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Head Coach Leslie Frazier addressed the media and discussed the quarterback situation on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Head Coach Leslie Frazier addressed the media and discussed the quarterback situation on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
about 2 hours ago
The Vikes have resigned DE Brian Robison today. The terms have not been announced. I am excited as he is a very passionate player and has been pretty productive in his time here. But, with this signing and an extension for Everson Griffi...
The Vikes have resigned DE Brian Robison today. The terms have not been announced. I am excited as he is a very passionate player and has been pretty productive in his time here. But, with this signing and an extension for Everson Griffin in the works, it all but guarantees we will not be seeing Jared Allen in purple next year, which is a shame. Maybe we can turn things around and send him out in style... http://www.vikings.com/news/blog/article-1/Vikings-Robison-Agree-To-Contract-Extension/adcfbe2f-5cd2-48af-a9b2-4f31658f5d94
about 2 hours ago
Chad Greenway talks with Terrell Davis about focusing on winning and also reveals which quarterback gives the team the best chance to compete.
Chad Greenway talks with Terrell Davis about focusing on winning and also reveals which quarterback gives the team the best chance to compete.
about 2 hours ago
Bob Martin-USA TODAY Sports TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Stadium: Mall of America Field Weather: High 66, Low 56 Line: Minnesota (-2.5) The Carolina Panthers and head coach Ron Rivera are in hot water after an extremel...
Bob Martin-USA TODAY Sports TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Stadium: Mall of America Field Weather: High 66, Low 56 Line: Minnesota (-2.5) The Carolina Panthers and head coach Ron Rivera are in hot water after an extremely lethargic start to the 2013 season with a 1-3 record through five weeks. Luckily for them, they play against another 1-3 and equally-struggling team that could salvage the season and cool Rivera’s hot-seat down a bit. Cam Newton has gotten off to a slow start like the rest of the Panthers, passing for 885 yards and six touchdowns to go along with another 123 rushing yards and a score. While he is completing over 57 percent of his passes, his five interceptions through four games is not something that has helped this offense. DeAngelo Williams seems to be an ageless wonder at running back, running the ball 74 times for 330 yards, but failing to reach the endzone so far in 2013. While the Minnesota Vikings are coming off a win in what would seem like way that would cure this team’s woes moving forward, it actually surrounded the team with more of a controversy at the quarterback position. Matt Cassel led the team to its first victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers overseas in London, but Christian Ponder is still considered the starting quarterback of the Vikings — for now. However, with the signing of Josh Freeman to a $3 million contract, the quarterback situation got even more cloudy. Jerome Simpson is the team’s leading receiver, but don’t sleep on the Greg Jennings who had a breakout team against the Steelers and has 14 catches for 252 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Adrian Peterson, as always has provided the punch needed in the run game, carrying the ball 92 times for 421 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Vikings are one of the worst units in the NFL in terms of yards allowed per game and they also have a tough time stopping the passing attack of opponents. In fact, the Vikings have allowed the third-most total yards as well as passing yards per game in the league. Carolina ranks third in terms of yards and points allowed per game while most of the top defensive categories rank in the top-10. PREDICTION: Panthers 24, Vikings 28 Related: Carolina Panthers Must Draft Early-Round Receiver Josh Freeman Signing Impacts all Minnesota Vikings Quarterbacks Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.
about 3 hours ago
If I were to ask you who you thought the best rapper on the Vikings team was, who would you say? Maybe you'd think scraggly looking, Eazy-E type home boy like Jerome Simpson (the weed history would also lead me to that conclusion, bu...
If I were to ask you who you thought the best rapper on the Vikings team was, who would you say? Maybe you'd think scraggly looking, Eazy-E type home boy like Jerome Simpson (the weed history would also lead me to that conclusion, but that's separate), or maybe you'd even say Jamarca Sanford, because he seems crazy enough. But what if I told you that the best rapper on the Vikings was actually like the Batman of the Vikings? By gameday, mild mannered Greg Jennings is the perfect role model football player. But by pre-game and practice week, Greg Jennings becomes ... THE GREATEST RAPPER EVER! [Video after the jump] Oh yeah, there's something about Vikings players bouncing a volleyball around for a while, but after that, you get to Greg Jennings rapping. So, there's that. He must have been really bored in Green Bay all those years, practicing his craft. Thankfully, he'll probably be pretty bored in Minnesota for the next five years as well, so hopefully his rhymes will get better, because ... Uh, this wasn't "It Was Written" or anything. [follow]
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To make room for new quarterback Josh Freeman on the 53-man roster, the Vikings have cut 3rd string quarterback McLeod John Baltazar Bethel-Thompson. The move shouldn’t be a surprise to many (except the few crazy fans that actually...
To make room for new quarterback Josh Freeman on the 53-man roster, the Vikings have cut 3rd string quarterback McLeod John Baltazar Bethel-Thompson. The move shouldn’t be a surprise to many (except the few crazy fans that actually thought that the Vikings would just cut Christian Ponder).  Although Bethel-Thompson showed some exciting potential during the closing minutes of the Vikings preseason games over the last couple of years, he’s never actually seen any playing time in the NFL. After he clears waivers (which I think he will), the Vikings will have the option of putting him on the practice squad if they still want to keep him as a project QB.
about 4 hours ago
With all the attention surrounding the Vikings, focusing on the addition of Josh Freeman, most of the players have remained relatively quite, and I can only hope this is because they are not letting the signing of Freeman distract them f...
