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  1. All abouts the wideouts

    ugh, the only stat that matters is how many games we win. and then the post season. damn fantasy football generation, so preoccupied with stats... grumble grumble... end of old man rant...
  2. All abouts the wideouts

    John DeFillippo heaped praise on Diggs after the team’s first three Organized Team Activities. DeFillippo: “More of the tape study of what I had of the Vikings was when I got here, the tape doesn’t do that justice. His ball skills are fantastic. The way he tracks the football in the air.” https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/27/john-defillippo-has-high-praise-for-stefon-diggs/
  3. Watching Keenum, Bradford, and Bridgewater in 2018

    It's still early -- very early -- but one player in particular has generated a legitimate buzz at One Jets Drive -- quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The organization couldn't be happier with Bridgewater, one of the bright spots in Week 1 of OTA practices. Not only did he perform well in the first practice, open to the media, but he maintained it throughout the week. While it's too soon to wage a "Teddy-should-be-starting" campaign -- his surgically repaired knee won't be truly tested until he gets hit in a preseason game -- it creates some interesting options for the Jets. When they made a one-year, low-cost investment in Bridgewater, they did so with the belief that he could be flipped for a draft pick under the right circumstances. That's still on the table; his trade value is trending upward. Or they could decide to keep him because, if he stays healthy, he might be the best quarterback on the team in 2018. http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/76284/teddy-bridgewaters-promising-start-could-alter-jets-qb-dynamic
  4. Knockin' on Valhalla's Door

    Former first-round Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, who at only 30 is still younger than many of the NFL’s current starters, has retired amid a comeback attempt in Canada. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/26/amid-comeback-attempt-in-cfl-josh-freeman-retires/
  5. What Are You Thinking About v.CC

    spending $115 does not make you an adult, sorry....
  6. If you were an NFL GM how would you do business?

    the dog days of summer are in the middle of August, it's an astronomical event with the star Sirius.
  7. On the Ascension (OTAs)

    Ben Leber✔@nacholeber Had a brief viewing of #Vikings OTA today and damn, @stefondiggs looks bigger & stronger with same quickness out of breaks. He already looks ready to go. Courtney Cronin✔@CourtneyRCronin More observations: -Brian Robison took Everson Griffen's (foot) place with the starting DL. -Rookie tackle Brian O'Neill around 300 pounds. Says he wants to be 305 in a couple months. -John DeFilippo noted the ball jumps off Cousins' hand quicker than he thought.
  8. Knockin' on Valhalla's Door

    Nearly two years after his death, Dennis Green is getting paid for services rendered to a long-defunct football league. Via Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee, Green’s widow has settled a claim for unpaid wages from the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions. Green received $1 million for the 2010 season, and the team increased his pay to $1.5 million for 2011. But he received only $510,000. Late in the 2011 season, Green sued the team for unpaid wages. He coached the final two games of the campaign despite not being paid. Green and, subsequently, his estate didn’t quit pursuing justice. It took time and a variety of proceedings, but Green’s widow eventually forced team owner William Hambrecht to pay up. The amount of the settlement was confidential. Here’s hoping that Green’s estate will receive as close to 100 cents on the dollar as possible for what he was owed. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/26/dennis-green-finally-gets-justice-from-the-ufl/
  9. On the Ascension (OTAs)

    Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs have found an early connection. The biggest play of the session was a deep play between the quarterback and one of his new wide receivers, as Cousins hit Diggs for a nearly 50-yard pass play. Diggs beat cornerback Horace Richardson on the play and hauled in a tumbling catch inside the 10-yard line. Back at the line of scrimmage, Cousins unleashed a vigorous fist pump. Cousins also found wide receiver Adam Thielen multiple times through practice, showing quick signs of building rapport with two of his top targets. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/3-Observations-Cousins-to-Diggs-Highlights-Vikings-OTA-Practice/54e844c0-102d-4f91-8c51-daa12a11d590
  10. Vikings select...Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn

    The battle between Kai Forbath and Daniel Carlson is off and running. Each took four kicks during team drills, as Carlson made all of his attempts. He was good from 28, 33, 38 and 43 yards. Forbath’s lone miss was wide left from 38 yards out. The Vikings ended practice with a situational drill, and Carlson delivered in crunch time. With his team down 17-16, the rookie nailed a 48-yarder from the right hash that split the uprights. The first-team offense held on for the 19-17 win. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/3-Observations-Cousins-to-Diggs-Highlights-Vikings-OTA-Practice/54e844c0-102d-4f91-8c51-daa12a11d590 bye bye Kai...
  11. On the Ascension (OTAs)

    i don't think you have to take his response at anything more than conversational face value, and without any implication of deeper interpretation or misrepresentation of your comment.
  12. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    almost a prime observation on your part...
  13. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/ContentGallery/The-15-best-offensive-players-in-the-NFC-North-118411488/#null a rating of the 15 best offensive players in the NFC North. we hold spots 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11
  14. Vikings select...Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn

    Barely a month after signing a non guaranteed one-year, $775,000 contract to return to Minnesota, kicker Kai Forbath watched helplessly as the Vikings used a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson. While general manager Rick Spielman said the plan is for both kickers to compete for the starting job over the next few months, it’s rare for a team to draft a a kicker and then cut him. Forbath: “It was a little shocking. I’m still here competing. It’s what I’ve always done. Fortunately, I’ve never lost a competition, I’m not shying away from this one just because they drafted him. As long as I make my kicks, everything else should take care of itself.” Carlson: “It’s a tricky situation. We are both working to help the team; that’s what it’s all about. Usually competition drives better success, so that’s what we’re going to do. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out. We will both give it our best shot, and at the end of the day one of us will help the team as best that we can.” https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/24/kai-forbath-shocked-vikings-drafted-potential-replacement-in-daniel-carlson/
  15. Motor City MoJo: Detroit Lion updates

    After the Lions selected Frank Ragnow in the first round of last month’s draft, they said they had not decided whether he would start his NFL career at guard or center. They haven’t made any final proclamations, but the signs point to guard. Ragnow has been working at left guard during OTAs with Graham Glasgow at center and said he’s happy to be anywhere the Lions want him to be this season. Ragnow: “Don’t really have a preference, just want to be out there helping the team. I’ve played a lot of positions in high school, played a lot of positions in college. I just like playing football and wherever they put me I’m going to be happy to be there.” https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/25/frank-ragnow-working-at-left-guard-for-lions/