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Vikings Documentary Looking For Stories From Fans

Vikings Documentary Looking For Stories From Fans

If you’ve got a story about your Vikings fandom, the directors want to hear from you. Hat tip to The Viking Age for getting wind of this one before we did. If there’s one thing that fans of the Minnesota Vikings know all about, it’s getting their hearts ripped out and stomped on in all sorts of new and creative ways. A couple of enterprising film directors out there are going to be putting together a film all about it, and your story of being a fan can be a part of it. The film Wide Left is, according to their FaceBook page, “an unofficial documentary film about the Minnesota...
Daily Norseman Feb 26, 2017
How Much Will The Top Free Agent Offensive Linemen Cost?

How Much Will The Top Free Agent Offensive Linemen Cost?

The Vikings will be in the o-line market in a few weeks. When free agency kicks off in a couple of weeks, you can bet that the Minnesota Vikings are going to be in the market for offensive linemen to address their greatest weakness. The purple should have plenty of salary cap room, but how much should they expect to spend on some of the top free agents if they choose to get into a bidding war? Over behind the great E$PN paywall, John Clayton has five offensive linemen among his top 25 free agents, and he’s projected what he expects each of them to get when they hit the open...
Pats Pulpit Feb 26, 2017
Oddsmakers: Will Vikings RB Adrian Peterson sign with the Patriots for 2017?

Oddsmakers: Will Vikings RB Adrian Peterson sign with the Patriots for 2017?

Will the best running back of the past decade sign with the reigning Super Bowl champions? Oddsmaker Bookmaker.eu has released odds for which team current Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will play for at the start of the 2017 season and the New England Patriots are considered one of the top favorites. Odds for Adrian Peterson’s team in Week 1 of the 2017-18 regular season Minnesota Vikings +250Green Bay Packers +260New England Patriots +1000Oakland Raiders +1000New York Giants +1500Dallas Cowboys +2500Field +140 The Vikings are the favorite with the Packers a laughable second place. Green Bay...
Daily Norseman Feb 25, 2017
Looking At Walter Football’s Mock Drafts For The Minnesota Vikings

Looking At Walter Football’s Mock Drafts For The Minnesota Vikings

Let’s find a couple of mock drafts and see who some draftniks have the purple selecting at this early stage. We’re still a week away from the start of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine and 60 days away from the start of the 2017 NFL Draft. We’re not sure what the Minnesota Vikings (or any other team for that matter) will be doing this offseason, but people certainly aren’t going to let that stop them from putting together some mock drafts for people to chew on. Since things are a little slow here leading up to the start of the Combine and free agency, let’s take a look at a couple of...
Daily Norseman Feb 24, 2017
Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 NFL Draft Picks (Somewhat) Finalized

Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 NFL Draft Picks (Somewhat) Finalized

With the announcement of compensatory picks, we know where all eight of the purple’s picks now lie. Almost. On Friday, the National Football League announced the 32 compensatory picks that they were doling out to bring the 2017 NFL Draft to 256 253 overall selections (three teams have lost picks for various infractions). As usual, the Minnesota Vikings received no compensatory picks, but they did get a little bit of clarity as to where their picks are going to lie. We now know that the Miami Dolphins, who the Vikings acquired picks from in the 2016 NFL Draft, did not receive a...
Daily Norseman Feb 24, 2017
RickSpeak, Starring Vikings GM Rick Spielman

RickSpeak, Starring Vikings GM Rick Spielman

Chris Spielman's brother held court with the local media on Thursday. Let's break down what he said. The art of deception and lying is one that takes years to master and perfect. Some people never do, and you can tell the second they open their grocery hole they're a terrible liar. Some people are okay at it, and can tell a little white lie, maybe, but not a big one. And some people are masters at it, creating a web of bullshit so convincing, so complete, that it's almost impossible to separate from the truth. These people usually end up becoming politicians, but some become the general...
Daily Norseman Feb 23, 2017
Spielman: “Still No Timetable” On Teddy Bridgewater

