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VIKINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kevin Hart and Adrian Peterson Doing a 40-Yard Dash at 1am

Remember a time when Kevin Hart and the sports world weren’t so intertwined? I don’t, which is why I’m totally not surprised by this random 40-yard dash competition with the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson. According to a witness, this went down after Hart’s show at the Austin City Limits Theater … at 1AM: Though I’m not a big fan of Hart, you have to respect the effort the...
Via Busted Coverage
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' defensive turnaround in Year 1 with Zimmer provides hope for more

The Cover-2 defense had run its course in Minnesota. Once one of the consistent defensive philosophies, the scheme had become a predictable shell for the Minnesota Vikings, who slipped to one of the worst defenses in the NFL over the past several seasons. Quarterbacks like Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers had strong, accurate arms to exploit the zones, and often would know where he was...
Via Fox Sports North
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

“At Least A Half-Dozen Teams” Have Done Background Work On Adrian Peterson

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “it is far less certain” that Adrian Peterson will back with the Vikings next season. Minnesota has said that they would like to have him back next year, but Schefter mentions that he might not be entirely comfortable returning to the Vikings. Citing league sources, Schefter reports that “at least a half-dozen teams” have done some amount...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Review: Running Back Doldrums

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  RUNNING BACKS Which Ones? Adrian...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer planning for multiple Peterson scenarios, talks about the receiver position for upcoming NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been doing a balancing act trying to figure out what the status of running back Adrian Peterson will be going into the new league year. The coach said that the team's hands are tied until a clear outcome has been reached. Zimmer also spoke about the upcoming 2015 receiver draft class, something most experts feel the Vikings will be deep...
Via 60 Max Power O
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: The Minnesota Vikings have a surprise new acquisition

Who is this, you ask, and what is he doing in a Minnesota Vikings uniform? Donkey Teeth is gonna be all over that QB in the #KeyAndPeele Super Bowl Special. Prepare for some #sackdancechillin. pic.twitter.com/mhT4XDhz7C — Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) January 28, 2015   That’s Donkey Teeth of course, and unfortunately for Minnesota’s pass rush he’s not a real person...
Via cover32 - Vikings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner’s Impact on the Minnesota Vikings Offense

With Christian Ponder under center from 2011-2012, the Minnesota Vikings’ passing offense was anemic at best. In those two seasons, the Ponder-led Vikings finished 28th and 24th, respectively, in total passing yards. Bill Musgrave, the offensive coordinator at the time, relied heavily on the legs of Adrian Peterson.Peterson famously rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, leading the Vikings...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The Minnesota Vikings ended the 2014 regular season with a 7-9 record.  That's a respectable effort for a team who had a rookie head coach in Mike Zimmer, a rookie quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and without their All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.  Now the hard work really begins. The Vikings have a number of free agents but none that they need to lose sleep over.  Their...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings hoping third season a charm for young wideout Cordarrelle Patterson

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner are hoping that soon to be third-year receiver Cordarrelle Patterson can flourish after finishing his rookie 2013 campaign strong, however, struggling throughout the entire 2014 season. After sending four draft picks to New England in 2013 to move up to draft Patterson in the first round, the Vikings are...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cris Carter’s kid spurns Minnesota Vikings, will sign with the Colts

For those of you who were hoping that Duron Carter would follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver corps, I have some bad news. The highly touted prospect who has been drawing interest from several teams has apparently made his decision, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter: Montreal WR Duron Carter, son of HOF WR and ESPN analyst Cris...
Via cover32 - Vikings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater Looking To Bulk During The Offseason

Photo: Vikings.comFormer Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a strong debut season in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Despite being the last quarterback taken in the first round of the draft, Bridgewater was the only one named as a finalist for the Pepsi Rookie of the Year. The Vikings won just seven games in 2014, but considering what the team had to work with, I’d...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Why Minnesota Vikings Must Retain Free Agent Tom Johnson ► On the Minnesota Vikings' to-do list this offseason, re-signing free agents is a pretty low priority. The future of star running back Adrian Peterson will be the ... Former Viking Daunte Culpepper Talks Deflategate Controversy ► The Vikings fell on tough times from 2001-03, but rallied to make the playoffs in ....
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014’s Top Minnesota Vikings Celebrations

