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    Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/08/07/postcard.vikings/index.html

    [size=12pt]Setting the Scene[/size]
    The Vikings have been coming 80 miles south of the Twin Cities, to Mankato, Minn., since 1966, and the marriage shows no signs of crumbling. My Fairfield Inn in Mankato was populated Thursday morning at breakfast with 11 men, women and children with Vikings clothing, and two men in business attire. The bleachers at Minnesota State University (formerly Mankato State) were filled, and about 3,500 people attended the two-hour morning workout.
    There's a really cool video at the end of Peter King interviewing Jared Allen.
    That cowboy rocks.

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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    Some great stuff here, including:

    Memorable Image

    Easy. Harvin, split wide right outside the numbers, versus cornerback Marcus Walker, playing inches across the line from him, planning to get a bump on Harvin in the five-yard bump zone to knock him off his route. Harvin juked almost imperceptibly left-right-left at the snap of the ball. Walker lunged at him but only got a piece of him as Harvin got outside Walker's left shoulder at the line. NFL corners, and highlight producers in TV stations across the country, are going to see a lot of this. Harvin is so quick off the line, then so fast, that if you give him a half-step and don't have a safety over the top for double-coverage help, the Vikings are going to throw a lot of deep touchdowns to this man. On this play, Walker never caught up, and the deep throw nestled cleanly in Harvin's arms. Touchdown.
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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    This camp will determine if he's more accurate deep than Rosenfels. On Thursday, both completed a deep ball to Harvin, and Jackson's perfect spiral was so effortless you wondered how much deeper it could have gone.
    That's the one thing I've loved about watching Jackson in camp, man, the guys got an arm.
    We'll see what he can do tho, I'm just interested in watching him full tempo in the preseason.


    Oh, and giving Jake's Stadium Pizza an A-?
    Should have been A+, love that place (its a block from my house).

    Decent article, for being Peter King lol


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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    lol Vikes_King

    That was an awesome find, Z!
    Loved the video with Jared..
    I love that guy!!
    Vegans are eating the rainforests. =(

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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    That was the best pump up for the season that I've read so far!!! By far!


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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    This camp will determine if he's more accurate deep than Rosenfels. On Thursday, both completed a deep ball to Harvin, and Jackson's perfect spiral was so effortless you wondered how much deeper it could have gone.
    That's the one thing I've loved about watching Jackson in camp, man, the guys got an arm.
    We'll see what he can do tho, I'm just interested in watching him full tempo in the preseason.


    Oh, and giving Jake's Stadium Pizza an A-?
    Should have been A+, love that place (its a block from my house).

    Decent article, for being Peter King lol
    It USED to be a block from my place... years ago.... Monk's place apartments....


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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    Good read. It is football time! My god I am excited.

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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    def a very good find!!

    i like the way his face lights up when he talks about that WC play and harvin blowin past him..

    if he's impressed.. what r the other de's gonna do..


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    Re: Sports Illustrated's "Postcard from Camp" for the Vikings

    Practice is practice! Lets get this season going and see who are figg'n qb is!

    I personally can't wait for the Giants game, god I hate those stink'n New Yorkers...


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