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December 14th, 2017

The Vikings on Sunday announced the signing of quarterback Mitch Leidner and the release of linebacker Darnell Sankey.

Leidner joins a quarterbacks unit that includes Sam Bradford, Case Keenum and Taylor Heinicke on the active roster while Teddy Bridgewater remains on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List.

The Vikings (1-1 in the preseason) are scheduled to face the San Francisco 49ers in the third exhibition contest for both teams on Sunday, Aug. 27 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Here are five things to know about the newest Viking, a native of Lakeville, Minnesota:

1. While at Lakeville South

Leidner led Lakeville South High School to a 15-7 mark during his junior and senior seasons and he helped the Cougars win the 2010 section championship as a junior when he passed for 2,096 yards and 17 touchdowns. He followed by passing for 1,872 yards and 20 scores as a senior. Leidner was twice named honorable mention all-state, and he was all-conference in basketball as a junior.

2. Dual threat with the Golden Gophers

The Star Tribune reported in 2011 that Lei boston red sox custom jersey dner’s performance in a 7-on-7 passing tournament led to a scholarship offer from the University of Minnesota. Leidner played for former head coaches Jerry Kill and Tracy Claeys during his time with the Golden Gophers. He finished his college career second in school history in completions (580) and attempts (1,029), third in passing yards (7, Men’s Boston Red Sox Majestic Alternate Navy Flex Base Authentic Custom Jersey 287) and fifth Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey  in passing touchdowns (36).

Leidner is the only quarterback in Gophers history to pass and rush for 30 or more touchdowns. His 33 rushing touchdowns are the most in school history by a quarterback, and his 1,495 rushing yards are the third-most by a quarterback. Leidner appeared in 47 games and started 41. He went 24-17 as a starter.

Leidner was teammates at Minnesota with Isaac Fruechte and becomes the third former G Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange opher on the Vikings roster, along with Marcus Sherels.

3. Combine performance

The 6- Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Boston Red Sox Alternate Baseball Jersey Red foot-4, 230-pound Leidner was able to showcase his athleticism at the NFL Combine as a top-performing quarterback in several on-field timing and testing drills.

Among quarterbacks, his vertical jump (34.5 inches) and broad jump (10 feet, 3 inches) ranked second, his time in th http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/ e 3-cone drill (6.96 seconds) ranked sixth, and his time in the 20-yard shuttle (4.25) tied for fourth.

 4. Stints with other NFL teams

Leidner was not selected in this year’s NFL Draft, but he was invited to the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp. He also had workouts with Jacksonville and Detroit.

5. Another Vikings connection

Leidner has been able Custom Red Sox Jersey  to build a relationship with former Vikings quarterback Rich Gannon, who won the 2002 NFL MVP with Oakland.

In advance of Leidner helping Gannon Custom Orioles Jersey  at a football camp on June 20, the Jordan Independent ran a story about the budding relationship.

“I was out in Eden Prairie training and I was looking for a guy who could help me with the Xs and the Os. Someone to help workout with, watch how I perform and tell me how to get better. … Rich was willing to help me without skipping a beat,” Leidner said.

“He knows the West Coast Offense, and he’s really helped me pick that up. All of the terminology we worked on during the winter, when I got into mini-camp with the Ravens and Jaguars, I was very easy to pick-up their playbooks,” he added. “Rich never lets you slip up. Whether a ball is six inches [too] high, he’s letting you know every time.”

Vikings Sign Former Gophers QB Mitch Le Custom MLB Orioles Jersey idner

December 14th, 2017

The Vikings have Men’s Boston Red Sox Majestic Alternate Navy Flex Base Authentic Custom Jersey  signed former Gophers QB Mitch Leidner and waived L Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange B Darnell Sankey.

Leidner (6-4, 230) joins the Vikings after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Lakeville South product attended the  boston red sox custom jersey Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp but did not sign with the club. Leidner complet http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/ ed his career at Minnesota ranked 2nd in passing attempts  baltimore orioles custom jersey (1,029) and completions (580), ra Boston Red Sox nked 3rd in passing yards (7,287) and 5th in passing TDs (36). H Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey e joins Custom Orioles Jersey  fellow Golden Gophers Isaac Fruechte and Marcus Sherels on the roster.

