Remembering Brendan Munnerlyn; 1990-2014

Today we at NFL Draft Diamonds say with a very sad heart that Brendan Munnerlyn the former Milford Academy football player has passed away. @BergmansLaw: @DraftDiamonds with a sad heart to say that our client,@IronMANBreNdaN had passed on Thurs night, age 23, wrongful death, we will miss him. According to Police Reports, Brendan died in […] The post Remembering Brendan Munnerlyn...
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Vikings training camp preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the ninth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Captain Munnerlyn (sixth year) and Xavier Rhodes (second year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Derek Cox, Kendall James, Julian Posey, *Shaun Prater, Jabari...
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Vikings training camp preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the ninth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Captain Munnerlyn (sixth year) and Xavier Rhodes (second year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Derek Cox, Kendall James, Julian Posey, *Shaun Prater, Jabari...
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Vikings secondary will need to have a good year if they want to win

Mike Zimmer is a very solid defensive minded coach, and he has a plan to stop some of the better teams in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals defense has finished in the top 10 the last 3 years in a row.  Zimmer will now be leading the Vikings defense, who has a pretty decent little […] The post Vikings secondary will need to have a good year if they want to win appeared first on...
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How Much Will the Vikings Defense Improve?

Last season the Vikings defense ranked 31st in the league and allowed the most points, so they should have nowhere to go but up. The question is how much will it improve though. The Vikings went out and signed defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. They also used their first draft pick on linebacker Anthony Barr. The run defense has not been very good since...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer likes early look of improving secondary

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Maybe reporters were catching Mike Zimmer following a good day of practice, or maybe the instruction that has been paramount since Zimmer took over as the Minnesota Vikings' coach is taking a firm hold. The secondary that has been dissected over the years by Minnesota's opponents is pleasing the new coach after another round of organized team activities...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New Look Vikings Set to Open OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings begin organized team activities today and will continue Thursday and Friday. They'll take a short breather after that and continue on June 3-5 and 9-12. After coming off a 5-10-1 season, the Vikings not only made changes to the roster, they also made changes to the coaching staff. They signed free agents Linval Joseph and Captain Munnerlyn to help improve...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Vikings draft any of the top 10 safeties in the NFL Draft?

In 2013, the Minnesota Vikings finished 29th in passing defense. The team has addressed the cornerback position by signing Captain Munnerlyn to a three-year contract, but the Vikings have yet to filled their need at safety. With Jamarca Sanford and Harrison Smith’s lack of production last season, the Vikings may be looking to upgrade. Here are the players Minnesota could be keeping...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Minnesota Vikings need to take a look at any of the top 10 CB’s in the Draft?

In 2013 the Minnesota Vikings cornerbacks were among the leagues worst. Rookie Xavier Rhodes started to make some headway at the end of the year and showed a lot of talent. With the signing of Captain Munnerlyn during free agency the team has there starters in place. The biggest question right now is if the back up corners are going to be replaced. Should the Vikings take a risk...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings have done their part to check off offseason boxes

Slowly the tweets started to appear during the weekend, players announcing they're leaving their offseason homes, the warmer climates to return to Minnesota. "Charlotte it's been real," new Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn wrote on his Twitter page on Saturday. "Minnesota are y'all ready I know I am #24." "Great to be back at Winter Park today...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings to-do list! What do they need to do before the 2014 season

Despite the few talented free agents that are still available, that phase of the offseason is pretty much over as far as the Minnesota Vikings are concerned. After signing many of their own free agents, they brought in players like Linval Joseph, Corey Wooten and Captain Munnerlyn to help bolster the defense. At this point the defensive line is pretty much set and so is most of the...
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April 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Vikings may trade down, draft a safety

The NFL Draft is just around the corner and with free agency offering little help to some at this point, many teams are waiting to see what will happen in the draft before going to back to the pool of veterans on the market. One team that has holes to fill are the Minnesota Vikings, who are looking to some help at safety. They signed Captain Munnerlyn this offseason but according...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's Why Captain Munnerlyn Mans the Love Boat

