Schad covers the Minnesota Vikings for Zone Coverage. He also writes for Bring Me The News and The Viking Age and hosts The Homer Horn Podcast.
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Mike Zimmer Has Become the NFL’s Last Outlaw
By Chris Schad - Sep 24, 2021
If the NFL was the Wild West, Mike Zimmer would be its last outlaw. For years, Zimmer succeeded with a defense that suffocated opponents and an offense […]
Is Now the Time To Trade Luis Arráez?
By Chris Schad - Sep 23, 2021
The Minnesota Twins are going to have to give something up in their pursuit of pitching. A free-agent market that is short on impact arms and a […]
This Season Has Been Different, But Is Really More Of the Same
By Chris Schad - Sep 21, 2021
It was the same postgame script when Mike Zimmer spoke to reporters after Sunday’s loss. The Minnesota Vikings had just been through a war, falling to the […]
The Lesson the Twins Should Learn From the Andrelton Simmons Signing
By Chris Schad - Sep 20, 2021
When Marcus Semien launched his 40th home run of the season on Saturday, it provided a front-row seat to an alternate universe. The Minnesota Twins had been […]
The Vikings Can Draw Inspiration From the 2020 Colts
By Chris Schad - Sep 17, 2021
After losing in Week 1, there isn’t much optimism for the Minnesota Vikings. Losing to the Cincinnati Bengals has cast a shadow over a season that was […]
Joe Ryan Has Seized His Opportunity. Will Anyone Else?
By Chris Schad - Sep 15, 2021
The Minnesota Twins’ downfall this season has been pitching. Every starting pitcher except José Berríos has fallen short of expectations. Kenta Maeda and Michael Pineda have struggled with […]
Week 1 Was A Microcosm of Kirk Cousins’ Career
By Chris Schad - Sep 14, 2021
Kirk Cousins had a great week for the Minnesota Vikings. With 352 yards passing, a pair of touchdowns, and a game-tying drive in the fourth quarter, he […]
How the Twins Were Able To Get Joe Ryan In the Nelson Cruz Trade
By Chris Schad - Sep 13, 2021
Everybody knew Nelson Cruz was getting traded as the Minnesota Twins approached the trade deadline. They were well out of the division race, and Cruz had given […]
What If The Vikings Had Taken Joe Mixon Over Dalvin Cook?
By Chris Schad - Sep 10, 2021
The Minnesota Vikings were looking for a running back in the 2017 draft. After releasing Adrian Peterson earlier in the offseason, they brought in Latavius Murray but […]
Should Bailey Ober Be In the Twins Rotation Next Season?
By Chris Schad - Sep 9, 2021
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Minnesota Twins need pitching. If they’re going to contend next year, finding starters will be a top priority […]
Week 1 Is A Fitting Homecoming for Mike Zimmer
By Chris Schad - Sep 7, 2021
Before Mike Zimmer was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, he was a fire-breathing assistant for the Cincinnati Bengals. One of the key figures on Marvin […]
Should the Twins Look to Swap Max Kepler For Pitching?
By Chris Schad - Sep 7, 2021
The Minnesota Twins need to make starting pitching a priority heading into this offseason. After Kenta Maeda underwent Tommy John surgery, the Twins have no locks in […]