Four Questions to Answer in Vikings' Final Preseason Game

The final preseason game is always an interesting one. It is the final stage for those vying for a roster spot to prove their worth as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. It is the final opportunity to claim one of the coveted positions on the 53-man roster, which will be decided on Sept. 5.  Naturally, with all of these final decisions needing to be made within the week and 75 football...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Eric Kendricks front-runner for MLB position

The Minnesota Vikings had been working Audie Cole at middle linebacker with the first-team defense during training camp and started the first two preseason games. However, rookie Eric  Kendricks got the nod in the third preseason game and after looking very comfortable in the role of quarterback on defense, he now appears to have climbed to the top of the competition. According...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Hodges to get his shot to start at MLB on Saturday

The Minnesota Vikings have started Audie Cole at middle linebacker each of the last two preseason games. Head coach Mike Zimmer has decided to switch things up for Saturday's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, but that doesn't mean second-round rookie Eric Kendricks is finally getting his shot to start.Zimmer said third-year pro Gerald Hodges will start at middle linebacker, according...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer getting close naming a middle linebacker for start of season

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has spent the offseason and training camp evaluating the middle linebacker position and who will the starter at the spot. Zimmer has taken a long look at rookie Eric Kendricks, Gerald Hodges and Audie Cole and he said he knows who will get the nod against the Cowboys, in the important third preseason game, which usually gives a snapshot of...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Gerald Hodges may earn himself a starting job

Minnesota Vikings LB Gerald Hodges gets the start for their Saturday preseason matchup against Dallas, and if all goes well he could be starting at middle linebacker come Week 1. Audie Cole started the first two preseason games, but after watching film, head coach Mike Zimmer saw a need to make the switch. "He's looked good," Zimmer said of Hodges, per ESPN. "The first week...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Things To Watch For in Vikings Third Preseason Game

The Minnesota Vikings are at home this Saturday vs. the lowly Oakland Raiders.  Here are some things to watch for in this contest. 5. Ponder Comes Home Christian Ponder’s tenure with the Minnesota Vikings was shaky at best.  He had some good moments but mostly bad ones.  Vikings fans will be interested to see how he looks and performs with a new team and in a new offense. ...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says MLB position could be done by committee

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said in the wake of the team's first preseason game this past Sunday against the Steelers that the team could go to a 'linebacker by committee.' Zimmer said the defense could use Audie Cole, Eric Kendricks or Gerald Hodges in different roles based on the situation. "It could be, but that’s how it was for us last year, a little bit situation...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What did it mean? Vikings' Hall of Fame Game recap

The Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 14-3, in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday in Canton, Ohio, an extra, early preseason contest that's even more an exhibition than the others. Still, players put on pads and uniforms, coaches called plays and fans watched and formed opinions. So, even if it didn't matter much in terms of actual football, let's deconstruct the game...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Shine in 14-3 Preseason Victory Over Steelers

Teddy Bridgewater went 5-for-6, MyCole Pruitt hauled in a 34-yard touchdown from Mike Kafka, and Mike Zimmer's defense played aggressively in a 14-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in last night's Pro Football Hall of Fame Game."We have some things to clean up, but all in all, first day out, it’s probably a decent performance," Zimmer said following the game.The exhibition...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Endo’s Vikings Training Camp Diary

Posted by Ryan Endicott Well it’s that wonderful time of year again.  Vikes Training Camp 2015 edition has come upon us.  My family and I braved the ehat and long lines to get first glimpses of our beloved Norsemen.  It was family day at training camp, plenty to do for all ages.  The practice session started with a group of former Vikings honoring the great Mick Tinglehoff...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp – Tuesday

It was my last evening here in Mankato and my last practice attended at Vikings Training Camp. Coming up in the next few days – after the first preseason game – I’ll have more of my overall thoughts about this roster and my analysis after my 5-day adventure. For now, here’s some thoughts, notes and memories from last night’s epic practice. You’ll see what I mean down...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Vikings facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The business side of professional football is often brutal. The players who perform well are rewarded with rich contracts, while those who fail to live up to expectations are quickly forgotten. For a franchise to stay above water, dozens of these decisions must be made on a yearly basis. The Minnesota Vikings are a transforming team under second-year head coach Mike Zimmer. They...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten Vikings Who Could be on the Bubble | #10 Michael Mauti

