Apr 28, 2012

Vikings Running Back Caleb King Arrested for Assault


On Saturday Vikings running back who spent most of last season on practice squad has been has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting another man according to authorities. He's remains at Anoka County Jail.

Authorities say King assaulted a 22-year-old man, causing skull and facial fractures and cuts that required more than 50 stitches to close. The man is hospitalized in serious condition.

Sheriff’s Cmdr. Paul Sommer says King denies assaulting the man, saying the victim fell to the ground when King was talking to him, at a birthday party in Oak Grove, Minnesota.

That's the worst ablibi ever. The man just falls to the ground? Hard to believe.

The sheriff’s department says King assaulted the victim after the man teased King about resembling a certain celebrity.

King is being held on a tentative charge of third-degree assault.

Vikings Draft North Carolina State Long Back Audie Cole

I'm actually proud of myself for predicting this in DLV's 2012 Vikings Mock Draft 2.0. But I thought he'd be gone by the 5th round. I guess the Vikings got lucky.

6'4", and 245-pounds. He had 97 tackles and two forced fumbles for the Wolf pack last season.

I'm guess he'll be a special teamer, just because he was drafted in the seventh round, but he could just be underestimated. Maybe we got ourselves a pro bowler... But that's probably not going to happen. I've been writing about all thee great college players getting drafted, my imagination is getting the best of me.

Vikings Draft Georgia Kicker Blair Walsh for Round 6 of Draft


What? A kicker? I guess Ryan Longwell will have some competition. For round six, 175th overall the Vikings selected Georgia Kicker Blair Walsh. Again, what?

5'10'', 192 pounds. He went 20-of-22 in 2009 as a sophomore, when he was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, and 20-of-23 as a junior in 2010.

Almost everybody is scratching their heads at this crazy move. Rick Spielman, the man with the plan. I'm just guessing the plan is to have a backup for Longwell, and as Longwell gets older put Walsh in a little more.

It got's me. I have absolutely no idea why they chose Blair Wlash.

Vikings Draft Notre Dame Corner Back Robert Blanton

    I know a lot of you are shaking your heads. For the Vikings 5th Round, 139th overall the Vikings select Notre Dame corner back Robert Blanton, after picking WR Jarius Wright, TE Rhett Ellison, and WR Greg Childs in the 4th round.

6'1", and 210 pounds. Blanton had 70 tackles, eight of which were for a loss, and two interceptions in 2011.

Not too many people happy with this pick, but it's getting to be the later rounds. You can't expect Clairborne's, Kalil's, or Blackmon's. But he's still a decent player.

Next pick by the Vikings is the fifth pick of the sixth round. We'll be back here to tell you who they select. I'm guessing they'll go after safety next.

Vikings Draft Arkansas Wide Receiver Jarius Wright in Fourth Round

For the Vikings 118th pick in the 2012 NFL draft they select WR from Arkansas Jarius Wright.

5'9 1/2" and 180 pounds. Wright had 66 receptions for 1,117 yards and 12 scores. He also served as a team captain for the Razorbacks in 2011.

I knew they would target a wide receiver in my Earlier Post. This is by far the most needed position for the Vikings. I think the Vikings aren't done drafting wide receivers. They'll probably draft another one in the later rounds.

Eight to picks to go. We'll keep you posted as the draft continues.

What will Vikings do on Draft Day #3, With Nine Draft Picks?

The Vikings are one of the many NFL teams that are doing great in the draft. They've cover their need for an offensive tackle with Matt Kalil, defensive back with Harrison Smith, and corner back with Josh Robinson. All very smart moves. It's all thanks to Rick Speilman, who had the mastermind to trade down with the Browns, get three extra picks, and still draft Matt Kalil.

Now it's day three of the draft, and round four, five, six, and seven are always the hardest to predict.

Leslie Frazier mentioned yesterday that linebacker and wide receiver depth was a need. I'm guessing wide receiver will be their first target. Then go for linebacker.

I also predict the Vikings will target, a safety, and defensive tackle. Both arguably big needs for the Vikings.

