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Monday Open Thread: June 28, 2021

Are the fish biting?

John Randle Vikings

Happy Monday, everyone!

Hey, it’s great to be back. I’m extremely excited about the upcoming season, and MUCH more optimistic than I was when the 2020 season came to an end. I think that the Vikings front office has done more than anyone expected them to be able to do with what they had during this offseason, and the team is sitting in a position where they have a legitimate shot to make some noise in 2021 (and I mean more than making a fart noise). I can’t wait to see what Zim can do with the defense. With all the new pieces they’ve added, I think it will take a little time for them to “click”, but once they get firing on all eight, I think we could be looking at a VERY stout defense once again. Time will tell. SKOL!

Poll

Where is your Vikings excitement/optimism meter at the moment?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    10 - Maxed out, I see a Superb Owl on the horizon
    (50 votes)
  • 72%
    7-9 - I’m excited. Not running down the street naked....yet, but I’m excited.
    (296 votes)
  • 11%
    4-6 - Meh........beeeellllllllch
    (48 votes)
  • 2%
    2-3 - They’re still s***ty
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    1 - Fire everyone, burn it all down, and don’t even bother rebuilding any of it. I hate you......and me.
    (7 votes)
411 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Shared by Chris, PFF’s list of the NFL’s best contracts features four Vikings.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

I’m sure you’ve all discussed this, but I can’t find anything else news-worthy. The Steelers have released guard David DeCastro with a non-football injury designation, per ESPN. The six-time Pro Bowl guard will undergo ankle surgery, and then decide whether to continue his NFL career. If he does decide to come back and is fully healthy, he would be a solid addition to any O-line.

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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 settle in and join the party.