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Pads Will Pop On Monday At Vikings Training Camp

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 30, 2012 – 6:08 am

There’s been a walk-before-you-run type of feeling around 2012 Verizon Vikings Training Camp so far, with a pair of morning walk-thrus and afternoon practices on Friday and Saturday before a day off on Sunday. Head Coach Leslie Frazier’s team has worked well over the two days, as the offense has looked sharp under second-year Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave and the defense has begun its transition to new Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams’ plan.

But the pace will quicken and the intensity will spike significantly on Monday. Yes, the pads will pop and training camp as we’ve become accustomed to will emerge.

The Vikings will hold their first padded practice of this year’s camp on Monday at 2:45 p.m., following their customary morning walk-thru at 10:30. Everyone’s questions about how rookie LT Matt Kalil looks against DE Jared Allen or how Everson Griffen looks playing in his new position will begin to be answered. There’s nothing like the crunching of pads and popping of helmets to get football fans excited for what’s shaping up to be another fun season.

Monday marks the 2012 opening of the Northland Ford Dealer’s Autograph Zone, where you can meet and greet Vikings players each day. Beginning today and going through August 14, one position group will be in the autograph zone each day after the morning walk-thru, with gates opening 25 minutes prior to the conclusion of the walk-thru and autographs beginning immediately after practice for another 25 minutes. Today’s featured group is the TEs, including one of the most impressive performers so far during camp – Kyle Rudolph.

If you haven’t yet done so, head down or up or over to Minnesota State University, Mankato to get a good, early look at the 2012 Minnesota Vikings.


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21 Responses to “Pads Will Pop On Monday At Vikings Training Camp”

  1. By Mark B on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Looking forward to seeing how the players added via the draft/FA impact position battles. I know when I get over there on Saturday, I’ll be watching the back end of the defense for both WR and DB play!

    Oh yea, and FIRST! ;)

  2. By Mark B on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m looking forward to seeing how the players added via the draft/FA impact position battles. I know when I get over there on Saturday, I’ll be watching the back end of the defense for both WR and DB play!

    Oh yea, and FIRST! ;)

  3. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mark B. Not only were you first, but second as well. Happens to just about everybody else, also.
    Thought everybody would enjoy today’s Non Sequitur strip, entited “Pre-Internet Blogging” II can almost see Titus standing on the street with a bullhorn.

  4. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    The first Preseason game with the 49ers is at 8pm, Friday 10 August shown on WUCW, (Who ever they are) Who else will broadcast it? Anybody know?

  5. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I know there are several bloggers who really don’t care that much for preseason games,, but look at them as just extensions of the Training Camp Sessions..

    I will be fun to watch all the new players show off, and try to keep their spots on team.

  6. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    It will.

  7. By sandiamond on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    NFL pre-season national viewing (no Vikings games)

    http://voices.yahoo.com/2012-nfl-preseason-national-tv-schedule-11544468.html

  8. By Spencer on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

  9. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody will be broadcasting the Viking Preseason games? Who dreamed that up?
    Is this just the TV, or does it include radio as well? What a way to start the season.

  10. By sandiamond on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bluebird that is nfl network,espn, etc national games
    All Viking preseason games televised in the local Minn market only
    Only option outside the market is the nfl.com 4 game pre-season package 19.99

  11. By MIke B. on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I enjoy watching the preseason games. One of our local TV stations in SDak usually picks up the local TV station in Minneapolic, so we will be able to see the games.

  12. By sandiamond on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, tryed to find a nfl viewing map but no luck. Whatever expanded area should be the same as regular season games

  13. By sandiamond on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    spence – ahhhh no comment…

  14. By Spencer on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    2 Words…Bobby Felder.

    THE WINDOW HAS OPENED!

  15. By rogerthevikefan on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    ABC/KSFY airs the Vikings preseason games and the show Vikings Weekly(was replaced not sure what the new show is called but is Viking related) in eastern SD.

  16. By rogerthevikefan on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Time for Allen to beat Kalil into shape.

  17. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks to all you guys for coming to my aid! Didn’t want to miss any of the games,
    This Vikings Team will be fun to watch in preseason, watching all the new players showing off their talents and trying not to be cut from the team. GO VIKINGS!

  18. By Smith on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    You can subscribe to Pre-Season Live at NFL.COM for $20. That’s what i’ll probably do. You can watch the games live or go back and watch them later because they archive all the games. Only thing that sux is that the service is only good til Sept 15th.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Bluebird7,

    It’s true that many Viking fans don’t get in to watching pre-season games. Many of us are, however, too excitable about them. Just because we lose a pre-season game, that does not mean it’s the end of the world.

    We need to try to be a little bit more patient. The same is true of the first few regular season games.

    8-8 would be a decent season for these Vikings. I hope they do better, but to expect that is suicidal.

  20. By Stoney on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    you can see all pre-season games on NFL network, not live, but you can see them.

  21. By Bluebird7 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, Someone, I think it was Mr. “T” suggested 14/2. Will he be ready to jump off a ciff? I believe 10/6..We will all find out at the end of the year and it should be really grear watching and cheering the Vikings on, and hopefully they can do even better.

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