Defense

Some Reasons for Positivity on Defense

A look from the positive lens of some of the better defensive plays Vikings’ stars have made so far this year.

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SKOL Search: Marvin Wilson

It’s never too early to start looking at the future. Every year, teams have weaknesses that manifest themselves early and as a massive NFL Draft fan, my brain immediately starts to project players in those spots. When you love the draft, there is no real offseason. With the college season almost in full swing now,…

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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,…

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Eric Kendricks is Elite

Over the course of the 2019 season, Eric Kendricks has elevated his play to another level. The former UCLA Bruin is currently PFF’s top-graded LB, and for good reason. He is dominating in all aspects of play. Here’s a look at the tape from the past three weeks to see how. Mental processing One of…

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A Bright Spot Amid The Tension

After last weeks dismal game vs the Chicago Bears, the Vikings are now officially one quarter of the way through the 2019 season. And while it’s very easy to sit and list all the things that are going wrong, there is someone on the defensive side of the ball who is quietly putting together a…

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Trending Upward: Mackensie Alexander

For a player that many Vikings fans were skeptical about coming into the 2018 season, former 2nd round pick Mackensie Alexander, has been a solid contributor this season. This past weekend, in a must-win game, Mac played maybe one of his best games in his career, adding to his quiet good season. I went through…

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Good Morning Gjallarhorn Ep 040 – Something to Cheer About!

Ryan Tannehill will try to extend his winning record, this time on the road. He is battling an ankle injury which should have the Vikings defensive front four salivating. Even though the Dolphins have a winning record at 7-6, per the basic box score statistics, they are not that good and the Vikings should have favorable matchups.

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Episode 19: Fifteen Minutes with @Flipmazzi [Good Bye]

Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher Click here for iHeartRADIO Click here for YouTube Click here for Google Play Music https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/phxf6b/Good_Bye.mp3 Climbing The Pocket Podcast In this episode: @Flipmazzi reviews the 5-3-1 Minnesota Vikings and their win in Week 9 against the 3-5 Detroit Lions. Danielle Hunter took over the game, Minnesota got…

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Big Nickel, My Nickel

One position the Vikings defense has been looking to add over the last couple of seasons is what you could call a “Money backer” or in Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s case, the “big nickel” position. That big-nickel position is there to help take away mismatches an offense can look to exploit, as a third-linebacker and…

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