Transcript: Zimm Custom MLB Orioles Jersey er Addressed the Media Sunday

December 14th, 2017

Head Coach Mike Zimmer

After looking at the tape I feel like we did some good things offensively, especially early. We had some creases in there for the [running] back [Dalvin Cook], and he made some nice acceleration through some small holes, picked his feet up well and ran with power. I thought we did a good job protecting, got the ball out good, and had a couple of explosive plays. We got to do better in the red zone, so we worked on that a lot today. Defensively, w boston red sox custom jersey e’re still rushing good. We got to do better in the coverage aspect. We had, I think, two or three twenty-yard or more plays, so that’s going to be a big point of emphasis for us. We were working on some different coverages in that game. I think we need to continue to get that, and it will be good to get back home, get back to U.S. Bank Stadium in front of our fans for a little bit after being on the road for a couple of weeks.

Q: Is being back to full strength for the most part today a nice change for you?

A: Yeah, I mean all the guys came out for the most part and practiced good. It w http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/ as hot out here, so it was a good steamy day. [Latavius] Murray got out here a little bit more, [Riley] Reiff did a little more work today.

Q: What do you think Latavius Murray can give you in the running game?

A: He’s kind of a slasher, runs with power. We had a play down there in the goal line today when he saw the cut that he had to make he lowered his pads and accelerated into the tackler, which I thought was good. Things like that. He catches the ball good, protects.

Q: Outside of the penalties that you had in the red zone, what else do you think needs to improve in order to convert opportunities to touchdowns?

A: Well we worked on a lot today, and the offense had a good day in the red zone today. Everything gets more condensed, everything happens faster, so some of it is just being able to throw in a tight window. Some combination routes are going to happen a lot tighter and quicker. If you can run the ball in the red zone, which we kind  Custom Orioles Jersey of got out of that because of the field position because of penalties, but if you can run the ball in with tighter safeties and things like that, it’s always an advantage.

Q: Would you be more likely to play Murray a little more on Sunday because you haven’t gotten to see him much?

A: You know I haven’t thought about Sunday yet, about play time or anything like that. We’re still trying to get these guys organized with the right people and personnel Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey , things like that. We still continue to look at things, like what does Michael Floyd do best, what does [Stefon] Diggs do best, all these different things. Defensively it’s the same way. We’re still looking at things that guys do best and trying to use them in those ways.

Q: What showed up when watching Pat Elflein on tape?

A: I thought he had a good day. He moves his feet, he’s a little bit of a grinder-wrestler kind of guy in there, so he’ll stick with the extra b Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange lock, kind of get a guy turned a little bit. I think on the one, it might have been [Joe] Berger and him, but on the one that [Dalvin] Cook busted through on the middle there, I think it was him who kind of squeezed the seam, if it’s the one I’m thinking of.

Q: Does how well two offensive linemen play next to each other factor much into the decision, or is it more of a one man, position-by-position evaluation?

A: I think as a group you always try to figure out who plays together, but at the end of the day we got to get the five best guys out there, however we do it. I’m not opposed to whoever it is.

Q: How far along are you in making a decision on the offensive line? Will you have a decision made by the third preseason game?

A: Well we’re trying to get it done as fast as possible but [Riley] Reiff has been out and hasn’t really done much and [Alex] Boone was out last week. That’s why I’m hopeful that this week we can see how it goes, we might have some different combinations in there this week, too. But I don’t know when I’ll make the decision.

Q: How far are you on making a decision at center?

A: One of those guys might be a guard. I don’t know. They did pretty good the other night, that factors in, too.

Q: Why Mitch Leidner? Why’d you like him?

A:  Well, we know him from being over at the “U” [Univer Men’s Boston Red Sox Majestic Alternate Navy Flex Base Authentic Custom Jersey sity of Minnesota]. He did good at the combine; he did good at the workout over there.

Q: How is Joe Berger playing?

A: He’s playing good. He’s playing good. I haven’t known him for the previous fifteen years but he’s playing well.

Q: What do you expect to see from Leidner as he gets acclimated to the system?

A: Well, the big thing from his college tape is making sure he’s getting the ball to the right people, getting the ball out on time, making accurate throws. I think those are probably things he probably struggles with the most, being his accuracy. So that’s the big thing, getting out here and get timing with these receivers and be accurate.

Q: How did Ben Gedeon do in his start?

