OTA’s are now completed, the next time the team is going to be together is for mandatory minicamp from 11-13 June. After that it’s the desert of meaningful Vikings news until training camp starts later....the dates aren’t posted yet on Vikings.com that I can find. If anyone knows those dates please post them in the comments section. This weekend I’m going to the range for fun and to keep proficient with my hunting rifle so I’m ready for deer season, and will probably take the family out for dinner on Sunday; what are your plans this weekend? Meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents and then carry on with our news and links thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another beer or three, it’s the weekend!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Fantasy Football: Where are Minnesota Vikings players being ranked? From the four letter network via Chris.
Vikings news from other sources:
Vikings S Jayron Kearse was wired for sound during an OTA practice earlier this week.
Wobby talked with WR Chad Beebe after Thursday’s final OTA of the 2019 offseason to discuss the wide receiver position group as a whole, what he most needs to work on, Kevin Stefanski’s leadership, his desire to play on special teams, and more.
Wobby talked with S Anthony Harris after Thursday’s final OTA of the 2019 offseason to discuss how in his view the Vikings offense has changed from last season, what the defense accomplished during OTAs, a look ahead to training camp next month, and more
Alan Page, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, visited the TCO Performance Center Thursday and was presented with a donation of $40,000 for the Page Education Foundation from the Wilf Family.
NFC North Roundup:
At Pride of Detroit they are not posting new content as a sign of solidarity with the current Vox writers strike. I respect that and will not link articles from their site this week.
The Best Drive of the Year: How Nagy’s masterful play-calling saved the Bears’ 2018 season.
Jay Cutler is good, but he’s no Sid Luckman (originally published in November 2015).
Cheese curds, 6/7: Packers DL Kenny Clark starting to gain recognition.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ plan to increase Davante Adams’ targets seems overambitious.
Wednesday Walkthroughs: Packers’ best opportunities for revenge in 2019.
-sidenote: it’s not going to happen this year either Jon-
Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.
We come to today’s media selection: Bush - Machinehead
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 monotony and Welcome Aboard.
Who do you think among the talented defensive line could be an unfortunate cut from the Vikings roster this year?
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someone else, put your answer in the comments