Here are Saturday's current picks. Nothing says Rick Spielman won't try to trade picks.

Fourth Round:  118, 128, & 134
Fifth Round:  138 & 139
Sixth Round:  175
Seventh Round:  210, 211, & 223

Apr 27, 2012

Vikings Draft Central Florida Cornerback Josh Robinson


    Another great move by the Vikings! First trade 3rd overall pick with browns to get 4th overall with three extra picks, and still get Matt Kalil, then draft Harrison Smith in the late first round. Now in the third round, 66th overall, they get the amazing cornerback from central Florida. Josh Robinson.


Robinson tested very well at the 2012 NFL Combine, including having the fastest 40-yard dash time at 4.33 seconds. He's an amazing player. 


I predicted he would be drafted in the second round in my my draft. I guess I was a little off.


The Vikings have nine picks total for Saturday, so we'll keep you updated with those. Don't forget to take your eyes off the draft to catch up on today's stadium hearing!


Apr 26, 2012

Vikings Trade 3rd Round Pick to Fourth, and Draft Kalil


Edit: In the first round, 29th overall, the Vikings draft Notre Dame Saftey Harrison Smith.


Busy night, and DLV here to give you a recap. Enjoy...


First the Vikings traded draft picks with the Cleveland browns for three additional picks. The Vikings will move from third to fourth in the fourth round, and according to early reports they'll get a 4th, 5th, and 7th rounder in return. This was an absolutely fanatical deal made by Rick Spielman. Good work!

Then for the Vikings first round pick, 4th overall, they drafted LSU offensive tackle Matt Kalil. A move I knew they were going to make. If Christian Ponder wants to grow as a quarter back he needs Matt Kalil protecting him. 

Earlier there was a lot of speculation the Vikings were going with corner back Morris Claiborne. I couldn't believe that. The Vikings needed Kalil, plus they just signed two corner backs in free agency. Chris Carr and Zach Bowman.

Hope everyone is happy with this pick. I know I am. He's a real game changer.



Vikings Are Set To Draft Matt Kalil

    A lot of people are saying that the Vikings are showing the most interest in Morris Claiborne. I thought the same thing until I thought a little while and figured out that it would be a horrible move on the Vikings part. 

We need to have Christian Ponder grow without the fear of getting sacked. That's Matt Kalil's job. The Vikings let fifty sacks go through last season. Thirty of them were on Christian Ponder. 

Some say he's not a play maker and won't benefit the team. He benefits Ponder and Ponder will then make big plays.

I'm almost positive the Vikings will draft Matt Kalil. If any of you disagree, please tell me your reasoning in the comments.

Apr 24, 2012

Jerome Simpson gets Signed by the Vikings after NFL Suspension. But Why?

Early Tuesday Jerome Simpson gets a three game suspension this season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.  According to ESPN, Simpson “was sentenced earlier this month to 15 days in jail and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge in Kentucky.” Originally, Simpson received a felony charge of marijuana trafficking after it was found out that two pounds of marijuana were shipped to his home. Jerome Simpson was able to get the charges reduced to “a prohibited act relating to controlled substances.”


Late Tuesday the Vikings Sign him to a one-year deal reported Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com. Financial terms not specified. 





What? Why would the Vikings want a guy who spends his time on marijuana, especialy after he just got suspended for three games. But, after some thinking I finally knew why they signed him. The Vikings are strictly looking at skill and how it will benifit their passing game. Not his personallity, not what crimes he commited. Strictly on skills and Simpsons has skill when it comes to football.



Apr 18, 2012

Percy Harvin's Shoulder Surgery Rescheduled

April 2nd, 2012: Percy Harvin finds out he will need a minor surgery on his shoulder.

April 10th, 2012: Percy Harvin set for surgery, but cancels because of family emergency.

April 17th, 2012: Percy Harvin's shoulder surgery postponed to April 24th, 2012.

April 24th, 2012: Unknown.

These are the events of the past two and a  half weeks concerning Percy Havrin and his shoulder surgery. On Wednesday he announced via twitter he has rescheduled his shoulder surgery to next Tuesday.


