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Purple Insider - a Minnesota Vikings and NFL podcast

Matthew Coller is joined by reporters, players, analysts and much more to break down everything Minnesota Vikings football. From discussing whether Kirk Cousins will take the Vikings to the next level to breaking down offensive line combinations to analyzing the NFC North, this podcast is for people who live and breathe football.

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Matthew Coller is joined by reporters, players, analysts and much more to break down everything Minnesota Vikings football. From discussing whether Kirk Cousins will take the Vikings to the next level to breaking down offensive line combinations to analyzing the NFC North, this podcast is for people who live and breathe football.

The Athletic's Chad Graff joins to discuss GM Rick Spielman's media session and the future of Vikings' stars

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Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom hold another Friday Roundtable in which Chad Graff of The Athletic comes by to answer burning Minnesota Vikings questions like whether Rick Spielman was telling the truth about Kirk Cousins being their quarterback going forward, how the Danielle Hunter situation plays out, whether they should consider moving Harrison Smith and if drafting a QB makes any sense.

Mar 05 2021

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Pro Football Focus's Steve Palazzolo talks about rebuilding the defense, approaches to free agency and the '99 Jags

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Matthew Coller connects with host of the PFF NFL Show Steve Palazzolo to talk about the similarities between the Vikings' receiving duo of Justin Jefferson/Adam Thielen and the 1999 Jaguars with Jimmy Smith and new Vikings receivers coach Keenan McCardell. Steve dives into free agency to discuss where the market is going to be this year and how the Vikings can build a good defense again. Plus minor league baseball stories.

Mar 04 2021

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Reaction to Kyle Rudolph's release and what happens now with Danielle Hunter and Anthony Barr

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Mar 02 2021

55mins

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JJ Watt signs and Brandon Thorn breaks down potential Vikings targets in the draft

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Mar 02 2021

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Burning offseason Vikings questions: Which position will they leave out?

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Matthew Coller and Paul Hodowanic get together to talk about some important offseason questions as we enter March, including which position the Vikings might choose not to fill if they run out of cap space and assets. Plus they discuss how many years it would be until they won the NFC North if Russell Wilson magically landed with the Chicago Bears and which NFC teams are in the best position to improve and which are in tough.

Mar 01 2021

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Friday roundtable: Arif Hasan of The Athletic talks Russell Wilson, Vikings cap and JJ Watt

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Feb 26 2021

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ESPN's Courtney Cronin simulates the draft and PFF's Brad Spielberger breaks down the Vikings' salary cap

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It's been too long since we simulated the NFL Draft so ESPN's Courtney Cronin drops by to talk about how the Vikings would approach different scenarios. Would the Vikings go best player available and take a safety if some of their best-fit players were gone? What if we demanded that one of the first three picks is a QB?

Plus PFF's cap guru Brad Spielberger stops by to explain how things like restructures and June 1 cuts do not always solve cap problems and he shows that it would be difficult for the Vikings to sign a big name. He also explains the two options the Vikings have for Kirk Cousins's future.

Feb 25 2021

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Mark Schofield of USA Today joins to talk about the top 101 free agents list

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Feb 24 2021

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Peter King presents a DeShaun Watson-to-Vikings trade so let's talk about it

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Feb 23 2021

59mins

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Former NFL QB Bruce Gradkowski breaks down Kirk Cousins's season and future

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Feb 22 2021

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ESPN's Courtney Cronin joins for a Friday roundtable on the Carson Wentz and the first offseason domino to fall for the Vikings

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Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts so we have to ask the question: What does his trade mean for Kirk Cousins's potential trade value? While a Cousins trade seems unlikely, it's interesting to track teams moving on from big contracts like the Rams with Jared Goff and the Eagles with Wentz. Also when it comes to free agency, which move will come first? What decision will have a domino effect on everything else that happens?

Feb 19 2021

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Sage Rosenfels talks about what NFL players go through in retirement

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This week Matthew Coller talked with former Viking Greg Camarillo for an article at PurpleInsider.substack.com about Vincent Jackson's death and the challenges facing former players after they retire from the NFL. His comments caught the eye of our friend Sage Rosenfels, who can deeply relate. Sage talks about what he's learned in retirement, what hurdles there are when it comes to dealing with injuries and finding identity again.

