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Wednesday Open Thread: January 22, 2020

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We’ve reached the mid-point of the week, a couple more days until ice fishing!

Scott Adams Vikings

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Finding The Peace of mind to relax in the wintertime is hard, especially here on Hoth. Thankfully, there are only two more days of work this week, and then the weekend will be here, and along with it, ice fishing. In this off-season slow time between football season and baseball season, my weekdays basically consist of working and thinking about where I’ll be fishing the next weekend. Hopefully I will have some pictures to share on Monday. Kiddo still hasn’t caught his first ice fishing fish, so we’re hoping to get one this weekend.

Hey, we touched on this a bit yesterday, and I thought I’d bring it up again. Jim Caldwell is not returning to Miami next year, and he would like to coach. Do you think the Vikings should pursue him to fill the vacant OC position? Caldwell had success as a head coach and as a coordinator. He had success in Indianapolis until the ‘suck for Luck’ year. He was let go, then joined the Ravens as the QB coach, and you may remember his being promoted to take over as OC mid-season, and the team went on to win the Super Bowl. He was the head coach in Detroit for four years where he amassed a record of 36-28 and coached Detroit to two playoff appearances. Yes, you read that right, the Lions had a winning record and went to the playoffs twice in four years while Caldwell was head coach.

Poll

Should the Vikings pursue Jim Caldwell to fill the vacant offensive coordinator position?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Yes
    (158 votes)
  • 35%
    No
    (176 votes)
  • 27%
    I don’t know
    (136 votes)
  • 4%
    This subject shouldn’t be discussed
    (20 votes)
490 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Four more Vikings have been selected to the Pro Bowll team as alternates, per Chris.

Also from Chris, Vegas gonna’ Vegas, and they are making no exception for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From PFR, Jim Caldwell’s coaching history.

From FoxSports, the Jaguars are close to landing Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator.

We come to today’s media selection:

I’ll do what I want. Enjoy!

We all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.
-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. You might want to go grab your own drink and get your own food from the kitchen, the waiter is cleaning fish and has fish guts all over his hands..........again.