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FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – OTAs and an Over 30 Offensive...

We debate whether Rudolph will be restructured or traded, and the strongest and weakest position groups on the roster. We discuss the start of...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Trade Talks and Farewell to B-Rob

We check in on Brian Robison's farewell press conference and discuss his legacy as a Viking. We also dive into the Rudolph trade talk...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Rookie Mini-Camp and NFC Power Rankings

We talk about what we've seen so far at the rookie mini-camp, power rankings for the NFC, and between tryouts, the AAF, and UDFAs,...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Unraveling the 2019 Draft

We talk about how our NFC North rivals fared in this year's draft, how the rookie draft class will contribute this year, and we take some...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Draft Recap and Grades

A wild weekend of entertainment. We recap the draft and grade all the picks for the Minnesota Vikings, and we touch on the UDFA...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Draft Day Eve

We hit the "what if" scenarios hard, as we answer all the great twitter questions and phone calls about the impending draft. In This Episode: ...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – Vikings Mock Draft Simulation Showdown

Sam, Luke, and Arif put on their GM hats as they each do a full seven-round mock draft simulation for the Vikings, with some...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Wins, Losses and Bye Weeks… The...

How will this season play out? We dissect the newly released schedule and with only two weeks left, we talk more draft scenarios. In This...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – A Defense That Stays Together Wins...

We discuss the tight knit Vikings defense, Adam Thielen's contract extension, and the 2019 Zone Coverage Draft Guide is out. In This Episode: The Hitman gets...

Want to Grow as a Vikings Defensive Back? It’s a Process,...

Mackensie Alexander — one of the smallest players on the Minnesota Vikings — looks up, literally and figuratively, to defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who is one of the biggest on the team. That’s why he stole Joseph’s home-run-swing sack celebration after corralling opposing quarterbacks. Alexander has gotten a chance to use that move four times this year, tied for a team record for defensive back sacks, as opponents have often left him unaccounted for on blitzes. But his coverage is the real testament to his growth in Year 3 of his career. Since Week 7, Alexander is tied for the fewest receptions allowed in slot coverage, according to Pro Football Focus. The former second-round pick seems to have reached his turning point, just as the other defensive backs in whom Mike Zimmer has invested. It took patience for those that came before him, and Alexander’s transformation is no different. He […]

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