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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, January 3rd, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Neil O’Donnell (12 Photo credit should read CRAIG LASSIG/AFP/Getty Images

Good Morning!

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 (sidenote does anyone know which CB will be available around pick number 18) and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and a room temperature beer.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Wludford continues with his Vikings off-season evaluation, this time QB’s.

From Ted: former Browns coach Hue Jackson a candidate to become the Vikings Offensive Coordinator...pass.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 267: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Badness hosted by Arif and James.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com the NFL Network’s Rhett Lewis, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Silver, and Jim Trotter discuss what went wrong for the Vikings in 2018 and what the team must address this offseason to return to form.

Vikings announce Reserve/Future FA signings.

Notebook: In with lofty expectations, out with disappointment.

Matthew Coller at 1500espn ponders potential offensive coordinator candidates for the Vikings.

League News:

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

Giants GM won’t commit to Eli Manning as 2019 starter.

Latavius Murray: ‘I’m not content’ with being a backup.

We come to today’s media selection: Disturbed - Sound of Silence

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, and try.........nothing, I suggest having nothing. Just sit here with your mediocre beer and be angry, you’ll fit right in.