Purple FTW! Podcast

It's a dark day for Minnesota Vikings fans as Teddy Bridgewater suffered what appeared to be a serious non-contact knee injury Tuesday at practice. Serious enough that an ambulance was called in and practice was cancelled after only 25 minutes. Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) phoned in from Winter Park to give us the details on the the ground and I examine what the Vikings quarterback position (Shaun Hill, Taylor Heinicke, Free Agent TBD), the offense, and overall season outlook shifts with Teddy out.

All that and other "Dammit" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: FTW_-_Teddy_Emergecy_QB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings officially opened US Bank Stadium with an impressive showing over the San Diego Super Chargers. Teddy Bridgewater put a lot of people's minds at ease as he performed well in what looks to be his final preseason action before the 2016 regular season. We talk about him and some of the other headlines to come out of US Bank Stadium officially (kinda) being open for business.

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Today's Talkers Include:
• All the Teddy Haters Can Kick Rocks
• US Bank Stadium, I Love You
• Who Starts At Center?
• TJ Clemmings at Left Tackle
• Kyle. Rudolph.
• Stefon Diggs is Ready to Go
• The Treadwell 2-Point Conversion is What We Got Him For
• The Run Defense Legit Scares Me
• Jusitin Trattou Appreciation
• When Do We Start Worrying About Eric Kendricks?
• Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes
• Ballhawking Secondary One Time?
• Safety Picture Still Unclear
• My 14 Cuts to Get to 75

All that and other "$8.25 for half a slice of pizza?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_298_-_Vikings-Chargers_Recap_-_Pretty_Little_Vikings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings officially (kinda) open up US Bank Stadium Sunday at noon as they welcome in the Los Angeles Chargers of Anaheim San Diego Super Chargers for an afternoon of full speed football that doesn't count. Teddy Bridgewater says he's playing. Adrian Peterson says he's not. Still a few positons and roster spots up for grabs before the team has to whittle the roster down to 75 by 4pm ET on Thursday. We discuss some of those items as well as what we want to figure out about this new behemoth of a stadium.

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Today's Brand New Toy Talking Points Include:
• How's Teddy Gonna Look?
• Adrian's Not Playing in the Preseason
• Who's Going to Start at Center?
• What's The Wide Receiver Order Going to Be?
• Can the Running Game Get Going?
• Can the Offensive Line Protect?
• Will Moritz Boehringer be a 75-Man Cut?
• The Health of Kendricks, Floyd, Xavier
• Can the Defense Still be Elite with Missing Pieces?
• Who's Going to Be on the Roster at Safety?
• Will the “Gates” Be Open?
• How is the Sun Going to Play?
• Will Some Players Get a Stay of Execution?
• How Loud Can US Bank Stadium Get?

All that and other "On My Mark.... Open the Doors." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin
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Direct download: Episode_297_-_OPEN_THE_GATES_For_Football_That_Doesnt_Count.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

90-man rosters are like an episode of Game of Thrones: Not everyone is going to make it.

But what lies ahead for some of these fringe Minnesota Vikings players that are likely to be cut in the next two weeks? I do my best Miss Cleo (RIP) impression and look into my magic ball to see the future of these players. Some of their futures include football. Some include being a manager at HuHot.

All that and other "CALL ME NOW." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_296_-_Crystal_Balling_the_Fringe_Vikings_Guys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Teddy Bridgewater has a mysterious and sudden shoulder injury. Matt Kalil bowed out of practice Sunday. Brandon Fusco has a neck. Who the heck knows about Mike Harris. Sharrif Floyd and Eric Kendricks are perpetually banged up. Jarius Wright has a calf. Tre Roberson has a broken hand. Xavier Rhodes has a hamsting. WHAT IS HAPPENING?! WHY CAN WE NOT HAVE NICE THINGS?

Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) of Vikings Territory joins me again to talk Teddy, preseason, and Vikings as we mercifully rumble towards the regular season.

All that and other "Ice Up Son" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_295_-_Banged_Up_Vikings_with_Austin_Belisle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Teddy Bridgewater didn't play in a game that doesn't matter, but Vikings fans still freaked out. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings mercifully ended their late start game with the Seattle Seahawks. Here are a few half-awake thoughts.