A: He did a lot of good things. He’s a football player, he finds the football, gets off the block, he had a couple that weren’t great and he had a couple misfits. The one ball down the middle, that was him, but he’ll get better in those things. We spent a lot of time with the coverage part of it today with those guys.

Q: How do you handle some of those pre-snap penalties you got in the red zone? I know that was a problem last year.

A: I’m hoping it was an enigma because today we didn’t have any, we haven’t had them in training camp. I get the report everyday from practice and we get two or three penalties all day. It’s just understanding that down there it’s going to get a little louder, especially on the road.

Q: How do you handle that as a coach?

A: Well, you complain about it a lot and you talk to them about it a lot. Just keep trying to grind it into them that they’re hurting the team. At some point, the guys that are committing the penalty, you’ve got to get their butt out.  

Q: How do you think young defensive lineman handled the poor field position to open the second half?

A: It was good. I don’t remember all the sequence and things that happened there. These young defensive lineman are doing a good job. I thought Jaleel Johnson played well, [Tashawn] Bower had another good day. Ifeadi [Odenigbo], Big O – that’s what we call him, I thought he did some good things too. So, those three guys, they’ve kind of stepped up.  

Q: What do you think is clicking with Jaleel Johnson?

A: Well, he’s playing a Boston Red Sox  different spot. A spot where he can be more reckless. The other spot was almost a reading kind of technique. This one he can use his bulldog mentality a little bit more, I think.  

Q: Anything of concern with Taylor Heinicke or Brian Robison?

A: No.  

Notebook: Zimmer on Evaluation of Q Custom MLB Orioles Jersey Bs After Bradford

December 14th, 2017

Sam Bradford and the Vikings offense crisply executed on Minnesota’s opening possession at Seattle on Friday.

The quarterback was 7-of-11 passing for 95 yards and a passer rating of 91.1. He played three series of Minnesota’s 20-13 loss at Seattle.

He was replaced by Case K baltimore orioles custom jersey eenum for the final 1:57 of the first half. Keenum responded to the opportunity by leading the Vikings 41 yards on 10 plays in 1:48 to get a 51-yard field goal from Kai Forbath.

Keenum played into the fourth quarter and finished 12-of-18 passing for 70 yards and a 73.8 rating.

He was replaced by Taylor Heinicke, who completed six of nine passes for 84 yards, including a 33-yard pass to Bucky Hodges that was followed with a 21-yard touchdown strike to the rookie tight end.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer was asked about Keenum and said, “I think he’s played pretty good.”

“We’ll have to continue to look,” Zimmer said. “I don’t think anything i Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange s decided yet. We’ve still got some more time to figure it out.”

Penalties costly: Ironically, an ill-timed and prohibited step forward before a snap halted progress for the Vikings first-team offense in Seattle.

Minnesota had moved the ball from its own 12-yard line to the Seattle 12 with a couple of crisp throws and a 39-yard pass to Stefon Diggs from Bradford, who even added a 4-yard scramble during the possession.

Kyle Rudolph, however, was flagged for a false start, which was compounded by a run for no gain and a delay-of-game penalty that turned third-and-15 into third-and-20. A 10-yard gain on a pass to Dalvin Cook set up Marshall Koehn for a 29-yard field goal.

“We had the two red zone penalties, which hurt us, but it was progress from last week to this week,” Zimmer said. “I thought we moved the ball well. We’ve still got to score points in the red zone. That was the bad part about it, but I felt good about the way we moved the football.”

The Vikings defense also was penalized on its very first snap. All-told, Minnesota was penalized five times for a total of 48 yards. Seattle was flagged 10 times and assessed 65 yards.

Many times, it’s not the yardage that hurts a team so much as the residual effect. The first possession was the only time the Vikings moved inside the Seahawks 20-yard line, and Minnesota was forced to  Men’s Boston Red Sox Majestic Alternate Navy Flex Base Authentic Custom Jersey settle for three points instead of seven.

It’s a start: The Vikings opted to start rookie Ben Gedeon at weakside linebacker as they continue to evaluate who will fill the spot that was manned by Chad Greenway.

It was the first start for the fourth-round pick, who has been competing with Edmond Robinson (who started and played 33 snaps at Buffalo) and Emmanuel Lamur, who played 35 snaps at Buffalo. Gedeon played 32 defensive snaps against the Bills.

