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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 23rd, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

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Good Morning, It’s Thorsday

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I’m back on service for the next seven days, so of course we finally have Vikings football related news to talk about for a change. I’ve run hot and cold over the last six to eight months about HC Mike Zimmer, but after seeing news of his extension yesterday I’m going on record to say he’s the right coach for the next couple of seasons. 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 Thorsday - I was informed this is cultural appropriation, but I’m not smart and still don’t know what that means.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Wludford notes: HC Mike Zimmer Offered Multi-Year Extension.

Chris ponders: The Vikings have signed some of their draft picks including: Ezra Cleveland, James Lynch, K.J. Osborn, Troy Dye, and Justin Jefferson.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Gabe Henderson is joined by former Vikings linebacker and current radio analyst Ben Leber to break down the team’s situation at linebacker and safety, where the team returns plenty of star-power mixed in with some new faces backing them up.

Lunchbreak: Tajae’ Sharpe Projected to Be ‘Most-Improved’ Player on Vikings 2020 Roster.

Vikings Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman recently gave NBC Sports’ Peter King a tour of the TCO Performance Center to give fans an inside look at how the team is preparing to combat COVID-19 during the upcoming season.

Judd Zulgad at ponders: Distraction eliminated: Vikings make the right call by extending Mike Zimmer.

League News:

Fans required to wear face coverings at NFL games in 2020.

Ten most egregiously off-base player ratings in ‘Madden NFL 21’

Ten best-performing NFL O-lines by expected rushing yards.

Mark Davis wanted Henry Ruggs on Raiders for ‘last six months

We come to today’s media selection:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower

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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 wash your hands, wear a mask, try the buffet and Welcome Aboard!


Now that HC Mike Zimmer has been extended, how are you feeling about it regarding the next couple seasons of the Vikings?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    It was a great signing.
    (105 votes)
  • 43%
    Probably the right move considering the make up of the team
    (120 votes)
  • 12%
    Meh, should have let him play out his contract this year and see how the team did before re-signing him.
    (36 votes)
  • 3%
    Phyre Rob
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments
    (6 votes)
277 votes total Vote Now