Story lines and Hot Takes are Heating Up
Week 3 of Vikings training camp is underway and the story lines keeping popping like the pads of a running back running off tackle. Head coach Kevin O’Connell spoke about his center Garrett Bradbury saying that he has been good against the run but not as good in pass protection. His starting position for the Purple in 2022 is not guaranteed and that will continue to be a storyline to follow throughout camp catch this in segment 3 of Vikings Territory Breakdown.
Which we, myself and the Star Tribune’s NFL Insider Mark Craig are most certainly following on the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast. As the line goes, so goes the offense and the a big question mark right in the center of that unit is growing by the day at TCO Performance Center in Eagan.
Another big storyline is the tight end position, which became a problem shortly after we taped out podcast last week. Starting tight end Irv Smith, Jr. left practice with an injury and the next day had surgery on his thumb. He was projected to be available for the Vikings opening regular season game against the Green Bay Packers, but nothing is for certain. The Vikings have a number of other tight ends in camp, and Craig and Oberle will take a look at the potion depth and Oberle will wring his hands over his upcoming decision in Fantasy Football at the tight end position.
The VT Breakdown duo will also look at some other looming camp battles, and see if they can project what we might see in the opening day line up come this fall. Craig has already mentioned on twitter that Ty Chandler is potential Mr. Mankato this year, so perhaps he has some interesting roster insight for us. (He certainly does!)
Please tune into the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast for answers to burning questions to the Vikings team as they work their way toward the season. They might not be the right answers, but they are bound to be-entertaining!
Segment 1: Coaches talking up Greg Joseph
Segment 2: Kellen Mond or Sean Mannion
Segment 3: What to do with Garrett Bradbury