Rob Searles was born and raised in Minnesota, with a lifetime of covering his eyes to the inevitable shortcomings courtesy of our favorite local sports teams. He currently serves as a featured writer for FantasyPros, providing expertise on fantasy football, varying from redraft, dynasty, and superflex formats, and he coaches the wide receivers and serves as the passing game coordinator for Simley High School's varsity football program. Before coaching at Simley, he spent five years in the same role for Mounds View's varsity football program. He also covers the NBA, first serving as a staff writer for Daily Thunder, covering the Oklahoma City Thunder as a credentialed media member for the 2018-19 season. Rob also covered the Houston Rockets for SB Nation during the 2019-20 season. While attending the University of Nebraska, Rob was a featured columnist for Bleacher Report covering the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
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How Has Mike Zimmer Fared Against Young, Innovative Play Callers?
By Rob Searles - Sep 21, 2021
The NFL is in the midst of a seismic shift in youthful offensive play-callers. Whether it be Sean McVay with the Los Angeles Rams, Kyle Shanahan with […]
Arizona Will Attack Bashaud Breeland Early and Often
By Rob Searles - Sep 17, 2021
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bashaud Breeland had high praise for new teammate Patrick Peterson earlier this week when asked about Minnesota’s Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. […]
Sunday’s Defensive Woes Make 0-4 A Real Possibility
By Rob Searles - Sep 15, 2021
Last year, the most commonly recycled excuse for the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive shortcomings was, “But Danielle Hunter and Michael Pierce aren’t playing!” Getting gashed was a weekly […]
Week 1 is a Tone Setter for Year 2 of Justin Jefferson
By Rob Searles - Sep 11, 2021
It’s finally here, folks. The 2021 season is upon us and the Minnesota Vikings start the year Sunday on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. Even though […]
Why Does Rick Spielman Keep Trading Picks In the Preseason?
By Rob Searles - Sep 7, 2021
“Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Someone at TCO should probably remind the Minnesota Vikings’ general manager of this […]
Did Eric Bieniemy Catch the Wilfs’ Attention on Friday?
By Rob Searles - Aug 30, 2021
It’s completely understandable if you paid little to no attention to the final preseason game. With summer coming to a close and the State Fair opening back […]
What’s the Proper Level of Concern Right Now?
By Rob Searles - Aug 24, 2021
The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 through two preseason home games and have yet to score an offensive touchdown. The response from the Vikings’ offense during Saturday night’s […]
Is Josh Rosen the Answer at QB2?
By Rob Searles - Aug 18, 2021
On Tuesday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers waived backup quarterback Josh Rosen. The 10th-overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft will look to join his fifth team […]
Who’s Most Expendable of the Vikings’ Marquee Unvaccinated Three?
By Rob Searles - Aug 17, 2021
Mike Zimmer has never been one to hold back from what’s on his mind. Whether it’s berating special teams coaches on Monday Night Football or conducting halftime […]
Stacking the Vikings Without Neglecting Your Entire Fantasy Football Roster
By Rob Searles - Aug 14, 2021
Tis the season for us fantasy football degenerates. With Week 1 of the preseason in full swing, fans of make-believe football will be neglecting their responsibilities and […]
Kirk Cousins and Other Prominent Vikings Are Putting “Me” Over “We”
By Rob Searles - Aug 9, 2021
It’s been a busy week for the local and national media covering the Minnesota Vikings — none of which had anything to do with the actual game […]
Why Is the National Media So Down On the Vikings?
By Rob Searles - Aug 3, 2021
Ask your fellow Skoldier what their expectations are for this season and you’re more than likely to get a response that sounds something like this: “We get […]