This is good news, considering the sooner this surgery is, the sooner the recovery process is over. This surgery is nothing major. Just a "clean-up". So all worries should be reassured.

Apr 17, 2012

Chris Kluwe Takes High Road; Wont' Rant Against the Legislature'

Chris Kluwe is famous for his twitter rant, that the media ussually eats up. One of his most famous twitter rants was on the bountygate scandal. Daily Leisure Vikings had the honor of having an interview with Kluwe a few weeks ago, when he touched on the subject of the bountygate. One of his most famous twitter rants was on the bountygate scandal.

Now, even though some people actually asked him to bash the legislature on twitter, he resists and takes the high road. Sending out these six tweets out to his followers on twitter.








Minnesota Vikings 2012 Season Schedules Released!

    The NFL has made some unneceary excitment by releasing 2012 season schedule at exactly 6pm today. We've got the schedule right here on your favorite Vikings blog. So enjoy and get your tickets early. It's the last season before the leased at the Metrodome and even might be the last season for the Vikings in Minnesota.


Feel free to comment what you think of the 2012 schedule. We'd love to hear your opinions!

Apr 16, 2012

DLV Seven Round Vikings Mock Draft 2.0


    DLV Seven Round Mock Draft 1.0 was getting a little outdated with different players moving into the spotlight and others drifting into the shadows. As teams change there interest in players, mock drafts must change as well. Thats why the DLV Seven Round Vikings Mock Draft 2.0 is here! Some picks have stayed the same while a few have changed for the better.

There has been rumors floating around that the Vikings might trad the 3rd round pick. The odds are against it. There also is a rumor the Vikings might pass on Matt Kalil. The odds are againts it.

You'll probably disagree with some of my choices, but that's what comments are for. If you don't like my choices, say so in the comments and I'll explain my reasoning behind every draft choice. Enjoy!


Round 1, Pick 3, 3rd overall: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Matt Kalil is a no-brainer. He’ll help Christian Ponder grow as a quarterback without the fear of getting hammered. Charlie Johnson could then move inside and there would be two positions filled with just one pick.


Round 2, pick 3, 35th overall: Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
Josh Robinson has gone up to Round two instead of round three because he’s grown in popularity in the last two weeks and he just won’t be available in later rounds. The Vikings also really need Robinson!


Round 3, pick 3, 66th overall: Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
Taylor is a hard, determined worker. Plus the Vikings are desperate for a good safety. Taylor is a great safety!


Round 4, pick 3, 98th overall: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
Safety is another position that needs work. Mistral Raymond has potential but still has improving while Jamarca Sanford is more of a backup. He’s a great pick!


Round 4, pick 33 (compensatory pick), 128th overall: Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
We need a good backup running back since Toby Gerhart and Adrian Peterson both suffered knee injuries late last season. Gray led the Aggies with 1,045 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes with another three touchdowns.


Round 4, pick 39 (compensatory pick), 134th overall: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
This pick will give the Vikings two young WR and what could be better than that? He’s definitely the best player available at this point in the draft but the Vikings might need other positions they need to address.


Round 5, pick 3, 138th overall: Audie Cole, LB, N.C State
This position needs depth and Cole can provide exactly what we need. He’s one of the best in terms of linebackers.


Round 6, pick 5 (From Cleveland), 175th overall: Lance Lewis, WR, ECU
Lewis can add as a good backup.


Round 7, pick 3, 210th overall: Nathan Stupar, OLB, Penn State
Stupar had 80 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions and three passes defended this year. He could be a strong special teams player.


Round 7, pick 16 (from New England), 223rd overall: Antwuan Reed, CB, Pittsburgh
Amazing Speed. He’ll add great down field protection. Not the best handy work with the ball, but the best I think we can do for round seven.

Apr 15, 2012

Vikings Stadium Closer Than You Think




I haven't really covered the Vikings stadium debate as much as I probably should, mostly because I don't have a clue when it comes to politics. But I finally understand something. The Vikings Stadium debate is near a conclusion... unless lawmakers want to pull a 180, wreck Minnesota's economy, and shove the Vikings organization out of Minnesota and into L.A, by voting against it. So it really could go either way, but still a conclusion.


