The subsequent inquiries are about existing Minnesota Vikings matters, answered by PurplePTSD. Today is the June 12th edition, resolved in a from-the-hip trend. If you have concerns, be sure to email them to [email protected]
Also, please take note: These are impression-centered responses. Some solutions will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to retain that to a minimum.
Q: I noticed wherever Colin Cowherd predicted the Vikings will “double their get whole from 2021.” Like, what?
A: The Vikings will not go 16-1 in 2022.
Cowherd certainly made use of the quote, but we imagine he misspoke or exaggerated for outcome. The 2022 Vikings really should be far better than final year’s version, but 15-1 or 16-1 teams are truly stacked. Until the Vikings offensive line is preset with a snap of fingers and the team’s defensive depth is quickly legendary, Minnesota will not go 16-1 in Kevin O’Connell’s first 12 months.
A “ceiling” for wins — assuming everything clicks — should really be 12 or so.
Q: Was it the ideal go to go with Greg Joseph at kicker above rookie Gabe Brkic?
A: Evidently, yes.
Brkic had good draft stock coming out of Oklahoma in April, ranked by most draft brains as the 3rd-or-so ideal kicker from the course.
Nevertheless, when the Vikings and Brkic obtained down to brass tacks at necessary minicamp, he executed inadequately. And, would not you know it, Joseph, the incumbent, did kick very well at last week’s celebration.
The sizzle all around Brkic would’ve been the Vikings at last utilizing a kicker like Harrison Butker, who was new, homegrown, and with no a naughty historical past like Joseph from early 2021. It did not pan out.
Joseph, it is.
Q: Will the Vikings skip Chad Beebe?
A: Definitely not.
Beebe was a good WR4-type for a protection-1st head coach. That is why Beebe played with the staff for so long.
He’ll compete for a roster location in Houston. That team’s WR corps is the worst in the NFL — by a mile — so probably Beebe can make the workforce.
Admirers liked Beebe because he carried himself with Thielen vibes and was the son of former NFLer Don Beebe. But, let’s facial area it. Beebe wasn’t really dynamic — and the Vikings now have Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Jalen Nailor on the depth chart, both of those of whom possess a bigger upside than Beebe.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs just about every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Mentioned guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).