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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 9th and 10th, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

NFC Championship - Minnesota Vikings v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Since I have a little time, we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents this weekend and then we’ll 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 have some delicious bacon.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris’ Minnesota Vikings Mock v1.0: Thundermock.

2019 NFL Draft: Mock Wars, Ted 1.0: The Phantom Draft Picks.

Minnesota Vikings announce coaching staff, including offensive line coach.
(hey, now we have something else complain about)

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com five things to know about new Special Teams Coordinator Marwan Maalouf.

Five things to know about new Vikings OL Coach Rick Dennison.

Five things to know about new Vikings WR Coach Drew Petzing.

Lunch break: three Vikings included in PFF’s Top 101 from 2018.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders whether the Vikings should be keeping an eye on Kyler Murray’s draft stock?

NFC North Roundup:

At Windy City Gridiron Khalil Mack makes it seven Chicago Bears on the PFF Top 101 Players of 2018 list.

“I remember that Bear, he was awesome!”

Chicago Bears top needs and NFL draft prospects.

At Pride of Detroit Detroit Lions land just one player in PFF’s top 100 of 2018.

NFL insider suggests Lions could spend for Le’Veon Bell.

Report: Jim Bob Cooter hired as New York Jets RB Coach.

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers 2019 free agents: Bashaud Breeland enters offseason as priority for Green Bay.

Packers Mock Draft 2019: Post-Super Bowl mock finds plenty of front-7 and tight end help.

Packers could use an upgrade at tight end for 2019, but not with the 12th pick in the Draft.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls

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 Tears of Our Rivals™ and as always, Welcome Aboard!

Poll

Which of the new AAF rules would you most like to see implemented in the NFL?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    No extra points, TD to be followed by a 2 point attempt only
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    No kickoffs, teams will start on their own 25 yard line.
    (6 votes)
  • 7%
    Play clock will have 35 second as compared to the traditional 40 seconds.
    (14 votes)
  • 27%
    No TV timeouts and less commercials.
    (54 votes)
  • 8%
    No onside kicks, teams will get an option to try a 4th and 12 on their own 28 yard line in the final 5 minutes or if trailing by more than 17 points.
    (17 votes)
  • 35%
    An official can correct any penalties made or call for any missed penalties by the on field referees.
    (70 votes)
  • 6%
    Regular season games can end in a tie, multiple overtimes can be played to decide the winner in the post season.
    (12 votes)
195 votes total Vote Now