With all the attention surrounding the Vikings, focusing on the addition of Josh Freeman, most of the players have remained relatively quite, and I can only hope this is because they are not letting the signing of Freeman distract them from the upcoming game against the Panthers. We saw the Vikings collect their first win under Matt Cassle, and it would be very illogical if Cassle were not the starter again this Sunday in my opinion. Now, I do happen to believe Cassle will actually do just fine, and likely better as he becomes more acclimated to being the actual starter 2 games in a row. So, what if I am right, and Cassle does even better in his second Vikings' game as the starter and gives us our second victory? I do think the team as a whole is gradually getting better and finding more chemistry within themselves, and if they pull out another win, especially with Cassle at the helm; this team will get in a rhythm and more importantly on a winning streak. I firmly believe Cassle will continue to take advantage of the weapons at his disposal, and we will see him build upon getting the playmakers the ball, and this in turn will inspire the special teams and defense who will be slightly improving each week on their own anyway. So, if it does unfold like I think it will; what will Frazier do? Now, I have been pretty vocal about Frazier needing to be more swift and decisive, but the best thing Frazier could do is what he usually does; sit back, watch and don't really do anything at all. Even with so many that will be clamoring for Freeman to start or the ones that actually want Ponder back in there, as long as the team keeps winning, Cassle should remain the starter. So, what if Cassle does so well that Freeman and Ponder both remain sidelined for an extended period of time and it is several weeks before Cassle reverts back to a bad game and stinks it up? Because if Cassle gets on an unexpected roll and we are winning games because of better all around play from the whole team and especially from the QB position and say Minnesota is sitting there at something like 8-5, what does Frazier do then, and would Frazier have stuck with Cassle as long as he is played well in the first place? And if Cassle keeps performing well long enough for Minnesota to actually end up with a record like that over the next several weeks; what would be the best thing for the team if Cassle has a bad game? Give him the nod again, or pull the plug immediately in hopes of what Freeman can do? I for one, would love to see Cassle do so well that Freeman never actually steps on the field. I understand that is not likely at all, but one thing people should keep in mind is Cassle has been around and knows how to take advantage of playmakers, which Minnesota has plenty of, and is not necessarily completely impossible that Cassle does indeed put up solid numbers with offensive playmakers available to him and ends up the starter for the rest of the season. No matter what does happen; I think this team must address the QB position early in the next draft, as in reality Ponder, Cassle and Freeman have only proved themselves to be back up caliber QBs in this league and with a starting caliber QB on this team's offense; the offense immediately becomes one of the league's best. I don't know what will come to be, and I just want the Vikings to win. There are going to be some tough choices to be made as Frazier will be pressured to put Freeman in as soon as possible by many, and by many that would have been just as excited if it were Mark Sanchez that the Vikings signed. They have to start Cassle this Sunday, as he has earned in my opinion. And beyond that, they must base the decision of who starts the next game solely on the performance of Cassle first, then take in consideration all of the other pros and cons of Freeman and however unlikely Ponder. I think this team has a small chance to turn the season season around, and now we are going to see exactly how good a
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VIKING SHIP AUDIBLE For the second time since 2009 (and unfortunately the second time this season), I forgot to post my Minnesota Vikings song pardoy video to youtube before I left my house this morning. I apologize for those who come ev...
VIKING SHIP AUDIBLE For the second time since 2009 (and unfortunately the second time this season), I forgot to post my Minnesota Vikings song pardoy video to youtube before I left my house this morning. I apologize for those who come every Wednesday morning to watch it.  It will be up first thing tomorrow morning. My official excuse is that the bye week threw me off, but I think I’ve been using my “Vikings Time” to think about the whole Freeman situation more than I have been thinking about the music videos.  I’m pretty distracted by trying to figure out how I feel about it all. Anyway, the video will be up tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay *Viking Ship Audible: Quickly keeping you up to date on Minnesota Vikings News
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. CAROLINA PANTHERS WEEK 6 • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 - NOON CTThe Minnesota Vikings (1-3) will play host to the Carolina Panthers (1-3) in only their 2nd game at Mall of Ameri...
MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. CAROLINA PANTHERS WEEK 6 • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 - NOON CTThe Minnesota Vikings (1-3) will play host to the Carolina Panthers (1-3) in only their 2nd game at Mall of Ameri...
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Minnesota Vikings Trivia Your Daily Piece of Minnesota Vikings History The Last game against the Panthers was a 24-21 win by the Vikings on October 30, 2011 Click Here To See Past Vikings Trivia Posts
Minnesota Vikings Trivia Your Daily Piece of Minnesota Vikings History The Last game against the Panthers was a 24-21 win by the Vikings on October 30, 2011 Click Here To See Past Vikings Trivia Posts
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