Matthew Coller is joined by Ramie Makhlouf of 1250 The Fan in Milwaukee to talk about where the Packers and Bears stand as the Vikings head into their bye week. Is the Aaron Rodgers drama gone? Why isn't Rodgers as dominant as last year? Are we still buying the Packers as a legit contender? Plus why the Bears shouldn't be a threat in the division as long as Matt Nagy is in charge but the intrigue of Justin Fields makes them a candidate long term. Oh and the Lions are not discussed in this podcast because they are not relevant in the NFC North. #ByeWeekBonanza Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Henry Lake talks with Matthew Coller from Purple Insider Podcast and Newsletter on the Vikings bye week, concerns, tough schedule ahead, offensive inconsistencies, biggest surprises so far and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pro Football Focus draft analyst Mike Renner joins Matthew Coller to talk about why Christian Darrisaw's strong debut points toward good things for the Minnesota Vikings' draft class. Why he believes we should be patient with Wyatt Davis, Kene Nwangwu's amazing explosiveness and how the draft class still deserves to be considered very strong. Renner also gives his breakdown of the rookie quarterbacks. How Mac Jones has looked the most NFL ready, what's wrong with Zach Wilson, why Trey Lance is like Josh Allen and what to make of Justin Fields's up and down start. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings predictions on Kirk Cousins, Patrick Peterson, wins out of the bye week and more!; (28:00) Purple Positivity on Christian Darrisaw, the Vikings defense putting the clamps on third down and pressuring opposing quarterbacks.
Realistic Randy joins Mackey & Judd on Purple After Dark to discuss a Minnesota Vikings team that just dominated a rock solid Panthers defense. Are they set up for a big second half push?; Picking the games the rest of the schedule post bye week!
Fresh off Minnesota Vikings' GM Rick Spielman talking with the media, Matthew Coller and ESPN's Courtney Cronin discuss a particular answer regarding Kirk Cousins's future and they break down the odds of Cousins continuing to play well and how that might factor with the playoffs and the long-term outlook. Plus they discuss the cornerback depth with Patrick Peterson out and what Spielman had to say about the rookie class. They grade the front office's job overall so far as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings rookie Christian Darrisaw with an impressive first start on the Vikings offensive line and former lineman Alex Boone is all about it; Has the perception of Kirk Cousins changed?; State of the Vikings offensive line; Boone's weight gain and loss from his playing days to retiring and other observations!
Minnesota Vikings pie chart of praise after their Week 6 win over the Carolina Panthers on Kirk Cousins, defensive line, the vikings wide receivers, Christain Darrisaw and more!; (25:00) Surly, You Must Be Furious!; (29:00) Vikings nitpicks on bad teams hanging around, Dalvin Cook's workload, Garrett Bradbury and Greg Joseph!
The Minnesota Vikings are unleashing Kirk Cousins and is this a new version of Kirk?; Is Klint Kubiak back in good gracious with the team?; KJ Osborn taking the next step?; Can the Vikings still take the NFC North? What would Kirk say candidly about moving on from Zimmer and Spielman?; Can Mike Zimmer evolve and how many wins will it take for him to stick around in 2022?
Matthew Coller and Brian Murphy talk about how the Minnesota Vikings waited until things got really dicey to turn on the jets against the Carolina Panthers. Is this a function of their head coach's philosophy or who their quarterback has always been? Do we think something is different this year with Kirk Cousins? Why does every game seem to come down to the very end? How has luck played for and against the Vikings this year and how does this 3-3 start set up for a wild second half of the season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom try to wrap their heads around what happened between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers in the Vikings' 34-28 win. How the offense came alive and Kirk Cousins led two very impressive final drives. Why KJ Osborn has played a key part in showing how good the Vikings offense can be ...but....they also struggled in the first half. The Vikings also let the Panthers off the hook with conservative decision making that kept Carolina in the game and allowed Sam Darnold to come back. Does this win eliminate the conversation about job security for Mike Zimmer? Does it give Kirk Cousins a good chance at being the Vikings' long-term QB? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kirk Cousins bailed out the Minnesota Vikings for an overtime win over the Carolina Panthers! Vikings fans join the show to give their thoughts as Minnesota heads into the bye at 3-3.
Matthew Coller connects with Sam Monson from Pro Football Focus to talk about why Kirk Cousins ranks so highly by PFF's grading system and what putting that grade under a microscope can tell us about Cousins's game, Monson also discusses where the Vikings would rank among smartest teams analytically speaking and what has to happen in order for them to catch up. He also previews the Vikings-Panthers game and talks about what he's enjoying about the NFL season so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Should Minnesota Vikings consider trading Dalvin Cook after the 2021 season?; Where does Kirk Cousins rank among the current NFL quarterbacks; Which actor or actress would you ramble on about like Kirk Cousins does with Nicholas Cage and our weekly would you rather question!
