Mike Zimmer

Now is the Time to Lure Ed Dodds Away from Indianapolis

For years, NFL teams have interviewed and offered Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds but time again they can’t seem to lock him down, now is the time for the Vikings to back the brinks truck up to Dodds or do whatever they have to so they can get him. It was announced this…

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Vikings Training Camp Stock Report 8/3/21

We’re back!! After a day off, the Vikings hit the practice field for what was supposed to be a padded practice. Unfortunately that didn’t happen due to a NFL rule clarification. But don’t worry, they’ll put on the pads today for a fun time! If you’re new here, this year at Climbing The Pocket, we…

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Vikings Training Camp Stock Report 8/1/21

Another day, another Vikings Training Camp Stock report, and what better way to enjoy your Sunday catching up on who’s trending up and down following the Vikings Night Practice. If you’re new here, this year at Climbing The Pocket, we are going to do our best to report back daily with a Vikings Training Camp…

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Vikings Training Camp Stock Report 7/29/21

Who is trending up or down at Training Camp, and who we should be watching for in the coming days!

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Top 5 Soul-Crushing Moments In Vikings History

Over the 60 years of the Minnesota Vikings existence, there have been so many moments that break our hearts. In fact, it seems to be the common thread among fans of the purple and gold. Throughout my fanhood, like many others, I have gone through immense heartbreak and have been asked the question: what is…

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4 Biggest Questions Surrounding The 2021 Vikings

“This is the most talented team the Vikings have had under Mike Zimmer.” This take has been floating around for the last few days and truth be told, I am not in agreement. While the sentiment isn’t far off, I do believe this team was more talented in both 2017 and 2018. That being said,…

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Is Janarius Robinson The Next 4th Round Gem?

The Minnesota Vikings have made a living on finding and developing mid-round pass rushers over the last 15 years with Danielle Hunter being the highest profile of the bunch. The list, however, is very impressive. Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Ray Edwards were all 4th round selections and played significant roles as starters with Griffen…

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Three Make or Break Games for the Vikings this Season

We just discussed in detail last night the Vikings schedule on the Climbing the Pocket Happy Hour and while doing so I came up with three critical games that can make or break the Vikings season. Dave, Ryan, and I had them all over the place result wise but the consensus seems to be around…

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Why Did The Vikings Take Patrick Jones?

Going into the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings were in desperate need of a pass rusher. Many analysts, including myself, had the belief that they were going to take one of Jaelan Phillips or Kwity Paye at 14. Based on the offseason talking points and how everything had transpired, it seemed like a sure thing….

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How Does Chazz Surratt Fit In Minnesota?

Going into the draft, I spoke at length on Mock Draft Monday about linebacker being a sneaky need for this team. After this season, you only have Eric Kendricks as a guy you can trust to be a 3 down player. While there is no true way to replace Anthony Barr, the future at SAM…

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