The Vikings Culling Begins - Does Kwesi know what he’s doing? ... And our tribute to Coach Bud Grant.
The blood bath starts as Kwesi Adofo-Mensah & Kevin O’Connell are endeavoring to make this team in their image. Last year’s experiment is done & the future awaits. CTP and 2OB ask, are these the correct choices for the Vikings?
Za’Darius Smith Says Goodbye
On this The Real Forno Show - Here we go! Z is leaving... Or not? It sounds like the Vikings want a trade for Za’Darius Smith… & possibly they believe they’ll get one.
Vikings Choice: Kirk Cousins & QB Extensions
On this The Real Forno Show - How much money will an extension cost for Kirk Cousins, and is it worth it?
Wrapping Up The Combine “And Here We Go...”
On this The Real Forno Show - Tyler is going to going to talk about the combine, the potential of a quarterback after the comments from Kwesi and Kevin, the release of Kendricks, and then a mock draft.
Kwesi Said What About Kirk Cousins?
There is only one quarterback under contract for the Vikings. That means there will be some moves to get more. How Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell do that will be fascinating to watch. Free agency is quickly approaching, the NFL Combine is underway and Kwesi speaks. How will you interpret his quotes?
Let’s Talk Combine
On The Real Forno Show - What happens at the NFL Scouting Combine is more than players running around in spandex and Tyler explains why it is all part of the interview process.
Should the Vikings trade for Jalen Ramsey?
On The Real Forno Show - Tyler Forness looks at the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings actually entering trade discussions with the Los Angeles Rams for cornerback star Jalen Ramsey. Would you like Ramsey in purple?
Should I Stay Or Should Go: Dalvin Tomlinson
This week in Vikings land on Two Old Bloggers Darren and Dave take a look at the mutual interest that has developed between the organization and Dalvin Tomlinson. Do they bring him back?
Is Anthony Richardson The Future QB Answer?
It’s a fun show. Yes the Vikings need D, and yes they could look for a WR2, but would they take Anthony Richardson if he dropped into their lap? Could he be the future QB answer? Wide receiver buckets and a 4-round mock draft for you. SKOL!
Can Brian Flores Fix The Vikings Defense?
Our first impressions of Brian Flores and what he’ll bring to the Vikings’ defense were good. What changes will come of it? In the State of the Vikings series, Darren and Dave break down the tight end room. Should the Vikings draft one? This and more on this episode of 2OB. SKOL!
Getting better at getting Quarterbacks
Tyler takes a look at why the Vikings have a low swing rate at drafting quarterbacks. Should that change?
The Super Bowl & Officiating
Looking at Super Bowl LVII and looking at what the Minnesota Vikings can take away from the lessons learned from it. SKOL!
The State of the O-Line & The Vikings Got Their Man
Brian Flores was hired and the defense will be fixed, right? It might not happen immediately, but changing it to "multiples" and cranking the aggression knob to 11 will be fun to watch. On the other side, how will the 2023 O-line look and will Adam Thielen continue his Minnesota story? SKOL!
Brian Flores, The Vikings, & Senior Bowl Week
Big news breaks right before the show start and Vikings fans can breathe easier as the team hires their new defensive coordinator, Brian Flores. What will he bring to the team and how does Tyler’s scouting at the Senior Bowl figure into it all? SKOL!
Vikings’ Running Backs & The DC search
Deep thoughts on the running back room, the defensive coordinator search, and the young talent on display at the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game were all broken down by Darren and Dave with you. SKOL!
CTP is Scouting the Senior Bowl
How to watch the Senior Bowl and what to look for as you window shop for the Vikings. Put your scouting hat on and join us in Mobile. SKOL!
Offensive Player of the Year?
Trading Dannielle Hunter to get assets to rebuild the defense, does that make sense? Darren and Dave debate that and more. First a defensive coordinator update, then admiration for Justin Jefferson’s fantastic 2022 season. It was so enjoyable! SKOL!
Dawn Of A New Vikings Defense
With the dismissal of Ed Donatell and the interviews for his replacement underway, the Vikings defense is about to have a new leader and possibly a revised scheme. Who do you want to be the new DC? SKOL!
