Apologies in advance: This week’s column is a bit abbreviated. My little sister is getting married this weekend; I normally write on Saturday but I’m told bringing my laptop to the ceremony would be frowned upon. Since my sister is the best sister, I will give her the gift of not writing bad football takes during her nuptials. And the gift of five loose cans of Shasta-brand soft drinks, packed among styrofoam peanuts in a neighbor’s discarded Easter basket. A traditional gift.
1. We’re all winners when it comes to the new Alshon Jeffery contract. But in another more specific way, Alshon Jeffery is the winner, because he signed a piece of paper that says he’s now owed a lot of millions of dollars. The deal is four years, $52 million, with $27 million guaranteed, which is perfectly reasonable.
Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened on Sunday afternoon. Get the full Sunday breakdown from Andy Benoit and Gary Gramling on The MMQB: 10 Things Podcast. Subscribe now and it will be in your feed first thing Monday morningVikings Win the Vikings Way: Case Keenum didn’t have to do a lot of heavy lifting in this one. It was a matter of a smothering defense. The Falcons, in their own building, got nothing in the way of big plays (their long play on the day was 20 yards).
@ChrisWesseling@minakimes Yup. I think you could expect something of a slide back just because the 2015 offense was new and different and unique. The ideal scenario would have been that '15 offense with the '14 Jim Schwartz defense. (But then, don't know if Tyrod gets a shot if not for Rex.)
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