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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8 February 2023

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And the week is halfway over

Anyone else still riding the high of the Brian Flores hire? It’s been a good week.

Since our last open thread...

NFL sets fifth year option amounts

Vikings win over Bills named NFL Game of the Year

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Christopher Gates

Vikings win over Bills named NFL Game of the Year

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Because why wouldn’t it have been?

In a season filled with memorable comeback victories for the Minnesota Vikings, one of those wins was named the best game in the National Football League for 2022.

The Vikings’ victory over the Buffalo Bills was given the title of Game of the year by the gang at Fox Sports.

The victory over the Bills contained a lot of twists and turns, including the Vikings coming back from being down 17 points late in the...

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Christopher Gates

NFL sets fifth year option amounts

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This is relevant to our interests

We’ve reached the part of the offseason where teams are going to have to decide whether or not to pick up the fifth-year options on players that were drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. And while the Minnesota Vikings haven’t formally announced that they’re picking up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Justin Jefferson. . .well, they’re going to.

Today, the league has released the amounts...

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Brian Flores reconnects with Kevin O'Connell as DC of the Vikings

Flores was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2019 to 2021 where he went 24-25 in three seasons but notably led the franchise to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2002-03. He went 10-6 in 2020 and 9-8 in 2021.

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 7 February 2023

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We have a new DC!

As we gear up for the Super Bowl, we also can look forward to the moves the team must make to get under the cap and even create cap space. There are a lot of good ideas already offered here and there is not one way to skin this cat. It really is going to be interesting.

Since our last Open Thread ...

Vikings to hire Brian Flores as defensive coordinator

Jared Allen still chasing competitive curling dreams

Texans interview Vikings...

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Christopher Gates

Jared Allen still chasing competitive curling dreams

Jared Allen (right) has continued pursuing his dreams of curling glory | Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

And he got a big boost this weekend

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is still awaiting word of whether or not he’s going to be heading to Canton this year. This past weekend, his focus was on Ottawa, Canada.

Ottawa is where the World Curling Championships will be held this April, and Allen is on a team that pulled off a significant upset in the U.S. Championships...

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Luft Krigare

Brian Flores, The Vikings, & Senior Bowl Week

Big news breaks right before the show start and Vikings fans can breathe easier as the team hires their new defensive coordinator, Brian Flores. What will he bring to the team and how does Tyler’s scouting at the Senior Bowl figure into it all? SKOL!

On this The Real Forno Show - *** BREAKING NEWS *** The Minnesota Vikings' search for a defensive coordinator is over. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and others confirming, the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant Brian Flores is...

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Brian Flores re-connects with Kevin O'Connell as DC of the Vikings

Flores was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2019 to 2021 where he went 24-25 in three seasons but notably led the franchise to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2002-03. He went 10-6 in 2020 and 9-8 in 2021.

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Flores hired as Vikings' defensive coordinator

The Vikings have hired Brian Flores as their new defensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday, ending a month-long search to replace the fired Ed Donatell.

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Vikings to hire Brian Flores as DC

Just after one of their preferred targets took a defensive coordinator job elsewhere, the Vikings have pivoted to their other finalist.

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Vikings hire notable coach for DC position

Interestingly, this will be the 41-year-old’s first time officially serving as a defensive coordinator.

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Reports: Vikings hiring Brian Flores as DC

The Minnesota Vikings will hire former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores as their new defensive coordinator, ESPN and the NFL Network reported Monday.

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Christopher Gates

Vikings to hire Brian Flores as defensive coordinator

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Ladies and gentlemen. . .we got him.

Steelers’ assistant coach Brian Flores is accepting the Vikings’ defensive coordinator job, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 6, 2023

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings are hiring Brian Flores to be their new defensive coordinator, filling the vacancy that was created when the team fired Ed Donatell after their elimination from the playoffs.

Flores had...

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Chris_Martens

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 6 February 2023

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Super Bowl week

Super Bowl week is here, which means there is only one week until we will be without meaningful football until September. Good luck, everyone.

Since our last Open Thread...

Broncos Release Ejiro Evero From his Contract

Why Ejiro Evero is at the Top of the List to be Vikings Defensive Coordinator

Vikings’ Running Backs & The DC search

Vikings’ defensive coordinator search takes a couple of negative turns

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Kirk Cousins, NFC top AFC at first-ever 'Pro Bowl Games'

Kirk Cousins connected with George Kittle on a 12-yard touchdown pass and scrambled away from a blitz to hit Minnesota Vikings teammate Justin Jefferson on the one-point conversion to lift the NFC to a victory over the AFC in the inaugural Pro Bowl Games on Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Luft Krigare

Vikings’ Running Backs & The DC search

Deep thoughts on the running back room, the defensive coordinator search, and the young talent on display at the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game were all broken down by Darren and Dave with you. SKOL!

On today’s episode of Two Old Bloggers - The Minnesota Vikings keep moving forward and their off-season plans. The search for a new defensive coordinator continues and will have updates on that, Viking scouts and GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. We’re down in Mobile scouting the Senior...

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Christopher Gates

Vikings’ defensive coordinator search takes a couple of negative turns

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Uh oh

Just when it looked like the defensive coordinator search for Kevin O’Connell and the Minnesota Vikings was starting to see some positive developments, things appear to have taken a negative track on this Sunday.

Our friends at Cat Scratch Reader (among others) are reporting that Ejiro Evero is going to be the Carolina Panthers’ new defensive coordinator under new head coach Frank Reich. Evero, who was let out of his contract by noted jerk...

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Christopher Gates

2023 Pro Bowl Games: How to watch and discussion thread

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The new format concludes today!

The first-ever Pro Bowl Games will conclude today in Lost Wages, Nevada, and people seem to be enjoying the more skill-based approach this year’s event is taking compared to what the actual Pro Bowl itself had turned into over the past few seasons.

A couple of Minnesota Vikings will feature prominently in today’s events, as Justin Jefferson will take part in the finale of the “Best Catch” competition, while long...

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Why Ejiro Evero is at the Top of the List to be Vikings Defensive Coordinator

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After a series of moves by the Denver Broncos, their now former defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero has been released from his contract and will be interviewed by the Vikings in the next few days. The Vikings have interviewed several candidates for their defensive coordinator opening, but Evero has reportedly been at the top of their list- if available. Up until he was released from his contract after talks with Broncos new head coach Sean Payton, his...

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Christopher Gates

Report: Broncos release Ejiro Evero from his contract

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That could pave his path to Minnesota

Yesterday, we passed along the news that the Minnesota Vikings had requested to interview Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero for their defensive coordinator position. At the time, it was unknown whether or not that request would be granted because the Broncos could block the move if they wanted to.

Apparently, they don’t want to.

Ejiro Evero is gone. Per source, Broncos are releasing him from contract. (1st by...

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