Vikings recently wrapped up their 2014 season. While record wise it wasn’t one to remember, they did have plenty of young talent step up and show they belong in this league.  The Vikings also had some players who took a step back this season and now have futures that are anything but clear.  There are also a handful of veterans who have likely played their last...
Via DraftSeason
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson was Always Great with me

The Minnesota Vikings played all season long without suspended running back Adrian Peterson. Not eligible to return until a month after the free agency period begins, Peterson’s future as a Viking is up in the air. However, as far as coach Mike Zimmer is concerned, he’d welcome back Peterson in a beat of a heart (via Adrian was always great with me. I think he’s...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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