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Mystery at the middle linebacker spot continues

We’re a week into training camp, and the only clarity we have when it comes to the Vikings’ vacant middle linebacker position is that Chad Greenway probably isn’t going to be that guy. Head coach Mike Zimmer has moved him back to the outside exclusively so he can settle in on the weak side. So who is in the running to be the Mike? It depends on the down, distance and situation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 6 Middle Linebacker

#6 | Middle Linebacker Number 6 on the list goes to an entire position once again and that is Middle Linebacker. The Vikings have had a rotating door at the middle linebacker position since EJ Henderson broke his leg back in 2010. They’ve had players like Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson who have been serviceable.  They’ve also tried young guys like Audie Cole.  While...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Head to head: inside linebackers

As we hurtle towards training camp (Minnesota starts it’s festivities on July 24th, a little over a week from now), it’s worth looking more closely at some of the training camp battles. We’ve gone a little broad at the linebacker position before, but this week we’re going to punch in on some specifics—mainly the inside linebackers. These days a middle linebacker has to...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Linebackers

  This is the seventh in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: LINEBACKERS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 4 Projected starters: Chad Greenway (ninth year), Jasper Brinkley (sixth year), Anthony Barr (first year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Audie Cole, Larry Dean, Dom DeCicco,...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings training camp preview: potential disappointments

Last week I looked at the players who could surprise some people during training camp. Besides unexpected players who stand out, there are always those players that fizzle out. Some may lose their starting job and others may get cut all together. Who might be this year’s training camp disappointments?   Jasper Brinkley, MLB Jasper is back with the Vikings after a short and disappointing...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings training camp preview: surprises

With training camp just over two weeks away, the wait for the return of football is almost over. With new coaches, players and schemes, fans will finally get a glimpse of what the 2014 Vikings will ultimately look like. Each year at training camp there are always a few surprise players that stand out. They won’t all necessarily become starters, but it’s fun to watch them increase...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings camp preview: linebackers

Earlier we took a look at the defensive line heading into camp and as promised, we now take a look at the other half of the defensive front: the linebackers. Most of the linebackers who will comprise the back end of this 4-3 defense fared better than their comrades on the defensive line did. Of course, in some respects, that’s like saying they died slightly more slowly. There...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Sleepers from the Vikings 2014 Draft Class

#491530989 / gettyimages.com After replacing the Vikings’ coaching staff following the 2013 season, Rick Spielman, Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner teamed up to produce a draft class that, on paper, looks like it could be the beginning of a good run in Minnesota. Most people know about them drafting pass rush specialist Anthony Barr with the 9th pick and then trading back into the...
Via TopSportsReport
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer Signs Self to Play Defense

It only took three days of rookie mini camps in new Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer’s first year to decide that the defense he was working with just wasn’t good enough. Too many young players, too many mistakes, too many break downs in pass and run coverage to prove to the new, defensive minded coach that this team was going to be able to stop anything from a heavy...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings LBs Fight to Establish Roles in Zimmer's Defense

During the 2013 NFL season while Zimmer was the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati he employed a 4-3 defense that would evolve into different matchup based situational alignments such as the 4-2-5 look or 3-3-5 to better protect against the pass. Zimmer has stated his day one goal and fundamental need within his defensive scheme is to stop the run and control the line of scrimmage...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Linebacker situation still unclear for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings kick off their offseason program in a week with a defense that has been changed dramatically since Mike Zimmer took over as the team's new head coach. Zimmer has tried to reserve judgment on many of Minnesota's current roster until he has time to see each player on the field. The Vikings will hold a voluntary minicamp before May's NFL Draft. Zimmer...
Via Fox Sports North
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Free Agent Linebackers: Do the Vikings need to take a look?

By now I think it is pretty clear that the Minnesota Vikings have so many holes on this team, especially on defense. Linebacker, what once was a strong area for the team, is now very weak. Chad Greenway has been a stalwart since he was drafted by the purple and gold. But, with so much movement around him, the core has been effected. The one bright spot of the 2013 season was the...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What non-QB options do the Minnesota Vikings have in the first round?

