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‘Average’ Adrian Key To Vikings Success

ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 7: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes during a game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) If the pre-season, regardless of it seeming as long as ever, has been any indication, it looks like the Vikings are on the cusp of possibly something...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VDD Radio – Vikings Recap and Preview

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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions With a year under his belt, Mike Zimmer has shaped this roster to his liking and will continue to do so with this year’s round of cuts. Based off of what I observed throughout training camp and at each of the Vikings two home preseason games… here is my expert analysis on how the final roster will shape up. QB: Two-Glove Teddy, Shaun Hill Breakdown...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Get Off My Lawn – Mr. Pre-Season!

Enough already! Aren’t we all just a bit tired of, nauseated by, and frustrated with this pre-season, so far? Feels like the longest pre-season ever, doesn’t it? Honestly, do we really need to start playing against other teams as early as the first weekend of August in the Hall of Fame game? Isn’t the Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday evening enough? Each one of those...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Win 2 Tickets – Boo Ponder – Vikings vs. Raiders

It is the LAST DAY to enter to win 2 Vikings vs Raiders tickets to tomorrow night’s game. To enter… sign up AND confirm your email by tonight. The winner will be notified by 5 pm. Sign up to win at: http://eepurl.com/bwgJtf  Get in on your chance to boo Christian Ponder – all thanks to Vikings Digital Diaries The post Win 2 Tickets – Boo Ponder – Vikings vs. Raiders appeared...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Unsung Hero – QB Coach Scott Turner

We all know who Norv Turner is – the offensive-minded guru whose tenure in the NFL has spawned some of the greatest quarterbacks and greatest offenses to ever play the game. His resume’ is chalk-full of success on the offensive side of the ball – from the great Cowboys teams of the 1990s to the high-powered Chargers of the 2000s, Norv Turner has left a tremendous mark in the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Cut Diagnostics

Trae Waynes has struggled mightily in games first and foremost because he hasn’t been prepared to this point with what he is going to see from his opponents. Second is that he is having to concentrate on his backpeddle which is putting too much stress on his ability to react. Practice your footwork with your eyes closed to build the muscle memory more quickly. The third issue...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lest We Forget – It’s Still A Passing League

I finally watched a full preseason game when the Vikes and Bucs played the other night and came away with some impressions that may not be the most popular with other Vikings faithful. That said, I think the Vikes are destined to be 10-6 or better. 10-6 takes its share of luck in terms of how the ball bounces on a given Sunday. Yet, 10-6 also takes some skill and talent. And...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Vikings v. Steelers – MNF 1976

My intention with the Flashback Friday column is to come up with a fond memory or some type of story/angle that many of us fans have rarely heard of or it’s been so long ago that it’s actually a new revelation again. I hope these won’t be terribly long – but instead short and sweet, to the point, and you, the reader, are able to glean some entertainment out of it, if not...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan Appreciation Day – Mankato

The perfect storm brewed early this morning in Mankato, but without thunder or lightning. Fan Appreciation Day, 80 degrees on last day of practice, a lottery system for Teddy Bridgewater’s autograph, and a promising team fresh off their first win of the season at the Hall of Fame game all aligned to create the ideal conditions for fans to come out in full force. By 6:00 am over...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

HOF Perspective – By Cary McLaughlin

Greetings, my name is Cary McLaughlin, I am a hidden away blogger known as CM1 that Cristy offered the chance to ‘Go less amateur’. So I’ll shed the handle and open up a bit. Very exciting! As a writer, or more an enthusiast who writes, I look at very specific details of game play. I think like the player and I love to see them make adjustments, change technique, execute...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Defeat Pittsburgh Steelers; Look Into The Rest Of Their Preseason Schedule

The Minnesota Vikings were one of the first two teams participating in this season’s Hall of Fame Game last night to conclude the 2015 Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies. The Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 14-3, in Canton, Ohio for this season’s first taste of NFL action. Teddy Bridgewater completed 5-of-6 passes for 44 yards, while the club’s standout running...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Defeat Pittsburgh Steelers; Look Into The Rest Of Their Preseason Schedule

The Minnesota Vikings were one of the first two teams participating in this season’s Hall of Fame Game last night to conclude the 2015 Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies. The Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 14-3, in Canton, Ohio for this season’s first taste of NFL action. Teddy Bridgewater completed 5-of-6 passes for 44 yards, while the club’s standout running...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Buzz – HOF and More!

Amazing Hall of Fame Moments There are times when the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony has gotten a bit lethargic. Truth be told, it can be too long, too much story-telling, too much glorification, too much pomp and circumstance, and too much long-windedness, if you will. That wasn’t the case this past Saturday evening in Canton when the Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff received his rightful...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck Foreman Deserves HOF Induction

Mick Tingelhoff will get his much-deserved jacket this weekend – yes, the coveted gold jacket signifying entrance into the NFL Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time to wait for this honor – too long, in fact – as he finished his career in 1978 after 16 years, 4 Super Bowl appearances, 6 Pro Bowls, 5 first-team All-Pro selections, one 2nd team All-Pro and a first-team All...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp – Tuesday

It was my last evening here in Mankato and my last practice attended at Vikings Training Camp. Coming up in the next few days – after the first preseason game – I’ll have more of my overall thoughts about this roster and my analysis after my 5-day adventure. For now, here’s some thoughts, notes and memories from last night’s epic practice. You’ll see what I mean down...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week: Weekend Fights Shorter Than …

Only thing that might be shorter than a fight with Ronda Rousey is Blair Walsh. — Purple Jesus Diaries (@PJDiaries) August 2, 2015 The post Tweets of the Week: Weekend Fights Shorter Than … appeared first on Vikings Digital Diaries.
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday Vikings Walkthrough Photos

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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday Afternoon Vikings Practice

The breeze set the scene for a lovely afternoon at Vikings Training Camp. The progress made by the team and the up tempo pace of the afternoon session was a nice change from the morning walkthrough. Mike Zimmer appeared to be on the phone quite a bit throughout both practices – turns out – his father isn’t doing well and he has left camp to be by his side. Thoughts are with...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Walkthrough Photos – Monday

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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

PJD’s Top 5 Reasons To Look Forward To The Hall Of Fame Game

Hey nerds! Welcome to game week! We are less than seven days away from Minnesota Vikings football returning to our lives. Does that make you feel good, or make you feel like you just wasted the entire offseason pretending like you were going to do stuff that you never actually did? Here’s a deal; you don’t answer that and neither will I. Anyway, the Vikings will be one of two...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Vikings Training Camp

Sunday was a much nicer day to be out at Vikings Training Camp. Although the sun was shining, the wind kept it reasonable. This was the most “fun” practice session I’ve watched since coming down to camp. Most of practice was spent scrimmaging – even more so than last night. I got to really analyze which players stood out and which looked a little shaky. I have to say… before...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Family Fun Day Scrimmage

Apparently I didn’t look back to my past 2 years of previous posts – as once again I attended Family Fun Night at Vikings Training Camp yesterday evening. The house was jam-packed… I believe attendance was at well over 10,000 people. I got stuck on the far side of the field… on a place I like to call “Vikings Hill.” You may have been there as well and if so… I hope...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Walkthrough Photos – Day 2

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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp 2015 – Day 1

It is the 50th year at Vikings Training Camp and a very special one for me. I’ve been covering camp for about 5 years now, but always for other blogs or fan sites. I decided to take a big step this year and write for myself. I hope to carry on many of the traditions of Purple Jesus Diaries, but also bring something new and unique to the table. So… with that said…. Here are...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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