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  1. All abouts the wideouts

    Tread lightly, Tread well....
  2. Motor City MoJo: Detroit Lion updates

    With Detroit among the possibilities for an MLS expansion team in 2020, the Lions are looking at ways they can make Ford Field work for soccer. And that includes the possibility of retrofitting their stadium with a retractable roof. Lions team president Rod Wood said during an interview on WJR-AM that they’re looking at their options, since MLS teams have to play outdoors and teams prefer grass surfaces. He said he’s discussing the project with NBA owner Dan Gilbert and his group which is bidding for the Detroit franchise, along with local basketball executive Arm Tellem. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/17/lions-looking-at-possibility-of-retractable-roof/
  3. Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers Updates

    Keenum's errant throws in most every game were SOOOOO helped out by the acrobatics of his wide receivers. we would have won fewer games without their efforts to come down with the ball.
  4. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    While the Vikings weren’t reported to have shown any interest in Richard Sherman when he was released, it sounds like Sherman was certainly interested in the Vikings. According to a column from Robert Klemko, who is apparently taking over Peter King’s old spot at the MMQB, Sherman was only interested in “sharing a sideline” with a couple of quarterbacks following his release by Seattle. Sherman says he chose the 49ers after being released by the Seahawks on March 9 for a wealth of reasons, including his familiarity with Saleh, the money offered, his respect for head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offensive scheme, and the quarterback. In fact, there were just two QBs Sherman says he was interested in sharing a sideline with in 2018: Kirk Cousins, who jumped from Washington to Minnesota in free agency, and Jimmy Garoppolo. Sherman then goes on to talk about Garoppolo, and the column never really expands on Sherman’s desire to be on the same team as Cousins. But, since I don’t think that Klemko (or any other reporter) would make something like that up, it would appear that Sherman had at least considered coming to Minnesota as a free agent. https://www.dailynorseman.com/2018/7/16/17577212/richard-sherman-minnesota-vikings
  5. Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers Updates

    Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr previously suggested that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers“get over it.” And he apparently has. “I mean, I think it’s time to move on for everybody,” Rodgers told Peter King in the debut of Football Morning in America, regarding the hit from Barr that busted Rodgers’ collarbone. It previously wasn’t over because Rodgers wasn’t pleased with Barr’s reaction in the immediate aftermath of the hit. As Rodgers told Conan O’Brien last year, “I looked over at [Barr] as I walked off the field. Cameras caught me saying something to him but what they missed was him [giving me the] finger [and the] ‘suck it‘ sign.” “I had looked over just to see if maybe there was gonna be a thumbs up, or hey you okay?” Rodgers told King. “Or whatever. It’s a league where you appreciate what we put our bodies through. I thought . . . knowing that I wouldn’t be on the ground unless it was a significant injury then maybe he’d be looking over, giving me a thumbs-up-you-okay? Or something. But it wasn’t the case. We had some words exchanged on both sides.” Barr has a different version. As he wrote on Twitter in October, “After the play I go back to the huddle, don’t even look or say a word to him. Once he gets up I’m waiting for the play call, and hear someone shouting all kinds of profanities. I look over and it’s [Rodgers] calling me all kinds of names, F you this F you that as he’s walking off the field. So naturally I responded. I don’t care if you Aaron Rodgers or Mr. Rogers, if you say something like that you’re gonna get a response from me.” So the hatchet apparently is buried. At least until Week Two, when Barr will be trying to bury Rodgers into the unfrozen non-tundra of Lambeau Field. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/16/aaron-rodgers-on-anthony-barr-its-time-to-move-on/
  6. Behold Da Bearz!

    Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is one of the 14 remaining draft picks without a contract, which wouldn’t ordinarily a cause for panic in mid-July. Except for the fact the Bears rookies report to camp today. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the first-rounder is not among the players reporting today, and won’t until he has a deal. It’s not a holdout since he doesn’t have a contract to hold out from, and labeling him as such is one of the ways teams apply subtle pressure, knowing fans fall for it and blame the player for such things. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/16/bears-first-rounder-roquan-smith-unsigned-not-reporting-yet/
  7. Will the Vikings be Wayne's World...?

