Merry overreaction Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the game yesterday, it was a good one.
Here are a few of my thoughts on the game:
What looked good:
Teddy Bridgewater looked how a great QB should look out there. He stayed in the pocket, was very accurate, and led the team on some good drives. Speaking of pockets, the O line looked like........an O line. Yes, there were some missed blocks, and it's obvious that Clemmings isn't ready to be a starting LT....yet, but overall our O line looked MUCH improved from last year's group. Diggs had a really nice game, and Teddy spread the ball around well. The defense, especially the pass defense, looked very good, and that was without some starters. The run defense looked better, but did give up that one big run, which seemed like a missed gap assignment. Trattou had a shot at Gordon on that play, but was honed in on Rivers. For special teams, both Locke and Walsh were solid, and the coverage units did their job.
What didn't look good:
There's not much to put here. Clemmings still has room to improve, and the run defense had that one blown play, but other than that, it seemed like the team was running on all 8. Rudolph had some nice catches, but he also had a drop and a fumble.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
We found out that Adrian Peterson won't play in the preseason after all.
Chris has your post-game wrap-up.
Vikings news from elsewhere:
Alex Boone doesn't appreciate the decision Colin Kaepernick made, per ESPN.
From the Strib, Antone Exum and MyCole Pruitt will both have further testing done on their injured legs.
Coach also had an interactive post-game press conference.
Teddy Bridgewater also addressed the media.
Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag.
Craig Peters has the Vikings, Chargers notebook, where he notes that Laquon Treadwell and the other rookies continue their solid preseason.
Around the league:
You can get the latest on Kaepernick's decision here at NFL.com.
From NFL.com, here are all of the scores from preseason week 3.
The Twins continue their streak of suck with another bad weekend. I won't torture you with a recap, if your stomach is strong enough, scroll through the scores here. Thank God football's back.
We come to today's media selection. As is our tradition, here is our post-win musical selection.
Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
-No pictures that could potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the chitlins.