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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 16, 2019

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Jake Reed

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

This will be a bit brief, my apologies. I got behind early in the morning, and haven’t caught up. Hopefully my day will slow down a bit & I can update at some point.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Wludford does a deep dive on the Kubiak signing, and the “AND IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, WE’LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COACH FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE. OH, STILL NOT SATISFIED? WELL, IF YOU BUY IN THE NEXT 10 MINUTES, WE’LL THROW IN NOT ONE, BUT TWO. THAT’S RIGHT, I SAID TWO MORE NFL COACHES FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE TO YOU (just pay $9.99 shipping and handling, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery)” package deal. Those of you old enough to remember the old commercials where they sold records and such, what was the deal with the 6-8 weeks for delivery? 6-8 weeks? How was that record/tape delivered, by carrier pigeon?

Ted announced the arrival of the Denver mafia.

Danielle Hunter was selected to the All-NFL team by the Pro Football Writers of America, per Skelly10.

MarkSP18 posted his pre-All Star game edition of the Vikings off season plan. I can’t wait to see who gets traded, and I’m holding out hope for a kicker in the 6th round. Hey, Bailey is going to need some competition.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:

At Vikings.com, Lindsey Young recaps the 2018 Vikings linebackers group, and hear Rapoport share some insight into the ‘mutual interest’ between Kubiak and the Vikings.
John Michels, who coached the Vikings offensive line for 27 years, passed away last Thursday at the age of 87, per FoxSports North. Michels served as the O line coach for all but one year from 1967-1993 (he was the running backs coach for one year). That span included all four Vikings Super Bowl appearances, and also included some elite offensive line groups.

SI.com has a coaching tracker where you can see the latest coaching hires, fires, and rumors. I see that I found a new team to despise, as Greggggggggggggggggggggg Williams has joined the Jets to be their defensive coordinator. I don’t like that guy. I was hoping that he’d go to Atlanta so I could play The Devil Went Down To Georgia for the media selection. Meh, I’ll play it anyway.

We come to today’s media selection:

As promised. I like me some Charlie Daniels, I got to see him live back in ‘91. Enjoy!

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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, and try the head cheese.