    Vitamin Z is very healthy for a growing boy.....
  8. Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers Updates

    Despite a pair of clavicle injuries which have shortened a pair of seasons, Aaron Rodgers is feeling good. And thus healthy, he’s going to get asked about how long he wants to play, because that’s just what we do with quarterbacks. The 34-year-old Rodgers (who will hit 35 in December) told Peter King that the plan was to hit the next big round number. Rodgers: “I’d love to play to 40, I just think that number means a lot. Obviously, Tom Brady is kind of rewriting the book. Brett had a good season when he turned 40. My goal is be able to move like I do or close to how I do and still be able to do that at 40. Just because nobody’s been able to do that and still move around the same. Steve Young’s career was cut short in his late thirties. John Elway, the same — he didn’t really move the same as when he was younger. So to be able to move the same way at 38, 39, 40 would be cool. That’s my aim.” “It’s only been on my mind [a new contract] because people have been writing and talking about it a lot. There have been many conversations about it. I think that there’s some merit to looking into where you do a non-traditional contractual agreement. If anybody at this point is gonna be able to do something like that, I think there needs to be a conversation about it. I never said anything about [tying the contract to] the cap. I just think there’s ways to do contracts where you can still be competitive so the team is happy about it, but have some more freedom.” “But I think in my time there, I realize no one is above the team. They can trade Brett Favre, Jordy Nelson. They can not re-sign a Charles Woodson or Julius Peppers. They make decisions that are in the best interest of the team. It could be me at some point. You have to be humble enough to realize that, and I do. How many guys get to actually pick the way and the team how they go out? You know? Hardly anybody. You have to understand that’s a real possibility. But, yeah, my dream situation would be to stay in Green Bay.” https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/16/aaron-rodgers-wants-to-play-until-40-preferably-with-packers/
  9. Divisional Round: Vikings vs. Saints, Week 19

    Even when he’s trying to relax with some pre-training camp golf in Lake Tahoe, Sean Payton can’t get away from what happened in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The Saints coach was doing an interview with the NFL Network, when they brought in network intern Meghan Payton (his daughter), who asked about the playoff loss to the Vikings.Specifically, she asked if there was a play he wished he had over, other than the Minnesota Miracle, Stefon Diggs‘ game-winning touchdown pass. Payton: “For someone who is really studying that game, there was a third-and-1 before we kicked that field goal to go up 24-23. We weren’t able to convert that third-and-1. We kicked a field goal with 20-some seconds left in the game. Had we been able to just get the one yard, we would have easily been able to run the clock down to 3 seconds and hopefully kick the field goal and not give the Vikings another possession. So I would say that would be a play I beat myself up over, or we think about a lot and that mattered in that game a lot.” https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/16/sean-paytons-daughter-grills-him-about-playoff-loss/ aww, that's a shame.
  10. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    Heading into the 2018 season, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are tied on the career passing touchdowns list: Both have thrown exactly 488 touchdowns in their career. That puts them 51 behind Peyton Manning’s all-time career record of 539, and over the next couple years they’ll race to see which one gets there first. It’s unlikely that either will break Manning’s record in 2018: Brady’s career high in touchdown passes is 50, and Brees’ career high is 46, so it will probably be 2019 before either one of them gets to Manning. But assuming they both play at least two more years and both stay healthy, they should both top Manning’s touchdown mark. They could even find themselves in a situation where they’re both breaking each other’s record on a regular basis. That would be reminiscent of the 1983 Major League Baseball season, when pitchers Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton both broke the previous career strikeout record, and then proceeded to trade the lead back and forth 14 times over the course of that season. The Brees-Brady touchdown race might just become the hottest story in the NFL, but probably not until 2019. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/07/14/drew-brees-tom-brady-in-a-race-toward-petyon-mannings-touchdown-record/
  11. aSK anything: 5.0: Designated Steve-vivor

    if any FF members are interested in changing their usernames, Webby is making a one time offer good until July 31:
  12. Watching Keenum, Bradford, and Bridgewater in 2018

    10 reasons why Keenum will succeed in Denver: https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/ContentGallery/10-reasons-why-Broncos-QB-Case-Keenum-wont-be-a-one-year-wonder-119745447#928041_11
  13. Knockin' on Valhalla's Door

    The Giants made another change to their revamped and evolving offensive line when they signed veteran Zac Kerin and waived veteran Ethan Cooper. Both Kerin and Cooper play the offensive guard position. Kerin was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 and 2016 before signing to play with the Detroit Lions last season. Kerin played in 14 NFL games and made one NFL start. New Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is very familiar with Kerin's game after coaching him briefly in 2016 and also watching him within the division during the 2017 season. https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/Article/Giants-sign-offensive-guard-Zac-Kerin-waive-Ethan-Cooper-119765681
  14. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Cousins' coaches in Minnesota have been working with him on 152 different movements to escape pressure and extend plays. The biggest benefit, coaches believe, is having an offense that fits his skill set, knowing he will be under center for at least the next three years. DeFilippo: “At the end of the day, we are going to do what he does best. What is that? He throws really well on the move. We can change launch points with him, whether in the pocket or outside the pocket. He’s really comfortable with that. He’s really comfortable resetting his feet, going from left to right or right to left across the field. He stays in perfect position to throw the football. And he can throw accurately and on time.” https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/Article/Kirk-Cousins-embracing-new-challenges-with-Minnesota-Vikings-119751540/