LB Carter Coughlin leads Minnesota's 2016 recruiting class

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jerry Kill's sudden retirement last fall quickly made this recruiting class at Minnesota a question mark.Carter Coughlin's unwavering commitment to his home-state school helped dispel any doubts and give new coach Tracy Claeys a solid foundation entering his first full season.Coughlin, a consensus four-star linebacker from prep power Eden Prairie, highlighted a group...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota signs 20, including LB Carter Coughlin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jerry Kill's sudden retirement last fall quickly made this recruiting class at Minnesota a question mark. Carter Coughlin's unwavering commitment to his home-state school helped dispel any doubts and give new coach Tracy Claeys a solid foundation entering his first full season. Coughlin, a consensus four-star linebacker from prep power Eden Prairie, highlighted...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Adrian Peterson’s first NFL game

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Given the nature of the day and social media’s obsession with the whole Throwback...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pro Bowl for Vikings' Barr, Bridgewater and Smith

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings are sending three more players to the Pro Bowl.Safety Harrison Smith, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Anthony Barr all were added to the Pro Bowl roster on Monday. All three players will be making their first career appearances after being added as injury replacements.Smith is replacing Seattle safety Earl Thomas, Barr is...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings safety Harrison Smith added to Pro Bowl roster

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been picked for the Pro Bowl, replacing Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who withdrew because of an injury. The Vikings announced Monday that Smith will make his first career appearance in the NFL's all-star game, held Sunday in Hawaii. Smith will be the first Vikings defensive back selected for the Pro Bowl...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Buckeyes have fared when entering the season as No. 1

Last year, college football fans, especially TCU and Baylor supporters, hit the roof when the Ohio State Buckeyes earned a berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Bucks embraced the underdog spirit in a Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama and title game triumph against Oregon. When the confetti fell in Dallas, OSU concluded their odyssey from “we aren’t even supposed...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss Says Ohio State is “DB U”

There are a couple of college football programs that have earned mantras over the years. Some are warranted, while others leave you shaking your head. has added to the list and have done so by donning Ohio State University as the home for the most talented defensive backs over the last 25 years. Chase Goodbread penned the story and explained why he believes Ohio State has...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Claims Ohio State Is The Real “DB U”

The debate rages on. Earlier this month, players from LSU, Florida, Oklahoma State and other schools got into a number of Twitter arguments regarding which program should be considered “D.B.U” – meaning, which school produces the best defensive backs when it comes to NFL success. Well, there appears to be a new entrant, and it has a fairly decent spokesman. Ohio State’s...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Linebackers Look to Regain Power in Vikings Defense

In 2005, Antoine Winfield led the Minnesota Vikings team in tackles with 98 total. Since that time a linebacker has led the team. E.J. Henderson for two years and Chad Greenway for the past seven.So for the first time in nearly ten years, Robert Blanton, a defensive back took the reigns to lead the team with 106. Greenway coming close behind with 93, the lowest of his career.It looked...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Reasons the Vikings Should Acquire Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald has long been regarded as one of the best receivers in the game. His highlight reel catches and clutch grabs plus the ability to gain plenty of yards after the catch have cast him into an elite class. However, this season his numbers were way down, due in part to his own injuries and the injuries at QB. Just this week prior to their game with the Carolina Panthers...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Acting Cordial: Talking Vikings vs. Bills with Buffalo Wins

Once again, in anticipation of a Vikings game that is likely to be underwhelming, Purple Jesus Diaries has pinged one of our Bloguin Bros to help us preview the upcoming game. This weekend, the purple head to Buffalo to face Antoine Winfield’s least favorite ex-girlfriend, and also a franchise just as morbid as the Vikings are. We asked Buffalo Wins a handful of questions – while...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons vs. Vikings: List of Favorite Vikings

Dare I say it, but this 2014 Minnesota Vikings team is slowly starting to become likeable. Particularly when they win games that they aren’t supposed to be winning, but even when they lost against the Saints they had some characters that were redeemable. It’s odd, because for the last several years the Vikings by and large were no fun to cheer for. Sure, you had Adrian Peterson...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

tBBC Radio Hour: Cincinnati Preview

It’s time to take your foot off Idle, cause it’s Bearcat huntin’ season! Joe and Clair are back for another edition of tBBC Radio Hour, as we get you ready for Saturday’s kickoff between two Ohio Rivals — the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bearcats. There is a lot to get to in this week’s episode. Plus Clair and I play the game show that is sweeping the nation...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings draft preview: Cornerbacks

