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The Vikings’ Kubiak Offense

A long look at Gary Kubiak’s history and how it could translate to this year’s Vikings’ offense

Back on Wednesday, January 9th, the Vikings promoted Kevin Stefanski to offensive coordinator. That same day, it was reported that Gary Kubiak would return to coaching as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator. Those reports turned out to be pre-mature, and two days later - Friday - it was reported that there were some disagreements in Denver and Kubiak would not be the offensive...

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wludford

Josh Kline: The Vikings New Right Guard

He can play guard, but can he be good?

The Vikings just signed former Titans’ right-guard Josh Kline to a 3-year, $15.75 million contract, which will make him the 2nd highest paid offensive lineman on the team. It’s also not the type of money you pay a back-up interior lineman, so that makes him a starter.

And considering that Kline has played mostly right guard in the NFL, it stands to reason that’s where the Vikings would like him to play as well- particularly given this...

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wludford

The Vikings’ Kubiak Offense

Back on Wednesday, January 9th, the Vikings promoted Kevin Stefanski to offensive coordinator. That same day, it was reported that Gary Kubiak would return to coaching as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator. Those reports turned out to be pre-mature, and two days later - Friday - it was reported that there were some disagreements in Denver and Kubiak would not be the offensive coordinator. The Vikings immediately reached out to Kubiak, set-up a meeting for Monday morning, and hired him...

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Ted Glover

Greatest Playoff Win Of All Time Tournament, Game 1

it’s the 1969 NFL Championship Browns game against the 1976 Divisional Playoff Redskins Game

Hi kids, are you ready for some Vikings March Madness? Let’s get our tournament started with our first matchup. I’ll give some highlights of each game, and I’ll put a poll at the end. The poll will be open for about 24 hours, you guys get to vote, and the winner by popular vote will advance. Today, our tournament kicks off with our first playoff win match up: the 1969 NFL Championship game...

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Christopher Gates

NFL Free Agency: George Iloka to sign with Dallas Cowboys

And another one gone, another one gone. . .

At this point, the Minnesota Vikings don’t have a whole lot of in-house free agents left to lose, but another one of them has departed for another location.

Numerous sources on social media, led by Mike Garafolo of NFL.com, are reporting that safety George Iloka has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

#Cowboys are signing S George Iloka, source says.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2019

Iloka was released by the...

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Christopher Gates

2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Version 4.0

Cody Ford continues to lead, but one player is mounting a challenge

It’s time for Version 4.0 of the most extensive database for tracking what experts across the interwebs are projecting the Minnesota Vikings to do in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Yes, your Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database is ready for your consumption, and while there aren’t any huge changes this week, it appears that someone is beginning to mount a challenge to the dominance of our leader thus far.

Here...

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just_rob

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 23rd and 24th, 2019

Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start, I’m working this weekend and usually post league news in the comments section early in the morning however these will be delayed until I wake up and drink half a pot of coffee. Feel free to post signings and league news as it comes available. Meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents and then carry on with our news and links thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker...

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Christopher Gates

Marcus Sherels highlights and why his loss is a big deal

It’s not going to be easy to replace him

Yesterday, we brought you the news that long-time Minnesota Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels was leaving the team to sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The purpose of this particular post is two-fold.

First, I wanted to share this Marcus Sherels highlight video that the artist known as “funkydunkleman” put together after last season. It’s pretty sweet and gives us quite a few of the big plays that Sherels provided over his...

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Christopher Gates

AAF Week 7 Schedule and Discussion

The playoff chase is in full swing!

We’re drawing closer to the end of the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football, and so it’s time to bring everyone this week’s schedule and give everyone a place to talk about this weekend’s games with their fellow Minnesota Vikings fans.

While the Eastern Division is now, clearly, a two-team race, things are more closely bunched up in the Western Division. Even our adopted team, the Salt Lake Stallions, are not completely out of...

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just_rob

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 22nd, 2019

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Good Morning!

Well I guess it’s the end of an era for the Vikings; death, taxes and Marcus Sherels making the 53 every year is no longer a thing. Good luck to him and his career as it continues. I’m tempted to throw and obligatory “eff those guys” up here but I probably shouldn’t so I won’t. I’m exhausted, it’s time to carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the...

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Christopher Gates

NFL Free Agency: Marcus Sherels to sign with New Orleans Saints

So now what are we going to argue about during Training Camp?