"50-50, which is perhaps the best odds we've ever had," is how Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president for public affairs and stadium development, described the chances of a stadium bill passing this year.


The Legislature returns from a 10-day break Monday, April 16, with the goal of adjourning by month's end.


Most people that are against an absolutely amazing stadium don't care if the stadium is built. They care about how it's being paid. They have a real problem with gambling revenue! They don't get how it would wreck Minnesota economy if it didn't get done. They also don't know how good it could be for our economy, giving hundreds of jobs in the construction industry.


If you support this stadium please contact your Legislators! If you don't want this stadium keep your mouth shut, and stay out of it! Thank you.

Apr 13, 2012

Vikings Full Preseason Schedule Released

     The Minnesota Vikings have released their full preseason schedule. Dates and times are on the schedule so if you want to mark your calenders for Friday, August 10th at 8pm to show the first preseason game, you'll be able to do so. Have a look for yourself...

Friday, August 10th @ San Francisco 8 PM CT

Friday, August 17th vs. Buffalo 7 PM CT

Friday, August 24th vs. San Diego 7 PM CT

Thursday, August 30th @ Houston 6 PM CT

These are very very important games that you cannot miss. They give players that might not be starters next season to show what they got. They're also crucial to the rest of the season. If they lose every preseason game that's a sign that means "The Vikings don't have a chance."

So don't miss them!

Apr 12, 2012

Bryant McKinnie Has to Pay Back $4.3 Million Loan

     According to TMZ Former Viking, and current Raven Bryant McKinnie has to pay $4.3 million to Pro Player Funding. A not so nice loan company.

McKinnie reportedly took out a $4 million loan with PPF just before the NFL lockout to cover his large financial needs. It was a huge risk. PFF hates when payments aren't paid on time. Unfortunately he missed a payment last August when he lost his steady income by being released by the Vikings for being... well overweight.

A big surprise is that McKinnie had directed his paychecks to go directly from the Vikings to PPF. He didn't ever make changes to get the payment in.

PPF instantly went to the court and obtained a judgment against McKinnie ... ordering the NFL star to pay back his entire loan. Interest was also due. Totaling to $4.3 Million that McKinnie needs to pay, and he needs to find a way to pay it fast.

One question I have to ask is why do you need $4 Million to get by the next few months. We new the lockout would be done before the season started. Maybe he's living too extravagant?

Whatever the answer, I don't think it matters. We already knew that Bryant McKinnie was irresponsible.

Apr 7, 2012

Favorite Player Signed in Free Agency Results

     Over the last week we asked you to vote on your favorite free agency signing and the results are here.

I personally thought Geoff Schwartz was the best signing because I think offensive tackle is the most needed position, and most of you thought the same.

Geoff Shwartz: 54.5%

John Carlson: 31.82%    

Nick Taylor: 9%

Lex Hilliard: 4.5%                

Jerome Felton: 0%  

Zack Bowman: 0%


I wan't able to get any of the later and smaller signings in the voting but I think they would have been 0% anyway.

Apr 5, 2012

DLV Seven Round Vikings Mock Draft 1.0


Check out the 2012 DLV Seven Round Vikings Mock Draft 2.0 HERE!
Daily Leisure Vikings' 2012 Seven Round Vikings Mock Draft 1.0 is hear! I know this mock draft is a little later than other Vikings blogs but there's a reason behind that. I have spent a lot of time researching each player in each round to find the best fit for Minnesota. You'll probably disagree with some of my choices, but that's what comments are for. If you don't like my choices, say so in the comments and I'll explain my reasoning behind every draft choice. This mock draft is foolproof!

Round 1, Pick 3, 3rd overall: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

MattKalil is a no-brainer. He’ll help Christian Ponder grow as a quarterbackwithout the fear of getting hammered. Charlie Johnson could then move insideand there would be two positions filled with just one pick.

