Former Vikings Hope To Attract At 2015 Veteran Combine

This weekend on March 22nd is the NFL’s first “Veteran Combine“, an event that basically will make veteran NFL players feel like second class citizens fighting for their livelihood after poorly managed NFL franchise with terrible coaches likely ran their careers into the ground. So now, potentially decent players have to go through a horse-and-pony show in order to convince...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings defense and special teams dominated their division this year

The Minnesota Vikings are unquestionably headed in the right direction. The latest evidence comes from the genius nerds at Pro Football Focus, who named seven Vikings to their all NFC North team. Six of them play on defense and special teams. Check out more of the Top 30 Special Team Photos of 2014 here: — Andy Kenutis (@AndyKenutis...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Minnesota Vikings Week 16 tilt one of the top-5 NFL games to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-December, with only two weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. As the final two weeks of the season get underway, there are a slew of big games involving teams...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Marcus Sherels of the Minnesota Vikings a top ten punt returner in the NFL?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Priefer: Vikings' special teams performance 'unacceptable'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- During the bye week, Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer evaluated how his group had performed the first nine weeks of the season. Priefer didn't like what he saw. "The biggest thing that I took away from our self-scout study was that right now I think we're an average special teams unit," Priefer said Thursday. "We've played solid at times...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Double fouls, double change of possession ... what's the call?

A play in Sunday’s Detroit-Minnesota game on FOX was so confusing that I almost asked somebody on my crew to place a call to a neuroscientist here in the “Ice Cube” at the FOX Network Center.   A neuroscientist, you ask?  Well, neuroscientists have determined that drinking or eating something too cold too fast will cause a brain freeze. And though I didn’t eat or drink...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Packers: List of Favorite Vikings

We’re officially into October, and I don’t hate everyone on the team yet! I will consider that a moral victory. Honestly, it’s hard to grade any of the Vikings after a debacle like we saw last Thursday night. Meaning, there really aren’t that many change ups in the rankings this week. However, it’s still important to do these rankings so we can be reassured on a consistent...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Priefer returns to Vikings, hopes to be 'a better man'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One meeting had ended and Mike Priefer was off to another on his first day back with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, the embattled special teams coordinator just trying to return to his regular schedule. Vikings players were already assembled when Priefer entered the meeting room. As much as Priefer had thought about his return and getting back to coaching...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Night Scrimmage

Why didn’t I read through last year’s “Family Fun Day” post before agreeing to cover this years? Haha… Actually the night scrimmage is a great chance to see some actual competition between the offense and defense. The crowd was just packed! People wandered looking for seats. Even 30 minutes early I had no chance of finding a decent spot. I lucked out, settling in on the...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Vikings Special Teams

On Wednesday morning the Vikings held a 15 minute special teams walkthrough. The special teams was the Vikings strength last season. Rookie punter Jeff Locke had a solid rookie year with a 44.2 gross punting average and a 39.2 net average and fellow rookie Cordarrelle Patterson led the NFL with 32.4 yard kick return average. Punt returner Marcus Sherels was second in the league with...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings training camp Twitter photo album

The Minnesota opened their 2014 season by kicking off training camp this past weekend. You can find a complete list of the team’s events here on the Vikings official website. If you can’t make it out though we will be bringing you the sights and sounds from training camp as best we can. Here are the best photos that we’ve found on social media from the first few days of Vikings...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Specialists

  This is the 10th in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SPECIALISTS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Kicker Blair Walsh (third year), punter Jeff Locke (second year), long snapper Cullen Loeffler (11th year), kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson (second year), punt returner Marcus Sherels (fourth...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Taking Care of Their Own Before Free Agency

Free agency is only days away but you can cross 2 Viking free agents off the list. Minnesota re-signed 2 players on Friday, cornerback and punt returner Marcus Sherels (2 yrs) and maybe even a bigger signing veteran quarterback Matt Cassel (2 yrs/$10 mil). Sherels was a top punt returner in the NFL last year and adds quality depth at the cornerback position. Keeping Sherels will...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings re-sign restricted free agent Sherels

The Minnesota Vikings are still clearing about business before free agency talks begin Saturday. A day after Minnesota released defensive tackle Letroy Guion and Greg Childs, the Vikings announced they have re-signed cornerback and punt returner Marcus Sherels, who was set to become a restricted free agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sherels, 26, started three games at...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Re-Sign CB Marcus Sherels

  The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have re-signed CB Marcus Sherels on Friday. The #Vikings have re-signed CB Marcus Sherels. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 7, 2014   Sherels, 26, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent back in the 2010 He played in all 16 of the Vikings games last season and contributed 47...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Fate of the Vikings Current Free Agents

Free agency is less than a week away and the Minnesota Vikings have a handful of free agents that will get some solid looks on the open market. A few players like Jared Allen and Kevin Williams that are near and dear to Vikings fans hearts could be on their way out. Predicting who returns and who leaves is extra tricky this year with a new coaching staff, and until we get into the...
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March 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Vikings Could Have A New Contract In Place For CB Marcus Sherels Before Free Agency

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press spoke with the agent for Vikings CB Marcus Sherels who told him that he’s “optimistic” they will be able to reach an agreement on a new contract before the start of free agency. Sherels, 26, will be a restricted free agent in the coming weeks, but it appears as though the Vikings have plans to bring him back for at least next...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings free agents: Should they stay or should they go?

We are less than one month away from free agency and the draft talk and speculation will hit its peak as we enter the NFL scouting combine. So before your imagination runs too wild and you rock yourself to sleep with dreams of Alterraun Verner, Greg Hardy and Blake Bortles, let’s first take a look at the choices the Vikings have in front of them with their own players. The team...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions punter tries to make tackle, hilarity ensues

Can this tackle attempt from Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin on Minnesota Vikings return man Marcus Sherels even be considered a tackle attempt?
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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
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