Found August 12, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
The early returns from training camp indicated that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was little improved from six weeks ago and was still making the basic mistakes that could cost the team a Super Bowl run.  As of late, Ponder seems to be quieting the critics somewhat, although he still makes basic errors from time to time.  Many national reporters and analysts have mixed opinions about the Vikings starting quarterback, with many casting a wary eye in his direction... Read more

Peterson likes PED accusations?

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says accusations that he uses performance-enhancing drugs don't bother him, instead viewing them as compliments.

Jacob Lacey Out 2-4 Weeks, Roster Spot in Jeopardy

Free agent cornerback Jacob Lacey will have his knee scoped this week which will most likely put him out for 2-4 weeks and pretty much killing his entire preseason. With Lacey already on the bubble and fighting for a spot with corners like AJ Jefferson, Brandon Burton, and Bobby Felder, this could make the Vikings decision much easier. Lacey was most likely going to be looked at...

Greg Jennings: Ponder must ‘trust’ himself for Vikings to succeed

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings recognizes that if the team is going to be successful, quarterback Christian Ponder must learn to trust the players. When Jennings watches film of Ponder, he sees one major flaw – confidence. “I know he trusts himself, but at times, it’s like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know if he’s going to do it,’ 

Desmond Bishop may not make the Vikings roster

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that linebacker Desmond Bishop won’t make their final roster if he can’t stay on the field. “This is going to determine whether or not he makes our team,” coach Leslie Frazier said, via the Star Tribune. “So much of this is about how he plays over the next two weeks. Or if he’s not available because of his injury. I can’t...

Vikings stadium project hits snag due to Wilf lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Wilf family's allegedly unfair business dealings have officially caused a snag in the construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is delaying ratification of its written accord with the team while litigators investigate the Wilfs' withholding of agreed-upon revenues from a real estate partner in New Jersey...

Vikings vets lobbying for 'shells' in final training camp week

MANKATO, Minn. -- Monday presented another full-padded practice on a picturesque day at Minnesota State University, continuing the training-camp long trend of mild weather. Monday's temperatures reached the high 70s, which has been more common this year than the mid-90s Minnesota is used to at training camp. As the Vikings stretched, a chant started coming from the players,...

WR Corradelle Patterson impresses coaches in NFL debut

Minnesota Vikings WR Corradelle Patterson had four catches for 54 yards in addition to that 50 yard return in the Minnesota Vikings' 27-13 loss to the Texans in the preseason opener on Friday night. While he was in the game, Patterson was able to put on display the speed, versatility and athletic that made the Vikings select him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. First...

Adrian Peterson likes when people accuse him of using PEDs

While some athletes get angry or defensive when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Adrian Peterson takes it as a compliment (Credit: AP Photo) Last season, Adrian Peterson showed the world that there is a possibility he is super human. Less than a year after tearing his ACL and MCL, Peterson not only started all sixteen games but nearly broke the single season rushing...

VIDEO: Jeff Locke is a ‘hot buy’

Jeff Locke graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics. How do economic principles apply to the Vikings and their startup punter this year? We asked, he answered.

2013 Minnesota Vikings Helmet Schedule

Frazier would adjust if preseason shortened

The Vikings would adjust if the NFL were to shorten the preseason, something Leslie Frazier wasn’t interested in discussing, saying his opinion wouldn’t matter to the NFL.

Cool weather welcomed by players, not coaches

The Vikings have had an unseasonably cool training camp, which isn’t exactly what coach Leslie Frazier was looking for. Veterans like Kevin Williams, who said the best part of camp is the conclusion, don’t mind the temperatures.

Sunday slant: Vikings know the turnover score

Leslie Frazier made a big impression on his defensive players when he flashed the statistics correlating turnovers to wins in the NFL. Maybe he emphasized that at the beginning of training camp because the Vikings have been bad with interceptions the last four years. How bad? The rankings tell the story and the players relayed the statistical impressions.

Preseason vs. Buffalo? Yeah, Cole remembers

Linebacker Audie Cole had the game of his life last year when the Vikings played the Buffalo Bills in the preseason and it may have saved his NFL career. He talked about that, the advantages and disadvantages of his height, and where he has improved.
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