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Remix to Position by Position Evaluations
The first few waves of free agency have washed ashore some new faces and taken some old out... Show More
The first few waves of free agency have washed ashore some new faces and taken some old out with the tide. Before the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Warship sets sail for the NFL Draft, let's take stock of the the current roster and rule if General Manager Rick Spielman has improved each position groups or still has a need for the April Volunteering of NFL Tributes.
Today's Upgraded Talkers Include: -Position-by-Position Evaluations. -Ranking Positional Needs Heading Into the Draft -Why Y'all Should Calm Down About Latavius Murray's Ankle Surgery. -It's Sink or Swim Time for Mackensie Alexander in 2017. -Hall of Fame Odds Are Out. Where Does Randy Moss Stack Up According to Sports Betting Dime? -Sam Bradford Has Leverage. -Why I Root for Teddy Bridgewater.
All that and more "No One Uses a Fullback Anymore" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
General manager Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been spending in free... Show More
General manager Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been spending in free agency like there's No Limit (not really, but anytime we can shoehorn in Master P references, we do it).
Today's "Bye, Adrian" Talkers Include: Latavius Murray (Finally) Signed What Does This Mean For Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers are Bookend Tackles (Maybe) Vikings Who Are Now Former Vikings Adam Thielen Got His Extension Terence Newman Back in the Mix Datone Jones Brings some DL Depth Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater's 5th Year Options Vikings Who Have an Opportunity to Step Up Post FA Vikings Cap Space Situation
All that and more "Everyone is on one-year deals if you think about it" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
Free agency officially opens this afternoon at 4pm ET and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have... Show More
Free agency officially opens this afternoon at 4pm ET and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been working fast and furiously to sign all of the high octane free..... Nah just kidding. General Manager Rick Spielman hasn't really done much (besides have lunch in Norman, Oklahoma), to the chagrin of Vikings fans. Today on the show, we run through the free agency headlines even though all the information will likely be dated by the time you listen. Fun times!
Today's Make It Rain Talkers Include: Fans and Rick Spielman Andrew Whitworth Going to LA Matt Kalil Going to Carolina So What Now on the Offensive Line in Free Agency? Spielman, Zimmer & Polamalu at Oklahoma Pro Day The Draft... Adam Thielen Tendered Captain & Cordarrelle Free Agency Moves in the Division Adrian Peterson Free Agency Interest... Twitter Qs
All that and more "Mo Money, Mo Problems" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
Adrian Peterson Gone (Probably) and Dissecting a...
The inevitable has finally come to pass (but not pass block). The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings... Show More
The inevitable has finally come to pass (but not pass block). The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have declined to pick up the $18 million option for Adrian Peterson in 2017. General manager Rick Spielman was adamant that the Vikings still would like to re-sign the soon to be 32-year old running back in free agency and Adrian has said the door for a return is not closed, but the die is cast and money talks. I'll elaborate where I think he plays in 2017, deconstruct the Spielman press conference at the NFL Combine from Wednesday, and zoom through some other Purple news and notes.
All that and more "Willie Beavers and TJ Clemmings are going to be in Training Camp" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
Free Agency is rapidly approaching and fans of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are clamoring for... Show More
Free Agency is rapidly approaching and fans of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are clamoring for who could be on the Purple's shopping list. I know the Draft is the bee's knees, but this episode is focused solely on free agency (until the end). We walk through the level of priority the Vikings should have on their in-house free agents, I reveal my Top-10 Free Agent Wish List, and wrap up with a clip from my new project BULL with Andy Carlson -- Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of The Viking Age walks us through a 7-round (but really 6-round) Vikings mock draft.
All that and more "Free agency is like the Scholastic Book Fair" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
You Can't Win a Home Super Bowl Unless You Play at...
Think about it. We roll call through some Minnesota Vikings offseason talking points with... Show More
Think about it. We roll call through some Minnesota Vikings offseason talking points with friends of the show Luke Inman (Cold Omaha) and Eric Eager (Pro Football Focus). Luke popped in to talk about five draft prospects Vikings should keep an eye on (including three offensive linemen). Plus we added an excerpt from my new project BULL with Andy Carlson, Eric and I had a spirited discussion about potential Vikings free agency targets.
All that and more "Andrew Whitworth: No Matter What" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
Now that Super Bowl LI is over, we can focus on what's REALLY important: How the Minnesota... Show More
Now that Super Bowl LI is over, we can focus on what's REALLY important: How the Minnesota Vikings can make Super Bowl LII right here in the great city of Minneapolis.
