Minnesota Vikings General Thread

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  1. Bucky

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    LOL. As if the Rooney Rule isn't enough. We'll soon have a Hillary Rule for female GMs, a Rainbow Rule for homosexuals, a Jenner Rule for trannies...Inclusion! Yay! Unless you're a straight White man, because "inclusion" doesn't include YOU.
     
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    This is an ominous sign that the Vikings' days of being relatively White friendly are likely over post-Mike Zimmer. Grigson was quite the Caste Clown when he was with the Colts, but being a Caste Clown is an advantage in the NFL when it comes to hiring:

    Vikings hired former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson for a senior role in the football personnel department. Grigson spent the last two seasons as an advisor for the Browns, overlapping with new Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Grigson's stint as the Colts general manager was marked by poor draft selections and a lack of cohesion with coach Chuck Pagano. Grigson clearly has a better working relationship with Adofo-Mensah and is expected to have an important role within the Vikings' new front office.
     
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    Grigson was the one responsible for Andrew Luck retiring early due to his inability to build a team around him.
     
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    Adam Thielen may be traded according to this article. I've also read various rumors that Harrison Smith may be traded or cut. The post-Zimmer era is likely to be considerably different than what we've been used to seeing in recent years. Looks like one less team to root for, and there weren't many left.

    The Vikings Need to Be Aggressive Next Week

    Jason La Canfora reported that Vikings were shopping Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook, Michael Pierce, and Erik Kendricks. The purpose of moving on from these players is to dump salary. The Vikings appear to desire a roster reset and set themselves up for the future.

    full article: https://vikingsterritory.com/2022/general-news/the-vikings-need-to-be-aggressive-next-week
     
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    Some how and some way I hope this doesn't happen. I would like to see this great group of guys have one more chance to make a run at the playoffs and a potential
    super bowl. Even Kirk Cousins will probably by shopped around soon with him being in his mid 30's. Let's see what happens but this makes me sad.
     
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    Disappointing but not surprising. They appear to be shopping him heavily and want to get out from under his salary. I get it.

    Thielen is one of my favorite players over the years but if he lands with a "team to root for" then all the better. It looks like the Cousins to Thielen era has basically come to an end. They had some great plays and great stats but not so great success. I had the highest hopes for them this past season and was let down again and again by all the close games the team as a whole lost but could/should have won. Winning close games is a mark of what separates good teams from not so good ones. I understand bad breaks and bad luck, but it was happening too often this year.

    I'm almost fully done with the NFL unless someone like Buffalo gets CMac and Gronk, making them worth really following. This whole league of woke, anti-White, Black worship, slap on the wrist to thugs like Watson yesterday has almost made me turn the corner permanently and move on. Please understand I have nothing but respect to you guys who want to stay following it and cheering our guys on. They need our support in the world of odds against them...
     
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    Vikings signed former Bills DT Harrison Phillips. It's too bad he left Buffalo.
     
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    Wow so the Vikings have three pale faces on dline (barring they cut one of them) James lynch and Phillips at dt. And Kenny wilikes at DE. I wonder if they stick with their 4-3 formation or switch to 3-4
     
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    I don't know how much has been posted on caste about Thomas Hennigan but I really like this kid. Last year not once but TWICE made ESPN's top ten plays of the day. He is very fast ( at least straight line ) and I truly think he runs better after than the catch than Jordy Nelson or Cooper Kupp. With Jefferson emerging and Thielen's career waning I don't doubt Thielen originally makes the practice squad and within 3 seasons will turn into a more dangerous receiver than Hennigan and that is saying a lot. This kid is really good.
     
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    Lol he's good but not better than Jordy or Kupp after the catch. C'mon man!
     
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    I respect your opinion sir but he is really Todd Kinchenesque. Growing up every white wr was referred as a possession receiver. It was guys like Todd Kinchen and Joe Jurvicious that started to break the stereotype for me. I know Jordy and Kupp are great but this kid if he gets a chance is going to be special. Hennigan had to wait 5 years for coaches to " recognize " his talent. :(
     
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    I got the come on man part too. Not a Biden fan here. I don't even think Jill is at this point.
     
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    I hope you're right! Big fan of Hennigan. Vikes have kept White WRs around in recent years but injury bug has been keeping them down, minus Thielen.
     

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