I case you hadn’t heard, the Vikings signed Kirk Cousins yesterday, also in town is Sheldon Richardson, DT formerly of Seattle. I personally didn’t think the Vikings would be able to make two splash signings in free agency, (as I’m writing this Richardson has not signed, but I can be hopeful). Just a word about the Vikings QB situation from me, I know some of you are pleased with the Cousins signing, I also know that some of you are not pleased that a combination of Case-Sam-Teddy are no longer employed by the Vikings. Everyone take a deep breath and let it out. We’re all fans of the same team, let’s all move on and leave the “why did they pick that guy” debate in the past. The personal attacks are starting to pile up and I’m getting tired of reading them...seriously, move along. About today’s picture, I’m going with the previous Vikings QB’s today and during the weekend thread. Sam will probably be Saturday and Teddy on Sunday. This weekend I’m going to work in the yard a bit and drink beer, yes that’s my plan for the weekend. What are your plans this weekend?
Around the DN since our last thread:
Courtesy of Chris you have your very own Vikings free agency tracker on the front page, I leaving this here until the end of free agency.
Ted brings us the news that Kirk Cousins did indeed sign his contract with the Vikings.
Wludford ponders whether it’s time for a change in the defense to a 3-4.
Arif posted his most recent Norse Code podcast episode 227: Bricklayers and Gladiators.
Vikings news from other sources:
At the Vikings homepage they have the full press conference introducing new QB Kirk Cousins.
They also have five things to know about Kirk Cousins.
From 1500espn they have a story on what Sheldon Richardson could bring to the Vikings.
Other news from around the league:
It was reported by the NFL homepage that Saints owner Tom Benson passed away Thursday, our condolences to his family.
Former Packers WR Jordy Nelson was cut by the Packers and quickly signed with the Raiders.
Media selection: I’m on an ACDC kick. Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution.
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!