7:54 AM EST, Tue January 17, 2017
Daily Norseman 17 hours ago
Vikings Hire Kennedy Polamalu As Running Backs Coach

Vikings Hire Kennedy Polamalu As Running Backs Coach

If the name sounds familiar. . .well, it should. The shuffling of the coaching staff for the Minnesota Vikings continues, as there’s another new face on the offensive side of things. Numerous reports have indicated that the Vikings have hired Kennedy Polamalu to serve as their running backs coach. Polamalu. . .who, yes, is related to future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu (Kennedy is Troy’s uncle). . .most recently served as the offensive coordinator of the UCLA Bruins. Kennedy Polamalu was a fullback for UCLA’s cross-town rival, USC, from 1982 to 1985. Since then, he’s held...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

Vikings grades, outlook: Anthony Barr's quiet season an enigma at linebacker

This is the sixth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR / QB / DL Anthony Barr, the former ninth-overall pick, played more than ever in his third NFL season, but didn’t make the same splash plays Vikings followers became accustom to seeing from the linebacker. Instead, second-year linebacker Eric Kendricks stood out as the group’s playmaker. Moving forward, the Vikings should want more from their linebackers as expectations increase for Barr and Kendricks while pursuing a third option to replace Chad...

Buffalo to hire ex-Vikings coach Leslie Frazier as defensive coordinator

Frazier and new Bills head coach Sean McDermott were assistant coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2002.

Vikings grades, outlook: Danielle Hunter breaks through crowded defensive line, makes bid to start

This is the fifth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR / QB The Vikings’ vaunted defensive line started strong, leading the league in many areas through a 5-0 start before teams fully committed to scheming against them, especially on passing downs. Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph put together strong seasons. Brian Robison continued to squeeze every bit out of his long career while second-year end Danielle Hunter broke through as a potential star in the making. Though they were stunted at three-technique...
FOX Sports Jan 12, 2017
Teddy Bridgewater is still the quarterback the Vikings need

Teddy Bridgewater is still the quarterback the Vikings need

While Sam Bradford provided a solid option at quarterback this year, the Minnesota Vikings future hopes rest squarely on the shoulders of Teddy Bridgewater.It's hard to argue against the season that Sam Bradford had this year for the Minnesota Vikings. After being traded to an unfamiliar team...

Uncertain offseason weighs on Vikings' picks in latest NFL mock drafts

The 2017 NFL draft will help address some areas of concern and the picture of who the Vikings could be targeting is becoming clearer with the college football and NFL regular season complete.

Vikings fans: What team do you even root for in the NFC playoffs?

So it has come to this: not only did the Vikings tumble from 5-0 and on top of the world to 8-8 and not even the playoffs, but also their fans are now left with a rough postseason reality. The four remaining teams in the NFC are: *Dallas, which became a serious Vikings nemesis thanks to the Drew Pearson game in 1975 and which many purple faithful don’t like on general principle. *Atlanta, which delivered the most crushing defeat in at least the past 40 years of Vikings football (since, you know, Monday marked the 40-year anniversary of the last time Minnesota even played in a Super...

Five Vikings in the Pro Bowl

Which Vikings have made the Pro Bowl under Mike Zimmer?

Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph named to first Pro Bowl as alternate

The Vikings will be sending a fifth player to the Pro Bowl this month. Nose tackle Linval Joseph, who finished third on the team with 77 combined tackles, will replace Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald. Joseph joins three other Vikings defenders at the Pro Bowl in Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith. Cordarrelle Patterson was also voted in as a specialist on the original roster. It’s Joseph’s first such Pro Bowl honor and a deserving one given his bludgeoning presence in the middle of the Vikings defense. Joseph set career-best marks in tackles (77) and forced fumbles (3),...

Vikings grades, outlook: Sam Bradford's season both limited and well navigated

This is the fourth in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position. Previously: OL / RB, TE / WR A turbulent season for the Vikings offense began with Teddy Bridgewater’s severe knee injury and ended with Sam Bradford being named their starter moving forward. As you know, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman dealt a 2017 first-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick to Philadelphia to acquire Bradford just days before the regular season opener. Because of Bradford, quarterback play was not the 28th-ranked offense’s biggest worry as they cycled through...
FOX Sports Jan 11, 2017
PFF ranks Minnesota Vikings offensive line 29th for 2016 season

PFF ranks Minnesota Vikings offensive line 29th for 2016 season

The Minnesota Vikings didn't have the worst offensive line in the NFL during the 2016 season according to Pro Football Focus, but they looked the part.During the 2016 season, the Minnesota Vikings had some major troubles on offense. The inability to run the ball well as well as protect quarte...
FOX Sports Jan 11, 2017
Purple People Podcast #234: The Shurminator - A Vikings Podcast

Purple People Podcast #234: The Shurminator - A Vikings Podcast

Catch up on the Minnesota Vikings new and information from the week of January 10, 2017 as the Purple People Podcast give away their end of season awards!Welcome to the Purple People Podcast (a podcast about the Minnesota Vikings) for the week of January 10th, 2017 as hosted by Kyle West, Adam Car...

Full list of Vikings' 2017 free agents

The Vikings have 19 players who are set to become free agents when the new league year begins on March 9. Among those free agents are a few former first-round picks and several starters from the 2016 season. Fifteen of them are unrestricted. Two are restricted or two are exclusive rights free agents, meaning the Vikings can keep them if they want. The Vikings could look to lock up some of these players before March 7, when the free agents are allowed to start talking to other NFL teams. For our projection of which of these free agents stick around, click here. Matt Asiata, RB,...

The best young player on the Vikings is ... Danielle Hunter?

If there is a primary reason to believe the Vikings’ long-term future still looks bright, it is the organization’s young and talented defensive core — coached up by a scheme put in place by Mike Zimmer. Even if some defensive leaks were a sneaky reason for the Vikings’ tumble from 5-0 to 8-8, this side of the ball is still stocked with enough playmakers to form the team’s identity. That said, some of the players that we might tend to still think of as “young” don’t exactly fit that category. Star safety Harrison Smith, for instance, will be 28 next month. Top corner Xavier...
FOX Sports Jan 11, 2017
Suite guests at Vikings' stadium feasted thanks to Minnesota taxpayers

Suite guests at Vikings' stadium feasted thanks to Minnesota taxpayers

A new document reveals that more than $30,000 worth of food was consumed in two state-owned suites at Minnesota Vikings games and other events that took place at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016.Despite the Minnesota Vikings not always giving their home fans at U.S. Bank Stadium their money’s worth...

Vikings Player News

  • 1 Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson

    Vikings reportedly will hire Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach

  • 1 Anthony Barr

    Anthony Barr

    Vikings grades, outlook: Anthony Barr's quiet season an enigma at linebacker

  • 1 Eric Kendricks

    Eric Kendricks

    Vikings grades, outlook: Anthony Barr's quiet season an enigma at linebacker

  • Sam Bradford

    Sam Bradford

    Vikings unsure when Teddy Bridgewater will recover from knee injury

  • Teddy Bridgewater

    Teddy Bridgewater

    Vikings unsure when Teddy Bridgewater will recover from knee injury

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