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Fletcher Cox continues his dominance with an interesting streak

Fletcher Cox continues his dominance with an interesting streak

Consistency isn’t an issue for Cox... Fletcher Cox’s chase for hardware in the form of a Defensive Player of the Year Award means more than just creating pressures and taking down quarterbacks. Granted, he’s quite excellent at doing that too. Per Pro Football Focus, he’s tied for most pressures (13) in the league with Minnesota Vikings’ defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and is terrorizing opposing offensive lines. He also has to contribute in the run game and be sure as a tackler, which PFF has pointed out is not a problem for Cox. “Eagles star defensive interior Fletcher Cox...

With Vikings and Gophers showing promise, it's a good time for football in Minnesota

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck believes he can keep the winning ways going with the Gophers. And for the Vikings, standout defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said he's aiming for an "All-Pro season."

Mailbag: On Tom Johnson's role in Vikings' D-line rotation, explaining Reiff's illegal formation

Every Thursday we’ll open the mailbag and answer your Vikings questions from our weekly Access Vikings podcast and postgame Overtime video sent using the hashtag #AVOT after every game. I’m happy to see Tom Johnson back in purple, but isn’t he more of a 3 Technique DT? With the release of Parry, who is the backup NT behind Linval? — Shawn Hegarty (@10kBeers) September 19, 2018 AK: Tom Johnson will fit back into his undertackle role, this time behind starter Sheldon Richardson. That’s the critical factor in this move. Johnson, 34, won’t be asked to play 675 snaps, or 67.6...
The Viking Age Sep 19, 2018

Vikings decide to bring back Tom Johnson, release David Parry

The Minnesota Vikings made another roster move on Tuesday as they decided to bring back the veteran defensive tackle who was recently let go by the Seattle Seahawks. This past offseason was pretty eventful for the Minnesota Vikings. Spending a ton of money on free-agents like Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson sent a message to […] Vikings decide to bring back Tom Johnson, release David Parry - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

As 17-point underdogs, Buffalo is, frankly, a disaster

A year after celebrating their first trip to the playoffs this millennium, the Bills are, frankly, a disaster. They’re 0-2. They’ve been outscored 78-23 by the Ravens (47-3) in Baltimore and the Chargers (31-20) in Buffalo. And now they head to U.S. Bank Stadium as a 17-point underdog — their most lopsided point spread since they lost at Miami as an 18-point underdog in 1985. “That’s an NFL team, bro,” Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said when asked how the Vikings avoid taking the Bills too lightly. “We prepare for them as if they’re 2-0.” That won’t be easy...
Daily Norseman Sep 18, 2018
Report: Vikings sign DT Tom Johnson

Report: Vikings sign DT Tom Johnson

It’s another poison pill, this time with a Johnson thrown in. Wait... In the off-season, the Minnesota Vikings bade farewell to DT Tom Johnson. Johnson was one of the more under rated free agent signings in the Rick Spielman era, having four productive seasons with the team. Originally signed to be a backup to Shariff Floyd, Johnson took over the starting job when Floyd was hurt. In the off-season, the Vikings signed DT Sheldon Richardson from the Seahawks, and Johnson ended up signing with Seattle during free agency. late last week, though, Seattle had to release Johnson, as they had a...
Twin Cities Sep 17, 2018
Vikings remain baffled by NFL’s new roughing the passer rule

Vikings remain baffled by NFL’s new roughing the passer rule

Because his father was a big fan of Deacon Jones, Sheldon Richardson grew up watching old films of the legendary pass rusher. Jones coined the term “sack,” and used such tactics as the head slap on opposing offensive linemen. Richardson, a Vikings defensive tackle, can only imagine what he could accomplish if the NFL allowed […]

NFL hitting defensive players like Eric Kendricks, Sheldon Richardson in their pockets

Vikings defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson advised Eric Kendricks to brace himself for a fine.

Richardson: ‘Talk about the good, correct the bad’

Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson talked about the tie with Green Bay and how to move on from it in preparation for the Bills.
Daily Norseman Sep 16, 2018
Vikings, Packers play to 29-29 Tie

Vikings, Packers play to 29-29 Tie

In a game that featured several spectacular plays, the game was decided by missed kicks. After letting the Packers march down the field a bit to start the game, Sheldon Richardson and Everson Griffen combined to sack Aaron Rodgers and kill Green Bay’s momentum, forcing a punt. The punt pinned the Vikings deep in their own end, the offense sputtered, and the team was forced to punt. Aaaaannnnd… Geronimo Allison blocked it, Josh Jackson recovered it in the end zone, and the Packers were suddenly up 7-0. Mike Hughes had yet another nice play, returning to ensuing kickoff 46 yards, and...
Daily Norseman Sep 16, 2018
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings: Second Quarter Game Thread

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings: Second Quarter Game Thread

Come join us and talk about the game Through one quarter at Lambeau Field, the Minnesota Vikings are tied with the Green Bay Packers at 7-7. The Packers received the opening kickoff and got to about midfield before their drive stalled and they had to punt, thanks in large part to a Sheldon Richardson sack. The Vikings took over at their own seven, made a first down, then shot themselves in the foot with a penalty and a sack. When the Vikings punted, Matt Wiles’ kick was blocked and recovered by Josh Jackson for a touchdown and a 7-0 Green Bay lead. Minnesota answered though. After a big...
The Viking Age Sep 14, 2018

Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson fined for hit on Jimmy Garoppolo

The Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle was fined roughly $20k on Friday for a Week 1 hit that falls under the new “Aaron Rodgers Rule.” Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was one of the most impactful players on the defensive side of the ball in the team’s Week 1 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. […] Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson fined for hit on Jimmy Garoppolo - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Twin Cities Sep 14, 2018
Vikings: Healthy or not, Aaron Rodgers always a challenge

Vikings: Healthy or not, Aaron Rodgers always a challenge

Aaron Rodgers is questionable to play Sunday against the Vikings because of a sprained left knee. If he does, the Green Bay quarterback’s mobility figures to be limited. Could the Vikings take advantage of that? “If he’s not (as mobile), definitely,’’ defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said. Beyond that, the Vikings weren’t saying much about the […]

Vikings' Sheldon Richardson fined $20,054 for roughing penalty on Jimmy Garoppolo

Sheldon Richardson was fined $20,054 for his roughing the passer penalty on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, a league source told the Star Tribune on Friday. Richardson was penalized when he hit Garoppolo with what he called a “perfect form tackle” after the game. As Garoppolo released the pass, Richardson drove his shoulder into the quarterback’s chest as they both fell to the ground. The flag, and the fine, are results of the NFL’s emphasis to prevent defenders from putting their full body weight onto quarterbacks when they’re knocked to the ground. The fourth-quarter penalty...
Twin Cities Sep 14, 2018
Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson fined $20,054 by NFL for hit on Jimmy Garoppolo

Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson fined $20,054 by NFL for hit on Jimmy Garoppolo

Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was fined $20,054 by the NFL for a hit last Sunday, he said Friday. Richardson was penalized for roughing the passer after a hit on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s 24-16 win in the opener. Richardson told the Pioneer Press he will appeal the fine. […]

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