The best Vikings news during this time is no news; no one on the police blotter, no NFL investigations, and boating trips are definitely out. If you’re wondering I did talk to Gone Fishin yesterday, he’s having problems with internet connectivity and accessing the Daily Norseman, hopefully he’ll get those issues sorted out soon....dial up amirite? OTA’s continue meanwhile we’ll 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:
Ian Rapoport: Vikings not expected to address Kyle Rudolph situation anytime soon via Chris.
Mike Hughes won’t practice until training camp at the earliest.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer talks competition at WR, adjustments to the defense, Warren’s departure, Dennison’s influence on the offensive line and more.
Watch highlights from the eighth OTA of the 2019 offseason for the Vikings, which took place on Tuesday at the TCO Performance Center.
WR Adam Thielen addressed the media following Tuesday’s practice at the TCO Performance Center.
Notebook: O’Neill says the Vikings coaching staff “pressing gas” to rev up the run game.
Presser Points: HC Mike Zimmer says the Vikings are “looking at a lot of different things” defensively.
From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com Adam Thielen: Vikings offense already achieving run-pass deception at OTAs.
From NFL.com Patriots parting ways with Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
DT Calais Campbell: Jaguars’ season ‘comes down to Nick Foles.’
Gerald McCoy: Carolina Panthers a ‘true contender.’
49ers All-Pro NaVorro Bowman officially retires.
Trent Williams wants new contract from Redskins.
We come to today’s media selection: Soundgarden - Blow Up The Outside World
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 waiter, try the optimism and Welcome Aboard!