The Vikings play their preseason opener Sunday at Las Vegas against the Raiders at 3:25 p.m., pregame on AM 1390/93.9 FM Granite City Sports at 2:30. Starters often times either don't play or play very little in the first preseason game. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON Friday.
The Vikings are transitioning from a 4-3 defensive front to a 3-4. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He says nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson's ability to take on double teams and plug the middle will be key in how well they stop the run.
The Vikings traded back in the NFL draft from #12 in the first round to #32 with the Detroit Lions swapping 2nd round picks and the Vikings get the Lions' 3rd rounder. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.
The Vikings are reportedly set to hire L.A. Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell. This cannot become official until after the Super Bowl on February 13th. O'Connell is 36 years old, has been the Rams offensive coordinator since 2020.
The Vikings are reportedly down to 4 finalists for their head coaching job. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says Jim Harbaugh was a "great" NFL head coach. Harbaugh was the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2014 and compiled a record of 44-19-1 and 5-3 in the postseason.
The Vikings are expected to among among a hand full of teams looking for a new head coach following the season. The popular type of head coaching candidate in recent years has been a young offensive minded coach.