Round 2, pick 3, 35th overall: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Jefferyis the next Sidney Rice. He’s one of the best WR in this draft and the Vikingsreally need help in that position. He’s the one we need.

Round 3, pick 3, 66th overall:Josh Robinson, CB, UCF

JoshRobinson is regarded as one of the best corner backs in his class. A reliabletackler in run support. Plus we need more help in the cornerback position.

Round 4, pick 3, 98th overall:Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina

Safetyis another position that needs work. Mistral Raymond has potential but stillhas improving while Jamarca Sanford is more of a backup.

Round 4, pick 33 (compensatory pick),128th overall: Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M

Weneed a good backup running back since Toby Gerhart and Adrian Peterson bothsuffered knee injuries late last season. Gray led the Aggies with 1,045 yardsand 12 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes with another threetouchdowns.

Round 4, pick 39 (compensatory pick),134th overall: Jarius Wright, WR,Arkansas

Thispick will give the Vikings two young WR and what could be better than that?He’s definitely the best player available at this point in the draft but theVikings might need other positions they need to address.

Round 5, pick 3, 138th overall: Audie Cole, LB, N.C State

Thisposition needs depth and Cole can provide exactly what we need. He’s one of thebest in terms of linebackers.

Round 6, pick 5 (From Cleveland), 175thoverall: Lance Lewis, WR, ECU

Lewiscan add as a good backup

Round 7, pick 3, 210th overall:Nathan Stupar, OLB, Penn State

Stuparhad 80 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions andthree passes defended this year. He could be a strong special teams player.

Round 7, pick 16 (from New England),223rd overall: Antwuan Reed, CB,Pittsburgh

AmazingSpeed. He’ll add great down field protection. Not the best handy work with theball, but the best I think we can do for round seven.

Apr 4, 2012

Vikings Sign Cornerback Chris Carr

    The Vikings really struggled last year with corner backs, and this year the Vikings are nothing short of prepared. On Wednesday Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reported that the team has agreed to terms with free agent Chris Carr on a contract.

Carr's last season was horrendous with a back injury, that led up to the Ravens releasing him before free agency even started. He played just nine games in the 2011 season.


This is the Vikings second CB signing with Zach Bowman just last week. Carr and Bowman now have to fight to earn a starting job against Chris Cook, an Antoine Winfield who are expected to be starters.

The financial details have not yet been released but it's only a one-year deal. He has potential but can it be shown in the 2012 season?

Apr 3, 2012

Minnesota Vikings New Uniforms Unveiled!

     The sleek new Nike uniforms are here and they look fantastic! The NFL was going for a new fresh look for their jerseys and they did exactly that.


The uniforms are great but my favorite part are the gloves on the right. The overall design of the jersey hasn't changed that much like some teams have, but you can definitely see the difference in the fabric.


I like the new design. It seems a better fit for if you're playing football. If you want to see all the pictures got to the Vikings Official Website.


Apr 2, 2012

Vikings Stadium Hearing Live Streaming RIGHT NOW

     The Vikings are getting closer to a conclusion to the Vikings Stadium. And your favorite Vikings blog has live streaming to this big event!

UPDATE: They're running a little late...

Vikings Sign WIDE RECEIVER Bryan Walters

    Former Charger Bryan Walters signed with the Vikings on Monday. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed.

One thing I actually do know. He was released last month by the Chargers. During the four games he played last season, he hauled in three passes for 27 yards. Two of those catches came in their Week 1 match up with the Vikings.

“Officially a Minnesota Viking,” Walters tweeted on Monday via his personal Twitter account.

He has skills but.... he doesn't have that much experience. I wonder if this is what the Vikings meant when they said they wanted "young" players?

Apr 1, 2012

What Rick Spielman Had to Say to Pro Football Talk

     A lot of us have been wondering what the heck is going on in Rick Spielman's mind? We now have a slight idea of exactly that. Pro Football Talk scored an interview with Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Spielman talks about quite a few topics including, Adrian Peterson's injury, the draft, the "bounty" program, and free agency. It's a really great video and PFT kept asking good questions throughout the interview.