Spielman: “Still No Timetable” On Teddy Bridgewater

Despite a few reports, the Vikings’ GM hasn’t made any declarations about the quarterback. During the same press conference on Thursday that we referenced earlier, Minnesota Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman was asked about the status of injured quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater suffered a terrible non-contact knee injury at the end of August, and there has been speculation about when. . .or even if. . .Bridgewater would be able to take the field again. If Spielman knows anything about it, he isn’t saying. "I know where he's at today. No one knows where he's going to be three...
Daily Norseman Feb 23, 2017
ESPN: Peterson, Vikings Haven’t Talked Contract

ESPN: Peterson, Vikings Haven’t Talked Contract

Ben Goessling is reporting that the two sides have not discussed the running back’s deal. In a post that I did here a few days ago, I stated that I thought it was a foregone conclusion that the Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson had already started discussing Peterson’s contract for the 2017 season. Peterson’s base salary of $11.75 million has to be picked up by the team before the start of the new league year, and he’s due a $6 million roster bonus on 11 March. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, Peterson and the Vikings have not, in fact, talked about a contract...
Daily Norseman Feb 23, 2017
Vikings Off Season Plan v3.0

Vikings Off Season Plan v3.0

As we get closer to the combine which starts March 3rd there is a lot of speculation and debate on various fan sites about which players the Vikings might release, ask to restructure their contract, possibly try to trade, and sign as free agents. The obvious areas that need the most attention is upgrading the offensive line and doing something about Adrian Peterson's contract.First I want to mention the current cap space which spotrac has at 23.153 mil for the top 51 (overthecap has the same for the top 51).In this plan I am going to look by position group and make suggestions.  Some...
Daily Norseman Feb 22, 2017
More Minnesota Vikings Offseason Advice From ESPN

More Minnesota Vikings Offseason Advice From ESPN

The four-letter has more suggestions for how the Vikings can improve themselves this offseason. To follow up our article from yesterday about the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason, we have a look at some more suggestions from the folks from Bristol about how the purple should handle business this offseason. This one comes from our close, personal friend (™ Sid Hartman) Bill Barnwell, who now writes for ESPN. He has five suggestions for each NFC North team for this offseason, and since we really don’t care about the other three teams at the present time, let’s take a look at his...
Daily Norseman Feb 22, 2017
Roughing The Podcast, Episode 21: Back On The Horse

Roughing The Podcast, Episode 21: Back On The Horse

Re-living the fun-sucking 2016 season, talking AP, and discussing free agency Ted and Di return, after a 2016 Vikings season that beat the fun out of both of them. They review the good, the bad, and the ugly of the season, and somehow get into a discussion of what would happen to Di's husband if he ever forgot her birthday, which happens to fall on Valentine's Day. From there, it was a discussion of Adrian Peterson, his contract, a possible return to Minnesota, and what his lasting legacy will be. From there, it's time to talk free agency. It's not an in-depth discussion of individual...
Daily Norseman Feb 22, 2017
Wednesday Open Thread: February 22, 2017

Wednesday Open Thread: February 22, 2017

Hump daaaaayyyyyyyy! Merry Wednesday, everyone! It’s the peak of another boring off-season week. Hey, at least the draft is only a little over 2 months away. Around the DN since our last open thread: ESPN picked one free agent the Vikings must sign. Vikings news from other sources: 1500 ESPN has 7 moves the Vikings SHOULDN’T make this off season. Shurmur says the offseason will be critical for Laquon Treadwell, per the Strib. From Vikings.com: The Vikings hosted an anti-bullying school rally during Winterfest weekend. Four Vikings share their perspectives on the...
Daily Norseman Feb 21, 2017
K’Waun Williams Signs With 49ers

K’Waun Williams Signs With 49ers

The Vikings had been interested in the former Browns cornerback. This is relatively minor news, but at this point we’ll look for whatever we can find. Defensive back K’Waun Williams, who the Minnesota Vikings were rumored to have interest in as a slot corner, has chosen to sign with the San Francisco 49ers. Williams reportedly had four offers to choose from, but chose to head out to the bay. The move probably has something to do with the fact that Williams has worked with 49ers secondary coach Jeff Hafley previously. Hafley was the secondary coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2014 and...
Daily Norseman Feb 21, 2017
ESPN Picks One Free Agent The Vikings Must Sign