Tonight/This Morning's Talking Points Include:
• Why Didn't Teddy Play?
• Shaun Hill Looked Good Enough
• WTF, Joel Stave
• Well Hello Cordarrelle Patterson
• Adam Thielen is WR3. Period.
• Lack of Running Game This Preseason is Worrisome
• Kyle Rudolph Is Alive
• CJ Ham is RB4
• Vikings Defense Played Well, BUT....
• Everson Wants 20 Sacks and Might Get It
• Danielle Hunter is a Man
• We're In Good Hands with Our Backup Defensive Tackles
• LOL Antone Exum
• Michael Griffin Time with the ones with Harrison
• Terence Newman is no longer a starting caliber CB. Major regression from 2015.
• Secondary Cannot Catch
• Marcus Sherels Saved Us From Preseason Overtime
• Blair Walsh finally kicked a 27-yard FG
• Jeff Locke was Horrible

All that and other "Shaun Hill is Trade Bait" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_294_-_Vikings-Seahawks_Recap_-_So_Howd_Teddy_Look.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am CDT

The 'doesn't count' portion of the NFL schedule is almost half over as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings roll into Century Link Field in Seattle play some Friday Morning Thursday Night West Coast football. I rattle through a few things I'm going to be looking for in Game 2 and also find a way to poke fun at new 49ers quarterback Christian Jerome Ponder (somehow).

Seattle's Best Talking Points Include:
1) Exum-Kearse Round Two
2) Hai, Anthony Harris
3) Can Treadwell Build on a Solid Debut
4) Can Nick Easton Make the Squad
5) Is the Andre Smith-TJ Clemmings
6) Will Adam Thielen Solidify Self as WR3?
7) Trae Waynes is Still Not Starting
8) Will 1st Team Offensive Line Be Less Garbage?
9) How's Teddy Look Again?
10) Moritz Boehringer?
11) BONUS – Edmond Robinson
12) BONUS – Blair Walsh

All that and other "IT'S REAL TO ME, DAMMIT" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_293_-_Vikings-Seahawks_Preview_-_10_Things_Im_Looking_For.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT

Usain Bolt is cool and all, but he's no Jerick McKinnon. I open the show with an opining love letter to #21 and how I hope the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will actually use him this year. Then we turbo through a couple roster battles that I'm keeping an eye on. There's a lot of suss out over the next few weeks for the Vikes.

Battle Talking Points Include
• Joel Stave vs Taylor Heinicke
• Matt Asiata vs CJ Ham
• Adam Thielen vs Jarius Wright
• David Morgan II vs Rhett Ellison
• Willie Beavers vs Everyone
• Scott Crichton vs Everyone
• Emmanuel Lamur vs Edmond Robinson
• Marcus Sherels vs Everyone
• Antone Exum vs Jayron Kearse

All that and other "Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_292_-_Worlds_Fastest_Vikings_Position_Battle_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got their first free skate of the year out of the way Friday night in Cincinnati getting a win 17-16. There was some good, bad, and ugly to go around and we talk about it all in tonight's recap as we also get in some preseason reps. #Reps

Preseason Feeling Talking Points Include:
• The “Teddy Can't Throw the Deep Ball” Party is OVER
• Trae Waynes is Your Starting LCB
• 1st Team Offensive Line is Still a Concern
• John Sullivan is Not the Same Player. Accept That.
• We Don't Really Know about the 1st Team Defense
• Who's Going to Start at Safety?
• Laquon Treadwell Update (UPDATE)
• JAYRON
• Kentrell Brothers is Going to Be Good
• CJ Ham is an NFL RB
• The Backup QB Situation is _____.....
• Two Minute Drill

All that and other "On to Seattle" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_291_-_Vikings-Bengals_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings begin their two days of practice with the Cincinnati Bengals before Friday's first preseason game in Southern Ohio (but really Northern Kentucky). Mankato Training Camp is in the rear view mirror. Impressions were made, but still plenty of time for jobs to be won or lost. But that won't stop us from recklessly speculating who will (Teddy Bridgewater) and who won't (Antone Exum) be in Purple to start the 2016 season.

Follow along with our 53-man roster projection on the Google Doc.

All that and other "I MADE THE ROOSTER!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin
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Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch
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Direct download: Episode_290_-_My_TooSoon_Vikings_53_Man_Roster_Projection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am CDT