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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 25th and 26th, 2020

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Weekend Open Thread

NFL: DEC 02 Vikings at Seahawks Photo by Michael Workman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

The Vikings won ten regular season games last year and won a playoff game, is that the pinnacle of success? Hardly, but some of you act like the Vikings were the suckiest team that ever sucked. If that’s your opinion, then by all means carry on; meanwhile I did see some improvement in the team last year with continued improvement needed. I wrote up here a few days ago (that no one read) that I was all in for a full rebuild over the next season or two as I felt like the roster had gotten old fast....I still believe that and don’t think plugging in a rookie or two and signing a couple of free agents will do the trick. 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 complain full time because that’s all some of you contribute to the thread.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes Assistant GM George Paton drops out of Browns General Manager search.

Also from Chris: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay release first mock drafts of 2020.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Vikings QB Kirk Cousins wastes no time in “Precision Passing” drill at 2020 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.

Lunchbreak: ESPN’s Top Takeaways from Senior Bowl Practices.

2019 Vikings Position Recap: Offensive Line.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com continues his series on the Vikings position groups: The future of the Vikings, part 4: The offensive line.

Daniel House at MNVikingscorner.com has Draft Prospects to Watch in the 2020 Senior Bowl.

League News:

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post league news in the comments section.

We come to today’s media selection: ACDC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Again, 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
-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!

Poll

GM Rick Spielman has been the GM of the Vikings for a long time, what say you regarding Rick?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Modest extension this offseason (2 years) and see how the next couple of season play out.
    (154 votes)
  • 43%
    The Super Bowl trophy cabinet is empty, no extension this offseason and put him on notice that this could be his last season with the Vikings without significant improvement.
    (137 votes)
  • 6%
    Phyre Ryck (I had to put this up here)
    (20 votes)
  • 1%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (5 votes)
316 votes total Vote Now