Feb 18 2021

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The Athletic's Ted Nguyen breaks down how the Vikings should rebuild their defense

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Matthew Coller is joined by brilliant X's and O's analyst Ted Nguyen from The Athletic to talk about how the Vikings should build their defense and even potentially add some more modern elements after what we saw last year with offenses going wild. Ted talks about why there's an argument for drafting a cornerback despite the Vikings' need on the D-line and how quarterbacks and being bunched into game managers and volatile QBs that could have extreme highs and lows. 

Feb 18 2021

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Daniel Jeremiah mocks a wide receiver to the Vikings in the first round and we need to talk about it right now

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Matthew Coller officially welcomes Sam Ekstrom to Purple Insider and right away they are given a bombshell mock draft topic to discuss. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network has mocked Devonta Smith to the Vikings, which is the first time any serious draft insider has connected the Vikings to a wide receiver. Why does it make sense? How would they still go about fixing the offensive line? Is Smith worth it? And does this increase the potential chances of it happening since Jeremiah is dialed in?

Feb 17 2021

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Mark Bullock talks Sam Darnold, Curtis Samuel, Kirk Cousins and NFL free agency madness

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Former Washington Post and Athletic writer Mark Bullock joins to talk about what the Washington Football team is going to do at the quarterback position and whether they will have interest in Sam Darnold -- and by proxy whether the Vikings should be interested in Sam Darnold. Mark also breaks down a favorite free agent target of Matthew's which is Pathers receiver Curtis Samuel and they talk about a Washington writer's perspective on Kirk Cousins.

Feb 16 2021

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JJ Watt? Going all-in on a guard? Drafting Mac Jones? Let's talk aggressive Minnesota Vikings ideas

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Matthew Coller is joined by Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated to talk about the most aggressive moves the Vikings could make that do not involve a Kirk Cousins trade. JJ Watt is available and doesn't have a good chance at joining the Vikings but would it be a good idea if he wanted to come to Minnesota? Also Mac Jones is reportedly expected to be drafted around where the Vikings pick. Should they be interested? There are also two really expensive guards that the Vikings could chase and maybe there's a good argument for going after them.

Feb 15 2021

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Should Mike Zimmer be given time to rebuild or have pressure to win now?

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Dave Campbell of the Associated Press joins Matthew Coller to talk about the funniest offseason storylines that we covered like crazy and turned out not to matter at all and then they dive deep into whether Mike Zimmer should be feeling like he has to win in 2021. How might that impact the way Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman approach the offseason? Should ownership give the Vikings' brass more time? When is it time to make a change?

Feb 12 2021

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Scott Korzenowski joins for the latest 5 Vikings series, talks Joe Kapp, Randy Moss and more

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Matthew Coller gets together with his former co-worker Scott Korzenowski, who recently was a host on KFAN and is a lifelong Vikings fan to talk about Korzo's five favorite Vikings of all time. Korzo talks about why Joe Kapp was the coolest and all the great early moments from the 70s that made him a Vikings fan. Not to mention how his favorite players connect with moments with his father and why he couldn't get enough of watching Randy Moss.

Feb 11 2021

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Jeremiah Sirles breaks down the Super Bowl and what the Vikings can do to help Klint Kubiak success

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Matthew Coller and former Viking Jeremiah Sirles talk about the Super Bowl from an offensive lineman's perspective. What can the Vikings take away from the way in which the Bucs took apart the Chiefs. Plus Klint Kubiak is officially named offensive coordinator. How can they help him maximize his performance?

Feb 10 2021

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PFF's Mike Renner talks about why the Vikings should draft a defensive lineman and Eric Smith on Justin Jefferson

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Matthew Coller is joined by Pro Football Focus draft analyst Mike Renner to discuss what he took away from the Senior Bowl, why the Vikings should be looking at Kwity Paye and Christian Barmore in the NFL draft and why developmental quarterbacks in the middle rounds basically don't exist anymore. Also Eric Smith of Vikings.com comes by to discuss what draft analysts missed last year about Justin Jefferson and his offseason plan for the Vikings to get back into contention.

Feb 09 2021

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As a regular listener of Purple Daily I can guarantee Matthew and Courtney will bring all the Vikings we can handle! Great to see you back!