Minnesota Vikings

4 of the worst moves the Steelers made during the offseason

The Steelers have had quite an eventful offseason, but these four moves seem like the most questionable decisions for the team. The Steelers had an unusually surplus of cap space and a decent number of draft picks. They needed all of this, as the team lost quite a few key players in the offseason. While a lot of these moves were good ones on paper, there were some that were lacking. In particular, these four moves were the most puzzling that the team made.
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Bud Grant Receives Surprise Birthday Tribute from Vikings Legends

It's hard to sneak much past Bud Grant. Just ask his players, who pulled dorm-room pranks in Gage Hall and challenged curfew during training camp at what was formerly known as Mankato State University. Now 50 years later, those same players joined a videoconference call to surprise Grant for his 95th birthday.
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5 Free Agents Can Make Vikings Offense Dangerous

The Vikings had a good offense when the offseason started. They kept the best option at quarterback, Kirk Cousins, have three strong wide receivers, a tight end with potential, and the running back is a star. The offensive line was the biggest weakness in recent years, and it’s unclear if the team fixed it.

Do the Vikings Have One More Free-Agent Splash Left In Them?

In less than two weeks, NFL front offices will have the opportunity to add extra flexibility to their salary-cap situations by cutting and/or trading players and spreading their dead money out over two years. What makes June 1 such a noteworthy day on the NFL calendar is that a majority of NFL players have their contracts set up so that their teams will save additional cap space by releasing or trading them on or after that particular day.

Another Projection for Vikings at Right Guard

On the broad scale of the 2022 Minnesota Vikings depth chart, little mystery surrounds who goes where or which players will ultimately start. For the most part, starters are already clearly defined, and summer camp battles should be minimal. There is one spot, however, that has plagued the Vikings since...

Za’Darius Smith Wants to See Aaron Rodgers’ Face

The momentous offseason move by the Minnesota Vikings to prove they’re “in it to win it” was the free-agent acquisition of Za’Darius Smith. Smith, 29, defected from the Green Bay Packers this spring, joining the neighboring-state rival Vikings on a three-year contract. And now, he’s excited...

The Main Difference between Kevin O’Connell and Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer was a magnificent coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2014 to 2019. The Vikings won 59.9% of games in those six seasons, the seventh-best in the NFL. A defense-first leader, Zimmer changed the dialogue of the Leslie Frazier days when the team ranked second-worst in the NFL per points allowed to opponents (from 2011 to 2013). From 2014 to 2019, Minnesota allowed the second-fewest points to opponents, trailing only the mighty New England Patriots defensively.
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Happy Birthday, Bud Grant!

Today, we celebrate the birthday of the man that took the Minnesota Vikings to their greatest level of success, as Bud Grant is celebrating his 95th birthday today. Grant was the second head coach in Vikings’ history, taking over for Norm van Brocklin before the start of the 1967 season. The Vikings wanted Grant to be the team’s first head coach, but he rebuffed the offers from Max Winter to take over the new expansion team in 1961 and instead stayed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, taking them to a total of four Grey Cup championships.

Fleur-de-Links, May 20: New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame quarterback celebrates 73rd birthday

New Orleans Saints Vice President of Football Administration Khai Harley and Co-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach Kris Richard will participate in the NFL’s first Coach and Front Office Accelerator on May 23rd and 24th. Archie Manning celebrated his 73rd birthday. Saints rookie defensive back Alontae Taylor speaks on his confidence in...

Taking Stock of the Free Agent Vikings

Yesterday, Dustin Baker published a piece on Vikings Territory that highlights the abundance of former Vikings on the free agent market. Dustin, reasonably enough, divides the players into two tiers based on their prominence and how recently they played with Minnesota. Take a look at the names:. Tier 1:. Mackensie...
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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday May 20, 2022

GA Skol appeared on the Beerly Football Podcast with the opening question, “Is Kirk Cousins a top 10 QB?”. Also discussed are the offseason moves and expectations for 2022. Former Viking, Jaleel Johnson has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Ihmir Smith-Marsette might be the reason the Vikings...

Betting Analyst Touts Vikings Odds to Win NFC North

The Minnesota Vikings hold +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl in 2022, but finally retaking the NFC North is a reality, according to Joe Osborne of Odds Shark. Minnesota hasn’t won the division since 2017, while Chicago Bears (once) and Green Bay Packers (thrice) have taken care of business with the NFC North crown.