Like you probably did, I read Jonah’s article the other day linky about the Vikings backup QB situation, and not surprisingly the first two comments were mine. I’ve seen a couple people ask in the comments section “why Kyle Sloter,” he’s an UDFA nobody third string PS QB. I’m a Slotergoat aficionado for that very reason. He’s a kid who wasn’t drafted, wasn’t given a big signing bonus, didn’t get a roster spot because he was a 1st round pick and didn’t come with a lot off fanfare and hype. That’s the kind of player I can get behind, the guy who shows up, works hard and lets his game speak for itself. Same with Chad Beebe and Brandon Zylstra. I wouldn’t pretend to know whether Sloter will end up as the Vikings backup QB this year, I hope his game has progressed to the point that he can. We’re creeping along towards training camp, meanwhile let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another cup of coffee.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
From Chris, Irv Smith thinks that he and Kyle Rudolph could be a great combination.
Also from Chris, Kyle Rudolph says he’s “too young” to take a pay cut.
Vikings news from other sources:
Ten moments that defined Brian Robison’s football journey.
From their lunch break series: ESPN lists two more Vikings among the “most underrated” in the NFL.
Brian Robison joined ‘The Power Trip Morning Show’ via an interview taped just prior to his retirement press conference on Wednesday.
EVERY Episode of ‘96 Questions with Brian Robison for the first three seasons.
Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North Blog says learning wine business bred confidence for Vikings rookie LB Cameron Smith.
Are changes upcoming for PI penalty challenges?
We come to today’s media selection: Led Zepplin - Kashmir (2007 remaster)
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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, try the shrimp and grits and Welcome Aboard!