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

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

Post by dead_poet » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:39 pm

halfgiz wrote:Them Packer fans wasn't very happy... first we wouldn't let them score in their own stadium. And then we started the Skol chant.

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I like to think of it now as our practice facility.
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Post by Brad H » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:24 pm

From Rotoworld:

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will interview for the Cardinals' head-coaching vacancy on Thursday night.

He interviewed with the Lions earlier today. The Cardinals interviewed DC James Bettcher on Wednesday and will sit down with Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak this weekend. Shurmur failed in his first head-coaching stint with the Browns but has rebuilt his reputation with a successful run in Minnesota.
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Post by S197 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:31 pm

808vikingsfan wrote: Not crystal clear yet. http://m.startribune.com/even-with-nfc- ... 467938353/
I think the "fluff" pieces will need to be toned down or taken away but it seems like practice facility and locker room is confirmed.

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:55 pm

Oh, someone's blowing that Gjallarhorn. Believe you me.

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Post by dead_poet » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:02 pm

Packers requested to interview Vikes' assistant GM George Patton. Vikings declined the request.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:25 pm

dead_poet wrote:Packers requested to interview Vikes' assistant GM George Patton. Vikings declined the request.
Doesn't that screw Paton though?

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:27 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote: Another Adam Thielen.
FARGO—The grade-school assignment was simple. Draw a picture of yourself of what you want to be when you grow up.

It didn't take very long for Brandon Zylstra to produce a picture that his mother would later display after his high school graduation. The artwork showed Zylstra wearing a No. 84, Minnesota Vikings purple-colored jersey.
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Growing up in Spicer, Minn.,—located just over 100 miles west of Minneapolis—Zylstra was a Vikings' fan idolizing the likes of receiver Randy Moss who wore the No. 84 that Zylstra drew in his picture. Moss was the inspiration for him to switch from running back to wide receiver when he was a freshman at New London-Spicer High School.

Vikings could have another Thielen story with the signing of Brandon Zylstra
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Post by dead_poet » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:17 pm

1/8

Elflein said his shoulder is good to go.
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dead_poet wrote:1/8

Elflein said his shoulder is good to go.
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:37 am

Vikes could shuffle the o-line around. I don't hate the idea of: Reiff-Berger-Elflein-Remmers-Hill.

I trust this more than Cam Jordan vs. Sirles.

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Post by Grashopa » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:25 am

dead_poet wrote:Vikes could shuffle the o-line around. I don't hate the idea of: Reiff-Berger-Elflein-Remmers-Hill.

I trust this more than Cam Jordan vs. Sirles.

http://m.startribune.com/vikings-get-ce ... 468356503/
I like the line-up, getting our best players out on the field for the playoffs, but didn't Berger struggle on the left side a few years ago?
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Grashopa wrote: I like the line-up, getting our best players out on the field for the playoffs, but didn't Berger struggle on the left side a few years ago?
Not that I recall.
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dead_poet wrote:Vikes could shuffle the o-line around. I don't hate the idea of: Reiff-Berger-Elflein-Remmers-Hill.

I trust this more than Cam Jordan vs. Sirles.

http://m.startribune.com/vikings-get-ce ... 468356503/
Remmers played very little guard in college so it's a little concerning. I think from a talent perspective those are the top 5 but I don't know how it translates when swapping positions. I think after the Bears game they asked him if it was "like riding a bike." And his response was something like, "a bike I've never ridden before."

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Post by Grashopa » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:26 pm

dead_poet wrote: Not that I recall.
It was Fusco, nevermind.
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:29 pm

S197 wrote: Remmers played very little guard in college so it's a little concerning. I think from a talent perspective those are the top 5 but I don't know how it translates when swapping positions. I think after the Bears game they asked him if it was "like riding a bike." And his response was something like, "a bike I've never ridden before."
Sirles was a tackle in college as well.
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1/10

Everybody f*cking practicing.

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:54 pm

Grashopa wrote: I like the line-up, getting our best players out on the field for the playoffs, but didn't Berger struggle on the left side a few years ago?
Looks more like a baseball, lineup strategy than it does for football. Cohesiveness on the O-line is a crucial and it's a fine line you don't want to mess with if you can help it.

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808vikingsfan wrote:Is this award a big thing?

PFW: GM Rick Spielman is our Executive of the Year
I just came in here to post that. Yeah I believe it is. Any kind of acknowledgement like that is pretty legit
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:41 pm

Uh oh.
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Foot injuries limit Everson Griffen, sideline Terence Newman in #Vikings practice
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:04 pm

Hasn't it been known that Everson has been playing with plantar fasciitis? That's probably what it is, but I'm sure he'll play.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:35 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:Hasn't it been known that Everson has been playing with plantar fasciitis? That's probably what it is, but I'm sure he'll play.
Newman DNP. I was hoping Griffen would be 100% with the rest.

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I don't think you can be 100% with 2 weeks of rest from plantar fasciitis. I don't know.

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Post by dead_poet » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:57 am

Source to Ben Volin says Bradford dresses Sunday. Teddy unknown.

Has Sam been activated?
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:14 am

dead_poet wrote:Source to Ben Volin says Bradford dresses Sunday. Teddy unknown.

Has Sam been activated?
I thought so. I would honestly dress all three. If something happens to Keenum, who knows if either Bradford or Teddy will hold up.

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PurpleMustReign wrote:I thought so. I would honestly dress all three. If something happens to Keenum, who knows if either Bradford or Teddy will hold up.

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That just means sitting someone else, though.
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dead_poet wrote: That just means sitting someone else, though.
I think that's the situation we're in whether we like it or not though. I think Teddy's one freak injury being healed is more likely than the continued beatings that Sam has taken to his knees over several years but it's like PMP said, I don't know that we can truly rely on either to stay healthy if they're called upon.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:48 am

dead_poet wrote: That just means sitting someone else, though.
Well it sounds like Newman is not doing well... Maybe this week it could be him and see how things go?

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Post by S197 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:13 pm

I wonder how bad Newman's injury is, Zimmer tends to let the vets rest a lot more.

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