VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings Honor Groundbreaking Coach Dennis Green at Stadium Opening

MINNEAPOLIS — On the same day the Vikings celebrated the ribbon cutting for the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium, they honored the memory of a groundbreaker, former Head Coach Dennis Green, who ...
Via Vikings.com
8 hours ago

Vikings: Has the narrative on Cordarrelle Patterson changed?

The career of Cordarrelle Patterson has been defined by a harshly twisting narrative, but do the Minnesota Vikings’ latest comments suggest an upward trend? Progress, improvement, and potential. Those words have been spoken about Cordarrelle Patterson for years, and every year they prove hollow as soon as he steps on to the field. Other than a brief stretch […] Vikings: Has...
Via The Viking Age
8 hours ago

Coaches Bud Grant, Zimmer Team Up for 1st Gjallarhorn Sounding

MINNEAPOLIS – The Vikings are coming to a new home but bringing several traditions. That was clear Friday when Hall of Fame Head Coach Bud Grant joined current Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer on a ...
Via Vikings.com
10 hours ago

Vikings open U.S. Bank Stadium with ceremony, fireworks

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings opened their new $1.1 billion stadium with a bang on Friday.The Vikings held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new indoor stadium, and fireworks were shot off after Gov. Mark Dayton did the honors. It was the culmination of 31 months of construction that forced the Vikings to play for two seasons at the University of Minnesota's stadium across...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Green: A Vikings Retrospective

Looking a little more in depth at Denny's time in Minnesota As you've probably heard, former head coach Denny Green passed away overnight at his home in Arizona. I'd like to take a bit of a longer look at Green's accomplishments in Minnesota, take a bit of a walk down memory lane, hopefully put his career in perspective, and reflect on how good it really was. It's important to look...
Via The Daily Norseman
14 hours ago

Vikings installing massive horn in new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings continue to polish up their brand new stadium in time for the start of the 2016 NFL season. Among the new features of the stadium is one giant horn. The Vikings have installed a massive Gjallarhorn, which has typically been used before each game by an honorary captain before the home team takes the field, in the new gigs, and the first images of it give you...
Via The Comeback
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings former coach Dennis Green passes away

The Minnesota Vikings universe got some sad news, as former head coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67. Fans of the Minnesota Vikings have a soft spot in their heart for the Dennis Green era of football. His expressive nature and willingness to be vocal made him one of the most […] Minnesota Vikings former coach Dennis Green passes away - The Viking Age - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
16 hours ago

Report: Dennis Green Has Passed Away

The Vikings coach was 67 A few moments ago, NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted some devastating news to Vikings and NFL fans: Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died early this morning after suffering cardiac arrest, per friend Ray Anderson. He was 67. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2016 Green was the Vikings head coach from 1992-2001, and was the...
Via The Daily Norseman
17 hours ago

Former NFL coach Dennis Green passes away

Some really sad news to report from the NFL world. According to multiple media reports, former head coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67 after suffering cardiac arrest. Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died early this morning after suffering cardiac arrest, per friend Ray Anderson. He was 67. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2016 Green...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Early two deep 2016 depth chart

Who could be the starters and backups for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2016 NFL season? Here is a two-deep depth chart for each starting position. Training camp is rapidly approaching for the Minnesota Vikings. The massive roster full of players will eventually be cut down to a 52-man football team which will compete for […] Minnesota Vikings: Early two deep 2016 depth chart...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Are the Vikings phasing Adrian Peterson out of their offense?

In order for the Minnesota Vikings passing game to improve under third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the team is reportedly planning on him taking more snaps out of the shotgun this season. With a new plan of attack, this could lighten up Adrian Peterson’s workload. The future Hall of Fame running back has struggled running out of the shotgun throughout his career. He...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings will bring high expectations to training camp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Like a lot of NFL veterans on teams that travel out of town to start summer practices, Adrian Peterson's enthusiasm for the approaching season has often been temporarily dampened by the drive to training camp. Arrival at the familiar site of dorm room life, two-a-day workouts and overall drudgery, however brief, can prompt unpleasant feelings. This time, vibes...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson using unorthodox methods to deal with fumbling issues

Adrian Peterson is unquestionably one of the most dominant running backs to ever play in the NFL. But that does not mean there isn’t some shortcomings to his overall game, one of those being an issue with fumbles. As he has done every offseason, the Minnesota Vikings running back is putting forth the effort to improve as an all-around back. But this time around, Peterson is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Broken window at Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium to take up to two months to replace

