NFL Notes: Cowboys, Saints, & Vikings

Cowboys While the Cowboys are likely to say that they plan to use multiple running backs this season, Todd Archer expects that they will eventually settle on a lead back with first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott likely handling the top role. If Elliott is able to run with the opportunity, Archer isn’t sure that either Darren McFadden or Alfred Morris will reach 100 carries this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Vikings rookie QB Joel Stave forgot how to throw ‘for a few weeks’ at Wisconsin

Talk about perseverance. Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Joel Stave once forgot how to throw a football during his tenure at Wisconsin. This isn’t a joke. He legitimately hit a mental wall — better known as “the yips” — during his junior season after having the starting job taken from him. “I’ll be throwing it good, throwing it good and then all of a sudden I...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings roster overview: Running back

With the majority of roster moves completed over the past three months, the Minnesota Vikings have now turned their focus to OTAs to begin the process of determining who can best help this team in its quest to not only repeat as NFC North division champions, but to take the final step(s) needed to reach their ultimate goal: the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Over...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater is the answer for the Vikings offense

Vikings fans, it’s time to believe. Minnesota has their quarterback of the future, no shying away here. Critics will hammer the shaky offensive start in 2015, but don’t be fooled. Teddy Bridgewater is the key to future success in Minnesota for the Vikings’ offense. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football: Ranking the top ten wide receivers Kick Returns: Devin Hester hates new touchback...
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Teddy Bridgewater superfan thanks QB for visit with new song (vid)

Obadiah Gamble, the six-year-old Teddy Bridgewater superfan and aspiring hip hop artist who has enjoyed quite a big birthday week after the Minnesota Vikings quarterback paid him a visit on Wednesday showed his appreciation by dropping a new rap track. Entitled, “Hey Teddy 2 (Thank U),” the song expresses gratitude to Bridgewater for not only spending some time with Obadiah...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater surprises young die-hard Vikings fan on his birthday

Sports can be awesome sometimes. Like really awesome.On May 19, a young Minnesota Vikings fan by the name of Obadiah Gamble published a personalized birthday message to his favorite team's starting quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, titled "Hey Teddy."After the video caught the eye of the Vikings franchise, the team reached out to Obadiah and on the team's official website, they published...
Via Fox Sports
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Teddy Bridgewater follows through on birthday wish

A viral video made by a young boy convinced Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to spend some time with his biggest fan. Six-year-old St. Paul resident Obadiah Gamble turns seven on Sunday and wanted Bridgewater to take part in his big day, according to Fox 9 KMSP-TV. Obadiah, with help from his dad Jeremiah, wrote a catchy rap song and music video entitled “Hey Teddy”...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Extension Candidates, Cowboys, Packers & Vikings

Extension Candidates Joel Corry of CBS Sports has a solid rundown of the 12 players worth watching this summer in regards to long-term contract extensions. Corry’s list includes notable players such as: Saints QB Drew Brees, Colts QB Andrew Luck, Eagles DL Fletcher Cox, Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell, Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, Patriots LBs Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower...
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Teddy Bridgewater meets young fan who wrote rap about him

Obadiah Gamble, a six-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan and huge Teddy Bridgewater backer, received a huge surprise Wednesday when the quarterback showed up at his house for an impromptu and unannounced meet-and-greet. Gamble previously had garnered the attention of the Vikings quarterback courtesy of a rap song posted to YouTube last week. The song, entitled, “Hey Teddy,” is...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Vikings' Peterson content and focused as team enters OTAs

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- It was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.The star running back was distrustful of some in the organization after a season away. His agent was hinting that a clean break may be best for everyone. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman felt compelled to fly to Houston to visit Peterson and try to get...
Via Associated Press
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A year after discontent, Adrian Peterson happy in Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) It was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings. The star running back was distrustful of some in the organization after a season away. His agent was hinting that a clean break may be best for everyone. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman felt compelled to fly to Houston to visit Peterson and try...
Via Associated Press
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Adrian Peterson says he is in the best shape of his life

Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson proved naysayers wrong when he returned in 2015 from a year-long suspension. He led the league with 1,485 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns at the age of 30. This season, the sky could be the limit for AP who claims he is in even better physical shape than he was last season. Peterson turned 31 in March for those wondering. When...
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Blair Walsh on missed field goal vs. Seahawks: ‘It won’t define me’

