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  1. Mike Zimmer on Vikings: 'At some point, I'll get this defense fix...

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer closed his postgame remarks after a 37-35 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday by hinting to reporters they had only gotten a taste of the ire he had showed to players. Asked if his messag...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Adam Thielen named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- After becoming just the fourth player in Minnesota Vikings history to block a punt and return it for a touchdown, Adam Thielen was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday. Thielen is the first Vikings pla...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. Vikings snap punt-block drought in historic fashion

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings hadn't blocked a punt since New Year's Day 2006, in Mike Tice's final game as head coach. That was three head coaches and two special teams coordinators ago, and it certainly hadn't happened in Mike...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  4. Vikings' blocked punts make team history

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When he surged through the Carolina Panthers' line, blocked Brad Nortman's punt, recovered the ball and raced 30 yards to the end zone, Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen had carved out a spot for himself in the annals of team his...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  5. Vikings to start Blanton, Brinkley vs. Rams

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Though his explanation of the moves didn't suggest the Minnesota Vikings have their strong safety and middle linebacker positions completely settled, coach Mike Zimmer did confirm Robert Blanton and Jasper Brinkley will be the ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  6. Blanton, Brinkley still top depth chart

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Though Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't reveal his starters at strong safety or middle linebacker when he was asked about them on Monday, the Vikings' unofficial depth chart would suggest little has changed at those two pos...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. W2W4: Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    The Minnesota Vikings (3-0) try to finish the preseason undefeated as they take on the Tennessee Titans (2-1) on Thursday night at LP Field: Crunch time for middle linebackers: While coach Mike Zimmer said he has an idea of what he wants to do wi...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  8. Three takeaways from the Vikings' win

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It's probably wise to use some degree of filter when viewing the Minnesota Vikings' third preseason game as a facsimile of the real thing, given how skeptical coach Mike Zimmer was about the idea of the third game being a dress rehears...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  9. Latest buzz on Vikings LB corps

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings have yet to nail down who will start at middle linebacker after jettisoning Erin Henderson during the offseason. Jasper Brinkley currently sits atop the depth chart, but Audie Cole continues to push him. Coach Mike Zimmer isn...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Vikings wake-up call: Day 11

    Ben Goessling

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Setting up the day at Minnesota Vikings training camp: Today's schedule: The Vikings' final day of practice before their first preseason game will follow their normal schedule, with a walk-through from 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET (10:30-1...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  11. Vikings position preview: Linebackers

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Between now and the Minnesota Vikings' first training camp practice July 25, we will break down each position group. We'll look at the linebackers this morning. Returning players: Chad Greenway, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Audie C...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  12. Camp preview: Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    NFL Nation's Ben Goessling examines the three biggest issues facing the Minnesota Vikings heading into training camp. Quarterback: This will be the biggest storyline surrounding the Vikings in training camp until head coach Mike Zimmer settles on...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  13. Something to prove: Chad Greenway

    Ben Goessling

    In the last few weeks before the Minnesota Vikings begin training camp, we're going to take a look at a number of players on their roster with something to prove this season, excluding rookies. We will focus primarily on veterans or players being ask...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. Seen and heard at Vikings minicamp Day 1

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A look at the highlights from the first day of the Minnesota Vikings' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday: 1. Loaded for Barr: The Vikings got first-round pick Anthony Barr on the field for the first time with their full team on T...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  15. Vikings' roster could improve in a hurry

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- In an ESPN Insider piece published last Thursday, Pro Football Focus ranked the starting lineups of all 32 NFL teams, grading the starters on each roster in the same manner that teams use to stack their draft boards (blue players are ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  16. Vikings mailbag: LBs, schemes and money

    Ben Goessling

    Thanks to all of you who submitted questions for our weekly Minnesota Vikings mailbag. You can send them to me on Twitter any time during the week at @GoesslingESPN, using the hashtag #VikingsMail. We'll close up the mailbag there for t...

    Blog | May 31, 2014