The snaps played on Friday won’t be tallied until stats crews review the film, but the press box credited Gedeon with five tackles, Lamur with four and Robinson with three on defense and two on special teams.

Near the sticks: The Vikings were twice stopped a yard shy of the sticks. The first time was near the end of the two-minute drill right before halftime.

Facing a third-and-5 with 27 seconds remaining, Keenum completed a pass to Michael Floyd, who was marked down a yard shy of the line to gain. Zimmer was forced to use Minnesota’s final timeout to stop the clock with 14 Custom Orioles Jersey  seconds left because the Vikings did not have an extra down to spike the ball.

Because the play was inside the final two minutes, Zimmer could not challenge the spotting of the football. After he took the timeout, however, the officials reviewed the play and upheld the mark.

The second time occurred midway through the fourth quarter when Heinicke scrambled on a third-and-10 play. He sprinted, dived and tried to reach the ball across the line to gain, but officials marked him shy.

Zimmer challenged, but officials upheld the ruling, and the Vikings brough Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey t in Taylor Symmank, who executed a 54-yard punt.

Punter comp: Symmank Custom Red Sox Jersey  punted three times for 127 yards, averaging and netting 42.3. He placed one inside the 20.

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Vikings Send Condo Montreal Canadiens 100 Classic lences to Family of Ed Sharockman, 1 of ’50 Greatest’

December 14th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are sending condolences to the family and all friends of Ed Sharockman, who passed away Saturday at the age of 77.

Sharockman was a member of the original Vikings squad, joining the fledgling team as a fifth-round draft  Montreal Canadiens Ice Hockey Jersey pick in the 1961 NFL Draft, and one of the 50 Greatest Vikings. NHL 100 Classic Celebration 

Born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, Sharockman played collegiately at Pittsburgh before he was selected by the Vikings — and the Dallas Texans (22nd round of the 1961 AFL Draft). The Dallas Texans became the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963  Max Pacioretty Jersey and wound up playing the Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

Sharockman ranks third in Vikings history with 40 interceptions — trailing only Paul Krause and Bobby Bryant. He led Minnesota in the category four times (1962-63, ’65, ’70) and is one of four players, joining Bryant, Joey Browner and Antoine Winfield, to NHL All Star  lead the Vikings in interceptions in four separate seasons.

He also ranks third among Vikings cornerbacks in games (141) and starts (126) and second behind Krause in yards after interceptions. Sharockman totaled 804 yards and three touchdowns on interception returns.

Sharockman also forced six fumbles and recovered nine, including one that he returned 88 yards for a touchdown in 1962.

Vikings Historian and former Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 67 Max Pacioretty Authentic Home Red C Patch Hockey Jersey  Head Athletic Trainer Fred Zamberletti recalled his days with Sharockman.

“Ed always would tell you how many times he’s broken his nose,” Zamberletti said.

“Ed was a great athlete, not only in football but in basketball,” Zamberletti added. “It was back in the day when we were having to play some great quarterbacks like [Johnny] Unitas, people like that. Ed would get very uptight before a game. He’d get nervous as hell.”

Sharockman, however, intercepted Unitas twice on Dec. 16, 1962, and intercepted Earl Morrall twice on Oct. 25, 1971. All told, he had  Brendan Gallagher Jersey Womens seven games with multiple interceptions, including a career-best three against the Boston Patriots and former teammate Joe Kapp on Dec. 13, 1970.

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December 14th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings were back on the practice fields Sunday at Winter Park in preparation for their first home preseason game.

Minnesota practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for almost two hours outside on a muggy sum Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 67 Max Pacioretty Authentic Home Red C Patch Hockey Jersey mer afternoon.

The Vikings split their first two preseason games, both on the road, but will square off against San Francisco at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC.

Here are three observations from Sunday’s session:

1. Mixing and matching 

It was hard to keep tr NHL All Star ack of the Vikings offensive line combin Jonathan Drouin Jersey ations on Sunday.

Minnesota used as many as eight different players with the first-team offense, including multiple players at each position.

Reiff and Rashod Hill each saw time at left tackle, while Hill and Mike Remmers both took reps on the right side. Rookie Pat Elflein and Nick Easton split reps at center, but Easton also took snaps at left guard along with Alex Boone.

Joe Berger took most of the snaps at right guard, but Jeremiah Sirles also stepped in at times.

