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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, January 11th, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

The Vikings have an OC, is it time to get an offensive line coach? Names are being thrown around, unfortunately the name I wanted to see, Bill Callahan, hasn’t been mentioned yet. Still time to pick up that phone and drop that text Vikings. It’s the off-season much sooner than I expected, but we’ll continue with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and crack open a Jai-Alai.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Could someone actually be interested in trading for Laquon Treadwell ponders Chris.

From Chris, Over the Cap’s final projections still show three compensatory picks for the Vikings, yes the Cardinals still hosed us. (I was going to make a tongue punch joke here but decided it wasn’t the place).

Chris takes a look at a look at all the Vikings’ free agents, broken down by type of free agent for your reading pleasure.

The Minnesota Vikings will interview Joe Philbin for offensive line coach position.

Finally, former Vikings offensive line coach John Michels passes away, condolences to his family from all of us.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Mike Wobschall is joined by former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich to break down the hire of Kevin Stefanski as the team’s full-time Offensive Coordinator.

HC Mike Zimmer cites work ethic, teaching ability as Kevin Stefanski’s strengths.

Vikings’ Top 10 Plays from the 2018 season.

Dalvin Cook 2018 season highlights.

Matthew Coller at 1500espn writes Stefanski’s chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins makes him the right choice for Vikings OC.

Also from Matthew, the five biggest problems Kevin Stefanski has to solve as Vikings’ new OC.

League News:

NFL.com has a coaching tracker for all the latest changes.

Nick Foles or Carson Wentz? Eagles face big offseason decision.

Steelers president open to trading WR Antonio Brown.

Injuries: Chiefs preparing for Colts without Eric Berry.

Bruce Arians: Bucs OC Byron Leftwich is a ‘rising star.’

We come to today’s media selection: Letterkenny Problems -The Produce Stand
(bad words in here, you’ve been warned)

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