Henry Lake talks with Matthew Coller from the Purple Insider Podcast and Newsletter on a "meh" win by the Vikings, Mike Zimmer's demeanor, why he's getting deja vu, running back injuries, and why he can't make a prediction on this week's game vs. Carolina. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Matthew Coller and ESPN's Courtney Cronin discuss a good fan question: Would we still have the same criticisms of the Vikings if they had won the first two games of the season? Courtney talks about their upcoming schedule and how it was always going to shape the season and they also discuss the numbers that point to what type of team the Vikings really are. Plus a more hardcore Vikings-Panthers breakdown of a battle of two defensive lines that will dictate the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings offensive coaches were told to “self scout” from Mike Zimmer to make the Vikings offense less predictable in the second half; (19:00) Four key offensive stats with the Vikings offense being too conservative; (32:00) Random Viking of the week
Why Minnesota Vikings need to trust Kirk Cousins! Mike Zimmer calling out Klint Kubiak and the offensive coordinators for being too predictable in the second half; Kirk vs. Zimmer reaction and will the Vikings get back to .500?!
Matthew Coller gets together with Morten Andersen, who is one of two Hall of Fame kickers, to talk about what it's like to kick a game-winning field goal and why many kickers fail. He talks about playing with Daunte Culpepper and Randy Moss and why more special teamers need to be in the Hall of Fame. Andersen also talks about becoming a podcaster and what he's learned from some of the greatest NFL players of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings predictions vs. Carolina Panthers involving the offense, Justin Jefferson, Kirk Cousins, bye week record; NFL games and more on Write That Down; (30:00) Purple Positivity on Mike Zimmer adapting, Patrick Peterson, Kirk Cousins saved Mike Zimmer's job on Sunday.
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom talk about how the Minnesota Vikings are similar to what the Buffalo Bills used to be under Rex Ryan and how they can become what the Bills are now under Sean McDermott. Why there's reason to believe the Vikings could get themselves on a good path very quickly and some of the holes in the argument, including that not all teams that change directions are stable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions and shout out to the Lions for being the Lions!; Why is Mike Zimmer still afraid to let the offense be unleashed?; Does Kirk Cousins hold Zimmer back or is it the over way around?; Can the Vikings get back to .500 against the Carolina Panthers?
Minnesota Vikings made Dan Campbell cry!; How should the Vikings feel about an ugly win over the Lions; Behind the scenes of how teams execute two-minute drills and why the Vikings offense stalls out in the second half; Why the Vikings don't take more shots down the field.
Matthew Coller and former Minnesota Vikings Jeremiah Sirles talk about whether we can expect the Vikings to put more focus on Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen at some point and how they have the roster to turn things around and compete... but will they do it? Jeremiah talks about watching film with Everson Griffen when they were teammates and why he believes Griffen has played so well this year and they discuss the locker room feeling when things go wrong under Mike Zimmer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller and Brian Murphy talk about the Vikings' messaging after their sorry 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions, including a bizarre tweet from cornerback Bashaud Breeland and an odd comment out of Mike Zimmer about conservative play calling. Why the Vikings are getting less out of more than they should be and why fans are exhausted of seeing Justin Jefferson left in the cold in the second half. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings pie chart of praise after a Vikings win over the Detroit Lions involving Justin Jefferson, Kirk Cousins, Greg Joseph and more!; (20:00) Surly, you must be furious!; (30:0o) Vikings Nitpicks after the win over the Lions
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom discuss the Vikings' 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions in which their offense was uninspiring and they nearly fumbled away the game if not for a last-second Greg Joseph 54-yard field goal. They talk about why the Vikings continue to do the same things over and over and put themselves in positions like they were on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings playoff odds through four games of the NFL season; Prop bets vs. Detroit Lions for Week 5! Will the Vikings cover? Over/under of 49.5 points; Dalvin Cook's rushing yards; Kirk Cousins' passing yards and more on the latest edition of Purple Props!
Matthew Coller and Steven Ruiz of The Ringer talk about the Vikings' tough situation where winning this week doesn't always help. Also what Justin Fields being named the Bears starter means for him and that franchise, Mac Jones's strong game against Tom Brady, Trey Lance getting his first shot for the 49ers. What does the emergence of more athletic quarterbacks say about the Vikings' future with Kirk Cousins. Why it's exciting for fan bases to think about what their quarterbacks could be versus a flawed sure thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
If Minnesota Vikings moved on from Mike Zimmer, how would you feel about these head coaching candidates?; Will Minnesota Vikings sit Dalvin Cook against the Detroit Lions; Where is the 3-game winnings streak on the Vikings schedule? And our weekly would you rather question of the week!
