How the Vikings Land the Deep Threat They Need
By Derrik Klassen - Mar 1, 2021
Many of the league’s most potent offenses are built upon under-center, play-action foundations. The Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco […]
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How the Tampa Bay Defense Stifled Aaron Rodgers in Week 6
By Derrik Klassen - Jan 22, 2021
The Green Bay Packers’ Week 6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was their most embarrassing outing of the season. With only two other losses on the […]
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Aaron Rodgers Trusted Matt LaFleur’s Offense This Year and Thrived
By Derrik Klassen - Jan 12, 2021
To the dismay of the rest of the NFC North, the Aaron Rodgers of old returned in 2020. Everyone and their grandmother had to know Rodgers was […]
Kirk Cousins is Who We Thought He Was
By Derrik Klassen - Jan 5, 2021
The rollercoaster 2020 season is finally over. Unfortunately, with the Minnesota Vikings narrowly missing out on the playoffs with a 7-9 record that means it is time […]
Beware of Drafting Kyle Trask
By Derrik Klassen - Dec 30, 2020
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask’s path to the Heisman race was as unforeseeable as it gets. Before taking over for Feleipe Franks after his ankle injury in 2019, […]
“Throw the Ball!” Was the Story of Cousins’ Day Against Chicago
By Derrik Klassen - Dec 21, 2020
If nothing else, Sunday gave us yet another memeable Kirk Cousins moment. After a scramble and incompletion in the red zone just before the half, star rookie […]
Cousins Stood No Chance Against the Tampa Bay Pass Rush
By Derrik Klassen - Dec 14, 2020
Heading into the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, everyone assumed there would be a good deal of pressure forced by Todd Bowles’ defense. Bowles loves to […]
Kirk Cousins Was Good, Bad and Baffling On Sunday
By Derrik Klassen - Dec 7, 2020
Beating the Jacksonville Jaguars should not require a field goal in overtime off the back of a Mike Glennon interception. The Jaguars are bad for a number […]
The Vikings Should Steer Clear of Mac Jones
By Derrik Klassen - Dec 4, 2020
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was not a complete unknown headed into the season. With then-starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa constantly in and out with injuries, Jones was forced […]
Inside Kirk Cousins’ Game-Winning Drive
By Derrik Klassen - Dec 1, 2020
Around this time last week, I hopped on a podcast with Purple Insider’s Matthew Coller to discuss Kirk Cousins. The framing of the podcast episode was primarily […]
Trey Lance Would Be Worth the Risk For the Vikings
By Derrik Klassen - Nov 27, 2020
North Dakota State’s Trey Lance is in as awkward a position as any quarterback prospect has ever been. In 2019, he tore up the FCS en route […]
Kirk Cousins Was Virtually Flawless Until His Final Two Drives
By Derrik Klassen - Nov 23, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings are exasperating. Even when Kirk Cousins plays excellent football for most of four quarters, a previously discarded Andy Dalton somehow leads a go-ahead touchdown […]