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Tuesday Open Thread: August 24, 2021

Hopefully it’ll be a Twos-Day

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Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Alright everyone, first I must apologize for not getting a second thread put up yesterday, so sorry if it commenting got slow for you. So, we have a short turnaround this week, and the next, and final, preseason game is only 3 days away. The Vikings travel to Kansas City for a Friday game against the Chiefs. From what we’ve been hearing, we’ll be seeing a lot of the Vikings starters play. I’m guessing they’re hoping that they can find a way to jump start the passing offense. I know that offenses run very basic packages in the preseason. I also know that very basic packages should be easier to execute, and the passing game has not been executing those very basic plays. Throws have come out late, throws have been inaccurate, timing has been off, and the results have been as one would expect when all of those things are happening. I hope to see better play from the left tackle position, and I dang sure hope to see better play from the quarterback position. For the defense, I hope to see them build off of Saturday’s performance, which was solid. The special teams also took a major step forward last Saturday, on both the coverage and return units, so let’s hope they continue to make progress. Other than that, as always, I hope for no injuries and I like to watch for rookies to have a big game and earn a roster spot. SKOL!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings made several roster moves in order to get the roster down to 80 players, Chris has the details.

By all reports, the Vikings will be re-signing Everson Griffen, per Chris.

GASkol has your Vikings preseason game 2 wrap-up.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the Bills should stay in Buffalo, and that a new stadium is what’s needed to keep them there, per ESPN. Watching the habitual practice occur in each city is really starting to increase my cynicism. I was in favor of the new Vikings stadium (although I don’t think a billion dollar facility is necessary), but watching these people ride into each city & threaten demand a new taxpayer funded facility starts to gnaw on a person. I know that if the current city doesn’t bow to the NFL, the next city will, and in the end, maybe it pays off, but it doesn’t make it any less disgusting, especially considering the profits that go to the NFL each year, and their monopolistic exemption from the government, and........well, you get the picture.

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