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New Vikings WR Stefon Diggs: 'I like to compete at all costs and I love to win'

The Minnesota Vikings waited until the fifth round, and the 146th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft before they selected a wide receiver.They plucked Stefon Diggs with that selection, and according to an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune GM Rick Spielman likes the Maryland wideout and feels as if he can help bolster the competition."[Diggs] was a guy, that when we got there...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cordarrelle Patterson working with 'Hell’s trainer' to get mentally and physically right for 2015

  Minnesota Vikings third-year wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson spent time in San Francisco this offseason to work out with trainer Frank Matrisciano, also known as “Hell’s trainer.” The pass catcher couldn't believe how difficult the workouts were, especially the very first one. “It was only 14 minutes, but it felt like an hour and a half,” Patterson said,...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Grading Each Pick Of The 2015 NFL Draft

1 (11): Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan StateThe Vikings selected a long, sticky cover corner in Xavier Rhodes in the first round two years ago, and now they get a guy like just him. Trae Waynes has good length at 6-foot-1 and is both strong and fast. The issues with him is that he played too physical at times and did not seem quick enough to keep up with the shiftier receivers. However...
Via Football Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Is Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer perfect coach for CB Trae Waynes? ► NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis discuss the benefits of the Minnesota Vikings drafting cornerback Trae Waynes and how he will respond to ... Vikings announce initial UDFA class ► The Vikings agreed to terms with 10 rookie free agents that will be part of the ... The players are...
Via 60 Max Power O
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace: 'I'm the fastest player in the NFL'

New Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace isn’t lacking confidence less than two months after being exiled from the Miami Dolphins. The 28-year-old receiver, who wore out his welcome in South Beach, had these words to say recently about who he the fastest player in the NFL is right now. Without a doubt, I’m the fastest player in the NFL,” Wallace told the Pioneer...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dean Cain on Adrian Peterson: “Certainly Doesn’t Need a Switch to Smack His Kid Around”

Actor Dean Cain is apparently a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and thinks that Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson would be a marvelous addition to the team. So when he was approached TMZ Sports reporters and asked about the Cowboys, Cain gushed that head coach Jason Garrett is the best head coach in the game. Cain also said that the team should sign Peterson before...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wallace: 'Without a doubt, I'm the fastest player in the NFL'

Vikings receiver Mike Wallace is touting his speed as he soon embarks on his first season in Minnesota. "Without a doubt, I'm the fastest player in the NFL," Wallace said, per the Pioneer Press. "If somebody feels foggy about that, we can [race]. I'm never going to back down from competition." After pretty much a failed stint with the Dolphins, Wallace looks to have some chemistry...
Via 60 Max Power O
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings WR says ‘without a doubt’ he’s the NFL’s fastest player

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace says he’s the NFL’s fastest player, and he’d be willing to race any challengers to prove it. “Without a doubt, I’m the fastest player in the NFL,” Wallace told the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. “If somebody feels foggy about that, we can [race]. I’m never going to back down from competition.” The 28-year-old Wallace...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace: ‘I’m the Fastest Player in the NFL’

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace believes he’s the fastest player in the NFL and he’s willing to “Without a doubt, I’m the fastest player in the NFL,” Wallace told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “If somebody feels foggy about that, we can (race). I’m never going to back down from competition.” The NFL used to hold an annual competition for the title of the...
Via Gridiron Grit
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minneapolis to bid on 2020 championship game

Minneapolis, Minnesota plans to bid on the 2020 College Football Playoff national championship game. After failing to land the 2016 College Football Playoff championship game, Minneapolis is holding out hope that they will be able to land the big game further down the line at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Governor Mark Dayton announced the bid, with Gopher head coach Jerry...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Draft Grade

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Draft Grade: B+ The Minnesota Vikings had one of the best drafts in the entire league with some of the most obvious fits for their team still available when they were on the clock. It started with corner Trae Waynes from Michigan State staying on the board until their 11th overall pick, a big need for the Vikings secondary, and a player that the Vikings...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This stat about new Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs will pump you up

The Minnesota Vikings were, by almost all accounts, huge winners in the 2015 NFL Draft. While most people are giving them credit for their first three selections (and rightfully so) how about this stat regarding fifth rounder Stefon Diggs? Stefon Diggs, the Vikings' 5th round WR, averaged 9.3 yards after the catch against Power 5 teams, the leading mark in the 2015 WR class. ...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Prepare for Defensive Dominance

