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Young Vikings Bond By Getting Social

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 22, 2012 – 9:01 pm

An essential component of any successful team is cohesion. The ability for a large group of talented individuals from varying and complex backgrounds to come together and move in one direction toward a common goal is not easily realized. Training camp is the starting point for NFL teams in their quest to gain this sense of purpose and direction.

In just a few days, the entire Vikings roster will gather in Mankato for 2012 Verizon Vikings Training Camp as they continue preparations for the upcoming season and the quest for cohesion. But thanks to modern technology and a bond born from both a passion for fun and wealth of resources, an important segment of this young Vikings roster has a significant head start on the building of camaraderie.

Andrew Miller of www.fasthorseinc.com wrote an interesting story about how QB Christian Ponder, TE Kyle Rudolph and C John Sullivan have made Minnesota their home by finding fun activities to pass the time of the offseason, and about how they share the fun with their fans via Twitter.

Miller’s piece is worth the read (and includes photos of the three Vikings out and about in Minnesota). Just make sure you come back to vikings.com after reading it. We have more Roster Rundowns to get to, after all.


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25 Responses to “Young Vikings Bond By Getting Social”

  1. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Watch your syntax Wobbles.

  2. By Spencer on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Just because we’re a young team doesnt mean we’re a scrub team! If only these garbage writers would understand that concept.

    In 2009 the Bucs finished 3-13. So for the 2010 season experts were predicting the worse because they entered that year as the youngest team in the NFL. Well they finished 10-6.

    From 3-13, to 10-6.

    My question: Why cant us?

    Baroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  3. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I am not worried at all. I look forward to this season– after the past two, I believe we now will be competitive and see us win more often than not.

    And Spencer, — put some air in your horn!

  4. By sandiamond on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Barooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    7-9 finish wildcard hunt first 10 games

  5. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Weak horn sandiamond and even weaker prediction. I am making the bold prediction the Vikings will upset the division and be the champs!

  6. By Spencer on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Mike Wobschall, will you be posting training camp videos like you did in the previous season?

    Last year I remember you posted a video of Michael Jenkins torching Chris Cook for a long TD.

  7. By sandiamond on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    carlson and rudolph — steriodal gazellea

  8. By Frederick Jones on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    8

  9. By Frederick Jones on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    It could be good that the Vikings are young. It might take them past 8-8!!!

  10. By Frederick Jones on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    When you say Mke W. ought to watch his syntax are you referring to the generative, or the categorical?

  11. By DRS on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Is Ponder a new Tarkenton? We need a new Tarkenton.

    later one and all.

  12. By Deer Tracks on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS

    We have a Tarkenton, His name is Joe Webb!

  13. By sandiamond on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    scrambling man only half of a Tark

  14. By Deer Tracks on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sand,

    We really haven’t seen Joe much on the field yet have we, huh.

  15. By Deer Tracks on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why is it, if we see Tarkenton scramling, it is great!

    But, if Joe does it, then we hear tsk, tsk, that’s a no-no.

  16. By sandiamond on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    does he have the smarts and leadership to be a modern day nfl qb?

  17. By sandiamond on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    S Reggie Jones bigger and taller than I expected. good deal!

  18. By Deer Tracks on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sands– Does Joe have the smarts to be a NFL QB?

    Put him on the field and he will give you the answer.

  19. By Deer Tracks on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sands Jones does show some nice Ballroom dance steps–

    However, will those work on the field?

  20. By sandiamond on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    deertracks, look at the transformation at 8:07. This guy migt just ready to step on the field

  21. By Deer Tracks on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond, I hope so, we sure could use him

  22. By Mark B on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Soo … Deer Tracks asked why it’s OK for Tark to scramble around and not to Mr. Webb. All you need to do to answer your own question is watch the first 2 minutes of the Tarkenton video posted above. In that time they show him scrambling three times – how many times does he run for ANY gain at all. The answer is none – Tark almost exclusively threw the football. IMO Joe Webb is an extremely talented athlete that just doesn’t have the skill set to play NFL QB. Tark scrambled to buy time for his receivers to break down the secondary, not run for first downs and TD’s.

  23. By RichardA1 on Jul 23, 2012 | Reply

    Does Solomon E. have what it takes…yes he does!

  24. By Tman on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with RichardA1. Give Solomon a chance and he may prove that height is not everything.

  25. By DeerTracks on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.

    Not run for TD’s? or first downs? Isn’t that the whole point of the game?

    Who in blazes cares how the TD’s are made, the point is to WIN!

    Webb IS NFL materail. So if Webb or Ponder run, let them! WIN!

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