Adam Thielen

Fries Football Friday: Justin Jefferson’s Record-Breaking Plays

Going into week 17, Justin Jefferson needed 47 yards to break Randy Moss’ Vikings rookie record and 111 yards to surpass Anquan Boldin’s NFL rookie record for receiving yards. He got both, with 133 yards against the Lions, and did it in style with gains of 38 and 15, respectively, on the two plays. Jefferson…

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SKOL Search: Ja’Marr Chase Scouting Report

With the Vikings season having wrapped up yesterday, we are officially into the meat of draft season. While we will be talking a lot moving forward about the direction of the team and how they will approach the offseason and roster construction, throughout the process I will be dropping numerous scouting reports and big boards….

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SKOL Search: The Vikings Need A Philosophy Shift

Moving forward, this should be the permanent direction of the franchise. For as good as Mike Zimmer has been resurrecting the franchise from seemingly yearly underperformance and disappointment to regularly being talked about as a contender, it’s also obvious that he is to Minnesota as Tony Dungy was to Tampa Bay: a fixer. I will be forever grateful for what Zimmer did to fix the franchise, but the way he wants to win is outdated. This is no longer 1995 where drafting a star running back in the first round can change the fortunes of your franchise and defense truly wins championships. This is the NFL in 2020 where what truly matters in team building has passed this franchise by.

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Ready For The Spotlight: Bisi Johnson

When the Vikings traded star Wide Receiver (WR) Stefon Diggs this past offseason to the Buffalo Bills, it left many fans wondering how the team would fill the void. There were already a plethora of needs heading into the offseason and with the departure of Diggs, WR was added to the top of it. Luckily…

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Kirk Cousins’ Top 10 Throws in 2019 – CTPN Quick Shots

 In this episode of Climbing The Pocket Network’s Quick Shots I interview Nick Olson of the Pocket Protectors Podcast about Kirk Cousins’ top 10 throws of 2019. We count them down from number 10 all the way to number 1. Nick describes what is happening in each of these throws, and how difficult they actually…

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Scouting Report: Justin Jefferson

With the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Vikings took WR Justin Jefferson, out of LSU. Jefferson, like most of the LSU offense, had an explosive 2019 season as the team put up one of the best offensive performances college football has ever seen. In his Junior season, Jefferson put up a…

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Why Van Jefferson is a Great Option for the Minnesota Vikings

This piece will be a detailed scouting report on Florida WR Van Jefferson. His route running ability makes him a tantalizing mid-round prospect.

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What To Do At Pick 18: Part 2

Welcome back to my four part series on who I think are possibilities for the Vikings in this upcoming draft. In my last article, we talked about the promising offensive lineman Andre Dillard and outlined the pros and cons of that selection (you can check out that article here). This week we’ll take a little…

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Good Morning Gjallarhorn ep 045 – In the Raw: Entering Purgatory

Good morning Horners! Just like the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears on Sunday, this immediate reaction video was intended to be out in 2018, but alas like most of us, it was little hard to digest the emotional loss and what it meant, slowing down the producer, so we get a…

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Good Morning Gjallarhorn ep 044 – Win and In: Let the Stress Begin!

Good morning Horners! It is week 17 in the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings will host the Chicago Bears in a game that most likely rests all of their playoff hopes. It is really easy because if they win, they are in. If they fail to win, their chances to back into the playoffs drop…

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