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Where The Heck is Asher?

I once got into a little scuffle with a reader in the comments section of my Vikings 2009 draft grades because I said Asher Allen would be a dime back this year.  My argument at the time was that Allen would not be able to beat out Charles Gordon for the nickel spot.  The reader, who […]

Vikings Fall To The Cowboys

The Vikings lost to the Cowboys by a score of 35 to 31.  And quite frankly that’s okay with me.  It almost seems to be a curse to go undefeated in the preseason (see: 2008 Lions).  Here are a few quick notes about tonight’s injured players and the evening’s winners: INJURIES Erin Henderson:  He appeared […]

Chiefs: Quick Thoughts

Well, our team is 2 for 2 in preseason!  Yay? Here are some quick thoughts about what I noticed tonight: Favre was unimpressive despite all the “experts” best efforts to blame 120% of his short-comings ont he Vikings recievers.  The performace, however, is understandable considering he became a Viking like 10 minutes ago or something. […]

TRAINING CAMP: Tidbits From The Defense

Here are some notes about the defense and their performances thus far in training camp: Jared Allen appears to be an even better football player in even better shape who is fitting into the Vikings defense even better.  Letroy Guion appears to be a front runner as a primary backup at defensive tackle. It is […]

Vikings Sign 5th Round Pick Jasper Brinkley

The Vikings have signed fifth round pick Jasper Brinkley to a contract, the team’s website reported. Brinkley is expected to contribute immediately on special teams coverage units as well as backing up E.J. Henderson at Middle linebacker. Brinkley is a tough run stopper who struggles in coverage. He could find a niche on the short […]

Fifth Round Pick: Jasper Brinkley

In my initial reactions to the draft class, I gave the pick of inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley an “A” from the get-go.  The good folks, and new friends, over at www.patriotsdaily.com were able to interview Brinkley prior to the draft and have allowed us to post a small portion of the interview here at Vikings […]

Recap And Initial Reaction

The 2009 NFL Draft, which is basically Christmas for football fans, ended a few hours ago and the Vikings definetly made a splash.  Here we’re going to give intitial reactions to each of the Vikings five new players: Percy Harvin, wide receiver, Florida, pick 22, first round THE GOOD:  Harvin is always dangerous with the […]

Trade: Value In The Fifth

The Vikings struck a deal with the Redskins that allowed them to move up in round 5 to grab South Carolina linebacker, Jasper Brinkley.  Brinkley could prove to be a steal for the Vikings, as he was predicted as a third or fifth round pick.  Furthermore, if he hadn’t had a nasty knee injury in […]