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Big Blue View Sep 18, 2018
Valentine’s Views: Thoughts on “Check down Eli,” win-now mode, more

Valentine’s Views: Thoughts on “Check down Eli,” win-now mode, more

Examining some of reasons for all the short throws, thoughts on the Brett Jones deal, getting better vs. winning now, more It’s Tuesday. An off day for the 0-2 New York Giants before they begin full preparations for their Week 3 game against the Houston Texans. That also makes it time for my weekly “Valentine’s Views” brain dump. Where else to start but with quarterback Eli Manning. A few thoughts on ‘Check down Eli” One thing I have said for years about Manning is this — whatever side of the never-ending debate you are on about Manning you are likely dug in, way in, and not...
Twin Cities Sep 13, 2018
Close to a return, Vikings center Pat Elflein continues to help replacement Brett Jones

Close to a return, Vikings center Pat Elflein continues to help replacement Brett Jones

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday he expects injured center Pat Elflein to return to the field “pretty soon.” Until then, he’s helping out where he can. Brett Jones, who has taken Elflein’s spot as the second-year lineman works his way back from shoulder and ankle issues, said Elflein has been invaluable getting him up […]

Brett Jones says communication was good against 49ers

After his first game with the Vikings, center Brett Jones said the communication among the offensive line was good, but there are a few things they can work on. Now that Pat Elflein is back practicing, Jones is ready to do whatever the team needs him to do if Elflein resumes his role at center.
Twin Cities Sep 9, 2018
Vikings center Brett Jones has solid debut, but line needs to shore up

Vikings center Brett Jones has solid debut, but line needs to shore up

It remains to be seen how long Brett Jones remains the Vikings’ starting center. But for now, the reviews are good. The Vikings, desperate for depth up front, picked up Jones in an Aug. 26 trade from the New York Giants. With Pat Elflein still working his way back from shoulder and ankle injuries, Jones […]

Jones says he sees coming the Vikings as his opportunity

New Vikings center Brett Jones says he’s had to adjust quickly to the way the team plays after being brought in from the Giants. He will be starting against San Francisco with the Vikings being cautious with center Pat Elflein after he was recently taken off of the physically unable to perform list.
The Viking Age Sep 6, 2018

REPORT: Brett Jones to start at center for the Vikings in Week 1

Acquired in a trade less than a month ago, the Minnesota Vikings will reportedly start Brett Jones at center in their Week 1 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Included in their final roster moves last Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings announced that second-year center Pat Elflein was being removed from the physically unable to perform […] REPORT: Brett Jones to start at center for the Vikings in Week 1 - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Brett Jones will start at center for Vikings vs. 49ers

As the Vikings decided between their options to start at center on Sunday, with Pat Elflein out for at least Week 1, they went with the one that had more experience. According to a league source, the Vikings have decided to start Brett Jones at center on Sunday in their regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, giving the nod to the 27-year-old they acquired from the New York Giants for a 7th-round pick on Aug. 27. The Vikings had started Danny Isidora at center in their preseason finale last Thursday at Tennessee, and coach Mike Zimmer has praised the second-year lineman’s...
Vikings Territory Sep 5, 2018

Kirk Cousins: Brett Jones at Center During Vikings Walkthrough

Contrary to a report by Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network that was tweeted yesterday, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said at Wednesday’s press conference that it was Brett Jones, and not Danny Isidora, manning the center position during the team’s walkthrough this morning. From Wednesday’s press conference: Cousins: “I’m excited to build a rapport with … The post Kirk Cousins: Brett Jones at Center During Vikings Walkthrough appeared first on Vikings Territory.
Big Blue View Aug 31, 2018
Ex-Giant Brett Jones impresses in his Vikings debut

Ex-Giant Brett Jones impresses in his Vikings debut

Vikings fans are happy with their newest lineman Former New York Giants center Brett Jones got the first start of his Minnesota Vikings career Thursday night. But not at center, at left guard. Jones played nearly every snap for the Vikings offense (62 snaps, 89 percent of the offensive snaps), lining up at left guard in the first half before moving to center in the second half. As should be unsurprising to Giants’ fans, the early returns on Jones’ play have been very positive. New #Vikings OL Brett Jones showed his versatility taking snaps at LG and C last night.Jones was...
GMEN HQ Aug 29, 2018

New York Giants: Nate Solder showcasing his value in preseason

The New York Giants spent top dollar to land Nate Solder in free agency and so far through the preseason it looks to be paying off. Big Blue’s revamped offensive line has shown promise through training camp and the start of the preseason but there are also still plenty of concerns. After trading Brett Jones […] New York Giants: Nate Solder showcasing his value in preseason - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Big Blue View Aug 28, 2018
Locked on Giants, 08/28: Odell, OV’s injury, more

Locked on Giants, 08/28: Odell, OV’s injury, more

More about the Odell Beckham Jr. contract, as well as discussion of the impact of the injury to Olivier Vernon and the trade of Brett Jones on the latest episode of ‘Locked on Giants.’ Locked on Giants comes to you four days per week. Subscribe to Locked on Giants multiple ways. RSS | ITunes | Spotify | Google Play Questions? E-mail lockedongiantspodcast@gmail.com.

Listen: Who's going to make the Vikings' 53-man roster?

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' acquisition of center/guard Brett Jones, Pat Elflein's status, project the 53-man roster and answer your Twitter questions on quarterbacks, George Iloka and running backs.
Twin Cities Aug 27, 2018
Newest Vikings lineman Brett Jones ready to channel his inner Phil Loadholt

Newest Vikings lineman Brett Jones ready to channel his inner Phil Loadholt

Brett Jones was on the practice field with the New York Giants on Sunday morning when he got the news that he had been traded to the Vikings. After hopping on a plane headed to the Twin Cities a few hours later, the 27-year-old center got as much sleep as he could Sunday night in […]
Fox Sports Aug 27, 2018
Canadian Brett Jones joins Vikings, the team of his youth

Canadian Brett Jones joins Vikings, the team of his youth

Brett Jones joins Vikings, after trade with Giants sends him to team of his Canadian youth
Daily Norseman Aug 27, 2018
Thoughts on the Brett Jones Trade

Thoughts on the Brett Jones Trade

Let’s put a bow on this present Yesterday the Minnesota Vikings traded for C Brett Jones, sending a 2019 seventh round pick to the New York Giants to get him. There are a few things to consider when looking at this trade, and I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about them. Overall, GM Rick Spielman made a really good trade, at almost no cost to the Vikings. Let’s break it down a little more and find out why. Jones is good, and has versatility. Most importantly, Brett Jones is a good football player, and makes the Vikings offensive line instantly better. Last year Pro Football Focus...

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