Sloppiness and more are noted
The Vikings weren’t exactly sharp as they returned from an off day, in a practice littered with penalties and dropped passes, but they exhibited a little more of the panache coach Mike Zimmer has been calling for. In one instance, the Vikings might have taken Zimmer’s words a little too literally. After hitting Stefon Diggs for a touchdown in a two-minute drill, quarterback Sam Bradford playfully shoved the coach in the back, knocking him to the ground.
Bradford’s enthusiasm after his touchdown to Diggs might have been justified, after he lofted a pass just beyond tight coverage from Mackensie Alexander to the corner of the end zone. The strike capped a successful drive in the Vikings’ first true two-minute drill of camp.
The Vikings have sung the praises of fifth-round pick Danny Isidora since their spring program, and gave the guard some first-team work during their morning walk-through. He was with the second team in the afternoon session, when he did a solid job as a pulling guard during a goal-line drill.
NBC’s Megyn Kelly and Al Roker accompanied Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman throughout the day, granting the wish of a fan who wanted to be GM for a day as part of the “Today” show’s “Summer of Yes” promotion.
“I told him, ‘A quarterback can never hurt me.’ ”
— Zimmer, on the “blind-side shot” he received from Bradford.
Linebacker Kentrell Brothers, who had to be helped off the field on Friday after grabbing his left hamstring, sat out again on Wednesday. So did wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, as both Jarius Wright and Michael Floyd worked in the Vikings’ top three-receiver package. Cornerback Tre Roberson was a nonparticipant, and running back Jerick McKinnon did not work in the Vikings’ full-team periods.