Analysis

E08: Pocket Protectors [Running Backs]

Jayson, Eric, and Luke discuss the value of running backs, whether or not the NFL correctly values the position, and if it matters if Latavius Murray is actually good or not.   https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/u33cdn/E08_Running_Backs_.mp3

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E06: Pocket Protectors [Strength of Schedule]

Jayson, Eric, and Luke discuss the Vikings’ season to date, strength of schedule to date, and the best method for predicting what’s yet to come.  Yes, there was some Teddy talk. https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/e4g2gu/E06_PP_Strength_of_Schedule_.mp3  

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Top Plays: Vikings at Browns in London

We overuse the term “must have game” but it applies here. The Vikings were going against a winless team on a neutral site. They had a clear fan advantage and a chance to send an early message on Sunday. With other top NFC teams also having favorable matchups, a loss would have felt catastrophic. That’s…

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Top Plays: Vikings vs. Ravens

TRAP GAME MY ASS! Minnesota looked the part against an inferior opponent from the first snap. They finished their home stand with another win, putting them at 4-1 at US Bank Stadium. There haven’t been any major letdowns lately. Just solid football and solid wins. Baltimore, like Green Bay, will cite injuries as the reason…

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E04: Pocket Protectors [QB Value]

In this episode, Jayson, Eric, and Luke discuss the Vikings win over the Packers and take a deep dive into the value of quarterbacks in the wake of the Aaron Rodgers injury. Check out Luke’s latest article here. Check out Eric on the PFF podcast here. https://climbingthepocket.podbean.com/mf/web/pbv7gp/E04_QB_Value_.mp3  

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Top Plays: Vikings vs Packers

The Vikings came out extremely focused. They brought a physical brand of football to this game, and I refuse to let that be lost because of the Aaron Rodgers injury. Regarding the injury: Yes, it was a legal hit. Yes, Rodgers usually gets a flag there. Yes, I sympathize with Rodgers and his health. I’m…

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E01: Pocket Protectors

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hz264-73fc00 Welcome to the introductory episode of the Pocket Protectors Podcast.  In this episode, Jayson, Eric, and Luke introduce themselves, talk football, and their favorite stats.

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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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