For the past few seasons, one of the primary topics of debate for Minnesota Vikings fans during Training Camp was whether or not this would be the year that the team finally replaces punt returner Marcus Sherels.

Sadly, we won’t have to worry about having that debate this year.

Numerous sources are reporting that Sherels has agreed to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. He becomes the third member of the Vikings to...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Saints reportedly agree to deal with return specialist Marcus Sherels

The Saints have agreed to sign return specialist Marcus Sherels to a one-year deal, reports Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.  Sherels spent the previous nine seasons with the Vikings and he’ll look to carve out a role with another promising NFC team.  Sherels, an undrafted player out of the University of Minnesota, joined the Vikings in 2010. Before today’s signing, Sherels tied Everson Griffen as the team’s longest tenured player. Griffen will stay put after agreeing to a...

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Saxyprince

Keep Dat - Week 2

Yinka takes a look at more things that worked for the purple in 2018.

Continuing the Keep Dat series with week 2...

Week 1 Keep Dat - https://www.dailynorseman.com/2019/3/14/18248759/keep-dat-week-1-minnesota-vikings-offense

The Vikings are in a 5 man pressure, they stack the box, and bluff the blitz on the left side. They bring 2 defenders up the right side B gap, and because Green Bay went empty(zero running backs in the backfield), they bluff the left tackle with no responsibility to...

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Ted Glover

Introducing the ‘Minnesota Vikings All Time Greatest Playoff Victory’ Tournament

Let’s do some of our own March Madness

Hi kids, and welcome to March Madness. With the NCAA Tournament kicking into high gear today, I know a lot of you have taken the day off of work and are going to gorge yourself on about 15 or 16 straight hours of college basketball.

Whether you’re cheering for the Gophers, or you have another team, we’re all cheering against Duke, right? Because Duke.

May your bracket not be busted dinner time tonight.

In the spirit of the Madness, I thought it...

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just_rob

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 21st, 2019

Thorsday Open Thread

Good Morning!

Normally in the words up here that no one reads I throw something together about my job; I’m starting my seven on again so words and links will get shortened depending on what time I get home and how exhausted I am. However today will be a little different. As some of you might realize I have an affinity for fringe players, the underdog guys who either were UDFA’s or late round picks that play special teams in addition to being a backup for their...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings to sign former Titans offensive lineman Josh Kline

The Vikings seem to have found their replacement for Nick Easton. On Wednesday, the team agreed to sign offensive lineman Josh Kline, according to a source who spoke with ESPN.com’s Courtney Cronin (on Twitter). It’ll be a three-year, $15.75M deal when all is said and done. Kline signed a four-year, $26M deal ($12M guaranteed) with the Titans last offseason, but the team moved on from him after he rejected a pay cut earlier this month. The lineman started all 16 games in 2018,...

Yardbarker: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings’ inability to address offensive line becoming a problem

We already know that the Minnesota Vikings have found themselves in a less-than-stellar cap situation. The ridiculous contract this team signed Kirk Cousins to last offseason hasn’t helped much. Even then, Minnesota’s willingness to hold on to the likes of Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes has come at a rather big cost to the Vikings' offensive line. The immobile Cousins was sacked 40 times last season. Considering just how much he struggles with pressure in his face, we...

Bleacher Report - Minnesota Vikings

Josh Kline, Vikings Agree to 3-Year Contract Worth Reported $15.8M

With an offensive line in serious need of help next season, the Minnesota Vikings agreed to a deal with free-agent guard Josh Kline. The Vikings announced the signing of Kline on Wednesday...

ESPN.com - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings sign veteran offensive lineman Kline

Guard Josh Kline has signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Wednesday. A source tells ESPN's Courtney Cronin that the deal is for three years and is worth $15.75 million.

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Ted Glover

NFL Free Agency Report: Jets to sign Trevor Siemian

Vikings East signs another cast off

Last year the Minnesota Vikings wanted an experienced quarterback to backup Kirk Cousins, so they traded away a fifth round pick to ensure they got just that in one Trevor Siemian.

One year later and zero regular season snaps later, Siemian is on his way to New York to backup Sam Darnold, per his agent:

Excited for QB @TrevorSiemian agreeing to a one year deal with the @nyjets

— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 20, 2019

With the Vikings (stop me...

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