The Minnesota Vikings put together a top list of player celebrations from 2014 recently, and assembled them all in a video. Firstly, that’s kind of cool. This is the quirky and fun stuff that other sports teams and leagues do all the time, and the NFL punches in the mouth with an iron fist usually. So, nice! Way to not suck AS much, NFL! Secondly, and more egregious, how the *...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A true outdoorsman: Vikings' Walsh embraced stepping outside

For all the concern about Blair Walsh's move to a home outdoor stadium, the Minnesota Vikings' kicker had his season come to a pivotal point indoors. Walsh had missed two field goals outdoors in his new temporary home, TCF Bank Stadium, in Week 14 bringing about the natural question of Walsh's consistency in the elements after spending his first two NFL seasons in the Metrodome....
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater Deserve to Be in Offesive Rookie of the Year Conversations?

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy  Bridgewater the hope was that the Louisville quarterback would end up becoming the QB of the future for the team. Christian Ponder was not going to live up to his hype and neither was Matt Cassell so the Vikings needed someone. They did not want to insert him in to the lineup as early as they did, but circumstances did not give them a choice...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vikings wideout Charles Johnson did not get to the NFL by accident

We found this clip on Reddit, which included a compelling story about Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson and his path to the NFL. Check it out: You may also be interested in: How far away are the Minnesota Vikings from competing for a Super Bowl? WATCH: Vikings wideout Charles Johnson did not get to the NFL by accident Former Vikings great Cris Carter’s kid has...
Via cover32 - Vikings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: A Look Back at the 2014 NFL Draft

On the eve of May 8th, 2014, Johnny "Football" hype was at an all-time high. The flashy Texas A&M quarterback had put on a show at his pro day in March, completing 61 of 64 passes in front of representatives from 30 NFL teams.He donned a helmet, shoulder pads, and camouflage shorts, avoiding brooms from quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in a showing that left many scouts...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Minnesota Vikings

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
Via DraftSeason
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer Discusses Deflate-gate and Use of “Eligible” Receivers

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer who looks to be unmoved by the NFL’s investigation of New England using under-inflated footballs, weighed in with his opinions on the recent accusations of the Patriots (via NFL.com). In addressing the under-inflated football findings, Zimmer said I think it was like 41-7, right? I don’t think the balls had a lot to do with it. The score...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: David Cobb Impresses at Senior Bowl

Saying goodbye is difficult, in both life and sports. For Minnesota Vikings fans, the hardest "goodbye" may come this offseason if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team.Since arriving in Minnesota as the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Peterson has put together a Hall of Fame career. In 104 games, he's rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns, all while averaging 5...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings new stadium could be 'death trap' for birds

The Minnesota Vikings will open a brand-new state of the art stadium in Minneapolis in 2016. The venue will also host the Super Bowl in 2018. Sadly, authorities in charge of erecting the stadium have refused to heed calls from the Audubon Society and other local organizations that have indicated the stadium’s glass facade will be a “death trap” for the local bird population...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM wants Adrian Peterson back

If Adrian Peterson plans on playing in the NFL next season, the Minnesota Vikings will have him. On Wednesday, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman made it clear that the team expects Peterson back when he becomes eligible for reinstatement on April 15. “I don’t know if there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Review: Hot Quarterback Action

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  QUARTERBACKS Which Ones? Teddy...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Building Blocks, Question Marks, and Cuts

The Minnesota Vikings recently wrapped up their 2014 season. While record wise it wasn’t one to remember, they did have plenty of young talent step up and show they belong in this league.  The Vikings also had some players who took a step back this season and now have futures that are anything but clear.  There are also a handful of veterans who have likely played their last...
Via DraftSeason
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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