Despite the NFL draft being months away, the scouting combine has the draft talk at a fever pitch. We know that the Vikings need a quarterback, but what if the team decides to go in a different direction with their first round pick? With so many holes on defense and the sting of a first round QB bust fresh in Rick Spielman’s mind, a defensive playmaker would make a lot of sense...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Scout’s take: Many versions for MLBs

The Vikings could be looking for a middle linebacker after the release of Erin Henderson. If they aren’t convinced on Michael Mauti’s health or Audie Cole’s abilities, there are plenty of different options in the draft. NFL scout Dave-Te’ Thomas explains the strengths of some second-day possibilities.
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Draft Thoughts

  Adam Dickinson Minnesota Vikings Writer The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a less than stellar year but showed upside with young talent such as Cordarelle Patterson, Xavier Rhodes, and Audie Cole.  This is a very important off season for the Vikings to hit the ground running with new head coach Mike Zimmer. The NFL draft is one of the best ways to find young talent just as...
Via TopSportsReport
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fans hope to see more of Audie Cole in 2014

For a lot of Minnesota Vikings fans, Audie Cole made a splash during the 2012 preseason. Cole was a seventh round pick in 2012 for the Vikings, and although he made a splash amongst fans he did not see any playing time. Cole made an even bigger splash once Erin Henderson went down with an injury this last year. In week 13 Cole was named starting middle linebacker. Cole finished...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Full 7 Round Mock Draft

While it is only January it’s never to early to start thinking ahead for the Vikings 2014 NFL Draft. Below are predictions on what the Vikings could do with each of their 8 selections in the May’s draft. It is no secret that Minnesota has quite a few needs to fill and depending on how free agency rolls out come May half of these picks could be irrelevant, which is why this will...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Erin Henderson wants his middle linebacker spot back; Bored at the Will

The Vikings moved Henderson back to weakside linebacker after Audie Cole performed well at middle linebacker, and because the Vikings play so much nickel defense, Henderson has barely been on the field. He played eight snaps against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 8, and got just 12 last Sunday against the Eagles, including a couple at middle linebacker after […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

5 Vikings to Watch Vs. Eagles

The Vikings second to last game ever in the Metrodome takes place this Sunday afternoon and here our five players to watch for in that game. 5. Marcus Sherels Marcus Sherels has just been solid for the Vikings this season.  He often comes in off the bench during a game, and steps right in without missing a beat.  Sherels is rarely out of position and is a sure tackler.  He has...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly IDP Rankings: Week Fifteen For 2013 Fantasy Football

One common mistake that all fantasy owners, not just IDP owners, make is to overrate strong performances in the playoffs. On the offensive side of the ball, guys like Josh McCown and Marques Colston had huge weeks, but that doesn’t mean that you’re starting them in the semi-finals over Matt Stafford and DeSean Jackson. The same thing applies on the defensive side of the ball...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Targets

We’re well into the fantasy playoffs now, and there were some key injuries and newcomers that could make the difference for your IDP rosters. Here’s a look at players to target on the Week 15 IDP waiver wire.  Good luck! Audie Cole (LB, Vikings) Cole is a repeat from last week, but as always….I REPEAT […]The post Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Targets appeared first on Punch Drunk Wonderland.
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Targets

We’re well into the fantasy playoffs now, and there were some key injuries and newcomers that could make the difference for your IDP rosters. Here’s a look at players to target on the Week 15 IDP waiver wire.  Good luck! Audie Cole (LB, Vikings) Cole is a repeat from last week, but as always….I REPEAT FOR EMPHASIS! Cole has supplanted Erin Henderson at the middle linebacker...
Via Punch Drunk Fantasy Sports
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Players to Watch in Vikings Vs. Ravens

The Vikings are approaching the home stretch with their second to last road game of the year coming up this Sunday in Baltimore.  Here are some guys to keep an eye on in this contest. 5. Audie Cole Audie Cole has been a pleasant surprise since taking over the starting middle linebacker job two weeks ago.  In that time, he’s amassed 22 tackles and one sack.  The entire Vikings...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: Turnovers could be key when Vikings, Ravens duel in sloppy conditions

The Minnesota Vikings like to split their season into quarters and are coming off a third quarter in which they were 2-1-1. The final quarter opens Sunday at Baltimore against the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens. Minnesota hasn't been officially eliminated from the playoffs and is hoping for another late-season run for momentum and positivity. Here are five things to watch...
Via Fox Sports North
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: Turnovers could be key when Vikings, Ravens duel in sloppy conditions

The Minnesota Vikings like to split their season into quarters and are coming off a third quarter in which they were 2-1-1. The final quarter opens Sunday at Baltimore against the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens. Minnesota hasn't been officially eliminated from the playoffs and is hoping for another late-season run for momentum and positivity. Here are five things to watch...
Via Fox Sports North
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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