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Five Things To Watch For On Friday

There are many things to keep an eye on during Friday’s preseason opener against the Colts.  Here are my top five: 1.       Injuries:  As mentioned a few times, the Vikings have been incredibly lucky thus far in camp (I can’t believe Jasper Brinkley hasn’t decapitated someone yet).  However, preseason has taken its toll on the […]

Vikings Sign Second-Round Pick Phil Loadholt

TwinCities.com reports that the Vikings have come to terms with second-round pick OT Phil Loadholt: The Minnesota Vikings announced today they have signed second-round pick Phil Loadholt, the massive right tackle expected to be the starter this season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. First-round pick Percy Harvin is the last member of the […]

Vikings Need to Game Plan Loadholt’s Transition as the O-Line Develops Identity

When the Vikings selected Phil Loadholt from the University of Oklahoma with their second round pick, their intent was to solidify an apparent weakness on the offensive line at the right tackle spot. Starter Ryan Cook, himself a second round selection has struggled greatly in pass protection and didn’t have the physical strength to keep […]

Loadholt Leaves an Impression

Vikings.com has a video up of new fan favorite big man, Phil Loadholt during day two of the Vikings May scheduled OTAs. Follow the link to check the Hulkster out in action. My personal favorite is watching him put his hands straight out and kicking his feet high enough to touch them. The shock wave, […]

Vikings Have HUGE Potential in the O-Line in 2009

The addition of Phil Loadholt adds serious beef to the Vikings offensive line. At 6’8” and 337 lbs. Phil Loadholt is a BIG man ! Just ask Brad Childress. Yesterday he told the Star Tribune “ That’s a BIG man !”. So there you have it ! I mean, if you are just standing around […]

Day One Is In The Books

The Vikings had their first mini-camp on Friday, and here’s a look around the web at a few reports coming out of that practice. As we reported earlier, Percy Harvin did not make it to the mini-camp due to illness. Younger brother of Larry Fitzgerald, Marcus, had a solid practice in which he only dropped […]

Something Is Brewing

There seems to be a new attitude and confidence emitting from Winter Park this offseason, particularly when it comes to taking carefully calculated chances on players with red flags.  For all that Wilf, Childress, and Spielman have seemed to improve the public’s image of the Vikings off-the-field behavior in recent years, it looks like something […]

Take A Number

The Vikings appear to have assigned numbers to their newly drafted players.  While these numbers could still change between now and when the final roster is set, here is a look at who has what: Percy Harvin:  #12 Phil Loadholt:  #71 Asher Allen: #30 Jasper Brinkley:  #54 Jamarca Sanford:  #33 One has to wonder what […]

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 […]

Vikings Add a Load on the O-Line in Loadholt

With their second round pick, the Viking took 6’ 8” 343 lbs. offensive tackle Phil Loadholt from the university of Oklahoma. First of all, let’s stop the whole “ he is not suited to play left tackle” talk. The Viking brought him in to play right tackle….Period ! I would also like to state that […]