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MVP: Pete Bercich Discusses Training Camp Preparations, Shares His Past Player & Coaching Experiences | Episode 221
Welcome to the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. The offseason workouts are in full swing and Coaches are simultaneously preparing for 2023 Vikings Training Camp. Gabe Henderson and Jay Nelson are joined by former player and coach, Pete Bercich, who shares his insights on the offseason schedule leading up to camp. Pete also breaks down the 2023 rookies to diagnose which players he believes will make a significant impact in the upcoming season. In additional news this week, it was announced that Kevin O'Connell was gifted the very tie that Bud Grant wore during his NFL Hall of Fame Induction. Pete recounts his experiences with Bud Grant, talked about what made him an effective leader, and shares a humorous story you'll definitely want to hear. Last but not least, Kevin O'Connell made a special announcement during yesterday's press conference regarding conducting joint practices with the Arizona Cardinals and the Tennessee Titans during their upcoming Training Camp this fall. Hear from Kevin himself on why he feels these practices will be so beneficial. All of this and more is in Episode 221 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi.
MVP: NFL Owners Vote On New Rules, Ben Leber Discusses The Implications & Defensive Identity - Episode 220
Welcome to Episode 220 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. The NFL Owners Meetings are taking place in the Twin Cities and they've approved of some rule changes for 2023 that'll effect all 32 teams on game day. Gabe Henderson and Jay Nelson welcome former Linebacker and Vikings Radio Network Host, Ben Leber, to get his take on the new rules surrounding kickoffs and quarterback roster spots, which historical Viking he'd love to see added to the 2023 roster, his favorite memories of working with Bob Hagan, and the legendary style of Bud Grant. Gabe and Jay also discuss the Bud Grant Celebration over the weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium, the addition of Lucky Jackson to the Wide Receiver room, and QB Josh Johnson's journeyman career throughout the NFL. All of this and more is in Episode 220 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi.
MVP: A Look Back At Bob Hagan's 32 Year Career With the Vikings
Welcome to a special edition of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. After 32 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings organization, Bob Hagan is retiring from the Public Relations Department. Bob's incredible run has been legendary, so we want to give you a glimpse into Bob's experience, both in his own words and from all of the people who knew him best. His relationships with Fran Tarkenton, Bud Grant, Sid Hartman, local media, national media, coworkers, and more, have created some amazing stories you just need to hear to believe. From working with everyone at Sunday Night Football, to hanging with stars like Sir Paul McCartney, tennis legend Stan Smith, and more, Bob's been on an epic ride. So, tune in and enjoy this very special edition of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. Also, be sure to check out the full written story by Vikings Senior Editor Craig Peters and all of the supplemental audio stories on Vikings.com, including a chance meeting between Sid Hartman and Prince at Super Bowl XLI. You won't want to miss it.
MVP: The Athletic's Alec Lewis Dissects The Za'Darius Smith Trade, Rookie Minicamp, & The 2023 Schedule | Episode 218
Welcome to Episode 218 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. Tatum Everett, Gabe Henderson, and Jay Nelson welcome in The Athletic's Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) once again to help us digest all of the news that came out during this past week. Alec gives his gut reaction to everyone he watched at Rookie Mini Camp last weekend, why he thinks the Za'Darius Smith trade went down on Tuesday, his detailed breakdown of the entire Vikings 2023 Schedule, and previews his article focused on rookie quarterback Jaren Hall's road to the Vikings. Tatum, Gabe, and Jay also talk about Bleacher Report's 'Top 10 Offenses list,' the top content they saw during the NFL's Schedule Release event, and the upcoming Bob Hagan retrospective podcast coming out later this week. All of this and more is in Episode 218 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi.
MVP: Schedule Release Edition, C.J. Ham Discusses Offseason Training | Episode 217
Welcome to the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. Gabe Henderson, Tatum Everett, and Jay Nelson are in the TCO Radio Studio as they break down the highly anticipated 2023 NFL Season Schedule for the Minnesota Vikings. With five primetime games and a late Week 13 Bye Week, there's plenty to discuss. Also, C.J. Ham joins the crew to share insights on his offseason training and how he's adapted his conditioning over time. He also talks about hosting his football camps in Duluth and giving back to the community by inspiring the next generation of football players. All of this and more is in Episode 217 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi.
MVP: KFAN's Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert Breaks Down The 2023 NFL Draft, Reviews The State Of The NFC North| Episode 216
Welcome back to the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. KFAN's Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert joins to help Tatum Everett, Gabe Henderson, and Jay Nelson break down the aftermath of the 2023 NFL Draft. Sauce reviews his reaction to the Jordan Addison selection, the implications of the T.J. Hockenson trade, the state of the NFC North's draft selections, and the teams that "Sauce" saw as the immediate winners and losers at the conclusion of the 2023 NFL Draft. All of this and more is in Episode 216 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast.
MVP: Minnesota Vikings Finalize Their 2023 Draft Class, Select Four Additional Players On Day #3 | Episode 215
Welcome to the final 2023 Draft edition of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. The Vikings made their final selections of the 2023 Draft and we're here to break it all down. Tatum Everett, Pete Bercich, and Jay Nelson take a look at the 6 players drafted this weekend by the Vikings and breakdown the Day 3 selections, including a couple of defensive players from LSU. The crew also looks at what attributes made BYU Quarterback Jaren Hall and UAB Running Back DeWayne McBride potential great fits in Kevin O'Connell's offensive scheme. All of this and more is in Episode 215 of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi.
MVP: Vikings Draft CB Mekhi Blackmon On Night #2 Of The 2023 NFL Draft | Episode 214
Welcome to the 2023 Draft Night #2 Edition of the Minnesota Vikings Podcast presented by Pepsi. After trading with the San Francisco 49ers in the 3rd Round, the Vikings went back to the USC depth chart and selected Cornerback Mekhi Blackmon with pick #102. Tatum Everett, Pete Bercich, and Jay Nelson breakdown the selection, we give a listen to portions of the Jordan Addison introductory press conference and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah media availabilities on Friday, and we give a quick look ahead to the five picks that the Vikings currently have on Draft Day #3. All of this and more is in Episode 214 of the Minnesota Vikings podcast presented by Pepsi.