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Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Longwell’

Favre Annoyed At Presser

Brett Favre just finished up his post-game press conference. When asked about the allegations he is involved with Favre was visibly annoyed. The most awkward moment was when he was asked about his Monday address to his team in which he reportedly cried and apologized for being a distraction. Favre responded by saying, “That is […]

FAVRE: “I Need You Guys To Carry Me Tonight”

Well, I would say this story was odd, but at this point there isn’t much about Vikings football that can surprise me anymore. According to Michelle Tafoya, and via PFT, Ryan Longwell says that Brett Favre broke down and cried in an emotional address to his teammates on Monday. “Brett Favre actually broke down in […]

Tale Of Two Kickers

Both Vikings kickers, Ryan Longwell and Rhys Lloyd appear to be in good shape heading into the preseason. Special Teams Coordinator Brian Murphy said today that he plans to have the two kickers split time throughout the preseason games.  This means one will be kicking off and kicking field goals in the first half while […]

Examining A Free Agent Signing

If you would’ve told me in February that the Vikings would wait four days before making their first free agent signing, I would not have been too surprised. If you would have told me that the first signing would have been a kick, I would have last very loudly. Regardless, the Vikings first free agent […]

A Free Agent Signing!

As we mentioned earlier, the Vikings brought in kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd for a visit before he ventured to New York to visit with the Giants. Lloyd won’t be going to New York. The former Golden Gopher has signed a two year deal with the Vikings. Both Lloyd and Longwell are expected to occupy roster […]

Kickoff Specialist In For A Visit

The Star Tribune reports that the Vikings are bringing in kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd in for a visit, meaning he is the first free agent being brought in by the Vikings nearly four days into free agency. In two years Lloyd has forced 51 touchbacks on kickoffs.  In 2009, Ryan Longwell forced only five. Lloyd […]


All of my other offseason previews were pretty extensive, but this one will be pretty simple. Ryan Longwell, Chris Kluwe, and Cullen Loeffler all played pretty darn well in 2009 and all three should be back in 2010. Longwell is in a contract year, but if the Vikings plan on replacing him they will probably due […]

The Watch Begins

There are a few offseason moves that could happen very quickly.  Here are some things we will be watching for over the following weeks: BRETT FAVRE Obviously, the 2010 Vikings will be greatly defined by the decision that Brett Favre has ahead of him.  Favre is under contract through 2010, with $13 million awaiting him […]

Saints Week: Special Teams

This game could end in an infinite number of ways.  Two scenarios involve either a shootout and/or a very close ending.  In fact, these teams are so evenly matched, in my opinion, that I would not be surprised if the difference is made on special teams.  If Nate Kaeding and Shaun Suisham have taught us […]

Cowboys Week: Special Teams

The Vikings and Cowboys are fairly evenly matched when it comes to special teams, with the exception of one major category which I will address towards the end of this post. When it comes to the return game the Cowboys are quite dangerous.  The biggest threat comes on punt returns (hopefully the Vikes won’t be […]