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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, January 18th, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

It’s your Friday and my Saturday again! I’m off work until next Thursday -yes I know you don’t care, no I don’t care that you don’t care. It’s the off-season much sooner than I expected but we’ll have games to watch and teams to hate on this weekend. Meanwhile, carry on 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:

The Vikings address the offensive line in Mel Kiper’s first mock draft via Chris.

Wludford ponders some Vikings offensive line coaching candidates.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com Wobby opens his pick-6 mailbag to answer reader questions including who will ultimately be in control of the Vikings offense, possibly adding another threat at wide receiver this off season and more.

2018 Vikings Position Recap: Safeties.

Highlights of the 2018 Vikings rookie class.

At Skorsnorth.com Matthew Coller ponders whether Holton Hill’s rise changed the dynamic of the Vikings’ secondary?

Also from Matthew, Gary Kubiak’s history with efficient QBs could bode well for Vikings.

League News:

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

Jags HC Doug Marrone: DeFilippo hire had ‘zero’ to do with Nick Foles.

Can the Patriots finally slow Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill?

From SB Nation The AFC Championship tale of the tape.

The possible Super Bowl 53 matchups, ranked by the ones we ACTUALLY want to see.

We come to today’s media selection: Game of Thrones: Trailer number two

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!