Vikings make changes to lifting and conditioning program

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When a new coach comes to a team, he likes to instill his own way of doing things. One rarely revealed aspect for NFL teams is the strength and conditioning program. Like many other parts of preparation for the Minnesota Vikings, new coach Mike Zimmer hired new strength coaches who have changed the way Minnesota prepares physically for the upcoming season....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Draft: Building Draft Board Priority

As the 2014 NFL Draft continues to draw near (finally!), we continue to break down the Vikings current team needs and idea on how to best turn this flaming turd train around. We’ve already taken some time to break down draft priority based on team position looking at offensive needs and defensive needs, and we’ll use that today to recap and set our draft board priority. Of course...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Defensive Line Starting to Take Shape Under Zimmer

No Jared Allen. No Kevin Williams. No problem. That’s a very hard thing to admit for Vikings fans, who for years have depended on and admired these two Hall of Fame-bound defensive lineman. The departure of these skilled veterans might make most Viking’s fans nervous about the upcoming season, especially with the recent struggles the team has suffered on the defensive side of...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Coleman leaves Vikings with contract offer

The Minnesota Vikings offered former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman a contract, but Coleman is still weighing his options, reports Ben Goessling of ESPN.com. Coleman visited Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday, which the Vikings confirmed Friday morning, but the free agent left the facility without a contract. Coleman started 27 games between 2011 and 2012 for the Eagles...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Drat: Defensive Needs Assessment

We’re getting closer and closer to the NFL Draft, and outside of the uber-nerds who have already dissected the entire coaches tape of every prospect in the seventh round, the rest of us need to probably start paying attention to what’s going on with the Vikings, what their needs are, and who the potential new draft picks could be for the team. Sorry, some of us have BOOBS to...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen: Vikings fans will boo me

Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen expects to be booed when he returns to Minnesota this year. “Minnesota has great fans so they’re going to boo me,” Allen said.  “Absolutely.  I’m sure I’ll get some cheers later but absolutely they’re going to boo and why shouldn’t they?  I now play for a division rival but I love the fans in Minnesota, I had six phenomenal...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors are flying on the 2014 NFL draft; who should the Vikings actually take?

A lot of Minnesota Viking fans have been hoping and wishing somehow the team can draft former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. While I do agree Minnesota needs to draft a quarterback in the NFL Draft, I just don’t think it needs to be in the first round. If I was Vikings General Manager Rick Spelman, I would address the defense first before drafting a quarterback. The...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakout Players in 2014

Matt CasselWhatever quarterback the Vikings draft in May will certainly be the talk of the town leading up to the 2014 season. Drafting a new quarterback always generates a lot of buzz, especially for a team that is constantly looking for a franchise quarterback. However, Matt Cassel will be the Vikings' opening day starter and it will be interesting to see how he handles that...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

With Webb gone, Griffen last of 2010 draft

Joe Webb signing in Carolina leaves only Everson Griffen still on the Vikings roster from the 2010 draft. Toby Gerhart and Chris Cook were just a couple of reminders of the miscast crew from 2010.
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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

Seattle Seahawks re-sign DE Michael Bennett

Every off-season it’s the same thing. Teams with bad general managers like the Vikings overpaid guys like Everson Griffen (5 years, 42.5 million), while teams with good general managers like the Seahawks are able to get guys like Michael Bennett (4 years, 28.5 million) on good values. Part of the reason why they were able to get Bennett for so cheap is because they won the Super...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings re-sign DE Everson Griffen

This move was made right before the start of free agency and it was a real head scratcher. However, I’ve held off on grading it until now because there was a chance that the increased salary cap meant we might see a lot of head scratching deals this off-season and I like to grade on a curve and grade moves against each other. That hasn’t been the case. When you compare this deal...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the Minnesota Vikings free agency moves from 1-10!

