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Wednesday Open Thread: July 26, 2017

Hump daaaaayyyyyy!

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Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Hey, we're knee deep in training camp, and the veterans are reporting today. I hope some of you are able to make it to see training camp in person, it's a blast. I should be rolling in this weekend, so if any of you are going to be there, let me know. It'd be cool to meet some of you in person.


Who do you think will be the third linebacker going into week one?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Emmanuel Lamur
    (28 votes)
  • 46%
    Edmond Robinson
    (121 votes)
  • 23%
    Kentrell Brothers
    (62 votes)
  • 5%
    Elijah Lee
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Eric Wilson
    (0 votes)
  • 13%
    Ben Gedeon
    (36 votes)
262 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris looks at the number 44 in Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers.

Coach Zimmer spoke at training camp yesterday, he also mentioned that Sharrif Floyd could participate this preseason. I sure hope so, that would be a massive boost to our D line.

CCNorseman looks at yesterday’s morning walk-through.

Zimmer may be turning play calling duties over to George Edwards, allowing Coach Zimmer to focus on both sides of the ball and clock management.

Xavier Rhodes’ contract extension could be coming this week. I’m glad, we need to get him locked up, we’ve been defensive back starved for a lot of my time as a Vikings fan.

Vikings news from other sources:

From, here’s Coach Zimmer’s press conference from yesterday. Here’s a link to the media vault, there are a ton of new videos in there, including training camp highlights.

Pete Prisco at CBS Sports lists his most underrated NFL players of 2017, and you won't be surprised to see who he lists for the Vikings.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

From, after being prematurely waived by the Cowboys, Lucky Whitehead's luck seems to be changing. He was contacted by five teams yesterday after he was cut by Dallas for something he didn't do. Dallas likes to take the high road in these matters.......errrr........yeah right. Best of luck to you, Lucky. Maybe he'll get picked up by Indy where he can catch passes from Luck. I can see it already, "Luck's pass takes a lucky bounce and luckily lands in Lucky's hands, it's Luck to lucky on a lucky pass and an even luckier bounce for a lucky touchdown!!!!!!!"

We come to our media selection.

WARNING: There are quite a few NSFW words on here. Many thanks to southparkskolman for the suggestion today, he's never steered me wrong on music.

We all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion

-No feeding of the trolls

-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

-Keep vulgar language to a minimum, using spoiler tags if you must

-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer

-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away

-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

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 head cheese.