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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 8th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings players and coaches took part in training camp at the TCO Performance Center. Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s Thorsday and no training camp today as it’s a travel day to New Orleans for the first preseason game against the Saints tomorrow. I’m back on service for the next seven days, I’ll try to keep links fresh and updated, but no promises. 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 go ahead and have a martini lunch, it’s Thorsday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Front Page writers have the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp stories in one convenient place.

FMF 204 | Kubiak Clones Flipmazzi looks at past Gary Kubiak offenses and finds the players who best compare to our 2019 Vikings.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday on the in-game dynamic with Stefanski and Kubiak, playing time for starters, and more.

Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Tuesday with goals for Friday’s preseason opener In New Orleans.

Three observations: Kyle Rudolph and tight ends impress in one on one drills.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes consistency, scheme helping Vikings offensive line gel in camp.

League news:

It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. The most recent team to get roasted is the Miami Dolphins, but let’s not pass over the Green Bay Packers. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.

From NFL.com Preseason headlines from the future: Trent Williams trade!

RaidersAntonio Brown dealing with frostbitten feet.

Cowboys, Bengals donate to El Paso, Dayton funds.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham: ‘Everybody thinks I’m old

We come to today’s media selection: Prince - Let’s Go Crazy

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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 salty nut roll and Welcome Aboard!

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Approximately half the teams that make the playoffs in a previous season do not reach the playoffs the following season. Which AFC team that reached the playoffs last year is most likely to not qualify this year?

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  • 11%
    Colts
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  • 6%
    Chargers
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  • 21%
    Texans
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    Ravens
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    Chiefs
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    Patriots
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Approximately half the teams that make the playoffs in a previous season do not reach the playoffs the following season. Which NFC team that reached the playoffs last year is most likely to not qualify this year?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Cowboys
    (105 votes)
  • 21%
    Seahawks
    (62 votes)
  • 7%
    Eagles
    (23 votes)
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    Bears
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    Saints
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