At linebacker the starters are pretty much set with Barr, Kendricks, and Greenway. Behind those three the only locks (or closest thing you can get to a lock) appear to be Audie Cole and Gerald Hodges. So when you look deep at the roster, Mauti’s real competition to make the final roster will be some of the younger guys and FA signings like Brandon Watts (7th rounder in 2014), Edmond...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading Every Vikings Draft Pick

Trae Waynes, CB View image | Trae Waynes will come to the Minnesota Vikings looking to compete with veteran Terrence Newman for the starting cornerback position opposite Xavier Rhodes. Trae Waynes is a press type of corner which si probably why he was the first selection by the Vikings because of Mike Zimmer’s liking for tough, physical corners. Wayne...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Positional needs after Free Agency

Left Tackle View image | With the #4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings thought they had a corner stone piece, protecting the blindside of the quarterback in purple, in a player of Matt Kalil. He showed flashes of brilliance in his first year but took a turn for the worse last year and got beat and penalized way too many times for...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings | 10 Potential Free Agent Signings for 2015

The 2015 free agency is just around the corner, why not take a look at 10 possibly options the Vikings could have their eyes on. Minnesota has a handful of needs that will need to be addressed most notably at linebacker, offensive line, and secondary. Look for those needs to be filled in both FA and the NFL Draft. You’ll notice below that some are real possibilities and others...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Dec. 31 Vikings mailbag

Steps were taken by the Minnesota Vikings in coach Mike Zimmer's first season. Sunday's season-ending win against the Chicago Bears allowed Minnesota to end the season with positive feelings but knowing it hadn't done enough to be a playoff team. Another offseason of change is likely coming for the Vikings as Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner continue to rebuild the team...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

It’s finally here! The last poop stamp of the season. All year long, Vikings players (and some real ****-head coaches!) have fought over the opportunity to crowned with a brown smudge atop their foreheads. For some, it was a remarkable achievement. For others, it was an uneditable mark. Of poop. But, they deserved it. For sucking. If this was a normal year, Adrian Peterson would...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings notebook: LB Cole shines in start for Greenway

MINNEAPOLIS -- Heading into Sunday's season finale, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke of the importance of the final game and still making evaluations of his team, learning more about his players heading into the offseason. Zimmer learned quite a bit about third-year linebacker Audie Cole in Sunday's 13-9 victory. Making a habit of flashing in late-season opportunities, Cole...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater leads Vikings to 13-9 win over Bears

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Teddy Bridgewater threw the go-ahead 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the third quarter, guiding the Minnesota Vikings past Chicago 13-9 on Sunday to put one more blemish on a forgettable year for the Bears. Blair Walsh kicked two field goals, Audie Cole had 11 tackles in his first start of the season and the Vikings (7-9) ended coach Mike Zimmer's first...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater, Vikings get by Bears 13-9

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Teddy Bridgewater threw the go-ahead 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the third quarter, guiding the Minnesota Vikings past Chicago 13-9 on Sunday to put one more blemish on a forgettable year for the Bears. Blair Walsh kicked two field goals, Audie Cole had 11 tackles in his first start of the season and the Vikings (7-9) ended coach Mike Zimmer's first...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minnesota Vikings Predictions

Why not throw out some random predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings? Below the Lupagus and I go through some of the more important predictions for the Vikings and player predictions. We tried to not let our purple hearts get in the way but we’ll let you be the judge of that. 2014 Predictions Onebar Lupagus Team Record  9-7 8-8 Leading Passer  Matt Cassel Matt...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Evans, Crocker, Coleman among 19 released by Vikings

The continued transition on defense for new coach Mike Zimmer was evident as the Minnesota Vikings reached the 53-man roster limit on Saturday afternoon. Defensive tackle Fred Evans, who has been with Minnesota since 2007, was released along with 18 other players to get to the regular-season roster limit. The Vikings likely will look to continue to tweak the bottom of the roster...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the 2014 Minnesota Vikings | 53 Man Roster

With the final cuts in the books the roster appears to be set for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings. Biggest surprises that stick out to me is rolling with 2 TE’s (for now), keeping 2 FB’s, and the cuts of Reisner, Crocker, and Coleman. While this won’t be the roster the Vikings end the season with it will surely be what they start the season with (barring...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PJD’s Preseason Week 3 Recap: Preseason Powerhouse

What is the most confident you have ever been? Have you ever been so confident in an argument that you knew you’d win that you sat back with a **** eating grin on your face, crossed your arms, let some moron run their mouth and rant until days’ end, while you coolly waited to mic drop their ass? Have you ever been so confident that you actually unbuttoned TWO buttons at the top...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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