It’s my weekend off which means I have stuff to do with the family so links etc. will be limited, also the live mock draft I talked about a day or so ago is on hold until the next weekend I have off. I know the Combine is going on this weekend, as relevant stuff comes up feel free to post it in the comments section; meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents this weekend and then carry on with our news and links 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 a Florida Cracker.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
HC Mike Zimmer considering hiring kicking coach via Chris.
2019 NFL Scouting Combine: Time, Channel, Streaming and more.
Vikings news from other sources:
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com has his complete series available on the future of the Vikings, if you haven’t read it I recommend you do.
Also from Matthew, takeaways from Rick Spielman’s NFL Combine media sessions.
From Vikings.com Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer sits down with NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci and Melissa Stark to discuss the addition of Gary Kubiak to the offensive staff, QB Kirk Cousins and the 2019 season.
NFL experts discuss keys to Vikings bouncing back in 2019.
Top Tweets: NFL scouting combine Day 3.
2019 Combine Workout Warriors: Offensive Line.
2019 Combine Workout Warriors: Running Backs.
NFC North Roundup:
At Pride of Detroit Detroit Lions, Romeo Okwara agree to a 2-year deal.
Lions notes: Miami Dolphins front-runners to land Trey Flowers.
NFL draft rumors: Detroit Lions not interested in Greedy Williams?
At Windy City Gridiron Bears meet with all the kickers at the NFL Combine.
The Bears defense will probably regress in 2019.
Bears meeting with running backs at the NFL Combine.
Over at Acme Packing Company 2019 NFL Scouting Combine Day 3: Top OL Jonah Williams scuffles, Packers meet with top TEs.
From Jerel Worthy to Justin Harrell, Packers have struggled drafting D-lineman early.
NFL Combine 2019: Measurements for all offensive players.
Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.
We come to today’s media selection: Tool - Lateralus
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 cornbread and as always, Welcome Aboard!
What would you like to see the Vikings do to bring competition to the RB position?
This poll is closed
Give Cook the starting job, let Murray leave via free agency.
Bring Murray back as competition for the starting role if he’s interested.
Let Murray walk, bring in a veteran free agent to compete with Cook.
Draft a mid-round RB that suits the Stefanski/Kubiak scheme and let the best man win
Bring up Roc Thomas and Mike Boone from the practice squad, use a 3-man rotation at RB.