2. On the mend

It appears the Vikings are on track to have a relatively healthy roster for their first home preseason game.

Vikings left tackle Riley Reiff participated in team drills Sunday while running back L Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 92 Jonathan Drouin Authentic Home Red NHL Hockey Jersey Cheap atavius Murray did the same. Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and left guard Alex Boone, neither of whom played Friday, also went through team drills.

Safety Andrew Sendejo and cornerback Trae Waynes both missed Friday’s preseason game in Seattle but practiced on Sunday. Cornerback Terence Newman, who left the game against the Seahawks for a bit, also practiced Sunday.

Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers, who injured his hamstring in training camp, also went through Sunday’s session.

Viking Brendan Gallagher Jersey Womens s quarterback Taylor Heinicke was the onl Brendan Gallagher Jersey y player to not participate Sunday. 

“I mean all the guys came out for the most part and practiced good,” Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said. “It was hot out here, so it was a good steamy day. Murray got out here a little bit more, Reiff did a little more work today.”

3. Success from small details

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Th Max Pacioretty Jersey e Vikings wide receiver showed Sunday that there is never a bad time to work on the little details.

Vikings wide receivers coach Darrell Hazell put his unit through a unique drill at practice, as the group went down the line of a blocking sled and worked on getting a punch for positioning on a defender. 

The group later practiced the finer points of getting six points as they caught passes in the back middle of the end zone while focusing on getti Montreal Canadiens Ice Hockey Jersey ng two feet in bounds.

China’s property investment up Custom Patriots Jersey 7.5% in first 11 months

December 14th, 2017

Growth in China’s fixed-asset investment (FAI) continued to ease in the first 11 months of the year, data showed Thursday.

The FAI rose 7.2 percent year-on-year for January-November, slightly down Custom Patriots Jersey from 7.3 percent during the first 10 months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

This marked growth deceleration for eight consecutive months. The pace was down from 8.3 percent during the same period of 2016.

NBS spokesperson Mao Shengyong said though FAI growth has eased further, its structure continues to optimize, with investment in sectors such as Create Your Own Patriots Shirt technological innovation and projects to improve people’s livelihood maintaining fast expansion.

China still has scope for expanding investment, as many areas, including infrastructure, public facilities, innovation and technological progress, require huge investment, he said.

On a monthly basis, the FAI edged up 0.53 percent in November from the previous month.

Infrastructure investment, which accounts for more than 20 percent of total FAI, surged 20.1 percent year-on-year for January-November, with the pace of growth accelerating from 19.6 percent for January-October.

For the first 11 months, high-tech manufacturing saw investment up by 15.9 Personalized Patriots Jersey percent, compared with 14.5 percent during the same period of 2016.

Private sector FAI grew 5.7 percent in the first 11 months, accounting for 60.5 Custom Patriots Jersey percent of the total. The pace of growth cooled from 5.8 percent for January-October.

Investment in property development also expanded at a slower pace of 7.5 percent during the period, down from 7.8 percent in the first 10 months.

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December 13th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings lost to the Seahawks 20-13 on Friday in Seattle but might have gained ground in the running game.

Rookie Dalvin Cook rushed seven times for 40 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, a week after he was limited to 13 yards on five carries in Buffalo.

After the Vikings returned to practice Sunday, Head Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings “did some good things offensively, especially early.”

“We had some creases in there for the [running] back [Dalvin Cook], and he made some nice acceleration through some small holes, picked his feet up well and ran with power,” Zimmer said.

Cook ran behind the offensive line combination of Rashod Hill at left tackle, Nick Easton at left guard, Pat Elflein at center, Joe Berger at right guard and Mike Remmers at right tackle.

Jerick McKinnon missed the Buffalo game and only had one carry for a loss of 6 in his fi Kevin Pillar Jersey rst game action of 2017. The Vikings haven’t been able to play free-agent addition Latavius Murray in a game yet, but Zimmer thinks the former Pro Bowler with the Raiders will add a nice element. Zimmer said he liked a play by Murray during Sunday’s practice.

“He’s kind of a slasher, runs with power,” Zimmer said. “We had a play down there in the goal line today when he saw the cut that he had to  Josh Donaldson Jersey make he lowered his pads and accelerated into the tackler, which I thought was good. Things like that. He catches the ball good, protects.”

