When and Why Did Our Expectations For the Vikings Change?
By Rob Searles - May 31, 2021
As the Minnesota Vikings embark on head coach Mike Zimmer’s eighth season, I often find myself circling back to a William Shakespeare quote. “Expectation,” he said, “is […]
The Rodgers Situation Raises the Stakes for Zimmer and Spielman in A Pivotal Season
By Rob Searles - May 17, 2021
It’s been two and a half weeks since Adam Schefter dropped the bombshell that legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was no longer interested in returning […]
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Murphy and Gutekunst Only Have Themselves To Blame For Rodgers’ Discontent
By Rob Searles - May 10, 2021
Tyler Dunne had a telling quote in his April 2019 piece titled “What Happened in Green Bay?”. “Nobody holds a grudge in any sport like Rodgers,” he […]
With Kellen Mond In the Fold, the Vikings Should Consider Bringing In Colin Kaepernick
By Rob Searles - May 3, 2021
Much to the delight of Minnesota Vikings fans everywhere, general manager Rick Spielman spent a Day 2 pick on the succession plan at the quarterback position. With […]
How Underdogs Like Trey Lance Historically Stack Up Against Highly-Ranked QBs
By Rob Searles - Apr 26, 2021
Welcome to NFL Draft Week, ladies and gentlemen. After months of listening to the various talking heads picking and prodding at the NFL’s latest and greatest, we […]
Trade Up and Bring Trey Lance Home
By Rob Searles - Apr 19, 2021
Even though Alex Smith won 42 games and a playoff game over four seasons as the starting quarterback, Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs shocked the […]
If Nick Saban Can Adapt, Why Can’t Mike Zimmer?
By Rob Searles - Apr 12, 2021
Two weeks ago, legendary Alabama head coach Nick Saban made headlines for a certain admission. Despite garnering iconic status for his defensive mastery after winning seven national […]
How Much of Kirk Cousins’ Production Comes From Garbage Time?
By Rob Searles - Apr 5, 2021
Over the past three years, we’ve heard plenty of explanations for Kirk Cousins‘ propensity to irk Minnesota Vikings’ fans. Whether it be his contract, his inability to […]
Where’s the Recent Return on Investment at Cornerback?
By Rob Searles - Mar 29, 2021
When you share a division with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, you better make damn sure you have competent play in your secondary. No one […]
Vikings Fans Should Keep Their Eye On Todd Downing
By Rob Searles - Mar 22, 2021
Over the past three years, two of head coach Mike Vrabel‘s offensive coordinators have been elevated to head coaching positions, Matt LaFleur and Arthur Smith. Stepping in […]
Mike Zimmer’s Continuity Struggles Compared to Other Long-Tenured Head Coaches
By Rob Searles - Mar 15, 2021
Entering his eighth year as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Mike Zimmer is the seventh-longest-tenured active head coach in the National Football League. On the surface, […]
Was Minnesota’s 2020 Injury Excuse Valid?
By Rob Searles - Mar 8, 2021
Make no mistake about it: It’s extremely difficult to have sustained success in the National Football League when your stars are not playing between the lines on […]