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Month: August 2017

Top Plays: Vikings vs San Francisco

The Vikings didn’t meet my expectations when they hosted San Francisco on Sunday Night. I watched the game in a grey shirt and soft-brimmed purple Vikings hat (because it’s preseason) and our team produced similarly boring results. I expected a healthy Riley Reiff, Latavius Murray, Laquon Treadwell, and Trae Waynes to noticeably improve that team….

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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 32 [dracarys]

Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/emkzn9/Episode_32_dracarys_.mp3 Climbing The Pocket Podcast In this Episode: Introduction (0:00-1:50) Question of the Day (1:50-5:30) Drums Snare (yes like Drumline) Piano All of the Above Mayweather vs McGregor (5:30-12:05) Vikings Talk (12:05-53:35) 49ers/Vikings recap Bradford Breakdown Pocket presence Reading coverage 3rd down Grading Pat Shurmur Can Dalvin…

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I Just Wanna Be Successful

For years we have learned “running the ball sets up the pass”, but the NFL evolved to passing the football, and dispelled that cliche. Efficiency statistics showed that running stats were weakly correlated to winning percentages of 0.15 per How Coaches Think: Run Success Rate. Brian Burke’s article analyzed how running success rate is a…

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San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Five Things to Keep An Eye On

Can the first-team offense build off of their Week 2 success?  Opening last weeks contest against the Seattle Seahawks with an 11-play, 76 yard drive that resulted in a field goal, the Vikings first-team offense gave fans signs of hope. QB Sam Bradford was taking risks down the field and the offensive line consistently created…

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Way-Too-Early 2018 Vikings Mock Draft

Yes, a mock draft in August. I know that we’re two weeks away from the NFL season kicking off, but it’s never too early to think ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft. With that being said, the Minnesota Vikings roster, from top-to-bottom, is arguably one of the best in the league. There are some holes…

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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 31 [Setting The Edge]

Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/ucdmuj/Episode_31_Setting_the_Edge_.mp3 Climbing The Pocket Podcast In this Episode: Introduction (0:00-2:15) Question of the Day (2:15-4:15) LA Virginia Beach New Orleans Atlanta Sports Talk (4:15-18:45) Kyrie Trade Mayweather/McGregor Charles McDonald (18:45-28:10) Who is Charles McDonald (settingedge.com)? How excited should we be about Jaleel Johnson? How does Jaleel Johnson…

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Flip’s 2017 Vikings Prediction

It’s a bit early for schedule predictions with two preseason games to go. Several purple newcomers are still making their mark and most Vikings fans are focusing on how the team can improve before Week 1. Beyond the day-to-day of preseason news pieces, I’m personally calm. Mike Zimmer’s squads prepare well. Only an Adrian Peterson…

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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 30 [Useful Humans]

Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/ady989/Episode_30_useful_humans_.mp3 Climbing The Pocket Podcast In this Episode: Introduction (0:00-1:15) Question of the Day (1:15-5:35) Chance the Rapper Foo Fighters Young Jeezy James Bay Outkast Random NFL Stuff (5:35-19:20) Backup QB Market Seattle OL Woes Vikings Talk (19:20-54:30) How angry are you with Blair Walsh? Thoughts on…

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Former Future Potential First Round Pick Mitch Leidner

Two preseason games in, and the Vikings are starting to hit their stride with their first team units. Sam Bradford has looked more comfortable and the offensive line is doing well blocking for him. The offensive line looks more comfortable in the zone blocking scheme, and Dalvin Cook has taken full advantage of the change….

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Plays With My Emotion: Vikings at Seattle

Hope I’m hoping for the Vikings to get through this game with no injuries. Expectation I expect the offense to be better, but still a work in progress. Vikings Jerseys The purple pants were not my favorite at unveiling, but they have really grown on me. I’m in a pink (fuchsia?) shirt and jeans tonight….

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