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Thursday Open Thread: March 11, 2021

The ‘restructure’ of the Vikings continues....

Minnesota Vikings vs green Bay Packers Sept. 26, 1999 — Vikings Todd Steussie shoves Green Bay Packer George Koonce in the 2nd quarter after Randall Cunningham was stopped short of the goal line. The Vikings scored on the next play on a Leroy Hoard short Photo By JERRY HOLT/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Happy Thursday, everyone!

There are two things an organization must do when they’re undergoing a restructure, when they’re making changes at key positions and are altering the organization’s ‘image’. First, they must purge their organization of the ‘old’, and that includes getting rid of many of the ways that they did things, and it includes seeing some key personnel move on to other places as well. They do this to make way for the second thing they msut do, and that is to bring in new ideas, new ways of doing things, and new personnel who will replace those who have left. The Vikings have gotten number one underway, and in their quest to make changes, and also to find much-needed cap room, they’ve created vacancies at some important positions. Let’s hope they have a plan in place to fill those positions, because heading into the draft with the strategy of “ah, we’ll find a good left tackle in the draft, we’ll be fine” hasn’t turned out so well in the recent past. I cringe at the thought of our less-than-mobile QB taking center behind a dumpster fire O-line like we had in 2015. I do believe that Rick and company have a strategy in place, let’s hope I’m correct.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From wludford, the Vikings have released veteran tackle Riley Reiff.

Catch up on the latest Vikings chatter and be entertained in the process with Vikings Report With Drew And Ted, Episode 10.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances: has a tracker where you can keep up with all transactions from around the NFL.

We come to today’s media selection:

This scene with Tom Greene from Freddy Got Fingered comes to mind anytime I read about someone being released or fired. Enjoy!

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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 tip the cows and grab a cold one, this could get entertaining.