The new Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium just suffered a a setback in its progress. According to a report by Rochelle Olson of the Star Tribune, camera footage caught a person throwing a rock at a ground level window, shattering it to pieces. Per Olson, the window could take an astounding six-to-eight weeks to repair because the glass has to be custom made. The culprit, caught...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vandal breaks street-level window at Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium

A currently unidentified vandal broke a street-level window at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, only two days before the official grand opening of the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion-plus pro football mecca. The damage caused by the rock left an opening in the window large enough for a person to crawl through, but a shield is installed behind the lower-level rows of windows which would...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Minnesota Vikings stadium to host X Games in 2017, '18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ESPN's X Games will be held in Minneapolis in 2017 and 2018, with many of the events being held in the Minnesota Vikings' glittering new stadium, the network announced Wednesday. ''We're definitely pumped,'' X Games vice president Tim Reed said. He cited the ''young, vibrant aspect'' of Minneapolis and the support of the city and state for the bid. He called the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo could give Blair Walsh nightmares

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh may want to avert his eyes away. This sardonic photo of a 27-yard field goal from the left hash at Minnesota’s new U.S. Bank Stadium could give him nightmares: This is what a 27-yard field goal from the left hash looks like in the new place. pic.twitter.com/Fzq7ortpJb — Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) July 19, 2016 Walsh famously missed a kick...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium might have a huge bird problem

The new home of the Minnesota Vikings will open in one week but a big concern remains about the risk of collisions outside the stadium involving migratory birds. Environmentalists have noted that U.S. Bank Stadium's glassy exterior might attract and confuse birds, causing them to crash against the building and die. Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said that stadium workers...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen says he told Brett Favre to ‘stay retired’ in 2010

Jared Allen tried to tell Brett Favre to stay retired before the 2010 season, but he wouldn’t listen. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf sent Allen, Steve Hutchinson and Ryan Longwell to Mississippi to convince Favre to come back, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Hutchinson and Longwell carried out the owner’s orders. But Allen, ever the maverick, told Favre it would be OK if...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Vikings stadium to be subject of $300,000 bird fatality study

The Minnesota Vikings’ first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium is about two months away. And while the Vikings are breaking in their new home, the glass panels that make up the exterior of the new stadium will be under heavy watch. The team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority will each contribute $150,000 to a two-and-a-half year study that will basically...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Berry, Chiefs ‘unlikely’ to strike deal before deadline

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry may end up playing the 2016 season under the one-year franchise tag. According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, the Chiefs and Berry are “unlikely” to come to an agreement on a new long-term deal before Friday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players. Absent a significant shift in the next two days, I’m told the #Chiefs and Eric Berry...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson sees 'greatness’ in Teddy Bridgewater’s eyes

The Minnesota Vikings took a significant leap forward last season by going 11-5 and winning the NFC North division title. While being heralded as a team on the rise, questions remain concerning Teddy Bridgewater, who will enter his third season this fall. But to hear it from Adrian Peterson, it’s only a matter of time before Bridgewater -- who he once compared to Tom Brady...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson still runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash

Adrian Peterson is a freak of nature. You already knew that after watching him return from a torn ACL and rush for a career-best 2,097 yards in 2012. So maybe this story about him won’t surprise you, but that makes it no less impressive. ESPN’s Ben Goessling wrote a feature on Peterson’s offseason workout routine that was published on Tuesday. All Day may be 31 years old,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings have drafted most Pro Bowlers since 2009

Are the Minnesota Vikings the best young team in the league? When considering Pro Bowl appearances by players drafted since 2009, one might think so. As pointed out by NFL writer Scott Kacsmar on Twitter, the Vikings have drafted the most Pro Bowl players since 2009. The nine Vikings players have made one appearance each, but given the talent this group possesses, that is liable...
Via EndZoneScore
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Collier County (Fla.) Declared Today “Mackensie Alexander Day”

Mackensie Alexander may be getting ready to start his NFL career in Minnesota with the Vikings, he’ll always be a Floridian at heart. Today, Collier County in Florida, where Alexander hails from, honored the former Clemson star with “Mackensie Alexander Day.”   Blessed to be honored by Collier County and for today being named Mackensie Alexander Day! #MyHome #Family #AWIE...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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