Why Are You Booing Stefon? He’s Right.
The Vikings traded Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night in a deal that gave them the #22 overall pick in the 2020 draft, a 2020 5th, a 2020 6th, and a 2021 4th, while the Vikings also sent a 2020 7th. Overall, this feels like fair compensation. Diggs is a top 5...
Michael Pierce: Purple People Eater
On Wednesday, the Vikings signed former Ravens’ NT Michael Pierce to a 3 year, $27 million contract. Pierce will replace Linval Joseph, who had dominated in the middle of the DL since 2014. Pierce (27) represents a younger, cheaper option to Joseph (31), and has shown a similar level of play. With Pierce’s contract structure,...
NFL GMs – Deep Thoughts and a Deep Dive
Here we look at all the NFL General Managers and how the Vikings’ Rick Spielman ranks in productivity amongst them. We focus on the 8 seasons since 2012 when he took sole control of the roster and his results during that time. Also, how he compares to his contemporaries. Then we ask you, “what do...
Secondary Grade Breakdowns
It’s time for Mini Dave’s Deep Dive, this one is over the Vikings secondary. As Ted, Drew and myself discussed it on the Good Morning Gjallarhorn, and many of us have discussed here, it has been an issue this season, especially at the corner position. Mike Zimmer has been playing the safeties back more than...
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