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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 162 [Training Camp Recap with Eric Thompson]

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Eric Thompson joins Jayson Brown to discuss Week 1 of Vikings Training Camp.

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In this episode:

Eric Thompson joins Jayson Brown to discuss Week 1 of Vikings Training Camp.

What does a typical day at Training Camp look like?

“TCO is like a college campus just for football.”

Offensive installation was exclusively under center for the 1st four days of practice

More specialized drills on special teams.

How has the offense looked?

More play action.

Moving the pocket.

Sideline pass to Stefon Diggs has become a daily occurrence.

How has the defense looked?

Started slow.

Dominant after Zimmer’s callout

How does the offensive line look?

Josh Kline has been one of the biggest surprises of training camp.

Josh Kline has been outstanding.”

They’ve been getting to the second level of the defense consistently.

Dalvin Cook looks great in this scheme.

How has the offensive line held up in pass blocking?

Pass blocking has been more of a mixed bag.

Brian O’Neill has done a great job staying in front of Danielle Hunter.

Ameer Abdullah stepping up in pass protection.

How does our depth look?

Ifeadi Odenigbo is a dark horse.

Jaleel Johnson has looked good so filling in for Linval Johnson

Jalyn Holmes and Hercules Mata’afa rotating and looking decent.

Chad Beebe is WR3

Wide receiver depth is scary thin.

Is Laquon Treadwell going to make the team?

Olabisi Johnson starting to emerge.

Is this the end for Kyle Sloter?

How do Udoh and Samia look?

Deepest tight end group in the NFL

Kirk Cousins to Kyle Rudolph connection developing

Irv Smith has been moved all over the formation

How nervous should we be about this kicker news?

Matt Wile has looked great.

Field goal platoon has not been finalized.

Mackensie Alexander and Jayron Kearse stepping up.