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The Daily Norseman Mailbag

almost end of preseason mailbag

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You have questions, I have answers....a wrong answer is still an answer.

Good Morning!

The Vikings have played two preseason games, both with mixed results and losses. I don’t know how much to get worked about that fact or if I should bother at all. Unfortunately I’ve been shut out from seeing either game, so any analysis will come from reading here and elsewhere.

This Friday the Vikings play their final preseason game, is this the last we’ll see Mata’afa, Dozier, and some other veterans?

Everson Griffen was signed yesterday, on a scale of “meh” to “awesome” how are you feeling about signing a retread at RDE and is this an indictment of Rick’s drafting ability?

Last mailbag we talked about the Vikings 3rd round rookies, have they done enough to help themselves get on the field this year? (below is a list of players for review, don’t be like that moran and forget one)
So far this year’s 3rd round picks:
Round 3, Pick #66 - Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M -tbd
Round 3, Pick #78 - Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina -had some nice special teams action against the Colts
Round 3, Pick #86 - Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State -is scoring well with PFF in run and pass blocking.
Round 3, Pick #90 - Patrick Jones II, DE, Pittsburgh-tbd.

ISM rebounded and made some good plays in the return game against the Colts, did he cement a spot on the 53 and why is the answer “yes?”

Uli Odoh looks serviceable at RG as does Cleveland at LG, is this the year Bradbury takes a step forward?

Barr has been out for the last ten days, we haven’t heard the word “tweak” from HC Mike Zimmer yet, if his absence carries over to the regular season is that an issue for this defense?

Give me the over/under for wins in the regular season for the Vikings.

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My plan is to get this to get this pulled together in the next couple of days and have it ready to post Thursday or Friday, depending on how my week goes.

Skol