Week one of free agency is in the books and it has been a whirlwind. The Vikings have been very active in the early stages and may not be done. Time will tell if these moves will make a difference, but here is my top 10 out of what they’ve done so far: 10. Re-signing Charlie Johnson When I first saw that Charlie Johnson would be back, I was baffled. After further review it doesn’t...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What'€™s been done, still left to do for Vikings in free agency

Entering free agency, the Minnesota Vikings were flush with more than $40 million in salary cap space for 2014 and had definite holes to fill. With some of the most money in the NFL to spend, Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman wasn't window shopping. He was a buyer. The Vikings didn't go out and spend big where the money was going after safeties and cornerbacks. When...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings address biggest needs early in free agency

The Minnesota Vikings addressed their biggest concerns on defense this week signing four players to multi-year deals. It all began with bolstering up the defensive line. Everson Griffen  resigned with the team for  five-years and $42.5 million. Former New York Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph also agreed to terms on a five-year S31.5 million deal. Both Joseph and Griffen will...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Weekly Rewind: NFL Free Agency Edition

Minnesota Vikings Headlines Our Antwan Staley looked at the top moments in the Metrodome! (READ) Our Ryan Tenney took at look at what the Vikings were able to do before free agency actually started! (READ) Everson Griffen is excited to still be with the Vikings! (READ) You may also be interested in:Minnesota Vikings Weekly Rewind: NFL Free Agency EditionBills fans welcome Brandon...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings hint at making more moves

The Minnesota Vikings are spending some serious cash this offseason on free gents, from bringing back their own guys like Everson Griffen to bringing in new guys like Linval Joseph, the Vikings are making moves and appear to be nowhere near done. General manger Rick Spielman spoke this week about the Vikings plans in the offseason moving forward from this point, and noted that the...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings and NFL free agency: Day 1

The Minnesota Vikings started signing guys even before free agency officially began. With the signings of Matt Cassel and Everson Griffen the Vikings hope to get a head start on some of the biggest needs they had this off season. While they may have over paid for Griffen, who is still unproven, and done with Cassel who could end up being a back-up once again, the Vikings did secure...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffen giddy over his, Vikings’ opportunity

Everson Griffen was still pumped up Tuesday about signing his big new deal with the Vikings. Griffen was ecstatic about his opportunity, his role, his new coach and his future.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Linval Jospeh

Career Stats: 4 Years in league | 104 tackles | 9 sacks | 2 forced fumbles Linval Jospeh was one of the top big men on the free agent market and the Vikings wasted no time in locking him up shortly after free agency began. The big man has been a full-time starter for the Giants for the past 3 years. Linval was originally drafted in 2010 in the 2nd round and has been one of the Giants...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Everson Griffen and the Minnesota Vikings!

The Minnesota Vikings started free agency with a bang, signing their biggest in house free agent Everson Griffen. The signing of Griffen likely means Michael Johnson will not be a main target in free agency. Griffen’s intangibles are something that the Vikings need to use if the front four is to improve in 2014. Is this signing better than Michael Johnson? Only time will tell....
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Shore Up Defense By Signing Mythic Griffen Beast

For four years now, the Minnesota Vikings have been sitting on the confirmation of a myth they never even bothered to check for. If you had thought the firing of the former coaching staff was strictly because they ran a poor team, couldn't call a game, and generally were awful at their jobs, you would have been only partially correct. The other reason? They had, for four...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffen deal lowers cap commitment at DE

Many were shocked at the numbers in Everson Griffen’s contract, but the deal significantly lowers the Vikings’ salary-cap commitment to the position as the overall cap goes up. We take a look at the numbers, comparing them to the last year’s salaries at the position.
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings Free-Agent Grocery List

An old radio show once described free agency as “Football Christmas.” Around this time every year, you would run down from your bed in your pajamas and rip open your new football toys that your favorite team just gave you.For Packers fans, they were thrilled when they ripped open the wrapping paper and saw a Reggie White in the spring of 1993. Viking fans, however, haven’t...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings started to make free agent moves, what else should they do?

Rumors are flying as free agency is in it’s beginning stages. Will the Vikings sign Michael Johnson? It made a lot more sense before extending Everson Griffen. Does Alterraun Verner have a huge contract, and a purple jersey in his future? Let’s hope so! One area of need that isn’t really being discussed though is the offensive line. Adrian Peterson is a year removed from...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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