We were all pretty excited when Captain Munnerlyn decided to sign with the Vikings. A scrappy, lowly drafted, under-sized cornerback with a penchant for interceptions and play making? COOL! Also, his name is awesome! Who wouldn't want to cheer for a guy named "Captain", who we've affectionately nicknamed "Captain Cumback"? We're all pretty excited...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Captain Munnerlyn Looks Very Happy at the Strip Club (Photos)

First off, Munnerlyn didn’t spend a million dollars at the strip club. Don’t believe silly stuff like that. But, he did appear to be having a very good time at Onyx in Charlotte. Munnerlyn who signed a free agent contract with the Vikings was doing his best to help the stripper community with their rent this month. Strippers are people too.
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March 22, 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

Minnesota Vikings Make Key Moves

Minnesota has addressed many of their holes this offseason and are looking to become contenders (via rantsports) The Minnesota Vikings have been very busy in the free agency period. They have addressed many needs and have really started to form a team that is a piece or two away from being a solid contender. Going into the free agency period, the Vikings needed to address multiple...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 7 Round Mock Draft 1.0

After a disapointing season in 2013, the Minnesota Vikings look to bounce back with a new look to the team. A new coach and staff should shed some light on an organization some deem to be "cursed". With the frenzy of free agent signings done and the dust starting to settle, it is becoming much more clear on where each team will be focusing on in the Draft.  The Vikings...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

How did the Minnesota Vikings fare in week 1 of NFL free agency?

The first day of free agency is like Christmas morning to fans young and old. It’s a brand new year and anything can happen for your favorite team. There’s no doubt Purple Nation wants to see changes, and many fans may have been left scratching their heads after day one. With rumors flying about Michael Johnson, Alterraun Verner, and other big names; we were all expecting...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Temper Fan Free Agency Excitement, Re-Sign Charlie Johnson

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman had noticed a swell of increased popular opinion following the team in the wake of the first week of free agency. The Vikings had signed run stopping defensive tackle Linval Joseph, and upgraded their secondary instantly with the signing of Captain Munnerlyn. Rumors also swirled that the team was interviewing capable linebackers, asking current...
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March 17, 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...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Let's All Agree on a Captain Munnerlyn Nickname

As you've probably seen by now, and as was suspected by THIS VERY BLOG yesterday, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn signed with the Vikings. His contract is a three-year deal worth up to $15 million, and $7 million guaranteed. It's a surprisingly reasonable contract for the Vikings, who you just know are going to run that guy ragged, because the rest of our defensive backfield...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings and NFL free agency: Day 3

The Minnesota Vikings added a piece to the defense on the third day of free agency. Finally landing a cornerback to help the young core of Harrison Smith and Xavier Rhodes. By signing Captain Munnerlyn Thursday, the Vikings took a big step toward improving their 31st ranked defense from 2013. In 2013 Munnerly hauled in three interceptions, which would have tied him for the Vikings...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign Captain Munnerlyn

The Minnesota Vikings improved their secondary on Thursday by signing former Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. Captain Munnerlyn is signing a three-year deal with the #Vikings, per source. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2014 Munnerlyn had 74 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 2 interceptions in 2013. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType:...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Ink Captain Munnerlyn to Three-Year Contract

The Minnesota Vikings' defense had plenty of flaws in 2013, but in no place was that more obvious than the secondary.As a unit that fielded several of Pro Football Focus's worst graded cornerbacks, they had to make a move in free agency if a big leap was going to happen under Mike Zimmer.That move came on Thursday when they signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to a three-year...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Carolina Panthers lose another big time starter

Captain Munnerlyn is no longer a Carolina Panther. On Thursday, the cornerback signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to the Charlotte Observer. With such little cap space to work with, Munnerlyn became a luxury the Panthers just couldn’t afford. The 25-year old Munnerlyn graded out as the 11th best cornerback in the NFL last year, a breakout in his fourth...
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March 13, 2014  |  2 Comments
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