Vikings rumor mill, October 30
VikingsTerritory’s purple rumor mill is a chronicle of two days each week. All of the week’s rumors are lassoed and filed in two places – the Saturday and Sunday articles – for review. Today is the edition of October 30.
Remember – rumors are rumors. What you read over the weekend in these articles is what the world is talking about regarding the Vikings, not necessarily things that will come to fruition.
Rumor: The Vikings have an interest in acquiring Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans.
The Vikings don’t have a huge need for a wide receiver – unless you think Adam Thielen isn’t very good anymore. Indeed, Thielen is 32, but that is not considered old.
Still, for unknown reasons, Minnesota obviously has an interest in Brandin Cooks, KJ Hamler and various other passers.
KSTP Darren Wolfson Told Mackey and Judd on YouTube this week, “They seem to be looking for a receiving target that can extend the field, whether it’s a KJ Hamler or a Brandin Cooks.”
And Wolfson knows his stuff, so this needs to be taken seriously.
Rumor: This may be the end of the Packers’ stranglehold on the NFC North — like, for a long time.
That appears to be at least partially true, as the Packers are 3-4 in seven games.
However, no one on the planet would be surprised if Green Bay had about five consecutive wins. that the packers do is another story.
In terms of long-term dominance — as the Vikings trend upward — it all depends on Green Bay’s next quarterback. Can this franchise really hit three quarters of the Hall of Fame in a row, potentially extending Favre-Rodgers-_______’s 40-50 straight streak?
Probably not. In that vein, yes, Green Bay’s hold on near-flawless quarterbacking play is likely coming to an end. If not, well, the Wisconsin team is the luckiest sports franchise in the world.
Vikings Rumor Mill (after)
Rumor: Like Houston Cooks, Minnesota may want to trade for Chase Claypool.
The aforementioned Wolfson also backed this one up.
He told the same group on the Mackey & Judd Show at the end of this week, “I don’t feel anything on point, that there was any serious dialogue, but my understanding is that they did at least investigate Claypool.”
Between Cooks and Claypool — two relatively big names — the Vikings have to be half-serious to get rich at wide receiver.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. He host a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, airing every Wednesday with Raun Saw and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Guilty pleasures listed: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, “The Sopranos” and The Doors (the band).