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Second Quarter Recap

The Vikings kicked off to start the quarter, giving the Cowboys a nice long field.  The Cowboys were able to find more success by throwing to the back on the flat, found little room running up the middle, but were able to convert a first down on the ground.  On first down, Asher Allen seemingly […]

A Few Surprise Inactives

The Vikings inactives are Hank Baskett, Tyrell Johnson, Chris Cook, Chris DeGearge (ankle), Jimmy Kennedy, Everson Griffen, and Fahu Tahi.   Joe Webb is the third quarterback. There are more than a few surprises here, including the benching of a Jimmy Kennedy who claimed to be “pissed off” and “frustrated as hell” earlier this week for […]

Center Position Still Up For Grabs

“I don’t know.  I have no idea. I wish I had answers for you.” That is what last week’s starting center Ryan Cook said when asked why he was pulled out of the game at halftime and replaced by second year undrafted player, Jon Cooper.  Cook says he has yet to receive an explanation from […]

Ryan Cook Heads Back To Bench

I, along with some of you, was really hoping that Ryan Cook could prove to be the Vikings answer at the center position.  After all, it was five years ago that Cook was drafted as a center, and Monday was his first start at the position. However, it appears that even with regular starter John […]

Rising And Falling: Offensive Line

RISER Chris DeGeare As long as Steve Hutchinson doesn’t have a major injury to worry about, then Chris DeGeare spending time at left guard with the starting offense can be regarded as a positive sign. The fifth round draft pick, DeGeare, has been quietly impressing the coaching staff and the fact that he was chosen […]

Camp Breakdown: Day Three

[Editor’s Note:  While I am not going to include every source link, please note that all the sources consist of the sites (and Twitter accounts of their writers) that are featured in our blogroll on the right hand side of this page.] Today the Vikings put a lot of their focus on red zone work. […]

Good Stuff Going On

Not too long ago I dedicated a post to highlighting the off-field efforts of every member of the Vikings and how much good stuff was happening as a result of having a community-committed franchise, from the owner on down. This time of year those types of events are in full swing and there are numerous […]

Another Center Added To The Mix

I have to say, I’m starting to doubt the Vikings confidence in John Sullivan as the starting center.  Not only does he have to compete with Ryan Cook, who will likely lose his starting job at right tackle to Phil Loadholt and could possibly go back to his original position in the center, but the […]

Center Of Attention

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Vikings this offseason is “how in the heck do you fill the shoes of a guy like Matt Birk?” Birk is a career-long Viking who will play 2009 with another team (ravens) for the first time since he joined the NFL.  He was an incredible mainstay in the […]

It Isn’t Over

The Star Tribune is compiling a list of undrafted prospects who have agreed to terms with the Vikings shortly following the draft.  I have to say, if you weren’t quite happy with the Vikings draft then this should make you feel better.  And if you were happy with the Vikings draft then this list should be […]

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