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The problem with Adrian Peterson's Twitter 'rant'

Earlier this week Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did something so very 2015: He fired up his laptop and/or mobile device, and decided he had some important things to say. We have a common term for what happened next. Peterson “ranted”, and the Twitter rant is still an emerging art form. Those who lead in the craft know that with certain subjects and in certain...
Via This Given Sunday
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: Trae Waynes "has work to do" ► Under the tutelage of Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, first-round pick Trae Waynes has a bright future in front of him. But that doesn't necessarily ... Two Bucs Fans Debate Going After Adrian Peterson ► ... order to acquire the services of the eight-year pro from the Minnesota Vikings. While it is highly...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Can Provide What Dolphins Could Not for Mike Wallace

Maybe a change of scenery (and personnel) is just what Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace needed.Wallace, after seemingly failing to discover his niche within the Miami Dolphins' offense, has come to Minnesota in hopes of rediscovering the explosiveness he exhibited as a Pittsburgh Steeler. With Teddy Bridgewater at the helm of a crafty Norv Turner offense, Wallace will be given the...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings, Teddy Bridgewater pumped up over a healthy Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said that there is another addition to the team that he's even more excited about over wide receiver Mike Wallace, and he said that the player was already on the roster. Tight end Kyle Rudolph missed seven games due to a sports hernia and then injured his ankle and knee in 2014. However, Bridgewater feels getting a healthy Rudolph...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson goes on social media rant regarding contract

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson probably doesn’t understand that “tweeting through it” won’t accomplish many goals. The much maligned veteran went on a pretty absurd Twitter rant on Thursday, talking about everything from how NFL teams don’t honor contracts to how players are thrown to the side “like trash.” It was a meltdown of epic proportions: ...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Mike Wallace adjusting well in Norv Turner's offense

The difference for Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Mike Wallace is like night and day as he continues to perform well in the team's offense at OTAs. Wallace said the offense is closer to his first four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers than the past two playing for the Miami Dolphins. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offense is a vertical system that utilizes the deep parts...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace feels comfortable in Vikings’ offense

Mike Wallace was acquired by the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason from the Miami Dolphins, and is expected to be their number one wide receiver. He certainly will improve the Vikings’ offense, and it was a much needed addition to help second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater take the next step. According to reports, Wallace is already feeling comfortable in the Vikings...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson releases statement on playing for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is not attending the team’s voluntary organized team activities, but that has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. Peterson released a statement through ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “The reason I’m not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded,” said Peterson. “It’s about securing my future with the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson denies reports that he wants to be traded

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson usually lets his agent publicly discuss his current situation with the team. However, that changed Wednesday night when Peterson released a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “The reason I’m not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It’s about securing my future with the Vikings. It’s business, not...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson can play for Vikings or not at all

Adrian Peterson isn’t going anywhere this season. He’s either going to play for the Minnesota Vikings or nowhere at all, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Mike Zimmer with as strong a statement as he's made on Peterson: "He's got two choices. He can play for us or not play." — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) May 27, 2015 This strong statement comes on the heels of Peterson’s...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Dissecting a Typical Rick Spielman Draft

While big name free agents create buzz, it has consistently been shown that championship teams are built through the draft. Look at teams like the Seahawks, Patriots, Ravens, and Steelers. They have all had consistent draft success, but they have all done so in different manners. Some managers love to trade up and down the draft board, while others simply wait for talent to fall...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to walk away from $12.75 million just to not play for Vikings?

Running back Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings and playing in the NFL is up in the air. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the 30-year-old star could retire if the Vikings don’t opt to trade him or meet whatever demands he might have. Furthermore, some who have talked to Peterson with regularity since his trip to the Commissioner’s Exempt...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL players who will breakout in 2015

This portion of the NFL offseason might as well be deemed “optimism season.” I will be hypocritical, however, and display some of that said enthusiasm over a few players chances to succeed in this upcoming season.  In this five part series, I will look at twenty players total who are poised to have breakout seasons in 2015. And without further ado, No. 20, Alex Smith The...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Could Be the Last Season in Purple for Some Vikings Fan Favorites

Of the 52 players on the Minnesota Vikings roster during former head coach Leslie Frazier's last game with the Vikings in 2013, only 26 are left on the most current Minnesota roster. Entering his second season as the head coach in Minnesota, Mike Zimmer has a vision for the Vikings and he is making sure he gets the players that fit that vision.Some of the players that have left Minnesota...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

Legendary former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant recently joined Twitter and the primary reason was to promote his incredible garage sale — the 11th one — where he is selling off loads of NFL memorabilia he accumulated throughout his storied career. While a relative Twitter neophyte, Grant apparently has become so social media savvy...Read More The post Bud Grant, promoting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater: I Want To Be Like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put together an impressive rookie season, throwing for 2,919 yards with a 14:12 TD-to-INT ratio with a 64.4 completion rate, 11th-best in the league. Lauded as ESPN’s top-ranked second-year breakout candidate, Bridgewater has his sights set on following in the footsteps of the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader and soon-to-be...
Via Gridiron Grit
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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