Blair Walsh is not hung up on the 27-yard field goal he missed wide left with 22 seconds left in the Vikings’ 10-9 wild-card playoff loss to Seattle last January. “My common message to [those who have reached out to him] is it’s one moment,” Walsh told reporters after Wednesday’s OTA session. “It won’t define me.” Walsh was asked if he tries to block out the memory...
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Adrian Peterson’s presence adds meaning to Vikings OTAs

Few players can create as much buzz surrounding participation in practice than Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. He was in attendance for the first day of Vikings voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday. An otherwise routine event, Peterson’s cooperation this year stands in stark contrast to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s “us or no one” comments...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Minnesota Vikings defensive starters

Last week, we took a look at who should be starting the season on the offensive side of the ball for the Vikings for this upcoming season. This week, we’ll be delving into whom will more than likely begin the season as a starter for the Vikings’ defense. A group that truly surprised under defensive minded head coach Mike Zimmer last year, the Vikings’ defense ended the season...
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Former Minnesota Vikings owner Whitney dies

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.His son, Ben Whitney, says Wheelock Whitney died Friday at his home in Independence of natural causes.The St. Cloud native was CEO from 1963-1972 of the investment banking firm Dain and Co.Whitney also helped bring major league baseball and hockey to the Twin Cities and was a...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Predicts the Vikings Final 53 Man Roster in May?! Me ….

Tough part about the time between the draft and training camp is keeping your mind occupied on football, even if it is taking a way too early stab at the Vikings final 53 man roster. While it helps fill the void, it also makes for some difficult decisions. You will see that big Philly is missing from the offensive line, while it would be a surprise if he doesn’t make the final...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater ‘impressed’ with Laquon Treadwell

The Minnesota Vikings selected Laquon Treadwell, arguably the most athletic wide receiver in the draft, with their first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft just a few weeks ago. One player that seems very excited for Treadwell is the man that will be throwing to him: quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Treadwell has only been with the team for a few days and he already seems to be shaping...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings plan for Eagan hits first hurdle

In January, the Minnesota Vikings announced plans to move team offices and practice facilities to a site in Eagan near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Currently, the Vikings hope to make the move from Winter Park in Eden Prairie to the new site in Eagan official by March 2018. The project hit its first delay this month when the Eagan City Council decided to move a...
Via EndZoneScore
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson on Teddy Bridgewater: He reminds me of Tom Brady

Adrian Peterson expects big things from Teddy Bridgewater in the quarterback’s third NFL season, and he is confident the former Louisville star can lead the Minnesota Vikings to a championship. How do we know that? Because Peterson sees some Tom Brady in Bridgewater. On Friday, Peterson told PFT Live that Bridgewater reminds him of Brady because of the young quarterback’s success...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Moritz Boehringer gets NFL approval for unique jersey

German import Moritz Boehringer soon will be wearing a one-of-a-kind jersey when he takes the field with the Minnesota Vikings after receiving clearance from the NFL. The Vikings announced via Twitter this week that the rookie wide receiver will be allowed to use the umlaut in his last name on the back of his jersey, meaning it will read “Böhringer.” Böhringer, not Boehringer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Minnesota Vikings actually “win everything” in 2016?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson feels as though his team has a “good chance” to “win everything” this year, which is something you’d expect to hear from a tenacious athlete like Peterson. That said, he isn’t crazy. Could the Vikings — who haven’t won a playoff game since 2009 — be on the cusp? It’s possible. Minnesota, with its talented young quarterback...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings rookies take hilarious 1980s-style yearbook photos

The Minnesota Vikings had a little fun with rookie picture day this year. Instead of your standard-issue rookie photo shoot, the Vikings spiced up their new players’ mug shots with a background reminiscent of the 1980s. School photos were on the agenda for the #Vikings rookies on their first day of class.
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings draft picks take hilarious ‘school photos’

The Minnesota Vikings draft picks were the subject of a creative approach when the PR department came up with a hilarious idea for featuring their new rookies. They took them back to school. Check out the entire collection here. Some of the incoming rookies were a little more into their roles than others, but overall we’ll give this class a B+. Minnesota’s haul during...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Vikings 'have a good chance to win it this year'

The Minnesota Vikings have been on a climb ever since the 2013 season in which they finished 5-10-1. They went 7-9 in 2014, and last season, the team improved to 11-5, and lost in the Wild Card round to the Seattle Seahawks after a missed Blair Walsh field goal. This season, there’s plenty of room for optimism, but nobody might be more optimistic than running back Adrian Peterson...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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