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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 31st and August 1st, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning!

I’m putting a pork butt on the smoker this morning, I was tempted to get a brisket but decided against it. I usually run the smoker at about 190 degrees, based on suggestions by some of you I’m going to run the temp up to 225 or 230 and see how the smoke goes. I’ll be using the usual spices, a combination of ground mustard and Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning. While I’m starting this, mrs_rob is going to ride 64 miles on her road bike...

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Christopher Gates

Observing the Observations: Days 2 and 3 of Vikings Training Camp

I had no idea that the gun show had returned to the Twin Cities.

What’s been happening in Eagan?

I’m on the outside. . .I’m lookin’ in. . .

Yes, we’re still not allowed at Training Camp. This is going to be a running theme, or a running gag, depending on your perspective. But there are plenty of things to talk about from the past couple of days at Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, so let’s take a look at a few of them here, shall we?

The first one involves second-year...

Bleacher Report - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' Jeff Gladney Accused in Lawsuit of Assaulting Ex-GF for over 2 Hours

The ex-girlfriend of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney filed a lawsuit this week accusing him of assaulting her in April. USA Today's 

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Christopher Gates

Dalvin Cook graduates from Florida State

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to RB1!

During his four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, running back Dalvin Cook has accomplished a lot on the football field. Today, however, he accomplished something even bigger off of it.

Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook graduated today from Florida State. He didn’t walk to the podium to receive his Bachelors of Science in interdisciplinary studies/public policy due to training camp practice; instead Cook put on the gown at his Minnesota...

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Even at training camp, Dalvin Cook gets to celebrate his college graduation

The Vikings Pro Bowler and Florida State record holder is now a college graduate.

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Gone Fishin'

Friday Open Thread, Part Deux: 7/30/21

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Because........well,, you know

Merry continued Friday, everyone!

Well, for many of us, the site is bogging down again as it approaches 300 comments, so here’s another repository for your repartee.

Updates since our last open thread, which slowed to a crawl:

If this is true, I will be elated. According to this, and I don’t know how much merit it actually has, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings are talking...

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday July 30th, 2021

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Good Morning!

Big thanks to Gone Fishin for posting the thread for me yesterday, I drove up to Georgia to put a couple of stands up, clear some land and cut some trees. Big shoutout to Kubota, Polaris and whoever made that chainsaw I was using. We worked about five hours but got everything done we could for now. I’ll probably make another trip up again next month before the season starts and when it’s...

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Gone Fishin'

Thursday Open Thread, Part Deux: 7/29/21

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Because the s****y format is s*****y

Good afternoon!

The s****y format is s*****y, so here’s another thread for you.

Since our last open thread, which bogged down at 250 comments because the new format is horrendous and should be banished to hades:

Cliffy Rob opened the Daily Norseman mailbag.

Chris has notes from day 1 of Vikings training camp.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or...

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Eric J. Thompson

New Shirt Alert: Minnesota Meaty Boys

Thanks to the quick work of Breaking T, Eric Kendricks’ hilarious quote from Training Camp is now on a new shirt!

Most Training Camp press conferences are pretty milquetoast. The coach or player steps up to the podium, the local media asks a bunch of questions about the upcoming season, and the interview subject normally gives generic answers about how they’re “ready to work” and “excited to show what they can do.”

But every once in a while, some poetic prose pops out...

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The Daily Norseman Mailbag

Start of training camp mailbag

You have questions, I have answers....a wrong answer is still an answer. Good Morning!

The big news since our last mailbag is training camp is finally upon us, real football is on the horizon, unfortunately due to Covid none of us are getting press access, so we’ll have to rely on what other people are observing.

The Vikings finally signed a vet WR3 in Dede Westbrook, is there anyone else that Vikings could sign that would provide a boost to this...

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Gone Fishin'

Thursday Open Thread: July 29, 2021

Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

August is almost here

Happy Thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

Wow, July is nearly gone. The days are flying by, and with each passing day, we get one day closer to NFL football. I’m always torn at this time of year; not wanting to let go of summer, but excited for football season to finally get here.

I’m going to channel my inner Cliff Clavin here. It’s a little known fact that since 2014, the Vikings have followed a consistent pattern of a down year, which...

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Christopher Gates

Vikings Report with Drew and Ted LIVE Wednesday show

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

We had a lot of fun, so check it out!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have finally made it to the start of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp for the 2021 NFL season. Congratulations to all of you. . .well, us, really. . .that hung on all this time and finally got to this point.

Yours truly got to hang out with Drew and Ted from the aptly-named Vikings Report with Drew and Ted this evening to talk about our favorite football team and this upcoming season. We highlighted...

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Christopher Gates

Notes from Day 1 of Vikings Training Camp

No new camp pictures yet, so here’s the GM | Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

What was happening today in Eagan?

The first official day of Training Camp is in the books for the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, the team has decided that they’re not giving credentials to bloggers or fan sites again this year, so we’re on the outside looking in. Eric is going to be on hand for a limited number of practices from the seats, and he’s going to be bringing you...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Report: 18 NFL teams have at least 90% of players vaccinated against COVID-19

On the same day reports surfaced that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time since last fall, there's

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' 53-man roster projection includes needed depth on defense

The Vikings invested heavily on its defense after an ugly showing in 2020. Here's how all the new and old faces fit on the roster.

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings training camp questions: Can the defense bounce back?

The Vikings believe their revamped defense can take the weight off the offense and carry them back into the playoffs.

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Gone Fishin'

Wednesday Open Thread: July 28, 2021

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Hump daaaaaaayyyyyyyy!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I hope all of you are having a great work week. We’re halfway through it, just a couple more days until the weekend. We went to the Larks game last night, and although it was a rough game for the home team, we had a great time. They had a thing where you can go create your own sign. We didn’t get ours done in time to enter the contest, otherwise, @I’m pretty sure we would have...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings name new O-line coach due to protocols

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that Phil Rauscher will replace Rick Dennison as the team's offensive line coach this season.

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Report: Assistant coach Rick Dennison to remain with Vikings

Coaches can gain an exemption based on legitimate health or religious reasons, and it's unclear if Dennison agreed to get vaccinated or won't be permitted to have direct interactions with players.

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Report: Assistant Rick Dennison will remain with Vikings after reaching agreement with team

The agreement is essentially an acknowledgement that Dennison will comply with the league’s health protocols even if he doesn’t get the vaccine, and will likely limit his interaction with players and fellow coaches.

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