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    2018 Merry Friday, everyone!Hey Cheap Everson Griffen Jersey ,everyone, it’s me again! Hey, quit booing, it’s only for a day or two, you’ll make it. We’re just a day away from more Vikings preseason football, as the good guys take on their practice rivals on Saturday and face the Jaguars. The Jags were a perennially poor team for quite some time, but they turned things around last year, mainly through their young and talented defense, and they hope to build on that. We’ll see if last year was an anomaly, or if they’re the real deal. I think they’re going to field a very solid defense, and I think the team will be tough again if Bortles and the offense can manage to fire on at least 6 or 7 cylinders. The team may be built on defense, but their success will hinge on the offense’s ability to at least perform competently. If they don’t, and Bortles and Co. revert back to their pre-2017 performance (firing on 2 cylinders, both of which have poor compression), the team will falter. There is only so much a defense can do on its own.Around the DN since our last open thread:Eric analyzes the offense in part I of Training Camp Evaluations.Big Cat Country asked five good questions of The Daily Norseman 5. In turn, the Daily Norseman asked 5 good questions of Big Cat Country.You decide whether either asking party received five good answers.If Bortles’ performance in joint practices is indicative of how he’ll perform this season, Jaguars fans may want to put away some extra beer money, Saxyprince has the details.Mzahorsky105 has a fantasy football-based evaluation of the Vikings.Wludford breaks down the 8/16 Jags-Vikings practice session.Antwione Williams was arrested for suspicion of DWI in May, per Chris. I’d suspect him of being under the influence if he spelled his name that way, too.Dan Parsons wonders which sort of career path Laquon Treadwell is on. I’d say he’s been on a path going in the opposite direction he’d like to be traveling, let’s hope he can drop a gear, gun the RPMs up, & flip a 180. Having two of the NFL’s better wide receivers ahead of him on the depth chart will make that a difficult task, but the kid has the ability to do it.Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:Vikings.com has highlights from yesterday’s joint-practice, hear OC John DeFilippo chat with PA, and there’s lots more to sift through in the media vault.We come to our Friday media selection:If I’m posting the thread on a Friday, you probably know which song is coming. Here is the legend, George Jones, with some help from some other legends from Looney Tunes. Enjoy!Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:No discussion of politics or religionNo feeding of the trollsThis isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the doorKeep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags Cheap Kyle Rudolph Jersey , if you must)Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tagsNo pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employerIf you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go awayWhile navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasmWith that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the blood sausageWednesday Open Thread: September 12, 2018 Happy Wednesday, y’all!We’re halfway to the weekend, and only a few short days from Vikings game day, and an important game it will be, as the Vikings head east into Green Bay to take on the Packers. Whether the Packers will be led by Aaron Rodgers or Kizer Around the DN since our last open thread:Here’s where you can keep up with all the latest news on the upcoming Vikings-Packers game, updated by Wludford.Jonah Dylan fills you in on what you missed from week one.Eric urges us not to give up on Treadwell, and I second that motion. I know, I don’t give up easily.Wludford has a preview of the Vikings-Packers.Arif posted Norse Code Podcast 234: Sam Bradford Eyes. Better than having Sam Bradford knees, I suppose. Didn’t Patrick Swayze sing that song for that dancing dirty movie soundtrack? No, nevermind, that was hungry eyes or hungry guys or something like that.Have a question about the Vikings? Ask roughing the podcast, and Ted & Di will answer. They don’t say they’ll answer it correctly, but they will answer......if they want to.Vikings news from other sources, and news from around the league:From Vikings.com, Vikings players visited policemen and firefighters in honor of 9/11. Class move, boys; way to go. Also at Vikings.com, (and I apologize for missing this yesterday and Monday, they screwed with the layout & confused me, which isn’t difficult) catch a full video of highlights from Sunday’s game, and the fellas at Move the Sticks preview the Vikings-Packers match-up.According to NFL.com, Coach John Gruden still has faith in Derek Carr after Carr’s rough second half on Monday night.........Now, this here is earth shattering news. Gruden is showing nerves of steel by sticking with Carr after having not one, but TWO QUARTERS of unspectacular football. Who cares that he’s started all but two regular season games in 4+ years, averaged around 3,700 yards passing, and that they just signed one of those contract things with him last year? It’s a five-year Andrew Sendejo Jersey , $125 million contract, and I’m not a sports journalist, so this is just a guess, but I’m pretty sure that’s kind of a big contract, so that might be the only reason why Gruden didn’t cut him before the 4th quarter. In the second half, Carr was 9 of 16 for 104 yards, and threw two interceptions (we’d have probably been happy with that production in FOUR quarters from our QB back in 2013, especially throwing only two interceptions). Carr also didn’t get any pressure on Goff the entire game, and he allowed the Rams to get a ton of rushing yards, AND he allowed them to score 33 points. Keeping faith in Carr after that may put Gruden right on the hot seat, we’ll have to keep our eyes on this one, I may go camp out on his front lawn. I have a pretty big tent, if anyone wants to join me, it even has two rooms. You can sleep next to the bait, I keep that in the second room, because we’ll obviously be fishing whenever Gruden goes shopping or whatever, no sense waiting in the yard when he’s not there, that would be weird and intrusive.ESPN has an interesting piece of news, the Patriots roster has six first-round draft picks.........who were drafted by other teams.We come to today’s media selection:Here’s what I hope we’re playing for our hated rivals after Sunday’s game. You can never go wrong with Metallica, enjoy!Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:No discussion of politics or religionNo feeding of the trollsThis isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the doorKeep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tagsNo pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employerIf you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go awayWhile navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasmWith that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the tiger meat
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