On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
– Vikings backup quarterback Shaun Hill has made a name for himself. And it ain’t “Hank.”
– Slot duty calls for receiver Jarius Wright now that Greg Jennings is gone.
– Back in pads for the first time in a long, long, looong time, running back Adrian Peterson sought people to hit, even though they’re not allowed to hit him.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
– Barring injury, the Packers are looking at the possibility of having the same five offensive linemen start in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2003-04.
– Wake up feeling like you’d want to own “The Fridge’s” Super Bowl XX ring? Well, you can put in a bid if you’d like because William Perry is selling. The starting bid is $16,000 and reported could fetch up to $1 million, according to this report.
– Forget the playoffs. The Lions aren’t shying away from talking about going to the Super Bowl. Of course, it’s July and everybody is talking about going to the Super Bowl.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Groundhog Day Part IV begins and ends the same way it has since Sunday. The morning walkthrough at Blakeslee Stadium is 10:30-11:30. The afternoon practice starts at 2:45 and is scheduled to end at 5. Defensive linemen are signing autographs today.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
What’s the best No. 1-2 quarterback situation in the NFL? Which team has the best young, franchise-type leader who is being backed up by an experienced, savvy veteran who is comfortable being the backup and still has the ability to win a few games in a pinch. From this viewpoint, it’s the Colts. Andrew Luck is the leader of the next wave of great quarterbacks. And his backup is Matt Hasselbeck, a 39-year-old with 152 starts, 80 wins and a trip to the Super Bowl with Seattle. Where do the Vikings rank now that they have faith in young Teddy Bridgewater and old(er) Shaun Hill?