All Things 2022 Minnesota Vikings In-Season Thread

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ISM released!

He told Andrew Booth, "Watch your back when you sleep, bitch!"

He also said he was "thirsty" for Justin Jefferson's girlfriend.

ISM is a whack job. His behavior is what did him in.
I’m pretty sure that story came from a parody account.
 

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Not sure I’d say I’m excited for it. But think it was a solid move that could pay off. Worse case he is an upgrade at punt return and costs a 5th and 7th. Not a huge deal.
This is kind of at the crux of it I would think, the PR angle. ISM just couldn't get his shit together as a returner, no matter how many chances they gave him. That was supposed to be a healthy chunk of his role.

Definitely an upgrade, and probably more potential at WR to boot. A really good move
 



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Not sure I’d say I’m excited for it. But think it was a solid move that could pay off. Worse case he is an upgrade at punt return and costs a 5th and 7th. Not a huge deal.

Yeah it's worth the risk. Cousins is also a much better passer than Hurts, which should help his production.
 



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So he doesn't then?

If not, my apologies to ISM.

Although, something behind the scenes is going on here.
No agent in their right mind would leak that to the press, those were fake quotes. Could be character issues or scheme issues. By all accounts ISM was having a decent camp, bit of a surprise it was him that was waived and not nailer.
 








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Vikes add former Purdue QB David Blough to the practice squad.

Blough started five games for the Lions in 2019, going 0-5 with four touchdowns and six interceptions. His best game came in his NFL debut against the Bears, when he threw for 280 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick in a 24-20 loss. One of those five starts came against the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Blough hasn't seen regular season action since late in the 2020 season, when he went 6 for 10 for 49 yards and a pick in mop-up duty during a blowout loss against the Buccaneers.

This offseason, Blough competed with Tim Boyle to be the Lions' backup behind Jared Goff. He went 51 of 82 for 377 yards, two TDs, a pick, and a fumble during the preseason.
 



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Vikes add former Purdue QB David Blough to the practice squad.

Blough started five games for the Lions in 2019, going 0-5 with four touchdowns and six interceptions. His best game came in his NFL debut against the Bears, when he threw for 280 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick in a 24-20 loss. One of those five starts came against the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Blough hasn't seen regular season action since late in the 2020 season, when he went 6 for 10 for 49 yards and a pick in mop-up duty during a blowout loss against the Buccaneers.

This offseason, Blough competed with Tim Boyle to be the Lions' backup behind Jared Goff. He went 51 of 82 for 377 yards, two TDs, a pick, and a fumble during the preseason.
I would hope the Vikings were trying to keep Mond on the PS if this was the best they could do for a PS QB
 


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I would hope the Vikings were trying to keep Mond on the PS if this was the best they could do for a PS QB
Obviously I know nothing other than what is reported, but I believe this whole fall Judd has been saying that Mond just has trouble grasping the scheme and making the right reads.

Maybe Stephanski thinks he can teach him?
 




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He will make a 60 yarder and then miss a 35 yard game winner in the same game.
I was thinking he'd pull an LSU but worse.

He'll miss an XP to win the game, the game will go to OT, then they'll lose.
 



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Cousins is right about that.

"Does Cousins feel like, after a decade with two teams, three head coaches, seven different offensive coordinators and countless hours in the hypercritical spotlight of the NFL commentary machine, that it's all working out for him? He sighs, pauses and delivers a monologue that ends with him riffing on Vince Lombardi.

"The point I'll make is — and I can't say this enough — winning trumps everything," he said. "It doesn't matter how much you enjoy having phone conversations with the D-coordinator. If you're losing, those aren't fun conversations. Winning sets the tone for everything.

"It's been funny, because I've observed some teams that have gone on great success for a stint, and I knew, knowing the coaches and the players, there was dysfunction. But because there was winning, it really didn't matter. So whether it works out, if you will, will all come down to, 'Did we win? Did we play well as an offense?' That really becomes the bottom line, and the only line."..

