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Purple Podcast, ep 45: 5 names for the Vikings to watch at the Senior Bowl Updated: 8 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the names to watch at the Senior Bowl. Vikings GM Rick Spielman and his scouts are down to watch some potential draft prospects – what are they looking for? What are the positions of need for the Vikings? Where should Minnesota address those needs? Who are the prospects the Vikings should be watching this week? What can the Vikings gain from scouting the ‘second tier’ of college football’s draft prospects? Krammer provides five names to pay close attention to for the Vikings. [Click to listen]
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Jerome Felton still uncertain about his future with the Vikings Updated: 13 days ago Jerome Felton joins Mackey & Judd to talk NFL playoffs, his future with the Vikings, and some other topics including his thoughts on the NBA. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 44: Rick Spielman takes stock of Peterson, Vikings Updated: 15 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore relay the big items from Rick Spielman’s post-season address to the media. Adrian Peterson’s future is uncertain, and Spielman was careful in how he chose his words Wednesday. Do we think he’ll be back in Minnesota next season? Spielman talked about Linval Joseph, Captain Munnerlyn, and other newcomers from the 2014 Vikings. The most important newcomer, Teddy Bridgewater, drew rave reviews from Spielman, the man who traded into the end of the first round to draft the quarterback. Mike Zimmer’s end-of-year assessment from his boss was a positive one, as Spielman says he credits Zimmer for helping improve several critical defensive players. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 43: Vikings 2014 offensive review Updated: 21 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore grade the Vikings’ offense from 2014. How much of an impact did losing Adrian Peterson have on the unit? How much better off are the Vikings at quarterback now with Teddy Bridgewater compared to where they’ve been in recent years? How did Bridgewater perform for the full season, all things considered? Should the Vikings feel comfortable if Jerick McKinnon is their top running back going forward? How did the offensive line perform in 2014? Matt Kalil? John Sullivan? What happened to Cordarrelle Patterson? And we name an underrated contributor who will enter a contract year in 2015. [Click to listen]
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Felton says he won't return to Vikings in 2015 under current contract Updated: 29 days ago Vikings fullback Jerome Felton joins Judd Zulgad and Ryan Iversen. Felton talks about the 2014 Vikings season, the chances he will return to the team for next year, and what he sees coming in the NFL playoffs. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 42: Mike Zimmer reflects on his first season as coach Updated: 30 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore recap Mike Zimmer’s first season as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Zimmer addressed the media for the final time of the seasons, and in that half-hour press conference he got into a wide range of topics, including a self-evaluation. What does Zimmer think about Adrian Peterson’s future with the Vikings? How did he feel he did as a head coach? What does he think about Teddy Bridgewater’s development as a quarterback? At the end of this podcast, we gave a letter grade for Mike Zimmer in Year 1. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 41: Vikings wrap up 2014 season with first division win Updated: 31 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore analyze the Vikings’ 13-9 win against the Chicago Bears. Minnesota wraps up its season with a losing record, but appears to have several critical pieces in place to build for the future. What did we learn from Teddy Bridgewater in his impressive rookie campaign? In what ways did he develop into a better quarterback as the year went on? Xavier Rhodes shadowed Alshon Jeffery, including some work in the slot when Jeffery moved inside. We talk about Mike Zimmer’s relatively emotional reactions to one of his star pupils. As always, we conclude this postgame episode of the Purple Podcast with One Final Takeaway. [Click to listen]
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Vikings Vent Line 12/28/2014 Updated: 32 days ago The Vikings finished Mike Zimmers first season as Head Coach with a 13-9 victory over the Bears. You, the listener, called in to discuss the development of the team over the season. Also, you talked about the progression of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. You also talked about some of the areas you want to see the team improve in the offseason. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 40: Should Bridgewater be Offensive Rookie of the Year? Updated: 34 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the Vikings’ final game of the 2014 season, a matchup with the Chicago Bears. Jay Cutler will start for the Bears after a one-game benching. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for the Vikings? Should Teddy Bridgewater be the Offensive Rookie of the Year? Will Xavier Rhodes shadow Alshon Jeffery? Is “tanking” ethical in sports? Should the Vikings have their eyes on a higher draft pick? How much will Sunday’s outcome impact where Minnesota will draft in 2015? As always, we conclude this episode with The Picks Segment. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 39: How Miami attacked the Vikings' weakest link Updated: 39 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore analyze the Vikings’ 37-35 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Losing on a blocked-punt safety may seem like a stroke of bad luck, but Minnesota’s defense put the team in a bad spot Sunday and it caught up to them in the end. We address the weakest part of the Vikings’ defense right now, arguably the weakest part of the team. Teddy Bridgewater made some impressive throws Sunday, and we’re witnessing his development as the season has gone on. As always, the Purple Podcast ends with One Final Takeway from Krammer, this time, on the important of Anthony Barr. [Click to listen]
