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Wednesday Open Thread: September 20, 2017

We’re cresting the peak, ready for a downhill coast into the weekend.

Anthony Carter

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

We’re working our way through the week, toward the weekend, and toward the Vikings match up at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I REALLY hope Bradford plays in this one, I don’t care to see Keenum play any more than he has to.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

J-Dog stopped by to let us know how things are going, and he promised to drop in more often.

Ted was here, and shared an installment of Zim Tzu, as he dispenses with the indispensable.

Skelly10 shared a little story on Latavius Murray, who is not bothered by the limited role he’s played in the offense so far this year.

Ted and Di posted Roughing the Podcast, Epispode 30: Ugly Losses Are Ugly.

Vikings news from other sources:

Fox Sports takes a look at the snap counts from Sunday’s game, and noted that Treadwell is getting more involved.

Over at, they shared a clip from where the panel discusses the latest regarding Bradford’s injury and the most recent guess on his return. In his 10 Numbers of Note, Eric Smith points out that Marcus Sherels is now the Vikings’ all-time punt return leader, they also have a game preview of Sunday’s Vikings-Buccaneers game.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

From, the Dolphins have suspended LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely (although the max they can suspend him for is four games, per the CBA. I guess they think “indefinitely” has a nice ring to it). It’s not completely clear what happened here, Timmons missed the team’s first game for a reason that was not team or football related. Timmons gave the team a reason for missing the game, so the team investigated, and they apparently weren’t satisfied.

Not wasting any time, the Dolphins traded an undisclosed 2018 draft pick to the Saints for LB Stephone Anthony, per

We come to today’s media selection.

Let’s hear another from the great Don Williams, who left this s****y world last week, he was one of the great ones.

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 liver and onions.