Minnesota Vikings offense is a ROLLER COASTER this season under new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak! Tyler Forness of Climbing the Pocket and NBC Sports joins for a state of the Vikings offense. Why haven't the Vikings played their rookie draft class?; And a way too early look at the 2022 NFL Draft!
On today's episode of the Pride Podcast we have another Blue Wire Network collaboration with Matthew Coller from the Purple Insider Podcast! Matthew stops by to help us breakdown this Lions vs Vikings game and breakdown the game plan for both teams. All on episode 199 of the Pride Podcast! Check out Underdog Fantasy to turn your picks into cash today! Use promo code: PridePod for a free $10 when you sign up and deposit $10 or more. https://play.underdogfantasy.com/p-the-pride-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What Minnesota Vikings should expect from Anthony Barr's return; The Vikings run defense is a mess; Will Christian Darrisaw make his first NFL start?; How hot is Mike Zimmer's seat right now?; The staggering lack of rookies playing this season and Week 5 predictions against the Lions with Chip Scoggins from the Star Tribune!
Matthew Coller and former Minnesota Viking Jeremiah Sirles talk about why things went so badly for the Vikings' offensive line against the Cleveland Browns and what it says about how they were built and how they'll hold up going forward. As we look for solutions to the Vikings getting back into the race, all roads point to Kirk Cousins taking command and leading an offensive explosion. Plus what Jeremiah thinks about Mike Zimmer's message at 1-3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions predictions in Week 5 on Kirk Cousins, Danielle Hunter, Christian Darrisaw, Stephon Gilmore and other NFL predictions; (23:00) Purple Positivity on Anthony Barr, Darrisaw and Kirk Cousins!
The Minnesota Vikings offensive line is a MESS again after getting bullied by the Browns; The run defense is embarrassingly bad; How many more excuses will the Vikings come up?; Who is more at fault Mike Zimmer or Rick Spielman?; What happens if they lose to the Lions and more on the latest Purple After Dark with Realistic Randy!
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom discuss whether they can see a way for the Vikings to fix the issues that have led them to being 1-3 and find a path back to contention. Sam suggests a lineup change to include Everson Griffen, Cam Dantzler and Christian Darrisaw but the reality lingers that the Vikings have gotten a lot of good performances that haven't been enough. They discuss whether it's time for Kirk Cousins to unleash the deep ball and talk about whether the Vikings should trade him if they fall to 1-4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Are Minnesota Vikings still a “good” team after their 1-3 start? Picking through Mike Zimmer's positive comments despite winning just one of their first four games; Will the Vikings offensive line get back on track after getting whipped against the Browns; Why can't the Vikings orchestrate a game-winning drive?; Is the Vikings offense too predictable?; Anthony Barr's status going forward?
Matthew Coller and Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated dig into the offensive and defensive line struggles against the Cleveland Browns and what Pro Football Focus's grades say about both units. Is it time to play Christian Darrisaw? Do we have a big enough sample to judge Ezra Cleveland and Oli Udoh yet? On the defensive line, what happened to DJ Wonnum hype? And are the free agents they signed making a difference? What does it mean to the bigger picture and where does Kirk Cousins fit in to the repeated issues with pressure? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller and Brian Murphy break down what the Minnesota Vikings' loss to the Cleveland Browns means for the big picture. Why the schedule going forward makes a quick turnaround very tricky and how games at Detroit and Carolina may now determine Mike Zimmer's fate. What does Brian think of Zimmer saying the team is good and why it feels like Groundhog Day for the Vikings to be losing close games and saying that it means they're close. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller and Paul Hodowanic break down the Minnesota Vikings' 14-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns. They start by breaking down the Vikings' debauchery at the end of the game when they had two shots at a game-tying drive and then they discuss how the end of the first half was marred with miscues. Is this just who the Vikings are at this point? Why it's become frustrating to break down game after game of having any team with a defensive line simply overpower the Vikings and they talk about what Mike Zimmer said about them actually being a good team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller and ESPN's Courtney Cronin preview Vikings-Browns and talk about how badly the Vikings need a win that shows they can be a very good team this year. What will a win say about Kirk Cousins and the offense's sustainability. Why should the Vikings be concerned about Cleveland's running game? And Courtney tells a great story about Jared Allen and Kevin Stefanski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices