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Now that he is 100%, Everson Griffen believes he will be an All-Pro this season

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was poised to have a breakout season in 2015. But an injury to his right shoulder changed everything, which stopped him from achieving his goals.  While head coach Mike Zimmer thought that Griffin had a torn labrum, the star defensive end said that wasn’t the case. Now that Griffin is 100%, he believes he will be an All-Pro this...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Everson Griffen says shoulder is back to 100 percent

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen dealt with a shoulder injury down the stretch in 2015 and coach Mike Zimmer said after the team’s season came to an end that Griffen might have surgery to repair what he thought was a torn labrum. As it turned out, Griffen didn’t have surgery after meeting with doctors including…
Via Pro Football Talk
15 days ago

Top 10 matchups for Week 17 of the NFL season

In our final regular-season installment of this series, we are going to focus primarily on the games with playoff implications.No, there will be no talk about Stephen Morris/Josh Freeman taking on Zach Mettenberger. Instead, the goal here is to sift through the biggest games and attempt to find out who has the advantage heading into the final week of the regular year.Here are your...
Via Yardbarker
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Trip to Arizona is a homecoming for Vikings DE Everson Griffen

For most of the Minnesota Vikings, the team's Week 14 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals is one of the farthest road trips they'll ever experience.However, for defensive end Everson Griffen, it's sort of like a home game.Griffen is from Avondale, Ariz., which is 10 miles south of Glendale, where the Cardinals play home games at University of Phoenix Stadium. The veteran defensive...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' Griffen ready for homecoming in Arizona In his sixth NFL season, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen finally will ... In 2013, the Vikings had nine players sidelined with injuries, including six ... Mike Zimmer Admits Adrian Peterson Should Have Received More Carries Having posted their largest losing margin at home in 31 years, theMinnesota Vikings were...
Via 60 Max Power O
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings taking a 'huge step each and every week and keep proving people wrong'

The Minnesota Vikings have pulled the disrespect card and using it to their full advantage. Sitting at 8-3 and the top of the NFC North, proving the doubters wrong seems to become an enjoyable habit. "Yeah, man, this is a big win for us to be sitting at 8-3 right now -- huge win," said defensive end Everson Griffen, via TwinCities.com. "We're excited. It's another day where we showcased...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Everson Griffen must pick up pace in order to match 2014 sack total

Minnesota Vikings defensinve end Everson Griffen is still terrorizing opposing quarterbacks; he's just bringing them to the ground at a less frequent rate this year. He slung Atlanta's Matt Ryan to the ground on Sunday, bringing his season total up to 7.5 sacks.Last year, Griffen finished with 12 sacks. In order to match that figure, the 6-foot-3, 273-pound pass-rusher must average...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Loss Puts Vikings in Division Lead The loss gives the Minnesota Vikings a half game lead in the NFC North going into their game Sunday at Atlanta. Rodgers' throw to the end zone ... Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph drops his embarrassment “But even that is just one point, not six points,” the Vikings tight end said. “So there's not really anything in my sports...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

DE Everson Griffen working to be a student of the game with film study

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen wants to be one of the best ever, and one way he works to help accomplish that goal is watching a ton of film. In the NFL, talent only gets you so far, then it's up to the player to figure out the things that will help them get better. Griffen talked about how much film study he does and how it helps him prepare for Sunday. “A lot...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Griffen, Vikings trying not to 'eat the cheese' after 4-2 start

The Minnesota Vikings are looking good. They have a scary defense under head coach Mike Zimmer, who has assembled a pass rush that ranks among the NFL's top 10 with 17 sacks on the season. The Vikings have ridden that rush and a steady dose of Adrian Peterson to a 4-2 record so far this season.The leader of Minnesota's pass rush, defensive end Everson Griffen, spoke about his team...
Via Fox Sports
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Griffen: 'No question' I'll play Sunday at Detroit

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has returned to practice with the team, after a sudden illness that kept him out of the previous game. Griffen felt sick a couple of hours before the Vikings played against Kansas City, and he went to a hospital as a precaution after consulting with the team's medical staff. Griffen was scratched from the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Griffen: 'No question' I'll play Sunday at Detroit

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has returned to practice with the team, after a sudden illness that kept him out of the previous game. Griffen felt sick a couple of hours before the Vikings played against Kansas City, and he went to a hospital as a precaution after consulting with the team's medical staff. Griffen was scratched from the lineup...
Via Fox Sports North
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings DE Griffen back on field, after 'scary' illness