  FOX Sports North's Brian Hall provides complete coverage of the Vikings and the 2014 NFL Draft in his 14-part preview. Today is the 10th day of his Vikings draft previews. You can find the entire series here. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Importance (1-to-10 scale): 7 On the roster You may have heard the saying, "you can never have enough good cornerbacks." Minnesota has proven...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings sign CB Captain Munnerlyn

The undersized Captain Munnerlyn (5-8 186) has been a late bloomer in his career, after struggling mightily early in his career after getting drafted in the 7th round in 2009. Very similar to the way the similarly sized Tim Jennings developed, Munnerlyn has emerged as an above average cornerback in the NFL. He had a solid 2012 year and the Panthers wisely brought him back on a cheap...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Vikings CB Munnerlyn draws comparisons to Winfield

Could the Minnesota Vikings be trying to turn around their defense by going with what's worked in the past? Minnesota made big moves this week to strengthen a defense that allowed the most points in the league last season and second-most yards by signing big nose tackle Linval Joseph and adding diminutive cornerback Captain Munnerlyn a day later. Joseph, in meeting the media for...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent defensive backs: Which one would complement the Vikings core?

For years now the Minnesota Vikings have had a weak core of defensive backs. The had a couple good players here and there, but the group as a whole has left much to be desired. The best defensive backs that the Vikings have had in since 2000 were Antoine Winfield and Corey Chavous, both of whom the Vikings picked up in free agency. The Vikings have a couple good young pieces in their...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders finally finalize coaching staff, take a closer look

As of last week, there will be new faces on the Oakland Raiders’ coaching staff. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced that the Raiders have added Chris Boniol, Marcus Robertson, Vernon Stephens, and Joe Woods. With these four additions, the Raiders’ coaching staff is now complete. Raider Nation can now sit back and start speculating how these new coaches will perform...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The selfish Bills fan.

Buffalo is one of the best cities in America to play professional football in. It doesn’t have a corporate atmosphere like in New York. It doesn’t have a scoreboard the size of Wyoming like they do in Dallas. It doesn’t have have the nightlife like Miami has and it doesn’t have the smugness San Francisco has. It’s a blue collar town with blue collar problems and fan friendly...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite rough year–some Vikes’ awards

We are only one week removed from the last game of the season and things are already off to a bad start for the Vikings. With firing their head coach, players’ legal problems and Chris Kluwe’s allegations, it has been a week to forget. We will have plenty of time to discuss all of that but now it’s time to have some fun in giving out awards. Then we can finally turn the page...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks - One More To Stay Off The Road

The Seattle Seahawks are on the precipice of wrapping up the No. 1 seed in the NFC. If they take care of business in weeks 16 and 17, a cushy (relatively speaking) playoff slate of a first-round bye and two possible home playoff games await the men in blue before their planned rendezvous in New Jersey on February 2. The Seahawks are one win or a San Francisco 49ers loss away...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 12/19

NFL Free agent CB Antoine Winfield has reportedly decided to stay retired. (NFLTR) Bills HC Doug Marrone said he’s “110 percent confident” rookie QB E.J. Manuel will play in Week 17. ( HC Doug Marrone mentioned that RB Fred Jackson is expected to play in Week 16. (Buffalo News) Broncos WR Wes Welker did not practice again on Thursday. (Mike Klis) WR...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Antoine Winfield Staying Retired Despite Interest From Seahawks

According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, veteran CB Antoine Winfield has decided to stay retired, despite the recent interest from the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle was reportedly trying in bring Winfield back after releasing him at the start of the regular season, which makes sense given that Brandon Browner was suspended for a second time just a few weeks ago. The Seahawks...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Antoine Winfield will stay retired

The Seattle Seahawks will not be adding Antoine Winfield. Winfield, 36, has opted to remain retired reports FOX Sports. The Seahawks dumped Winfield at the end of training camp in a salary cap move. Naturally with Brandon Browner being suspended for the season some began to link Winfield and the Seahawks together but no deal is going to happen. Winfield has not played all season...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: 2013 Week 13 NFL Pick

Chicago Bears (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (2-8-1) The Vikings are favored here for the 3rd time this season. The first two times didn’t go well. They lost straight up at home as touchdown plus favorites over the Browns week 3 and then they got blown out as small home favorites over the Panthers 35-10 during week 6. The Vikings are nowhere near the team they were last year. Adrian...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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