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Purple Podcast, ep 64: Three Vikings position battles to watch on offense Updated: 3 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad break down three position battles to watch this summer now that the 90-man roster is fairly set. Is Brandon Fusco switching to left guard? Who would take Fusco's spot on the right side? Is Joe Berger really a starter, or a great backup option at age 32? What about swing tackle? How long should the leash be for Cordarrelle Patterson? Can he fend off Charles Johnson to take his split end job back? We end by asking the annual question: Can Marcus Sherels stay on this roster as the punt returner for another season? What are the Vikings other options at punt returner? Stefon Diggs? Jarius Wright? [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 6 - The Genius to the NFL Updated: 10 days ago In this episode of the TomCast, USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero touches on the aftermath of Deflategate, and the punishment laid down on the Patriots & Tom Brady by the NFL. Was there unintentional genius behind it? The Twins are looking like an actual baseball team of late. And does Tom know how to be "bubbly"? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 63: Is Matt Kalil's future in doubt? Updated: 10 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss left tackle Matt Kalil's recent knee surgeries and why it is cause for major concern. Krammer incorrectly uses the DEFCON system. What are the backup options at tackle? Can Kalil stay healthy long enough to be a success for the Vikings? Are those procedures considered 'normal' for a young NFL player? Also, what were Krammer's impressions from the Vikings rookie minicamp? Why would Mike Zimmer hand out uncharacteristic high praise for Trae Waynes? And what is the Vikings' tie to DeflateGate and why isn't it relevant? [Click to listen]
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New Vikings Linebacker Eric Kendricks on becoming a Viking Updated: 14 days ago New Vikings Linebacker Eric Kendricks talks to Mike Grimm about the draft and becoming a Viking. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 5 - What else can the Wild do? Updated: 16 days ago In this edition of the TomCast, Tom Pelissero breaks down the Wells Report on "Deflategate". Also a recap of the Vikings NFL draft. If the Wild are all but done, what's in store for the future? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 62: Vikings' draft gets defensive again for Mike Zimmer Updated: 18 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 NFL Draft. What did the draft selections tell us about the team's direction under coach Mike Zimmer? What team does Judd say they're emulating? Who can we expect to contribute right away? Is this defense primed for a top-10 unit in 2015? Why two positions are the guys worried most about on offense? Why does Krammer think the Vikings finally got it when it comes to an undervalued swing tackle position? Finally, we end by reacting to fifth-year options for Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 61: How will Trae Waynes change the Vikings secondary? Updated: 22 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore discuss the Vikings' first overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft in cornerback Trae Waynes. Why didn't the Vikings accept one of the many offers to trade back from No. 11? What does Waynes add to Mike Zimmer's defense? What do the Vikings see in his play? How does this impact the other cornerbacks on the roster? Is he a Week 1 starter? And we finish by discussing Adrian Peterson, who remains a Viking after the first round. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 4 - The NFL Draft is upon us... finally Updated: 23 days ago In this latest TomCast, Tom discusses everything NFL draft; From Kevin White's journey to this point, to how the Vikings could be impacted if Marcus Mariota slips in the 1st round. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 60: Three mock scenarios for Vikings' first three picks Updated: 23 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad go wall-to-wall NFL Draft talk. What are three mock scenarios for the Vikings' first three picks? Who are the prime trade partners for the Vikings looking to move back in the first round? What returns does Krammer have the Vikings getting from San Diego for a certain running back? When is the earliest and/or latest the Vikings should look at drafting a cornerback? Is Mike Zimmer the coach for a prospect like Marcus Peters? We end with Zulgad picking one of the three scenarios that he sees as the most likely to happen this week. [Click to listen]