Here are four other topics addressed by Zimmer:

1. Trial and error

The exhibition nature of preseason games, comp Men’s Mitchell and Ness Vintage 1993 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Throwback Jersey ared to a 16-game regular season, allows teams to try new things without the stakes being too high.

It also might lead to some anomalies.

Conspicuously, the Vikings surrendered several long pass plays to Russell Wilson and Seahawks receivers, who averaged 14.1 yards per reception. That average is about 4 yards more than any full-season tally for the Vikings since Zimmer’s arrival in 2014.

“We got to do better in the coverage aspect,” Zimmer said. “We had, I think, two or three twenty-yard or more plays, so that’s going to be a big point of emphasis for us. We were working on some different coverages in that game.”

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2. Rookies’ reaction time

The Vikings turned over the opening kickoff of the second half when a fumble by Rodney Adams was recovered at the Minnesota 18-yard line.

Young players responded to the bell. Undrafted rookie Tashawn Bower sacked Trevone Boykin for a loss of 10 on the next snap, and seventh-round pick Ifeadi Odenigbo sacked Boykin for a loss of 6 two plays later to force a 52-yard field goal.

Fellow rookie Joe Carter Jersey aleel Johnson, a fourth-round pick, also made an impact in the backfield with a Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey  pair of tackles for loss in the fourth quarter.

“These young defensive linemen are doing a good job,” Zimmer said. “I thought Jaleel Johnson played well, [Tashawn] Bower had another good day. Ifeadi [Odenigbo], Big O – that’s what we call him, I thought he did some good things too. So, those three guys, they’ve kind of stepped up.” 

3. Assessing Gedeon’s start

Ben Gedeon  Custom Blue Jays Jersey drew the honors to start at weakside linebacker, the spot formerly held by Chad Greenway.

Zimmer said the rookie “did a lot of good things” but also experienced some teachable moments.

“He’s a football player, he finds the football, gets off the block, he had a couple that weren’t great and he had a couple misfits,” Zimmer said. “The one ball down the middle, that was him, but he’ll get better in those things. We spent a lot of time with the coverage part of it today with those guys.”

4. No place like home

Zimmer and the Vikings are one week away from hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football. After back-to-back road games, including the Vikings second-farthest scheduled away city (behind London), the team is ready for the second season at U.S. Bank Stadium.

“It will be good to get Toronto Blue Jays MLB Baseball Merchandise  back home, get back to U.S. Bank Stadium in front of our fans for a little bit after being on the road for a couple of weeks,” Zimmer said.

Zimmer: Switch Allows Ja Montreal Canadiens 100 Classic leel Johnson to Show ‘Bulldog Mentality’

December 13th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A few minutes into the fourth quarter Friday night in Seattle, Jaleel Johnson burst into the backfield and dropped Seahawks running back Alex Colli NHL 100 Classic Celebration ns for a 5-yard loss. 

The defensive tackle did it again on Seattle’s next offensive series, splitting a block and notching his second tackle for loss of the game with a takedown of Mike Davis for minus-3 yards..

Not bad for a rookie fourth-round pick who said Sunday that he is still in a bit of a feeling-out process in the preseason.

“I’m still trying to master my go-to move,” Johnson said. “That’s something I’m working on every single day.”

Johnson led all Vikings defenders with his pair of tackles in the backfield, but the former University of Iowa standout said  Brendan Gallagher Jersey the highlight plays were a collective effort.

“The thing I was most proud of was my production,” Johnson said. “There Montreal Canadiens Ice Hockey Jersey  were times where I did something, but it wasn’t just me, it was the entire defensive unit working together.

“What they were doing helped put me in a position to really make a play. But then I’d do something, and somebody else would make a play. It’s all about working together, and I felt like my productivity came from my teammates,” Johnson said. “Those definitely build confidence, but it’s more so just doing your job and executing it. Those two plays that I Jonathan Drouin Jersey  made, it was nothing spectacular, it was me just doing my job and what the play was.”

Johnson has made an impression on Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer, who said Sunday that plugging Johnson in the 3-technique defensive tackle spot has freed him up to be more aggressive than if he was playing at nose tackle.

