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Let's get excited about the Vikings

Shawn Syed joins the podcast to break down the beginning of the Kevin O'Connell era in Minnesota

On the latest edition of the podcast, I’m joined by Shawn Syed of @SyedSchemes and Daily Norseman to discuss all things Vikings. We hit on:

  • The offensive philosophy of Kevin O’Connell

  • Preseason expectations vs. the week one reality

  • The use of Justin Jefferson — and how it compares and contrasts with the use of Cooper Kupp in LA

  • How the Packers tried to defend Jefferson, and what that means for opposing defenses moving forward

  • The role of Kirk Cousins within the offense

  • What we expect to see moving forward

  • How Ed Donatell has re-shaped the defense

  • How (and why) Donatell is adjusting to fresh challenges from offenses

  • What will be sustainable over the year and what won’t be

  • The unique challenge of the Philly offense — and what the week two matchup will tell us about the Vikings

  • All that and a whole bunch more

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