Purple Podcast, ep 13B: How can Vikings counter Drew Brees' deep passes?
Posted by 1500ESPN | 10 hours ago
If you’re Adrian Peterson’d out and are craving football analysis, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the Vikings-Saints matchup for Sunday. The key matchup we’re watching will be Matt Cassel versus New Orleans’ secondary. Who will have the edge? -- How does Jimmy Graham compare to the most recent tight end threat the Vikings faced, Rob Gronkowski? How can the Vikings defend Drew Brees and the Saints’ vertical offense? With Brees’ downfield accuracy, what tactics can Minnesota employ to counter it? -- We go over other Vikings injuries of minor concern. And make a prediction for the outcome of the game.
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Purple Podcast, ep 13A: Where the Vikings stand with Adrian Peterson case
Posted by 1500ESPN | 11 hours ago
The Purple Podcast has the latest updates in the Vikings’ decision to keep Adrian Peterson away from the team indefinitely. Owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman and Vice President of Legal Affairs Kevin Warren addressed the media Wednesday.
We'll include the timeline of important events, how the Vikings arrived at this decision, how they admitted to making a mistake Monday, lost sponsors and then changed their mind overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
We'll also answer some of the most pressing questions as far as the Vikings are concerned. What is the next step in Peterson's legal case? Is Adrian Peterson done for 2014? Will he play another snap for the Vikings? Peterson is tradeable while he's on the Exempt List. Is that something the Vikings should pursue?
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Nike suspends endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson
Posted by Judd Zulgad | 20 hours ago
A day after removing its Adrian Peterson merchandise from the shelves of Twin Cities stores, Nike announced it has suspended its endorsement contract with the running back. ESPN reported on Nike's decision Wednesday morning.