“He’s playing a different spot, a spot wher Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 92 Jonathan Drouin Authentic Home Red NHL Hockey Jersey Cheap e he can be mor Brendan Gallagher Jersey Womens e reckless,” Zimmer said. “The other spot was almost a reading kind of technique. This one he can use his bulldog mentality a little bit more, I think.”

Johnson’s p Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 67 Max Pacioretty Authentic Home Red C Patch Hockey Jersey erformance Friday was also recognized by Pro Football Focus, who noted Johnson’s grade of 86.3 was tops among all players against the Seahawks. 

The 23-year-old Johnson said he was proud of the mention, but added he found plenty of flaws from re-watching the game tape.

“There were some things on the film that needed to be fixed, little things like technique and stuff,” Johnson said. “There were times where I didn’t really execute or do the play correctly.

“It’s really all about going back to the fundamentals,” Johnson added. “The game is over now, and we’ve seen what we can correct on film … now we have to go back into the playbook and see what we can correct.”

But if Johnson’s run defense stood out in Seattle, he said it’s because he’s placed an emphasis on it with Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson and assistant defensive line coach Robert Rodriguez.

“Coming out of college, I was OK (at playing the run),” Johnson said Sunday. “But when I got here, going against better competition and guys who have been doing this for years, I wasn’t where I needed to be or where I thought I was.

“Just spending countless hours here on the practice field and watching film and talking to Coach ’Dre and Coach Rob and some of the older guys, I really put that to use,” Johnson added. “I come out and just try to focus on one thing and one thing only — there are days where I just focus on playing the run a whole lot better. If I don’t do anything else right that day, I make sure I master playing the run. That way I can focus on something else and get better (the next day).”

Johnson said he’s also found a mentor in fellow defensive lineman Linval Joseph.

“Whatever he does, I try to do,” Johnson said. “I try to mirror what he does as far as on the field, whether it’s not giving up on a play or running to the ball or making plays or whatever it may be.

“I’m even watching what he does in the building. He’s watching film, he’s making sure his body is feeling good for practice, he NHL All Star ’s doing all those little things that  Max Pacioretty Jersey make him a Pro Bowler,” Johnson added. “He’s one of those guys who I really look up to as a player.”

Johnson will get his next chance to impress the coaching staff — and find his way into the opponent’s backfield — Sunday when the Vikings host San Francisco at 7p.m. (CT) at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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December 13th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Mitch Leidner expected to be delivering food this week, but instead he’ll be delivering  Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 67 Max Pacioretty Authentic Home Red C Patch Hockey Jersey the football.

The former Golden Gophers quarterback has been moonlighting as a delivery driver for Bite Squad while spending his days at the gym and on the football field, hoping for an NFL team to contact him.

He got that call Saturday night while fishing up north at his family’s cabin.

“I didn’t have my phone necessarily right by me at the moment,” Leidner told Twin Cities media members after coming off the field from his first Vikings practice. “And then a couple minutes later, I looked to see, and I was like, ‘Holy Cow, this is crazy.’ ”

Leidner said it was “an unbelievable feeling” to get the phone call nearly five months after being undrafted.

“It’s been a lot of months of just grinding and preparing and hoping this moment would come,” Leidner said.

He added of leaving his Bite Squad gig: “I hate to let those guys down, but it’s good to have an opportunity out here.”

The Vikings announced Sunday that they had signed Leidner.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said the proximity of Leidner’s college career increased their familiarity with his abilities and noted the quarterback’s performance at the combine.

“He did good at the combine; he did good at the workout over there,” Zimmer said. “The big thing from his college tape is making sure he’s getting the ball to the right people, getting the ball out on time, making accurate throws. I think those are probably things he probably struggles with the most, being his accuracy. So that’s the big thing, getting out here and get timing with these receivers and be accurate.”

Leidner attended the Ravens rookie minicamp this summer and was invited to workouts for the Jaguars and Lions but said he couldn’t think of a better storyline than ending up at the Winter Park practice facility.

The quarterback grew up less than 30 miles from Eden Prairie, attending Lakeville South High School before staying in-state for his collegiate career.

“I don’t think you can draw it up any better than that,” Leidner said. “And I mean, you’ve got [Minnesota natives] Adam Thielen, Marcus Sherels and Isaac Fruechte here paving the way for guys like me. It’s a great group of guys there to look up to and just an unbelievable opportunity. I’m really grateful to the Vikings for giving me this opportunity.”

