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Adrian Peterson: I wasn’t happy about being in Minnesota last season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn’t happy that head coach Leslie Frazier was fired last year, and was leery about playing for his third coach in eight years. But that all changed when the Vikings hired Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner. “I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t feeling good about being here in Minnesota at the end of last season,...
Via Sports-Glory
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Minnesota Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson named top-5 underrated player in the NFL

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says Cordarrelle Patterson isn't 'cocky' and 'not like a couple of guys we had in Cincinnati'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmers took a shot at his old team while expressing the point that he doesn't feel second-year receiver Cordarrell Patterson is 'cocky,' instead he feels the pass catcher is 'confident and respectful.' The Bengals in the past had Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, two of the biggest personalities on the roster over the years. ...
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Zimmer compares Cordarrelle Patterson to T.O., Chad Johnson

TweetIf you asked Minnesota Vikings versatile wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, he’d tell you that he’ll be one of the top-5 playmakers in the NFL this season and Sports Illustraded apparently agrees, naming him one of their “Rising Stars”. Patterson himself relishes the praise. “If they say it, of course I’m going to agree with them,” Patterson said Wednesday at...
Via Los That Sports Blog
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder nothing more thank camp spectator for Vikings

getty images The Minnesota Vikings have moved on from the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. While Christian Ponder remains on the Vikings roster, he is third on the depth chart and has rarely been seen in training camp. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has Matt Cassel and 2014 first round pick Teddy Bridgewater competing for the starters spot. Ponder still has one-year left on his...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Albert Breer: Teddy Bridgewater might be closing gap on Matt Cassel

Albert Breer of the NFL Network believes that rookie Teddy Bridgewater is closing the gap on Matt Cassel who’s currently projected to be their week one starter. … The coaches cut Ponder's reps, and gave Bridgewater reps with the 1s. My sense for it is Cassel still leads, but Teddy's closed the gap. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 31, 2014 Theres no doubt in my mind...
Via Pro Football Zone
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Vikings will divide QB reps differently

The Minnesota Vikings have a trio of quarterbacks competing for the Week 1 starting job.  But offensive coordinator Norv Turner has narrowed his focus to two quarterbacks receiving the most snaps in training camp. “I am pleased with the four days, the progress they have made and where they are at, and obviously, you cannot work three (quarterbacks) for a long time, so the reps...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

#4 | Cordarrelle Patterson Number 4 on the list goes to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.  Patterson really came on in the second half of the 2013 season.  He showed his explosiveness as an all purpose weapon, scoring not just as a receiver but also as a kick returner, and even as a running back.  Patterson finished the season with 45 receptions for 469 yards, and 4 scores...
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Norv Turner explains what makes Teddy Bridgewater special

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner did an interview with The Star Tribune and explained to them just how special rookie Teddy Bridgewater is. The first thing Turner talked about is Bridgewater’s quick release. “Look at this one,” Turner says. “The tight end is running an 18-yard out. Teddy drops. One, two, three, four, five and, bam, the ball’s out. See how quick...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp position battle undergoing

It’s about to get bloody at Minnesota Vikings’ training camp. Sure, camp can be light-hearted when you’re guaranteed a spot, but what happens when you’re fighting for your livelihood? Everyone’s conversation is about the quarterback battle, but the fiercest battle is the one for quarterback of the defense. Before digging deeper into the “Mike” linebacker position, let’s...
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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

#5 | Xavier Rhodes Number 5 on the list goes to cornerback Xavier Rhodes.  Rhodes overcame a tough start to his rookie season to finish arguably as the Vikings top cornerback.  Early in the year he was often flagged for pass interference as he was too physical in coverage.  As the season progressed, Rhodes’ technique was much more refined and he started seeing less laundry...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What will Greg Jennings bring to the Vikings in 2014?

The Minnesota Vikings signed former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings before the start of last season, and were hoping that he would be an immediate impact in turning their passing game around. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to do the type of things that they were hoping, but did come through with a decent season. Minnesota’s main issue is that they haven’t had a...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Vikings will give Teddy Bridgewater first-team reps during the preseason

The Vikings plan on giving rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater some first-team reps with the starting offense during the preseason. Mike Zimmer told me Teddy Bridgewater will get reps with the 1s in preseason games. Need that info for making a call on a starter — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2014   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 6 Middle Linebacker

#6 | Middle Linebacker Number 6 on the list goes to an entire position once again and that is Middle Linebacker. The Vikings have had a rotating door at the middle linebacker position since EJ Henderson broke his leg back in 2010. They’ve had players like Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson who have been serviceable.  They’ve also tried young guys like Audie Cole.  While...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Expectations of first round picks

Now that the Minnesota Vikings have begun training camp for the 2014 season, it’s natural for all of the attention to be focused on the team’s two first round picks from this year’s draft. Those two players are linebacker Anthony Barr from UCLA, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. Both first round picks will have to earn their playing time, and training camp...
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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