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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 17th, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Divisional Round - Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Day one at work is in the books for me; let me explain my thinking behind the far below Covid 19 verbiage. All of us come here for a temporary escape from our regular lives to have a little online fun, post some gifs, rib each other and talk Vikings football. The Covid 19 discussions initially were fine, but have degenerated to the point that I can count on a political comment following any Covid 19 post, and frankly Brad and I are tired of it. I’m living the Covid 19 lifestyle, every patient I admit is another potential source of bringing that virus home to my family, so yes it’s constantly on my mind. I login here to have some fun and interact with all of you, not be reminded of work. As always, I do not have the final say on any matter here, feel free to email Chris to voice your complaints, what Chris has to say on the matter is final. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s weekend eve, stay home unless you’re working from home.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris and Ted have your Minnesota Vikings 2020 Free Agency Tracker

Wludford ponders: New Corners, New Coach = New Coverage for the Vikings? How will personnel changes effect the Vikings coverage scheme this season?

Vikings OBJ Trade Talk and More - CTPN Round Table. An OBJ trade? Just because the Vikings calling this “fake news”, do we believe that is true? Teams lie. Remember Spielman saying we are not trading Diggs… Join the Climbing The Pocket Network Round Table debate the possibility.

Fanpost: Annual DN’s Best GM and Scout Contest by VikingsFanInChennai. Enter the contest and talk smack with your fellow DN’ers!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com New Vikings Producer Gabe Henderson talked with RB Alexander Mattison about how he’s passing the time and dealing with the current situation. Then, Mattison reflects on his first season in the NFL went, his ‘welcome to the NFL’ moment, how he adapted to living in Minnesota, and more.

2020 Draft Prospects: Leber Evaluates Linebackers Who Potentially Fit With Vikings.

Vikings Draft Diaries: John Randle Turned ‘Breakup’ into Breakthrough.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes: Draft simulation: Trading down looks lucrative for Vikings.

League News:

NFLPA exec: No way to say if camp will open on time.

Browns exec denies Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors.

2020 NFL Draft: League execs, scouts, coaches assess QB class.

Grier: Tua, Herbert both interesting, very talented.

Eagles C Jason Kelce confirms he’s returning for 2020.

We come to today’s media selection: Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light

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 wash your hands, don’t touch your waiter’s face and Welcome Aboard!

No more Covid 19 discussions, they descend very quickly into politics.