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Friday Open Thread: February 16th, 2018

I can almost see the weekend from here

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Good Morning and hello Friday!

We’re in full off-season form with QB debates, mock drafts and crockpot recipes on the daily thread. I took Friday off and will be driving most of today from where I live to the Everglades. My wife did a 50k race through the Everglades last year and had so much fun she’s doing it again. This area of Florida was hit hard by the northwest wall of hurricane Irma, (that’s the side of the hurricane you don’t want to be on). I’m interested to see how the area has recovered and if I can figure out how to post pictures and I see anything interesting other than a bunch of alligators I’ll post them on the weekend thread. Speaking of the weekend thread, we’re going to continue it for the foreseeable future.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Spotrac calculates the values of this year’s FA QB per Chris, hint it’s a lot of money for a Tier 1 or 2 QB.

Fox will be televising the draft in 2018, no word on whether Joe Buck will make a guest appearance, I always watch and follow on mute anyway. If you’re a draft nut, I highly recommend MarkSP18’s draft day threads, we had a good time last year on those.

Chris ponders which position Mike Remmers should start next season, give it a read and vote in the poll while you’re there.

Cincinnati QB AJ McCarron won his grievance against the team and will be an unrestricted free agent, thus adding moar FA QB’s to the mix this year.

Vikings news from other sources:

At we have the MMQB: Vikings among the least QB needy teams.

From Lindsey Young a position recap of the defensive backs.

Vikings reporter Eric Smith on three defensive stats that stood out that the Vikings improved and two defensive stats to target in 2018, also a position recap of the linebackers.

Wobby opened his mailbag to discuss DeFilippo’s playbook and history with Sam Bradford.

Over at Matthew Coller says Teddy’s camp doesn’t think his contract will toll and Mr. Coller takes a look at the top 30 free agents that could fit with the Vikings, this installment 26-30.

Media selection this week: Have a drink on me, ACDC. Stu pays.

Again, 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 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 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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!