Positivity is radiating through the land of purple right now, and for good reason. In 2014, the Minnesota Vikings’ defense ranked 11th in points allowed and 14th in yards allowed, a vast improvement from 32nd and 31st the year before. With the first three draft picks being on the defensive side of the ball, it’s clear that Mike Zimmer expects the unit to be even better in 2015...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Evaluating Waynes and Kendricks

As the 2015 NFL Draft comes to a close, the Minnesota Vikings should be very pleased with the talent they’ve been able to acquire. Coming into the draft, multiple reports had surfaced that the Vikings were most interested in using their first round pick to draft Trae Waynes of Michigan State or Eric Kendricks out of UCLA. With the 11th pick, the Minnesota Vikings wasted no...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings get TE at No. 143 who many thought could go day one (video)

The Minnesota Vikings focused on defense the first couple days of the draft. Their mindset has switched to offense on day No. 3 and they may have just gotten a huge steal. The #Vikings have selected TE MyCole Pruitt with the 143rd overall pick. #VikingsDraft pic.twitter.com/s8iC7Qchwx — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 2, 2015 The dude accomplished a lot at a small school....
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater Will Call “Riders Up” At Today’s Kentucky Derby

Few former college football players are as beloved by their fans as Louisville great Teddy Bridgewater, and he returns to town for a huge honor today. Bridgewater, now the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, will call “riders up” at today’s 141st Kentucky Derby. Former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater gives the order for “riders up” at 6:25 p.m. Call to the Post...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson now wants more money from Vikings

All 32 picks of the first round of the 2015 NFL draft have been used, and none of them were traded as part of a package for Adrian Peterson. Now that it seems all but certain that Peterson is stuck in Minnesota, he wants more guaranteed money. In an interview with Tom Pelissero of USA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s agent changes tune, now wants more money from Vikings

Ben Dogra, the agent for Adrian Peterson, seemingly has accepted with the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft come and gone that his client will be a member of the Minnesota Vikings next season. And because of that reality setting in, Dogra has changed his tune, now suggesting that the team should feel obligated,...Read More The post Adrian Peterson’s agent changes tune, now wants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings select Trae Waynes with the eleventh overall pick

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Trae Waynes with the eleventh overall pick. Here is the scouting report, courtesy of Jeff Hyde (@Jeff__Hyde). Trae Waynes has prototypical size and speed for the cornerback position.  He has good, long arms and great straight line speed.  This combination of size and speed makes it extremely difficult to throw it deep on him.  Waynes does...
Via PhinManiacs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Trae Waynes CB, Michigan St. Initial Reaction: Waynes has been linked to the Vikings for weeks and it finally comes true. Adding him along with Xavier Rhodes gives the Vikings and Mike Zimmer one of the best young corner duos in the NFC.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be?Grade for this pick...
Via DraftSeason
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cris Carter believes an Adrian Peterson trade is coming

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Peterson has been rumored in quite a few trade possibilities throughout the offseason, and former Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Cris Carter believes a trade is coming. It doesn’t come as much of a surprising, but he mentioned that he can’t say much but believes something will happen. “I’m under gag order on the Adrian Peterson...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cris Carter suggests Adrian Peterson will be traded

The Minnesota Vikings would likely want either a first-round or second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft (and then some) if they decide to trade Adrian Peterson, so there isn’t a lot of time left to make a deal. That doesn’t mean Peterson won’t be dealt. During an appearance on the “Mike and Mike in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quote from Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater about AP’s B-day party is amazing

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater apparently attended Adrian Peterson’s much discussed birthday party earlier this month. He didn’t, however, have as much fun as AP. Teddy Bridgewater at Adrian Peterson's 30th birthday party last month: "I actually didn’t ride a camel, but we had a pretty good time.’’ — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) April 27, 2015 Lol. AROUND...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Viking attends 10 year-old girl's party after invitees decline

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson was among the nearly 300 people over the weekend who responded to a plea on Facebook by the parents of a 10-year-old girl who was about to have a birthday party where none of the invitees were planning to attend. Mackenzie Moretter turned 10 last week, and according to...Read More The post Vikings’ Charles Johnson attends 10-year...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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