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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 23rd, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread and I’m not going ice fishing this weekend!

NFL: JAN 11 NFC Divisional Playoff - Vikings at 49ers Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Well that was an odd season wasn’t it? I never felt like the Vikings made the move from good to a great team. I’ve read a lot of words and thoughts regarding the Vikings this offseason, and I’ve waffled several times about what I think they should do but I think I’ve settled on “it’s time to blow this current roster up, trade and/or cut players for draft capital and/or cap relief, suck next year then move up in the draft for a rookie QB. I don’t think this current Vikings roster is capable of a legit Super Bowl run. I realize this is an incredibly unpopular opinion, but it’s mine and mine alone. Meanwhile, let’s 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 since it’s the offseason time to get busy on all those projects you ignored during the season.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins to participate in Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.

Vikings news from other sources:

From NFL Network’s Jane Slater catches up with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins at 2020 Pro Bowl practices to talk about his 2019 season, future with the Vikings and more.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis share which players to watch at the Senior Bowl.

Danielle Hunter & Everson Griffen Showing Other Pro Bowlers How to Cope in Chilly Florida.

Matthew Coller at has a series: The future of the Vikings, part 2: Running backs and part 3: Receivers and tight ends.

League news:

From our friends at the SB Nation site Outsports: 49ers’ Katie Sowers first woman and first openly gay coach in Super Bowl history.

Cooler on the Other Side: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Stuart Scott by Brian Curtis at the Ringer.

We come to today’s media selection:
RIP Terry Jones: five memorable moments from career of the Monty Python legend.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
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-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, and Welcome Aboard!


Besides Kirk Cousins (who has a no trade clause) is there anyone on the current roster you consider untradeable? For instance, if the Vikings could get two 1st round draft picks for Danielle Hunter would you make that trade?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Yes, I’d make that trade even if it was for a future 1st round pick, no one on the current roster is untradeable.
    (109 votes)
  • 69%
    No, players like Danielle Hunter are the future of the franchise, trading him would be short sighted.
    (274 votes)
  • 2%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (11 votes)
394 votes total Vote Now