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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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 […]
Is Boredom a Good Enough Reason For a Change?
By Rob Searles - Feb 25, 2021
Boredom got a new best friend, and his name is Mike Zimmer. Let’s be honest with ourselves here: As a Vikings fan, do you really expect our […]
What Are the Vikings’ Best Options If They Move On From Zimmer?
By Rob Searles - Dec 23, 2020
With Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings writing the latest chapter in the age old “Let’s Do Juuuuust Enough to Get The Fanbase Excited Before Inventing New […]
Gary Kubiak vs. Todd Bowles: A Battle of Comfort Zones
By Rob Searles - Dec 12, 2020
The 6-6 Minnesota Vikings escape the surprisingly tolerable December in Minneapolis (three cheers for global warming!) by visiting the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in what […]
Cousins Has Earned More Autonomy At The Line Of Scrimmage
By Rob Searles - Dec 5, 2020
Fresh off his first fourth-quarter comeback victory against the Carolina Panthers last week, Kirk Cousins has been carrying the Minnesota Vikings since the team’s Week 7 bye. […]
Joe Brady Showed Gary Kubiak How To Unleash Justin Jefferson
By Rob Searles - Nov 28, 2020
With the Minnesota Vikings welcoming the Carolina Panthers to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday for a Week 12 contest, I’d be remiss if we didn’t take a […]
Adam Thielen: Red Zone Monster
By Rob Searles - Nov 27, 2020
Last Sunday provided yet another chapter in the Vikings Heartbreak Hotel history books following weeks of momentous buildup. After coming out victorious, running the NFC North gauntlet […]