2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes, etc)

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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu May 25, 2017 5:51 am

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Nearly full attendance for Vikings OTA #2. Not seen: Bridgewater, Sharrif Floyd. Teddy out seeing specialist. Lamur, Murray not practicing

Danielle Hunter, Tom Johnson and Mackensie Alexander getting run w/ 1's during today's OTA. Newman and Alexander splitting slot reps.

Joe Berger took reps at right guard with the first-team offense. OL: Reiff, Boone, Elflein, Berger, Remmers. Easton rotating in at center.

Edmond Robinson taking over Greenway's role at weak-side linebacker during today's practice.

Laquon Treadwell with Diggs and Thielen in 3WR first-team reps
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu May 25, 2017 1:36 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
"Rodney Adams absolutely stood out to me at rookie camp. He caught everything.



I've been saying this since we drafted him but Rodney Adams is a baller thats for sure
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by S197 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:24 pm

Interesting that Elflein is getting 1st team reps right out the gate. I guess with 60% new players, they want to give the line as much time to gel as possible.
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu May 25, 2017 2:41 pm

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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by S197 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:03 pm

Five Knee-Jerk reactions from OTA
The rest of the year you’ll never hear this term uttered but because it’s OTA season at Winter Park, but there were a few players who were “turning heads” yesterday. No more than rookie running back Dalvin Cook in the opinion of yours truly and everybody else on hand. First off, you’ve heard the term before but when you see it in person with your own eyes it’s something else, Dalvin Cook has another gear and when he kicks it in it’s crazy to see. Secondly, he’s playing with the second team right now behind Jerick McKinnon but he’s doing all the right things. Working hard, catching EVERY pass thrown his way (which is a sight for sore eyes) and wowing teammates. The loudest hoots and hollers of the day came from a Dalvin Cook running play making a defender look silly and lighting up the teammates watching behind the play! Giving Latavius an opportunity is a must, but I think you’ll quickly start seeing Cook make plays and before you know it fans will begin be clamoring for more carries the way of the young rookie.
More at the link: https://purpleptsd.com/five-knee-jerk-r ... -practice/
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri May 26, 2017 5:04 pm

S197 wrote:Five Knee-Jerk reactions from OTA
More at the link: https://purpleptsd.com/five-knee-jerk-r ... -practice/
It would be nice if we had a good AD/Chester thing going here for a few years.

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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by S197 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:48 pm

Nice transcript of a conference call with Zimmer. Touches on a number of subjects including his health, Treadwell, Alexander, Floyd, etc.

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2017/5/28/ ... ta-vikings
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Post by Texas Vike » Wed May 31, 2017 9:51 am

S197 wrote:Nice transcript of a conference call with Zimmer. Touches on a number of subjects including his health, Treadwell, Alexander, Floyd, etc.

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2017/5/28/ ... ta-vikings
Good read, I found the part about Mac Alexander's immaturity to be surprising. Glad to here his attitude has improved.
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Post by S197 » Wed May 31, 2017 1:24 pm

Texas Vike wrote: Good read, I found the part about Mac Alexander's immaturity to be surprising. Glad to here his attitude has improved.
Captain Munnerlyn alluded to something similar about Alexander. I don't think he said immature but something along the lines of he's too overconfident. I think it's tough for a lot of these guys to go from being the best in their unit in college to riding the bench. Hopefully his mind is in the right spot now.
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:01 am

Highlights OTA 5


Some notes (stolen from purple thoughts)

Jarius Wright sighting: in for Thielen w/ 1's, along with Diggs and Treadwell. Michael Floyd still w/ 2's in his second week w/

Teddy Bridgewater joined the QBs for some pitch and catch after his rehab drills on the side of OTA #5.

Media got to see Teddy Bridgewater's rehab today. He did resistance work with an assistant trainer holding a rope on dropbacks.

Teddy Bridgewater looked crisp throwing some 20-yard passes today. Not cleared to "practice,'' but did some work with the QBs.

LB Emmanuel Lamur hasn't been practicing in OTAs He wouldn't say what injury is but said not serious & will on field soon in spring

Nick Easton took first-team snaps at center; TJ Clemmings played second-team RG with Willie Beavers at LT

Walking boot updates: RB Latavius Murray is out of his, still not practicing. Undrafted LB Shaan Washington now in one.


Xavier Rhodes didn't practice with the Vikings on Wednesday. His absence was neither related to injury nor...
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by Texas Vike » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:19 am

Just a few days ago (link is up thread) we heard from Zimmer that Alexander had been immature during his rookie season, which impeded him from playing much.

Now Alexander is giving more specific info. In short, Zim envisioned him in the slot for nickel packages, Alexander wanted to cover the top WR and resisted Zim's request that he learn both positions.

http://www.startribune.com/vikings-mack ... 425829043/

Edit to add: I remember reading articles on Alexander after we drafted him and thinking he had great maturity and unlike many from his entitled generation he seemed humble and grounded. Hopefully this year's crop of rookies have an "anything for the team" mentality.
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by Mothman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:05 am

Zimmer has been cleared to return to coaching the team:

http://www.twincities.com/2017/06/05/vi ... eye-issue/
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