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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, January 17th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Buffalo Bills v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

The Vikings have an OC and an assistant head coach, is it time to get an offensive line coach, @asking for a friend@. 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:

From Chris, the Buffalo Bills have hired former Vikings special teams ace Heath Farwell to coach their special teams. Congratulations to him!

Lucas plays devil’s advocate in this week’s edition of ‘View from the 612,’ this week: Kubiak hire will only cause conflict.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 268: Too Many Cooks with Arif and James.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com they continue their position recap from last season, today CB’s.

Three defensive stats that were solid in 2018, two to improve in 2019.

How can Gary Kubiak impact Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense, featuring Wobby and Paul Allen.

Highlights from Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray’s 2018 season.

Matthew Coller at 1500espn ponders Seven bold ideas for the Vikings offseason.
(did they change their website affiliation)

League News:

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

Top 25 NFL free agents of 2019: Defenders dominate rankings.

Sarah Thomas reflects on being the first woman to officiate in a NFL playoff game.

We come to today’s media selection: Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer: Crypts of Winterfell.

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 fried pickles and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!