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Charles Johnson on his 2014 success Updated: 23 days ago Charles Johnson on his 2014 success [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 59: Points for and against trading Adrian Peterson Updated: 25 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad are joined by the Star Tribune's Matt Vensel to set up draft week via the Adrian Peterson lense. What are the points and counterpoints for trading him? Why does Vensel believe the Vikings are entrenched in keeping him? Why does Zulgad believe they should take a second-round pick if that's all they get? Could Peterson really make the Vikings a playoff team in 2015? How does Teddy Bridgewater factor into this? And we end with our educated guesses on the position taken with the No. 11 overall pick on Thursday. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 58: Game-by-game analysis of the 2015 schedule Updated: 30 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 regular season schedule and pick winners for all 16 games. Surely nothing will change between now and then, right? Why does Judd not have the Vikings with a win we'd consider an 'upset'? And which game does Andrew have them stealing? [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 3 - "An entirely new way to negotiate" Updated: 30 days ago In this edition of the TomCast, USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero dives into the latest of the Adrian Peterson/Minnesota Vikings saga. Is what AP and his agent are trying to do going to work? The Wild are in good shape in their playoff series with the Blues, and there's a new member of "Enemy of the State". [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 57: What to make of latest with Peterson, Vikings, Dogra Updated: 31 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the latest Adrian Peterson rumors and reports, including his agent Ben Dogra instigating on his social media account. How much is truth and how much is smoke and mirrors leading up to next week's NFL Draft? Why do we think Peterson's side will soon realize he doesn't hold superstar value? Is it really NFL Draft trade or nothing? What teams are realistic for a landing spot? What kind of trade would it take? How do we think Mike Zimmer, etc. would react to a disgruntled Peterson on the team? Would the Vikings part ways for considerably less than they're currently asking? [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, ep 50: Vikings-Cowboys: Random chance or conspiracy? Updated: 35 days ago On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Derek Wetmore and Ben Goessling discuss the NFL, Adrian Peterson, and conspiracy theories. Your best guest: what’s the critical date for Peterson and the Vikings? In other words, what’s the ‘Brett Favre getting on the plane’ moment in this story? The Vikings have put out a unified message. Are they pulling one of the biggest acts of deceit in recent memory? We’ve got a new nickname for GM Rick Spielman. What’s the first chapter of the Adrian Peterson Redemption story? [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep 2 - Is football really on the decline? Updated: 38 days ago In this edition of the TomCast, USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero covers everything from bad beer to American Football in Europe. What are the Wild's odds to hoist the Stanley Cup? Are the Twins even worth watching? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 56: Adrian Peterson on verge of reinstatement? Updated: 38 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss Adrian Peterson on the verge of his potential reinstatement from the league's exempt list. Does this development mean anything for the Vikings? Does it help his would-be trade value? We tell you why the ongoing legal battle between the NFL and NFLPA has little to do with Peterson the player. Also, where do we think the Vikings will go with the No. 11 overall draft pick? Will they even keep the pick? What has Brian Robison responding to doubters? What is the state of Mike Zimmer's defensive line? [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep 1: How do NFL teams prepare themselves for the NFL draft? Updated: 44 days ago On this first episode of the Tomcast, USA Today's Tom Pelissero dives into NFL draft discussion, Adrian Peterson's future with (or potentially without) the Vikings. What holes do the Vikings need to address? There's also some Wild hockey talk. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 55: Extending Harrison Smith a no-brainer this offseason Updated: 46 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad examine safety Harrison Smith's current contract situation. Why is his extension a no-brainer for the Vikings? Why is it the exact opposite for left tackle Matt Kalil? What should they do with him? What does adding a long snapper say about Cullen Loeffler's roster spot? What are we expecting from Adrian Peterson's meeting with the NFL this week? Why are the Peterson-to-Dallas rumors still very much alive? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 54: With Chad Greenway returning, what can we expect? Updated: 53 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad analyze Chad Greenway's second contract restructure in as many offseasons. What does that mean for Mike Zimmer's linebacker corps? What can we expect out of Chad Greenway? Would he be a candidate for the part-time middle linebacker spot? Also, what do the additions of Matthews, Mays and Newman mean for Zimmer's defense? Why does Adrian Peterson make sense as a draft-day trade and could the Vikings get more out of him that way? What do Zimmer's recent comments mean about Matt Kalil and Cordarrelle Patterson? [Click to listen]
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