It gets a little whacky and weird in the latest edition of the Wobcast. Producer Nate Vaugh and I examine whether or not the kickoff is going the way of the dinosaurs and then we explore some ideas of how to potentially save it. We also have a conversation with former NFL player and current Sirius XM NFL Radio Host Ross Tucker about offensive line play and his connection with new Vikings OL coach Tony Sparano. We close the show by scanning the internet for mock drafts, looking ahead to what events will be held in US Bank Stadium and then assessing how serious Aaron Rodgers was about his UFO sighting from 2005.
Here's a rundown of what's in this week's show…
1:35 - 5 observations from owners meetings
From rules changes to what's ahead for Cordarrelle Patterson, this year's annual NFL Meeting in Boca Raton provided lots of Vikings-related talking points. We discussed the five biggest takeaways from this year's meeting.
9:16 - Rich Eisen Show "Save the Kickoff" idea
Some want to eliminate the kickoff. But many more want to keep it in the game. We examine a couple of ideas from some quality football minds to keep the kickoff as part of the game while also making the game safer.
15:43 - Ross Tucker interview
Ross Tucker is one of personal favorites to listen to on the radio. It was a pleasure to have him on this week's show, and it was interesting to hear about his (very) personal connection to Tony Sparano.
33:26 – Small school draft prospects to watch
For those of you with a soft spot for small school prospects, this part of the show is for you.
37:18 – Ideal scenarios and mock drafts
Our guys at the Move the Sticks Podcast break down "ideal scenarios" for the Vikings in the first two rounds of the draft and then Nate and I scan the internet for some updated mock drafts.
45:07 – Aaron Rodgers UFO story
All I can say is this: Aaron Rodgers – one of the best QBs in the NFL and the best player of the Vikings fiercest rival – says he saw a UFO back in 2005 before he was even drafted by the Green Bay Packers. If that's not enough to get you listen, I don't know what else I can tell you.