ESPN Picks One Free Agent The Vikings Must Sign

It won’t come as any surprise to anyone, either. Behind the great E$PN paywall, they recently posted an article about one free agent that each team in the National Football League “must” sign. When it came to the Minnesota Vikings, the position was obvious, and if this particular player does happen to come available in free agency, he could certainly be the answer to a lot of Minnesota’s problems on offense. The choice for the purple was offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, currently under contract to the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s what they had to say about him. There is no more...
Daily Norseman Feb 21, 2017
Tuesday Open Thread: February 21, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: February 21, 2017

Your open thread is open for business Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. Mine is just starting, it’s just like a Monday, the best day of the work week! Around the DN since our last open thread: Chris said the market for Adrian Peterson likely won’t be robust. 330 players were invited to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, per Chris. Chris says the Vikings should lock up Adam Thielen. I couldn’t agree more. Vikings news from other sources: From ESPN, as the value of the nickel corner position increases, Captain Munnerlyn hopes to cash...
Vikings Gab Feb 20, 2017

Peterson Flirts with the Idea of Going to the Giants; Moving Him This Offseason Won’t Be Easy

Just weeks after saying on ESPN that the Giants are a team he’s “thought about” playing for in the 2017 season, Adrian Peterson took that thought to another level on Wednesday. The Vikings running back tweeted late on Wednesday that the Giants have “been making some interesting moves,” Nicholas Parco of the New York Daily […] The post Peterson Flirts with the Idea of Going to the Giants; Moving Him This Offseason Won’t Be Easy appeared first on Vikings Gab.
Daily Norseman Feb 20, 2017
The Vikings Should Lock Up Adam Thielen

The Vikings Should Lock Up Adam Thielen

He’s a restricted free agent now, but if the Vikings get too cute, they could find themselves in a tough situation. Over the course of the 2016 NFL season, Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver Adam Thielen went from being a feel good story about a local guy done good to a legitimate NFL wide receiver. His 967 receiving yards in 2016 represent the highest total for a Vikings’ pass catcher since Sidney Rice in 2009, and he’s a player that’s gotten better every year he’s been with the Vikings. Now, following his third NFL season, Thielen is a restricted free agent, and his situation...
Daily Norseman Feb 20, 2017
The Market For Adrian Peterson Likely Won’t Be Robust

The Market For Adrian Peterson Likely Won’t Be Robust

If the Vikings do let their all-time leading rusher go, he might not get much elsewhere. We’re about two weeks away from when the Minnesota Vikings have to make their big decision on running back Adrian Peterson and what to do about his $11.75 million base salary (and subsequent $6 million roster bonus) before the 2017 NFL league year gets underway. I’ll spoil the obvious for you. . .the Vikings won’t be picking up that base salary, and likely won’t be paying out the roster bonus, either, because nearly $18 million for a 31-year old running back in today’s NFL is absolutely...
Daily Norseman Feb 20, 2017
Monday Open Thread: February 20, 2017

Monday Open Thread: February 20, 2017

Your President’s Day open thread is up & running! Merry Monday, everyone! Hey, sorry this is late, I’m off today & was out in the garage this morning with kiddo when I realized it was actually a Monday & that I needed to get the open thread posted. Around the DN since our last open thread: Chris shared a report that Darrell Hazell is to be the Vikings’ new wide receivers coach. You can sign your kids up for the Mike Zimmer Football Camp. Chris looks at what would have happened if the Vikings had listened to Kiper and McShay. Chris wonders if the Vikings can trade back into round...
Daily Norseman Feb 19, 2017
Can The Vikings Trade Back Into Round 1 Of The NFL Draft?

Can The Vikings Trade Back Into Round 1 Of The NFL Draft?

With no first round pick this year, what would it take for Rick Spielman to make the jump? We know that the Minnesota Vikings don’t have a pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, thanks to their trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Vikings from the Philadelphia Eagles. We also know that Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman has a history of moving back up into the first round of the draft. . .at least he used to, anyway. Since we’re still over two months away from Draft Weekend, there will likely be speculation that the Vikings would like to move back up into the first round of this...

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