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Purple Rumor Mill: Dantzler’s Benching, No Negativity from Coaches, Why They Wanted Suh

Purple Rumor Mill: Dantzler’s Benching, No Negativity from Coaches, Why They Wanted Suh

Purple Rumor Mill: Dantzler 'Benching,' No Negativity from Coaches, Why They Wanted Suh
Jul 28, 2022 Minneapolis, MN, Usa Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler. Necessary Credit score: Matt Krohn-United states Currently Sporting activities.

VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-working day chronicle each individual week. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two spots — posts on Saturday and Sunday — for critique. These days is the September 24th edition.

Keep in mind — rumors are rumors. What you read on weekends in these items is what the globe is conversing about pertaining to the Vikings, not essentially things that will occur to fruition.

Rumor: Cameron Danzlter was benched for effectiveness on Monday evening.

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Sep 11, 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler Sr. Required Credit history: Jeffrey Becker-United states Nowadays Sports.

Nope. This was the idea when rookie corner Akayleb Evans was in the game for the duration of the 4th Quarter of Monday Night Soccer. But except if defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is bending the reality, Dantzler was not benched for efficiency. That was a “last year” 12 months matter, as Dantzlter inhabited a doghouse by means of the past coaching routine to begin the 2021 year.

Donatell told reporters, “We’ll make substitutions diverse than that. You may perhaps see a distinct young participant in specified months that we just want to just take a search at since our young players are going to be in there no issue what. They have to enjoy through the season.”

The Vikings defensive bossman also said, “But he’ll be back in there all set to go this week.”

Almost nothing to see in this article. Fan-impressed theories ended up incorrect.

Rumor: Vikings coaches truly didn’t “yell” or go destructive about the team’s loss to the Eagles.

Vikings Coach Evidently Grew Up as an Eagles Fan
Aug 14, 2022 Paradise, Nevada, Usa Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell. Required Credit history: Kirby Lee-United states Today Sporting activities.

This is accurate. It is unclear if the prior routine laid into players right after losses — in particular individuals as lousy as the Eagles selection in 7 days 2 — but this quotation from Adam Thielen to reporters is telling, “I consider it even gave us additional self esteem when we noticed how fellas reacted to a rough decline or tricky video game. You didn’t see guys yelling at every other on the sideline. You did not see coaches yelling at gamers. You did not see any negativity in the locker area soon after the sport, on the airplane.”

The Vikings experienced a shorter week, so dwelling on the shellacking courtesy of the Eagles was evidently counterproductive. It may possibly also be an indicator that this manufacturer of coaching staff members is even-keeled.

Rumor: The Vikings desired Ndamukong Suh all through the summer season to reduce exactly what is going on by two weeks of 2022.

Vikings at Top of the Ndamukong Suh Sweepstakes
Feb 3, 2019 Atlanta, GA, United states of america Los Angeles Rams nose deal with Ndamukong Suh. Necessary Credit: Robert Deutsch-Usa Now Sporting activities.

Minnesota and Suh could never ever fulfill in the center this summertime amid contract negotiations. And now, as a result of 7 days 2, the Vikings possess the NFL’s 32nd-ranked run protection per DVOA. Woof.

So, the Vikings can do 3 factors:

  1. Indicator Suh even though manufacturing the needed cap area — a tall purchase.
  2. Merely lament not signing Suh as the defense tumbles down the tubes.
  3. Participate in greater with the current staff.

Solution #3 should almost certainly be on the agenda. The Vikings really don’t have considerably cap revenue, and the workforce may not search like a Tremendous Bowl contender to Suh at the second.

Nevertheless, it would’ve been pleasant to land Suh, who usually excels versus the run — specifically when Minnesota introduced Armon Watts in August.


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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Outlined responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).