On most mornings, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Mick Tingelhoff finally got his gold jacket. Mark Craig is in Canton and filed a report on the start of weekend ceremonies.
Rookie wideout Stefon Diggs is the subject of Chip Scoggins’ profile.
The Vikings are being cautious with Anthony Barr’s injury … is there reason for concern?
Coach Mike Zimmer rejoined the team after visiting his ailing father in Florida.
There’s a bit of a dispute about added costs at the Vikings new stadium.
You can watch video of Sid’s tour of the stadium, where he wistfully hopes he’s alive to see the first game. He will be. And he’ll be 96.
Sid went to Mankato and came back with a hard-hitting column that has Vikings stuff, including a topper on Barr.
The best 48 minutes and 38 seconds of your week might be taken up by listening to the Access Vikings podcast with Michael Rand and Matt Vensel, who get a not-so-surprise appearance from Master Tesfatsion. Episode Three is the Teddy Bridgewater edition.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
Calvin Johnson is the man for the Lions. Ryan Broyles is not the man. But he is a receiver who is trying to tough it out in Detroit.
The big news in Wisconsin is next week’s PGA at Whistling Straits. Just kidding. The big news is that Aaron Rodgers has thrown five interceptions so far in training camp. But the PGA will be big, too. We think.
Jeremiah Ratliff wants the Bears defensive line to have a warrior mentality. Not clear if that means they’ll still drive home to their nice homes at night or if they’ll camp out by Lake Michigan, sharpening their weapons and preparing to invade Iowa.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The team will flip-flop a bit, having a morning practice (9-10:30 a.m.) and an afternoon walkthrough (3-4 p.m.) before getting ready to go to Canton for Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game. With Craig in Canton and Vensel attending a family wedding, we’ll have top-notch coverage from former Vikings beat guys Chip Scoggins and Kent Youngblood.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The Vikings really don’t want Teddy Bridgewater throwing silly interceptions this season, but he had two in Tuesday night’s scrimmage. What about that, Teddy? “The first one was just awful, bad ball placement. I probably should have just thrown the ball to the running back on the swing route, but it happens. It can be avoided. I’d rather it happen out there on the practice field than during the season. Then, the second one, in the two-minute situation, the ball had to go to the end zone. I just tried to lay it out there and give my guy a chance, but Xavier Rhodes, he’s a long guy, so you have to be very accurate when you’re throwing on his side of the field.”