Today's Talkers Include Tom Brady Has the Same Skillset as Teddy Bridgewater Jerick McKinnon is Better Than James White The 2015 Falcons and 2016 Vikings Numerology is BS Cordarrelle Has Thoughts on the Kickoff Rules The MSFA Was Shady McShaderson Minneapolis Super Bowl Coming Up 2017 Super Bowl Odds are Out ESPN Predicts the Vikings to Lose in Super Bowl 52 Combine & Free Agency Coming Up
All that and more "Teddy/Bradford are basically Tom Brady" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings obviously aren't playing for the Lombardi on Sunday, but there... Show More
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings obviously aren't playing for the Lombardi on Sunday, but there is no offseason in the NFL. We talk about this year's version of the Big Game and the Purple as they gear up trying to be a participant in the 2018 version right here in the great state of Minnesota.
Today's Talkers Include Tackles That Could Be On the Trade Block At Least the Vikings Took the Pro Bowl Seriously Coach Stew is Gone Senior Bowl Standouts Vikings Rookies Did Not Play Many Snaps This Season Former Vikings in the Super Bowl Super Bowl Prop Bets I Like Who I Got in the Big Game Setting Up the Perfect Super Bowl Party Am I Looking Forward to a Minneapolis Super Bowl?
All that and more "Everson Was Robbed of the Pro Bowl MVP" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
The great Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) swung by to join us for a spirited chat about the... Show More
The great Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) swung by to join us for a spirited chat about the Vikings, the upcoming Super Bowl, and Sid Hartman apparently was part owner of the Minneapolis Lakers... We talked about if this was Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford's team going forward (from the player's perspective), where and how much Adrian Peterson makes next year, how the evolution of college offenses have come at the expense of NFL offensive line play, why Laquon Treadwell may have struggled this season, and a whole lot more.
All that and more "Chad Greenway 2017?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
It's pure schadenfreude of Vikings fans to take pleasure in the Green Bay Packers being... Show More
It's pure schadenfreude of Vikings fans to take pleasure in the Green Bay Packers being boatraced by the Atlanta Falcons 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game. AH WELL. To me, it was easily the 2nd best game of the season (Week 2's win over the Packers being the number one) and even though the '98 Falcons DID best the 15-1 Vikes and ruin my childhood, I hold no malice against the Dirty Birds. Mostly because the Purple beat themselves and Denny was too conservative in regulation. We GAVE the game away.
Plus the Falcons have been through a lot. The drama with Michael Vick, gutless Bobby Petrino saying deuces in the middle of a season (they had a helluva defensive coordinator though I hear), and also competing for fans in a hockey town. Because when you think Atlanta, you automatically think of the Thrashers. And Pepsi.
But I digress. It was simply wonderful to see Rodgers and company fold. Plus knowing they won't make any concerted moves in the offseason to improve the roster also makes me happy. It was disheartening the way the 2016 season collapsed, but the bright side is I think the Lions played over their skis this season, the Packers have Rodgers but not much else (plus general manager Ted Thompson won't lift a finger to improve the roster in the offseason), and the Bears are still a few years away from relevance. If the Vikings can make some splash moves this offseason (cutting Adrian Peterson and throwing all of that cap space at high-end offensive line free agents would count as a splash) and actually draft players that can come in and contribute without being babysat, the prospects of Minnesota returning to the top of the NFC North are promising.
Today's Talkers Include: How the North can be won in 2017 Why shifting Kevin Stefanski to quarterbacks coach concerns me My current ranking of offensive line free agent priority Thoughts on the Senior Bowl Paul Krause doesn't get enough love George Edward's squad won the Shrine Bowl I'm actually excited to watch the Pro Bowl this year I go over a few Super Bowl bets that I like (NFL Betting Odds) Super Bowl story lines that intrigue me
PLUS, since this is basically a numerology podcast masquerading as a football show, the Atlanta Falcons started 5-0 and ended 8-8 in 2015. The 2016 Vikings started 6-0 and ended 8-8. Coincidence? Probably. But let's try and keep the trend rolling.
All that and more "That was a Top-10 Vikings game of all-time" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!
Contracts and New Coaches and Shrine Games, Oh My!
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings might be out of the playoffs, but that just gives the team/fans... Show More
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings might be out of the playoffs, but that just gives the team/fans a jump start on off-season news right? RIGHT? *Sobs Uncontrollably* Purple FTW! is back in action with some Purple talkers and praying to the football gods that the Atlanta Falcons (Dirty Bird and all) can somehow end this insufferable Green Bay Packers run.
Today's Talkers Include: We're Gonna Know About Adrian Soon Teddy Bridgewater & Anthony Barr's 5th Year Options Linval Joseph Named to the Pro Bowl Xavier Rhodes Long-Term Contract Clancy Barone is the New Tight Ends Coach Kennedy Polamalu is the New Running Backs Coach We Could Still Lose George Paton to San Francisco Players to Watch in the Shrine Game
All that and more "2017 Memes Are Weird" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!