The subsequent thoughts are about present-day Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by PurplePTSD. Nowadays is the June 17th edition, dealt with in a from-the-hip style. If you have issues, remember to electronic mail them to DustinBakerNFL@gmail.com.
Also, be sure to take note: These are viewpoint-based responses. Some responses will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll attempt to continue to keep that to a minimum.
Q: In the previous 7 days, Colin Cowherd pegged the Vikings for a 16-1 period, and Adam Rank from NFL Network claimed 7-10. Which is closer to the real truth?
A: With out seeing any coaching camp, preseason, or mastering of any accidents, we’d paint the Vikings as an 11-6 group underneath the assumption the new head mentor clicks ideal away.
16-1 is laughable. No NFL workforce will finish 16-1 in 2022. And 7-10 would be the report if accidents decimate Kevin O’Connell’s initial year.
Ergo, with a pretty reasonable program, we’ll satisfy in the middle and say 11 wins, moreover a playoff berth.
Q: With all the offseason “lists” floating about, which existing WRs do you imagine are superior than Justin Jefferson?
A: Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill.
Those two have sustained modern histories of accomplishment, and neither gentleman shows signs of slowing down. Of course, Jefferson can capture up to them, but for now, Adams and Hill are the normal-bearers.
Any list that exhibits Jefferson exterior of the Prime 5 is misguided or dumb. He’s previously that damn great. And Jefferson should really make improvements to because a) His Calendar year 3 natural development supports it b) He’ll enjoy inside of a non-Zimmer offense for the initial time as a skilled.
Q: Should really enthusiasts believe that JC Tretter is continue to on the Vikings radar?
A: He can remain on fans’ radar, but a transfer should not be regarded imminent.
It is strange that no workforce has signed Tretter, so there is almost certainly a little something deeper, like accidents, at the core of the story.
But here’s why he can continue to be on Vikings fans’ radar — at minicamp, the Vikings did not see 100% in love with Bradbury. The centre occupation is not his hell or superior h2o. He’ll have to make it.
That leaves the doop open this summer months for Tretter, especially as Minnesota has the cap house to sign him. Normally recall, Tretter and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah have been coworkers in Cleveland.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every single Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).