The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have wrapped up mandatory minicamp and we have a fun episode to wrap up the week. Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of The Draft Network, Climbing the Pocket and The Draft Board Podcast swings in to chat about the Kyle Rudolph extension and 2020 NFL Draft prospects. Later, we have thoughts on Kirk Cousins' addressing the media and breakdown why the first seven weeks of the season are it for the Vikes. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and Andrew Roth (@sandrewroth) join me at The Blue Door Pub for some Vikes Over Beers!
Had a blast sitting down and chatting with 2x U.S. Paralympian rugby medalist Chuck Aoki (@Aoki5Chuck) at the Blue Door Pub. We talked about the Paralymics, the growth of rugby in the United States, and of course the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as Chuck is a lifelong fan of the Purple.
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings inked up Kyle Rudolph to an extension, but the details of the contact will raise an eyebrow. Plus former NFL cornerback and current media analyst Will Blackmon (@WillBlackmon) of NFL Network swung by to chat about what it was like to play the Vikings (as a Packer), his time with Kirk Cousins in Washington, and we get his assessment of the Vikings cornerback room.Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) joins me at The Blue Door Pub for some Vikes Over Beers!
We spent a few minutes chatting with Minnesota Fightin' Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury at our friends Fan HQ autograph event and got to know the new man in the middle. Plus we talked to Fan HQ Shawn about future signing events coming up this summer and Uncle Nick and Super Fan John swung by to shoot the Purple breeze.
Matt Anderson (@manderson92) of Climbing The Pocket joined us at The Blue Door Pub for a conversation about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings OTAs, reflections on the offseason improvements, and what this team's expectations are in 2019.
Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of The Draft Network, Climbing the Pocket and The Draft Board Podcast. rejoins to the show chat Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the importance (and non-importance) of OTAs. Plus we delve into FOX NFL's vote for NFC receiving corps, talk about former Vikings COO Kevin Warren becoming the new Big Ten commissioner, and also the importance of two tight end sets.
We hope Kirk Cousins doesn't give into peer pressure and enter the NFC North Quarterback Beer Chugging Contest (because we think he'd be really bad at it). Then we look at the best and worst moves of each NFC North team, make the case for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to give former Niner Anthony Davis a shot, plus we talk Vikings analytics with Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) of Pro Football Focus.
We walk through Minnesota Fightin' Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph trying to dunk on me on the ol' Twitter machine. Plus we're hyped about 3-TECH Hercules Mata'afa, introduce you to assistant to the regional kicking coach Nate Kaeding, why the Vikes should keep Aviante Collins at tackle, and a look at assistant general manager George Paton and why he's always in demand.
We gave into the trendy Quarterback Tier Ranking and did up our own and walk you through who we think is ELITE, who we think is trash, and where we put Kirk Cousins. Plus we make the case that Cousins >>> Rodgers in 2019.
Absolute fire chat with my guy Jeff Bissoy (@JeffEmbiid) of MPR today. Everything from Minnesota Fightin' Vikings OTAs, assessment on Kirk Cousins, St. Thomas getting punted out of the MIAC, the future of Kyle Rudolph, mental health issues in the NFL, and the 2019 Women's World Cup.