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Vikings hire Joe Marciano to fill in for suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer

MANKATO, Minn. -- Experience drove the Minnesota Vikings to add an interim special teams coach from the outside while Mike Priefer is suspended for the season's first three games. Minnesota hired longtime NFL special teams coach Joe Marciano to help fill in while Priefer serves his suspension after the investigation into homophobic remarks made by Priefer. Marciano was with the team...
Via Fox Sports North
August 10, 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...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Mason Crosby deserves praise not punishment

Mason Crosby trails Ryan Longwell as the Packers career scoring leader by a count of 1,054-903. He was perfect from 39 yards and in last year. Mason Crosby has been the whipping boy by Packers fans the last few years. People have been eager to paint him as the goat for missing the 52-yarder at the Metrodome in 2008 or the 52-and 51-yard field goals at Indianapolis in 2012. But despite...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay and the Packers the Best Case Scenario for Troubled Lyerla

One of the go-to insults for jealous fans of other teams is to make fun of Green Bay itself.  Ryan Longwell made an infamous comment about Applebee’s restaurant being “as fancy as it got” in the home of the Packers.  I remember Vikings fans telling me that Greg Jennings wanted to continue to live in the upper Midwest, he just wanted to move out of the sh*thole that is Titletown...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The best special teams player in Green Bay Packers history is still the roster

When a team drafts a special teams player it is typically because there is a desperate glaring need at that position that can no longer be ignored or filled via free agency. Kickers and punters are frequently found as un-drafted free agents. In 2007 as the Packers were still trying to recover from the departure of the team’s all-time leading scorer and long-time kicker Ryan Longwell...
Via cover32 - Packers
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

30 In 30: Ryan Longwell

For the next 30 days, I’ll be listing the top 30 Packers since 1983. Today is No. 26: He whined from his first missed field goal in 1997 until the day he signed with the Vikings in 2006, but in-between, Ryan Longwell was the best kicker in the history of the Green Bay Packers. In […]
Via Packers Notes
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What Secrets Will Letroy Guion Tell the Packers?

For years, the trend has always been to migrate west. Lewis and Clark did it, and so did Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Desmond Bishop, Brett Favre, and others, who moved from the choad of America, Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Minnesota to play with the Minnesota Vikings. However, with one single move, the Packers have flipped the script and brought a former purple person over to the...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What Secrets Will Letroy Guion Tell the Packers?

For years, the trend has always been to migrate west. Lewis and Clark did it, and so did Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Desmond Bishop, Brett Favre, and others, who moved from the choad of America, Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Minnesota to play with the Minnesota Vikings. However, with one single move, the Packers have flipped the script and brought a former purple person over to...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Past and present Vikings highlight All-Metrodome team

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tim Irwin wasn't around when the Vikings broke ground on a new 975 million stadium earlier this month. But the former Minnesota offensive tackle may want to book a flight from Knoxville, Tenn., to the Twin Cities when crews begin demolishing the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Jan. 18 of next year. "If they wanted me to, I'd swing the first hammer," Irwin said. ...
Via Fox Sports North
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Past and present Vikings highlight All-Metrodome team

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tim Irwin wasn't around when the Vikings broke ground on a new 975 million stadium earlier this month. But the former Minnesota offensive tackle may want to book a flight from Knoxville, Tenn., to the Twin Cities when crews begin demolishing the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Jan. 18 of next year. "If they wanted me to, I'd swing the first hammer," Irwin said. ...
Via Fox Sports North
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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