The next thoughts are about current Minnesota Vikings subjects, answered by PurplePTSD. Right now is the May 17th edition, dealt with in a from-the-hip trend. If you have thoughts, you should e mail them to [email protected]
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Q: With Hunter at minicamp this 7 days, is he a total go for the summer and standard season?
A: Yes, this offseason for Hunter — equally for injury restoration and agreement standing — is smoother than 2021.
Hunter outlined on Tuesday that his injury this time wasn’t as grave or spooky as the 2020 neck malady. And that’s a good factor, as the franchise will pair him Za’Darius Smith in 2022, a formidable combo.
We will not have any summer time nervousness with Hunter this go-spherical, which is a welcome alter of speed from previous yr. It will all be about his and Smith’s wherewithal to remain healthy this September. That’s the only hazard smushing these two men collectively — latest injury historical past.
Q: Why is Rick Spielman performing all these TikTok movies?
A: This is his new factor. He’s permitting his hair down.
Spielman invested 16 several years as a buttoned-up Vikings government, so now he’s revealing his quirky aspect. The awe of it all is that no a single noticed this individuality turn coming.
The former Vikings manager is a small goofy and likes to have a very good time. Brad Johnson does this TikTok stuff, much too.
Q: Lewis Cine and Andrew Booth weren’t on the area with the first team fellas at minicamp. Is that to be envisioned?
A: They have to receive it. And this is how most NFL teams do it.
It is unlikely that Minnesota gradual-rolls rookies like the Mike Zimmer routine often did. Nonetheless, primarily at minicamp, the rookies will have to claw their way up the depth chart.
Overall, Cine is close to a shoo-in to get started. The Vikings media practice has truly hyped him since his addition to the workforce — and he’s that damn superior. Booth and Ingram will be the interesting ones. Summer time will be the discussion board to determine if those people two men begin in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers on September 11th.
Ingram most likely will Booth’s trajectory to get started is extra mysterious.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his everyday YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every single Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Detailed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).