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The Minnesota Vikings should acquire Aqib TalibCornerback Aqib Talib will be a highly pursued free agent if the New England Patriots fail to reach an agreement with him by March 11. The Minnesota Vikings should be chomping at the bit for the opportunity to possibly acquire Talib if he doesn’t resign with the Patriots and there are many reasons why. Minnesota had the worst passing defense in the NFL last season giving up over 287 passing yards per game. This needs to be fixed if the Vikings are going to make the playoffs next season. Talib would be a perfect fit in Minnesota because he’s an NFL veteran and would complement Xavier Rhodes nicely.  Imagine a Talib and Rhodes tandem in the backfield? It’d be pretty sweet. The Vikings would be set up at the cornerback position for a long time. Sources say that New England wants Talib back, and are in the negotiation process, which could put a damper on the reality of seeing Talib in Purple, however, the Vikings could potentially send draft picks to New England to get him. If Talib signs with the Patriots, the Vikings should consider dealing their second and third round picks to acquire him. It’d be a smart trade because the Vikings would fill their biggest need on defense and Talib is worth the early draft picks. On the flip side, New England would get a few more options in the draft to fill their vacancy’s. Talib had 41 tackles and four interceptions for the Patriots last season. If he becomes a free agent, his value to other teams would be high, but Minnesota would be an ideal place to become a star and make the biggest impact. Either way, via free agency or a trade, Minnesota should pursue Talib. Without a solid passing defense, the Vikings will have a hard time winning any games in a division that has three outstanding quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Matthew Stafford. isportsweb | isportsweb - Sports in Perspective
  • Aren't we forgetting Harrison Smith? He has been out with the toe injury, but when he is 100% the pass protection improves substantially. Especially if he doesn't have to stumble over Chris Cook standing in the way, drooling. But hey...another solid D-back would be great.
  • Are we forgetting the defensive line, who couldn't put any kind of consistent pressure on the quarterback. A defensive back is only as good as the pressure the defensive line can create. Maybe they should look into faster, more athletic defensive ends and outside linebackers...and maybe dial up a blitz once in a while.

Which free agent OL should the Minnesota Vikings target?

One of the areas that the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to improve at during free agency is offensive line. While center John Sullivan has solidified his position on the team as well as tackle Matt Kahlil, there is room for improvement on that line, especially in pass protection. There are some big names in free agency and the Vikings will need to grab one of these guys if they...

Vikings Rewind: Free agents, worst vikings draft pick ever, and upgrading the WR’s

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Minnesota Vikings: Players They Don't Want To Lose In Free Agency

When a team finishes a season with a 5-10-1 record, no player can be sure of a new contract as a Free Agent. The Vikings have several high profile players who are out of contract for 2014 and many of these will undoubtedly be looking for pastures new to prolong there career. With a defense that conceded a league high 30 points per game and a new Head Coach in Mike Zimmer who will...

The Minnesota Vikings new stadium is on its way, Metrodome is almost gone.

The eyesore of a stadium that the Minnesota Vikings have been playing at since 1982 is finally going away. Sunday morning 84 charges were set off, destroying the last remaining concrete ring of the stadium. There have been many memories at the Metrodome, but it cannot be denied that it was an eyesore on a beautiful skyline. What was your favorite Metrodome memory? With the Vikings...

Vikings red flag 8 players for saying dumb things on twitter

Your friends are not the only people watching your twitter feed. The GM of the Minnesota Vikings Rick Spielman talked about his social media spying to USA Today saying this: “There were guys I found on Twitter this year that I can’t believe they would post and re-Tweet some of the stuff they were saying,” […]The post Vikings red flag 8 players for saying dumb things on twitter...

Mike Zimmer plans to be involved in Vikings’ offense

Minnesota Vikings new head coach Mike Zimmer plans to be involved in every aspect of the team. “I’m still growing that way,” Zimmer said on Friday, via Ben Goessling of “Obviously I’m trying to get all the defensive things in place as far as playbook, terminology and all that and we keep working our way over that. I’m learning offense, the offensive system and...

Watch the Metrodome explode (Video)

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Vikings red flagged NFL prospects over Twitter use

Just as companies are looking into potential job candidates' social media accounts, so goes the NFL... The Minnesota Vikings and general manager Rick Spielman have reportedly flagged some soon-to-be-rookie players for their use of Twitter, reports Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports. “There were guys I found on Twitter this year that I can’t believe they would post and re...

Vikings trade back plans may involve Sammy Watkins

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he’d love to trade back from the No. 8 pick in the draft, assuming the right deal is presented. For this scenario to pan out, the right player must also still be available after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick at No. 7. This player may be wide receiver Sammy Watkins and the Vikings could be targeting...

Minnesota Vikings Have Red Flagged Eight Players Because of Dumb Tweets

Social media is awesome. Without it there would not be nearly as many bloggers as there are now, and we would not know what jerkoffs and idiots some of our favorite athletes and celebrities are until they really screw up and their shenanigans make the news.Thanks to things like Twitter we get to know the good and bad of players like never before--and it might cost some college football...

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings’ Metrodome stadium demolished

The Minnesota Vikings no longer have a home stadium.  As part of the preparations to move the team to a new stadium in the next few years, the Metrodome was demolished.  The new stadium is set to be built in the same place that the famous Metrodome once stood. Until the new stadium is built, the Vikings will be sharing lockers with the Minnesota Gophers at the TCF Bank Stadium...

Jared Allen’s Free Agent Market Likely To Include The Buccaneers?

Tom Pelissero of USA Today mentions that after speaking to people at the Combine, he “wouldn’t be surprised at all if the market for Jared Allen includes the Buccaneers.” Pelissero admits that he’s connecting a few dots here, but adds that Tampa Bay will close to the same scheme he played in while in Minnesota and Leslie Frazier “loves him.” This isn’t exactly the...

Michael Johnson could land with the Vikings

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; It sounds like there’s a chance the Bengals will lose defensive end Michael Johnson to the Vikings in free agency. One free-agent match with buzz here: DE Michael Johnson and the #Vikings, who hired his former DC, Mike Zimmer, as head coach. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22...

The Metrodome Explodes, and Buries Our Horrible Nightmares

Destruction of the "Place That Kirby Built" (I just made that up) continued early Sunday morning as some of the most notable explosions rocked the former home of the Minnesota Vikings. The upper "ring beam" of the Metrodome saw some AC/DC, TNT Dynamite Sunday, with lots of debris and loud noises assaulted the building, reducing even more of it to rubble. AND...

Once again, Vikings have QB decision to make

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings spent the weekend at the NFL scouting combine pouring over quarterbacks, as thoroughly as any other team in the league. They're among the frustrated few - well, there's more than a few clubs without a quarterback solution - who badly need this draft to produce a long-term answer at the most...
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