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Vikings Vent Line 12/21/2014 Updated: 39 days ago The Vikings fought back and scored 15 points in about 15 seconds of game time to take the lead only to find a way to lose 37-35 to Miami. You, the listener, vented this week about the porous offensive line. There was also plenty of talk about regression on the defense over the last two games. There was even a call for Zimmer to lose his job. You did have some positives about Teddy's continued improving play as well. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 38: What is Mike Zimmer learning in his first year? Updated: 43 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the upcoming Vikings-Dolphins game by picking a defensive player to watch out for on the Dolphins. ---- Mike Zimmer has admitted to a bit of a learning curve in his first season as NFL head coach. What does that mean and where does he need the most work?----Also, do Harrison Smith and Everson Griffen deserve Pro Bowl buzz? [Click to listen]
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Felton says Vikings must carry winner's mentality into final two games Updated: 43 days ago Jerome Felton joins Judd Zulgad and Mike Grimm. Felton talks about the loss to Detroit, the team's mentality going into the final two games, and his reaction to Chris Conte's comments about giving up years of his life to play in the NFL. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 37: Will we see Xavier Rhodes shadow more top receivers? Updated: 45 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore analyze the Vikings 16-14 loss in Detroit to the Lions. Teddy Bridgewater gets off to a white hot start and seemingly everything was working for Minnesota’s offense against a very strong Detroit Lions defense. But then multiple interceptions near the end of the first half turned into 10 points for the Lions and ultimately may have doomed the Vikings. What do you think about Bridgewater’s development?----- Xavier Rhodes answered a big challenge from Mike Zimmer by shadowing Calvin Johnson. How did that help the Vikings limit Johnson?-----As always, this episode of the Purple Podcast wraps up with One Final Takeaway from Krammer. [Click to listen]
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Vikings Vent Line 12/14/2014 Updated: 46 days ago The Vikings lost today, 16 to 14 to the Lions, but all was not too negative on Vent Line. You, the listener, called in to discuss the strides Teddy has taken this season. Also, you called to talk about the offensive line letting down the team and the defense being the highlight of this team. You also vented about that last drive and the mishandling of it. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 36: Is Bridgewater a different QB this time around? Updated: 50 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the Vikings-Lions game. Teddy Bridgewater says he’s a different quarterback this time around? Is that true? In what ways? How are the Vikings planning to slow down Calvin Johnson? What can they do differently than they did against the Bears? How can Minnesota counter Detroit’s physical front four, which powered the Lions’ defense the last time the two teams met. Finally, we conclude this episode with a picks segment. [Click to listen]
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Jerome Felton relives scoring his 1st NFL TD against the Jets Updated: 50 days ago Vikings fullback Jerome Felton joins Mackey & Judd. Felton talks about scoring his 1st career touchdown against the Jets, this week's division contest against the Lions, and the progress of the team's young running backs. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 35: Charles Johnson running with chance at starting role Updated: 52 days ago This episode of the Purple Podcast breaks down the Vikings’ 30-24 overtime win against the New York Jets. Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore discuss several critical parts of the game, and also go over what it means for the Vikings. --- Teddy Bridgewater’s impressive game Sunday backed up his solid performance from a week ago. Where is the rookie at in his development? And what has he done so well? What’s the next step? --- Cordarrelle Patterson has been benched in favor of Charles Johnson. What does Johnson’s emergence mean for Patterson going forward? What does Johnson do so well? --- Discussion shifts to several topics, from the Vikings’ running back situation, to their run defense to Matt Kalil and the offensive line. As always, Sunday’s Purple Podcast wraps up with a Final Takeaway. [Click to listen]
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Vikings Vent Line 12/7/2014 Updated: 53 days ago What started off looking like a blowout ended up being a close game decided in overtime. The Vikings beat the Jets 30-24 off a big game by Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. You, the listener, called in though and immediately focused your rage on one Matt Kalil, who had another terrible game. Another negativity brought up by you was Cordarrelle Patterson and his continued streak of bad play. There was plenty of positivity in the show though as we continued to witness the growth and development of Teddy Bridgewater. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 34: Should Everson Griffen be in the Pro Bowl? Updated: 56 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the upcoming Vikings-Jets game. Should Everson Griffen be a Pro Bowler? He has he made the Vikings look for taking a chance on paying him big money.--- And to preview the Jets: we’ll take a glance inside Percy World. What do his former teammates expect from Percy Harvin Sunday? [Click to listen]
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