If there's one thing I've learned since becoming a front page blogger here at the Daily Norseman, it's that we Vikings fans can be a bit over the top at times. And you know what? Let's go ahead and run with it! Below you'll find some tweets from Vikings beat reporters and bloggers who are all live in Mankato, and then my very logical Kneejerk Reaction*.
*If a kneejerk is an involuntary forward kick produced by a blow on the tendon below the patella, and a reaction is the way someone feels or acts towards something that happens, then it follows that all of my Kneejerk Reactions should be taken 100% seriously as hyperbole.
Mike Priefer said Jeff Locke needs to have a consistent camp, or the #Vikings will bring in competition. Looking for 40-yard net average.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) August 1, 2016
Waiting in the wings if Jeff Locke doesn't have a great camp is Taylor Symmank, who was at rookie minicamp #Vikings remain in touch with him— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 1, 2016
What this clearly means is that Jeff Locke sucks and is the worst punter in the NFL. Well, actually that might be true, or it might not. Either way, the Vikings should
probably definitely cut Locke and sign this Taylor Symmank fella. I mean based on his vast body of work and experience punting for a week or two at the Vikings rookie minicamp, Symmank clearly has more NFL experience than Jeff Locke, who's only punted in like, dozens of real NFL games. I don't see why Locke is even on the roster right now. Hell, the team is only out $46K in dead money if they cut Locke, and his $0.7 Million cap hit ranks as the 38th highest on the team, and is clearly the most the team is paying for a punter (and it's not even close...even when you factor in that Blair Walsh can punt it 50 yards as the emergency backup). So, TLDR; cut Locke now, sign Symmank to a metric ton of money.
Turner: yesterday, I thought Treadwell had a good day. I can tell he worked hard on what we told him this summer— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) July 30, 2016
Böhringer, Sinkfield, Treadwell, and Stoudermire have always been coming out early to get work in with George Stewart. Out again today.— Vikings Corner (@VikingsCorner) July 31, 2016
Half hour after practice Laquon Treadwell working the Jugs machine from every angle. #Vikings pic.twitter.com/UZoePXD1BI— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) July 29, 2016
Boy, that Laquon Treadwell (or should I say "Queasy"?) has a great work ethic. Turner mentioned it, and he's clearly arriving early and staying late (there's evidence right there on the twitter machine!!). The dedication is there, and all it takes to succeed in the NFL is dedication and work ethic, amiright? Treadwell will easily lead all NFL
rookie wide receivers in yards and TDs this season, because: #workethic.
Teddy bridgewater throws deep td pass to Jarius wright beats Terence Newman nice— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) July 30, 2016
Teddy Bridgewater completes deep pass to Stefon Diggs in walk through conditions but crowd cheers anyways. #Vikings— VikingUpdate.com (@VikingUpdate) July 29, 2016
Oh man...Teddy is hitting deep balls! YASSSSSSSSSSSS! Super Bowl, here we come! Wait, what's that Judd Zulgad, Mr. Poo-pooer of all good things Vikings?
Zulgad: Teddy Bridgewater's deep strikes aren't cause for excitement ... at least not yet https://t.co/72eDC3E65K— 1500 ESPN (@1500ESPN) August 1, 2016
Psh. Shut it Zulgad. Teddy's going to light it UP! Did you miss those twos of deep balls he's connected on so far?
#Vikings Training Camp is seriously #PokeHeaven! (these 2 photos are the same block) pic.twitter.com/6gbrbei4oF— Aj PokéMansour (@AjKFAN) July 29, 2016
Wow, look at all those Pokéstops! Man, wish I was in Mankato right now...