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VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-day chronicle each and every week. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two places — posts on Saturday and Sunday — for overview. Today is the September 24th edition.
Try to remember — rumors are rumors. What you browse on weekends in these items is what the world is conversing about pertaining to the Vikings, not automatically items that will come to fruition.
Rumor: Cameron Danzlter was benched for effectiveness on Monday evening.
Nope. This was the concept when rookie corner Akayleb Evans was in the recreation during the 4th Quarter of Monday Night Football. But except defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is bending the real truth, Dantzler was not benched for general performance. That was a “last year” yr issue, as Dantzlter inhabited a doghouse through the previous coaching routine to start out the 2021 time.
Donatell told reporters, “We’ll make substitutions various than that. You may possibly see a diverse youthful participant in certain months that we just want to get a glimpse at due to the fact our young players are likely to be in there no subject what. They have to play during the time.”
The Vikings defensive bossman also mentioned, “But he’ll be again in there prepared to go this week.”
Practically nothing to see right here. Lover-impressed theories had been incorrect.
Rumor: Vikings coaches genuinely did not “yell” or go negative about the team’s decline to the Eagles.
This is proper. It is unclear if the prior routine laid into gamers just after losses — specifically all those as poor as the Eagles assortment in Week 2 — but this estimate from Adam Thielen to reporters is telling, “I assume it even gave us extra assurance when we observed how guys reacted to a difficult reduction or rough recreation. You did not see fellas yelling at every single other on the sideline. You didn’t see coaches yelling at players. You didn’t see any negativity in the locker space after the video game, on the plane.”
The Vikings experienced a quick 7 days, so dwelling on the shellacking courtesy of the Eagles was evidently counterproductive. It may also be an indicator that this model of coaching personnel is even-keeled.
Rumor: The Vikings needed Ndamukong Suh during the summer months to reduce exactly what is occurring via two months of 2022.
Minnesota and Suh could never meet up with in the center this summer time amid deal negotiations. And now, via Week 2, the Vikings individual the NFL’s 32nd-rated operate defense per DVOA. Woof.
So, the Vikings can do three issues:
- Indication Suh while producing the vital cap area — a tall purchase.
- Simply lament not signing Suh as the protection tumbles down the tubes.
- Engage in improved with the current personnel.
Possibility #3 should really in all probability be on the agenda. The Vikings don’t have significantly cap dollars, and the crew may well not search like a Tremendous Bowl contender to Suh at the moment.
Continue to, it would’ve been good to land Suh, who typically excels against the operate — specially when Minnesota produced Armon Watts in August.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily 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 again to 1996. Detailed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).