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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Without Their Veterans, the Vikings Are Establishing Much-Needed Depth At OTAs
By Chris Schad - Jun 3, 2023
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell addressed the media after Tuesday’s OTA session, and it went about how you would expect. He thanked everyone for coming out […]
Are Underperforming Veterans Stifling Minnesota’s Youth Movement?
By Chris Schad - Jun 1, 2023
The Minnesota Twins came into the 2023 season with plenty of optimism. They had established names that could carry a lineup, a starting rotation that is one […]
Did the Vikings Neglect the Offensive Line?
By Chris Schad - May 30, 2023
There are some things in Minnesota sports that can’t be figured out. For the Minnesota Vikings, the offensive line is that unsolved mystery. Like mosquitoes in late […]
The Vikings Are Hoping Marcus Davenport Is Za’Darius Smith In More Ways Than One
By Chris Schad - May 27, 2023
During the middle of a predictable offseason, the Minnesota Vikings surprised many people by signing Marcus Davenport. Davenport’s signing effectively signaled the end of Za’Darius Smith’s time […]
What Can Royce Lewis Reasonably Do To Give the Twins a Boost?
By Chris Schad - May 25, 2023
The Minnesota Twins have been in need of some help over the past week. They are inconsistent at the plate, leaky in the bullpen and have shown […]
What Defines Success For the 2023 Minnesota Vikings?
By Chris Schad - May 23, 2023
At this time last year, the goal was clear for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings escaped Mike Zimmer’s reign of terror and they were looking for someone […]
Did the Vikings Benefit From Extending Dalvin Cook Compared To the Rest of the 2017 Draft Class?
By Chris Schad - May 20, 2023
The 2017 running back class will go down as one of the greatest in NFL history. What began as a pair of generational talents at the top […]
The Vikings Might Be Better Off Keeping Dalvin Cook
By Chris Schad - May 16, 2023
Imagine, if you will: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah was feeling good heading into the NFL’s general manager meetings. The Minnesota Vikings were coming off a 13-win season, they had […]
The Za’Darius Smith Trade Was Part Of the Vikings’ Long-Term Strategy
By Chris Schad - May 13, 2023
When the Minnesota Vikings signed Za’Darius Smith last offseason, it was a partnership that helped both sides. The Vikings were eager to jump-start their pass rush, and […]
The NFL’s Schedule Declared the NFC North The Most Entertaining Division In Football
By Chris Schad - May 13, 2023
Thursday was a day many football fans circle on their calendar. It is a day when vacations can finally be planned, Sundays are blocked off, and predictions […]
Are the Vikings In For Another ‘Summer Of Osborn?’
By Chris Schad - May 9, 2023
Things weren’t looking good for K.J. Osborn in the summer of 2021. He had just completed his rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings. He was a fifth-round […]
Why Did Alexander Mattison Return To the Vikings?
By Chris Schad - May 6, 2023
The NFL Draft provides clarity for teams as they begin their offseason program. While the Minnesota Vikings answered some questions in this year’s draft, one of the […]