1500 ESPN's Purple Podcast episode 2: Adam Thielen, camp observations
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MANKATO, Minn. -- The second episode of 1500 ESPN's Purple Podcast with Andrew Krammer, Derek Wetmore, Judd Zulgad and Phil Mackey. It includes an interview with wide receiver Adam Thielen, in which he was told that he's the early leader in the clubhouse for #MrMankato.
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Thielen has a decent shot to earn a spot on the Vikings roster as a wide receiver and special teams player, after spending time on the practice squad last season. He played college in Mankato and now is hoping to earn his stripes in training camp on the same fields.
Before the interview, Andrew was asked about his observations during practices and walk-throughs: How is the linebacker situation playing out? Is Chad Greenway really in consideration for the middle linebacker position? Or is he a better candidate for the weakside? How will Jasper Brinkley fit? Is he the starting MLB? How does Anthony Barr fit and what do you envision will be his role?
Norv Turner on Saturday brought up Matt Asiata as one of the most impressive players he's seen in the early part of camp. Should we read into that? What do the coaches think of Jerick McKinnon? How will he fit on the team?