PLUS THREE FROM PATRICK
Three football players worthy of extra admiration:
Linval Joseph, Vikings: The nose tackle was accidentally shot in the calf a year ago. In Year 2 here, he's the monster in the middle.
Cody Poock, Gophers: The linebacker missed 2014 with a torn ACL. He's now on the field and everything Jerry Kill promised.
JD Spielman, Eden Prairie: Two opposing coaches, unsolicited, on the 5-9, 175-pounder: "Best Minnesota high school football player I've ever seen.''