Leidner and Fruechte played together for the Gophers in 2013 and 2014. The two have stayed in close contact since, and Leidner said he’ll be looking to his former teammate for support in a crash course of the Vikings offense.

Leidner was given a copy of the playbook just before Sunday’s team meetings and plans to do plenty of homework. 

“It’s probably going to be a lot of late nights,” Leidner said. “Luckily I have my good buddy Isaac Fruechte here to help me out, too. He probably doesn’t know that that’s comin Montreal Canadiens Ice Hockey Jersey g, bu NHL All Star t he better be ready.

“I think he’s a really smart guy, with his dad being such an unbelievable coach as well,” Leidner continued of Fruechte. “He really understands the game, and he understands how quarterbacks think out there. He can do a great job of helping me out with different reads and progressions throughout the playbook.”

In Maroon and Gold, Leidner ranked second in Gophers history in completions (590) and attempts (1,029), third in passing yards (7,287) and fifth in passing touchdowns (36). His 33 rushing touchdowns are the most in school history by a quarterba NHL 100 Classic Celebration ck, and his 1,495 rushing yards are the third-most by a passer.

Now swapping out the maroon for purple, he’s just grateful for an opportunity to get some reps during preseason and showcase his skillset.

“I think I bring a lot of athleticism and size to the position,” said Leidner, 6-foot-4. “I feel like I’m pretty smart and can get a quick understanding of what they’re trying to do on offense here and really understand the playbook. And hopefully the faster I can learn it, the quicker I can get out there and actually take some reps against the defense.”

Added Leidner: “They just wanted me to come in and compete, work hard, learn the system and just be a sponge and soak up as much as I could.”

He believes his abrupt transition will be made smoother by a familiarity with some of his new teammates.

“[Isaac] and I threw together for the majority of the summer, with a few other Vikings guys and [Vikings quarterback] Case Keenum, as well,” Leidner said. “So just having that relationship with a lot of those guys makes it easier.”

Eliminating red zone penalties: The Vikings were hurt twice by red zone penalties against the Seahawks Friday, once by a  Max Pacioretty Jersey false start and then being flagged for delay of game.

Zimmer addressed the issue during his podium session Sunday, saying he hopes it was more of a fluke than a long-term concern.

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“Today we didn’t have any, we haven’t had them Brendan Gallagher Jersey  in training camp,” Zimmer said. “I get the report every day from practice, and we get two or three penalties all day. It’s just understanding that down there it’s going to get a little louder, especially on the road.”

But that doesn’t mean that the team didn’t get a lecture.

“You complain about it a lot, and you talk to them about it a lot,” Zimmer said. “Just keep trying to grind it into them that they’re hurting the team. At some point, the guys that are committing the penalty, you’ve got to get their butt out.”

O-Line evaluation continues: After rookie center Pat Elflein made his first NFL start Friday night, he received some praise from the head coach.

Zimmer said he thought Elflein “had a good day” against the Seahawks.

“He moves his feet, he’s a little bit of a grinder-wrestler kind of guy in there, so he’ll stick with the extra block, kind of get a guy turned a little bit,” Zimmer said. “I think on the one, it might have been [Joe] Berger and him, but on the one that [Dalvin] Cook busted through on the middle there, I think it was him who kind of squeezed the seam, if it’s the one I’m thinking of.”

Zimmer emphasized the importance of individual performance but also evaluating the way players work together as a unit.

“I think as a group, you always try to figure out who play together,” Zimmer said. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got to get the five best guys out there, however we do it. I’m not opposed to whoever it is.”

With the recent absence of Alex Boone, who started at left guard in preseason week one, and Riley Reiff, who was i Brendan Gallagher Jersey Womens njured in the July 27 training camp practice, the Vikings have gotten a long look at the combination of Rashod Hill (LT), Nick Easton (LG), Elflein (C), Joe Berger (RG) and Mike Remmers (RT).

Both Boone and Reiff practiced on Sunday, however, and the Vikings shuffled things around multiple times, using as many as eight different players with the first-team offense.

Zimmer said Vikings coaches are trying to cement the starting five as soon as possible b Jonathan Drouin Jersey ut want to make sure it’s the right verdict.

“I’m hopeful that this week we can see how it goes,” Zimmer said. “We might have some different combinations in there this week, too. But I don’t know when I’ll make the decision.”

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