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has returned to practice with the team, after a sudden illness that kept him out of the previous game. Griffen felt sick a couple of hours before the Vikings played against Kansas City, and he went to a hospital as a precaution after consulting with the team's medical staff. Griffen was scratched from the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings DE Everson Griffen was tested for heart-related issues

Defensive end Everson Griffen was a surprise scratch for the Minnesota Vikings' Week 6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He wasn't listed on the team's final injury report, but an undisclosed injury kept him out of the action on Sunday.As part of an NFL investigation into his unexpected absence, Griffen underwent a "precautionary," heart-related test to make sure he's healthy enough...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL to ask Vikings about Everson Griffen's unexpected inactivity

The Minnesota Vikings did not have defensive end Everson Griffen, the team's leading sacker, during their 16-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. Griffen was not on the injury report all week, but he was inactive with an undisclosed illness on Sunday.Griffen's replacement, third-round rookie Danielle Hunter, did not know he would get the starting nod until just before game...
Via Fox Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns' Manziel active for game; Manuel to start for Bills

The latest from NFL games around the league on the sixth Sunday of the season (all times EDT): 11:55 a.m. The Minnesota Vikings have a surprise scratch from the lineup: defensive end Everson Griffen. Griffen was out with an unspecified illness, according to the team, leaving the Vikings without their best pass rusher against Kansas City. The Chiefs allowed 22 sacks over their first...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Griffen displaying maturity, both on field and off

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Everson Griffen matured enough from an unsettling start to his career that the Minnesota Vikings were confident enough to hand him a hefty new contract last year that kept him off the free agent market. This season brought the latest evidence of Griffen's growth: His teammates chose the defensive end as one of the four captains for 2015. "He cares an awful lot about...
Via Fox Sports North
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Griffen displaying maturity, both on field and off

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Everson Griffen matured enough from an unsettling start to his career that the Minnesota Vikings were confident enough to hand him a hefty new contract last year that kept him off the free agent market. This season brought the latest evidence of Griffen's growth: His teammates chose the defensive end as one of the four captains for 2015. "He cares an awful lot about...
Via Fox Sports North
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Griffen displaying maturity, both on field and off

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Everson Griffen matured enough from an unsettling start to his career that the Minnesota Vikings were confident enough to hand him a hefty new contract last year that kept him off the free agent market. This season brought the latest evidence of Griffen's growth: His teammates chose the defensive end as one of the four captains for 2015. "He cares an awful lot about...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Griffen leads Vikings in sacks and the locker room

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Everson Griffen matured enough from an unsettling start to his career that the Minnesota Vikings were confident enough to hand him a hefty new contract last year that kept him off the free agent market. This season brought the latest evidence of Griffen's growth: His teammates chose the defensive end as one of the four captains for 2015. ''He cares an awful...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings DE Griffen not worried about prediction, pumping up Lions

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen stirred a simmering NFC North stew and provided the Detroit Lions with some valuable bulletin board material when he promised a victory on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium this week. On Twitter, Lions running back Joique Bell let Griffen and the Vikings know that the message was received -- loud and clear. Griffen said he has no concern about...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Everson Griffen wasn’t happy over Vikings’ awful performance on Monday

I somehow took a while to see this, but it was worth it nonetheless. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was very irate about the team’s 20-3 loss to the (supposedly) inferior opponent, the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. Griffen expressed anger in the performance: .@EversonGriffen didn’t hold back today on his thoughts on Monday night’s loss. pic.twitter.com/R4syalx7Ce...
Via cover32
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings DE Griffen guarantees victory over Lions

In what used to be a bold move that now has become totally clichéd act of false bravado, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen attempted to downplay the putrid performance he and his teammates put on Monday night in a 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers by guaranteeing a much-needed home victory over the division rival Detroit Lions on Sunday. “I feel that we’re...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Everson Griffen promises Vikings will beat Lions on Sunday

The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings will meet at TCF Bank stadium this weekend, with both NFC North squads in search of their first win of the 2015 season. Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is one player who's particularly determined not to fall into a two-game hole. After an embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Monday night, the team captain promised Week 2...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Everson Griffen shares his one takeaway from MNF loss vs. 49ers

After falling to the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 20-3 on Monday Night Football, defensive end Everson Griffen was clear about what the Minnesota Vikings must do next. "I’m going to say one thing," Griffen said, per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. "We got to go back to the classroom and get better. That’s the only way you’re going to show improvement. Go the classroom...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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