The Search Is On!
On The Real Forno Show - Ed Donatell was released so that means another DC search is on. Tyler covers the search with reports on the 3 candidates we know of plus a few more. Then we get into a discussion of wide receivers that could complement Justin Jefferson. This will give opponents a second thought about how they will cover JJ at risk of being burned.
The 2022 Season: Success? Failure? Gone!
The season is over for your Minnesota Vikings so let’s evaluate the results, plus the latest news from Ed Donatell’s release to who might replace him. SKOL!
Turning The Page
This week, Eric Eager joins the guys to talk about how enjoyable watching Kirk Cousins this season has been. Then he was asked about a post-Cousins Vikings era which will be inevitable.
The End is Just the Beginning
The Vikings 2022 season may have ended, but that means we are on the verge of the next unwritten chapter in our fandom and that of our favorite team. Tyler walks us through some of the decisions that will have to be made to make 2023 even better. All this and more on The Real Forno Show.
Vikings vs Giants - The Wild Card | The Final Score
The Vikings season is over with the loss to the Giants. Fans are not happy and even on the show are getting into it. Everyone has an opinion. Come vent with us. Will Ed Donatell be fired?
Giants vs Vikings in the Super Wild Card round
Cunningham to Cousins: Can Kirk do what Randall did? SKOL!
Win or Go Home
Super Wild Card weekend is here and your Minnesota Vikings will be playing the New York Giants. The guys get together over a few drinks to talk about what we might expect from our favorite team in purple.
On A Mission
On The Real Forno Show - Is it a Mission Impossible? [The theme song playing in your mind.] The Vikings have accepted the mission. Join us as Tyler reports on it.
Vikings at Bears | The Final Score
Vikings WIN!, Vikings WIN! The Vikings won with a final score of Minnesota Vikings 29, the Chicago Bears 13. The day kicked off with the majority of starters playing the first half and then getting rest later in the game. The backups came in and got some meaningful reps. This is a smart way to prepare to head into the playoffs with a 13-4 record. SKOL!
Vikings at Bears - O-line Change, O-line Worries
The guys get into the changes on the O-line and whether the Vikings should be sitting some starters and getting some young studs playing time on that Soldier Field turf versus the Bears. SKOL!
Vikings Slipping As Postseason Nears
News that right tackle Brian O’Neill is done for the season due to a partially torn Achilles. What does this mean for the O-line rolling into the playoffs?
Lambasted In Lambeau
On The Real Forno Show - The Vikings lost to the Packers by getting smoked. It brings up concerns for the future in the NFC playoffs and this is where Tyler gets into it.
Vikings at Packers | The Final Score
The Vikings came, they saw, and they got dominated all game long.
Vikings at Packers - Cheese Anyone?
It is Packers week and the Vikings need to end their dreams. From the rookies stepping up to the Duke of Shelley, make it so to start 2023 just like they did at the beginning of the season. SKOL!
End Their Dreams & Become the Packers’ Nightmare - Vikings at Packers
Ryan and Myles grab their favorite beverages and talk about the Vikings ending the Packers' season after a quick look at the latest comeback win.
Vikings vs Giants | The Final Score
Vikings WIN! Vikings WIN! Vikings WIN! This turned into one of those games where whichever team had the ball last was going to win. The NFL loves that.
Vikings vs Giants - Whiteout
From everyone wearing white to what it takes for the Vikings to beat the Giants.
A Moment of Reflection
The greatest comeback ever not only resulted in a Vikings win but also having Flip asking to do the first FMF in almost two years. What a season!
Believe! They Do
The biggest comeback ever and there were some key moments and key players that made it happen. Result: your Minnesota Vikings win the NFC North.
Vikings vs Colts | The Final Score
Vikings WIN! Vikings WIN! Vikings WIN! Jonas Stärk, Yinka Ayine, and Tyler Forness join Dave to break down the overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts after being down 33-0 at the first half. The greatest comeback in NFL history came next and we were there with you to live it live! NFC North Champions baby!
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