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Vikings reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune are bringing all you football enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the purple. Consider this podcast to be similar to any Vikings season: full of ups and downs, but never boring.

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    • 4.2 • 226 Ratings

Vikings reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune are bringing all you football enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the purple. Consider this podcast to be similar to any Vikings season: full of ups and downs, but never boring.

    Vikings OTA observations: Darnold, McCarthy, defensive depth chart

    Vikings OTA observations: Darnold, McCarthy, defensive depth chart

    Andrew Krammer goes solo for some observations from the Vikings' first Organized Team Activity session open to local reporters. What was the pecking order at quarterback? How long will it stay that way? What about the remade defense? Krammer also opens the mailbag and answers questions about a couple 2022 draftees, the schedule, 'X factors,' and more.

    • 32 min
    Vikings schedule analysis: Game-by-game predictions, Kirk vs. J.J. and more

    Vikings schedule analysis: Game-by-game predictions, Kirk vs. J.J. and more

    Star Tribune Vikings writer Ben Goessling is joined by Michael Rand for an analysis of the Vikings' schedule, which was released Wednesday.
    Goessling and Rand try to find a good time for rookie QB J.J. McCarthy to make his debut given the various challenges of Minnesota's schedule, speculate on how likely it is that McCarthy will face Kirk Cousins when the Vikings and Falcons play in December and try to tally up a final record for 2024 based on a game-by-game analysis.

    • 37 min
    Vikings mailbag: QB rankings, '25 resources; Adam Thielen talks Minnesota, exit and more

    Vikings mailbag: QB rankings, '25 resources; Adam Thielen talks Minnesota, exit and more

    Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer open the mailbag and answer your Vikings questions about how the 2024 NFL Draft unfolded at quarterback, the team's 2025 resources in projected draft picks and cap space, receivers, O-linemen and more. Then Krammer shares a 12-minute clip of a chat with former Vikings receiver Adam Thielen, who discussed his new perspective, his Vikings exit, giving back to Minnesota and more.

    • 43 min
    Vikings' 2024 draft: J.J. McCarthy's runway, a few defenders, a kicker and some great stories

    Vikings' 2024 draft: J.J. McCarthy's runway, a few defenders, a kicker and some great stories

    Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap the Vikings' 2024 draft, which included some insight into how Kevin O'Connell plans to bring along new franchise quarterback J.J. McCarthy. They also discuss one position that was not addressed, the new kicker, defensive reinforcements, and some great personal stories from incoming rookies.

    • 36 min
    Vikings eyed bigger swing, but land QB J.J. McCarthy and pass rusher Dallas Turner

    Vikings eyed bigger swing, but land QB J.J. McCarthy and pass rusher Dallas Turner

    Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap the NFL Draft's first round, in which the Vikings had to wait and watch four quarterbacks get drafted before they traded up for Michigan's J.J. McCarthy. The NFL's arms race on offense seemed to impact their ability to move up farther. How did the night unfold at TCO Performance Center? What about the other trade up for Alabama's Dallas Turner, who was frequently projected as a top-10 pick? What draft picks do they have remaining?

    • 38 min
    On Vikings' defensive shift under Brian Flores and NFL Draft with Matthew Coller

    On Vikings' defensive shift under Brian Flores and NFL Draft with Matthew Coller

    The Star Tribune's Andrew Krammer and Purple Insider's Matthew Coller discuss coordinator Brian Flores' offseason, starting with a quiet head coaching cycle and continuing with personnel changes in Minnesota. How do the Vikings want to play defense in 2024? Do they have the players or will they need more help in the draft? Kevin O'Connell addressed reporters Monday about the upcoming NFL Draft; why is the playbook fit going to be critical with the next quarterback?

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

talbe009 ,

Good but please improve audio quality

I hope you guys read your reviews. This is a great pod: good content, not too long, just what the average Vikings fan needs to be informed about the team.

BUT please please please invest in some better audio equipment! It’s really not that hard! It’s 2022. the Strib should cover the cost for some decent USB mics. Just ask other podcast platforms like the Ringer what they use. This is the easiest way to improve the quality of this pod. Please.

MN-Snowman ,

Matthew TANK Coller Please NO

Andrew and Ben,

Love the way you guys cover the Vikings but you ruin the show when TANK comes on. Hate to see it. Hope you keep it to a minimum. We don’t want to follow his advise. Example, he says TJ is not a game changing player the 10 min. Later, he says TJ is a top 5 tight end. He may know a lot of numbers but he is not a good reporter and a very bad analyst.

Vikings2016 ,

Skol

They do seem to have good sources. Their own insight leaves a lot to be desired.

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