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Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Recap

1-2 Punch The Minnesota Vikings are entering their final phases of training camp before they start their joint practices with the Jacksonville Jaguars...Dalvin Cook and Latavius MurrayCook has shown the same level of explosion that attracted the Vikings to draft him. He does not look like a player who has had an ACL tear the prior year Sheldon Richardson Jersey , and is cutting violently without appearing to favor his knee. Latavius Murray also appears more smooth in his cuts, and he and Cook look like a dynamic tandem. There is quite a bit of camaraderie between the two as well. The two walked out on to the field together, and Cook asked beat reporters “Have you ever heard of a 1-2 punch?”The Offense had an off dayFumbled snaps and a drops were a couple of issues for the offense today. Vikings Offensive Coordinator John Defillipo yelled at the unit for fumbling 3 snaps. This is likely due to inexperience at the center position with Pat Elflein missing, but every position group on the offense struggled. Kirk Cousins was visibly frustrated with his mistakes, after having a particularly poor redzone drill period.Cousins is more mechanical than most quarterbacks, which showed in his quick release and timing while under pressure. There could be concern with Cousins ability to improvise, and create when mechanics are thrown off, or he misidentifies pressure from the opposing defense.Mike Hughes is specialThere are some players that step on to the field and it’s obvious they belong. This is true about the Vikings first round selection Mike Hughes. He looks like a veteran already, and might have the highest ceiling of every cornerback on the field...including Xavier Rhodes. One play that particularly stood out was a play during the redzone period. Hughes covered Adam Thielen, and was on top of him immediately out of his break. Thielen, one of the leagues best route runners, was completely taken out of the play. Hughes still has a lot to learn, but he is already better than a lot of the corners already on the Vikings roster.The RestThere were some other notable things from practice such as Kendall Wright making plays. He has been relatively quiet all training camp, and Zimmer had a few disparaging comments about his inability to play special teams. Wright still needs to carve out a role for himself with guys like Brandon Zylstra, and Cayleb Jones making plays.Everson Griffen was not at practice Cheap Stefon Diggs Jersey , per Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune, he had an excused team absence.Terence Newman struggled quite a bit, but it does not seem to be an area of concern for the 40-year old vet.Reiff-Compton-Edison-Isidora-O’neill appears to be the starting offensive line rotation until Remmers, and Elflein return from injury.Laquon Treadwell is impressing every day, and continues to solidify himself as the teams wide receiver 3. He is making contested catches in redzone drills, and attacks the ball out while its in the air. The Vikings are giving him every opportunity to thrive, and he is clearly making the most out of it.Vikings fans, join Daily Norseman FanPulse! We are considered the voice of the fan here at The Daily Norseman and we talk every day about how the Minnesota Vikings are doing--whether they’ll win their upcoming game or how Vikings fans feel about that awful call from the referees. Now we’re starting a new polling project that will pull together the insights of the most plugged-in Viking fans. If that describes you, then SIGN UP HERE to join me and other knowledgeable fans (including some other Daily Norseman contributors) on our new project called SB Nation FanPulse.If you sign up, you’ll be among a hand-selected group from The Daily Norseman who answers quick polls each week developed by SB Nation. We want to build the definitive poll of informed Viking fans, and that includes you. Your votes will be anonymous--though if you join, you’re welcome to tell anyone you like. The results of each poll will be published by The Daily Norseman, and may end up on SBNation.com also along with the results from other team sites.Ready to sign up as a Daily Norseman FanPulse participant? CLICK HERE

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