Cousins is 59-59-2 in those starts. There's only one way for him to end his career in the location and manner he wants.

"I think winning is a fair expectation from a fan base," he said. "They don't go to the game to watch the middle linebacker get 15 tackles; they go to the game to see the Vikings win. That's always a fair expectation, and that's where I'll put a lot of pressure on myself to do whatever I can do."

 

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it's weird to think that, going into the first game of the season, a lot of people have no idea what the Vikings are going to look like.

unless you attended the practices with the 49ers, you haven't seen the 1st-string offense or the 1st-string defense on the field yet. you haven't seen what the new offense or new defense does in terms of schemes.

so the first time we see the actual starters on the field playing as a unit, it will be in the first game of the regular season. Oh, and they're playing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

could be great. could be a mess. either way, the post-game call-in shows are going to be a riot.
 

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it's weird to think that, going into the first game of the season, a lot of people have no idea what the Vikings are going to look like.

unless you attended the practices with the 49ers, you haven't seen the 1st-string offense or the 1st-string defense on the field yet. you haven't seen what the new offense or new defense does in terms of schemes.

so the first time we see the actual starters on the field playing as a unit, it will be in the first game of the regular season. Oh, and they're playing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

could be great. could be a mess. either way, the post-game call-in shows are going to be a riot.
I'm very intrigued to see what the offense looks like under the new staff. It could be a very fun season.

We've been let down many times before though so I'm trying to hold back my excitement.
 

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it's weird to think that, going into the first game of the season, a lot of people have no idea what the Vikings are going to look like.

unless you attended the practices with the 49ers, you haven't seen the 1st-string offense or the 1st-string defense on the field yet. you haven't seen what the new offense or new defense does in terms of schemes.

so the first time we see the actual starters on the field playing as a unit, it will be in the first game of the regular season. Oh, and they're playing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

could be great. could be a mess. either way, the post-game call-in shows are going to be a riot.
Obviously, this situation is a bit different in that they have a new staff, and thus a new O and new D. But since going to the 3 preseason game setup, no starters play for any team. The first couple weeks of the regular season will be ugly with a lot of penalties and stupid mistakes. The Vikes are no worse off than any other team. Preseason has quickly turned from meaning little to meaning nothing.

The Pack will be entering the season with essentially zero proven WRs. Perfect time to play them, before they’ve had the ability to gel with ARog.
 


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Obviously, this situation is a bit different in that they have a new staff, and thus a new O and new D. But since going to the 3 preseason game setup, no starters play for any team. The first couple weeks of the regular season will be ugly with a lot of penalties and stupid mistakes. The Vikes are no worse off than any other team. Preseason has quickly turned from meaning little to meaning nothing.

The Pack will be entering the season with essentially zero proven WRs. Perfect time to play them, before they’ve had the ability to gel with ARog.

another way to look at it - the teams that do the best job of limiting the penalties and stupid mistakes have a better chance to get off to a good start.

in general, I would tend to say that a more experienced team has a better chance of limiting those issues.

The Vikings certainly have experience at a lot of positions, but they're playing in a new system with a new coaching staff. that's what makes it a mystery. do they play like an experienced team, or do they play like a new team? I don't have a clue.
 

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The dude looked like he was about to cry by the time he kicked that 3rd FG in Green Bay. And continuing with Zim and Mr. "Nuke the Gays" Special Teams coach wasn't for anyone in that mindset.
I'm not sure if you ever really think before you post but Priefer hasn't been the ST coach for the Vikings for 4 years. And to top things off, not only is he still a highly thought of ST coach in the league, currently for the Browns, but when Stefanski missed a game last season for the Browns due to Covid, it was Priefer that they named Acting Head Coach, rather than one of the OC/DC's in Cleveland.

Telling a gay joke at an NFL practice, that has to be up there with one of the all-time most egregious acts one can possibly imagine. It probably doesn't happen ANY more often than like every other day in the locker room, maybe not even every 3 days.
 





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