Harrison Smith

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Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But Unsatisfied

The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.

12/30/2014

Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd chases then-Bears quarterback Josh McCown in 2013. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Vikings Will Bring The Heat

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler must trust his protection, Jeff Joniak writes.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2014

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen.

Durkin’s Playbook: Vikings’ Mug Pressure Package

Through nine games, Minnesota has the third-most sacks in the league.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Minnesota Vikings

There’s hope in Minnesota with Teddy Bridgewater and a young defense is blossoming under Mike Zimmer.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2014

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Breaking Down The Bears’ ‘Switched Verticals’

An important concept worked wonders for the Bears’ offense last season.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Minnesota Vikings

Unfortunately for the Vikings, their pedestrian passing attack can’t keep defenses honest.

670 The Score–09/11/2013

Brian Kelly

A Year To Remember For Brian Kelly

It is just over a year since Brian Kelly has been named the new head coach at Notre Dame and his winning reputation caught the attention of his team. After a frustrating season, he brings the Irish to the Sun Bowl with a 7-5 record.

12/11/2010

Harrison Smith

Notre Dame Isn’t Underestimating The Underdog

Even though Notre Dame is favored in the third match-up between the Irish and the Broncos in history, Kelly and his team aren’t walking on the field expecting an easy win. The team is familiar […]

10/16/2010

Harrison Smith

Notre Dame Safety Says Team Sick Of Losing

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Manti Te’o’s 21 tackles were the most by a Notre Dame player in four years. Still, the talented inside linebacker couldn’t stop the Irish from losing yet another game, this […]

670 The Score–10/01/2010