Vikings Rumor Mill, October 30th
VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-day chronicle just about every 7 days. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two spots — article content on Saturday and Sunday — for critique. Nowadays is the Oct 30th version.
Remember — rumors are rumors. What you go through on weekends in these pieces is what the planet is conversing about pertaining to the Vikings, not essentially things that will occur to fruition.
Rumor: The Vikings have interest in obtaining Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans.
The Vikings really do not have a ginormous need for vast receiver — except if a single is of the opinion that Adam Thielen is not incredibly great anymore. In truth, Thielen is 32, but that does not qualify as historical.
Even now, for explanations unidentified, Minnesota evidently has an fascination in Brandin Cooks, K.J. Hamler, and a variety of other pass-catchers.
KSTP’s Darren Wolfson explained to Mackey & Judd on YouTube this 7 days, “They appear to be on the lookout for a receiving target that can stretch the area, no matter whether that be a K.J. Hamler or a Brandin Cooks.”
And Wolfson is aware his things, so this has to be taken very seriously.
Rumor: This could be the conclusion of the Packers stranglehold on the NFC North — like, for a lengthy time.
This appears to be at least partly genuine, as the Packers are 3-4 by seven games.
Nonetheless, no just one on the earth would be astonished if Eco-friendly Bay rattles off 5 wins in a row or so. Regardless of whether the Packers do is a unique story.
In phrases of prolonged-time period dominance — though the Vikings are trending upward — it all depends on Inexperienced Bay’s future quarterback. Can that franchise really hit on 3 Corridor of Fame quarterbacks in a row, probably extending the streak to 40-50 consecutive decades of Favre-Rodgers-_______?
Possibly not. In that vein, certainly, Green Bay’s grip on nearly impeccable quarterback play is probable coming to an finish. If it is not, well, the Wisconsin crew is the luckiest athletics franchise anyplace.
Vikings Rumor Mill (cont.)
Rumor: Like Cooks from Houston, Minnesota might want to trade for Chase Claypool.
The aforementioned Wolfson also substantiated this a person.
He said to the same team on the Mackey & Judd Clearly show late this week, “I do not sense something is on the cusp, that it has been severe dialogue, but my being familiar with is they have at least made an inquiry about Claypool.”
Involving Cooks and Claypool — two fairly large names — the Vikings must be fifty percent-critical about finding richer at large receiver.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs just about every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Outlined guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).