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Inside the mind of an offensive lineman ft. ex-Viking Jeremiah Sirles (ep. 372)

By Matthew Coller

Matthew Coller connects with former Viking Jeremiah Sirles, who takes us through life as an offensive lineman. How did he watch tape and prepare for opponents? What pass rush moves are the toughest? Why was Pat Elflein so good in Year 1? And why Riley Reiff has so much respect […]

Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings Talker Tuesday & PFF Numbers feat. Kevin Ringrose (ep. 623)

By Andy Carlson

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings quickly moved on from maligned rookie kicker Daniel Carlson and brought in stud former Cowboys field goal slinger Dan Bailey to take up the mantle. We chat about the switch as well as the signing of receiver Aldrick Robinson on a Talker Tuesday. Plus Kevin Ringrose (@PFF_KevinR) […]

Exploring the what-if moments and ripple effects from Vikings-Packers

By Matthew Coller

One day after the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers played one of the wildest games in the history of the rivalry, a 29-29 tie at Lambeau Field, the Vikings were still walking around with blank looks, not knowing whether they should be happy about coming back from down 13 points […]

Zimmer On Daniel Carlson’s Release: ‘Did You See The Game? Pretty Easy’

By Vikings – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

EAGAN, Minn. (WCCO) – Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman did what he had no choice but to do on Monday, releasing kicker Daniel Carlson after Sunday’s dreadful performance in which he missed three field goals, costing them a win.

As WCCO’s David McCoy reports, the Vikings […]

Mike Pereira, Dean Blandino disagree with NFL on what roughing is

By Charean Williams The NFL’s former officiating chiefs don’t agree with the direction the league is headed with its new definition of roughing the passer. A league source confirmed that Clay Matthews hit on Kirk Cousins late in Sunday’s Green Bay-Minnesota game was correctly called. In fact, the league’s current head of officiating, Al Riveron, […]

Sean McDermott hasn’t talked to Vontae Davis since halftime

By Charean Williams Vontae Davis is done with football, and the Bills are done talking about the cornerback. Bills coach Sean McDermott said he has not talked to Davis since Davis abruptly quit the team at halftime Sunday, leaving Buffalo in a precarious position with only two healthy cornerbacks. “I didn’t feel a need [to […]

NFL to use Clay Matthews’ penalty as a “teaching tool” for pass rushers

By Charean Williams The NFL will use two roughing the passer penalties from the Packers-Vikings game as teaching tools this week. The two roughing penalties in that game — one on Eric Kendricks and one on Clay Matthews — were correctly officiated, according to a league source. The technique of grabbing the passer from behind […]

Game-changing roughing calls have Vikings shaking their heads

By Matthew Coller

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers’ 29-29 tie on Sunday had as many game-changing moments as Wisconsin has types of cheese. Two of them involved roughing calls that are being emphasized more this year by the NFL and both flags left the Vikings and Packers scratching their heads.

With under […]

Mike McCarthy on Clay Matthews’ penalty: He did what he was coached to do

By Charean Williams Packers linebacker Clay Matthews disagreed with referee Tony Corrente’s decision to penalize him for a hit on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, adding that penalties “are out of control.” A day later, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wonders what Matthews was supposed to do. “He did what he was coached to do,” McCarthy said, […]

Laquon Treadwell survives Viking purge, for now

By Mike Florio The Vikings wasted no time in getting rid of one of the goats of Sunday’s tie-that-feels-like-a-loss at Lambeau Field. But with kicker Daniel Carlson gone, receiver Laquon Treadwell remains. The status of the 2016 first-round pick as the No. 3 receiver should be in danger, given that Treadwell had multiple key drops […]