Latest Episodes

The NFL Combine and what’s next for Adrian Peterson (ep. 191)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Judd Zulgad check in with Matthew Coller, who is Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. They react to the Vikings’ decision not to pick up Adrian Peterson’s option, making the running back a free agent. What are the chances Peterson comes back to the Vikings? Also, what did GM Rick Spielman have to say about fixing the offensive line and Cordarrelle Patterson?

What’s next for the Vikings offensive line? (ep. 190)

1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller is joined on the Purple Podcast by Inside the Pylon author Brandon Thorn, who specializes in analyzing offensive linemen. Who are the best free agents? Should the Vikings bring back Matt Kalil? Does TJ Clemmings have potential despite a tough year? How should fans analyze offensive lines?

Player agent Blake Baratz talks combine and Adam Thielen’s future (ep. 189)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad sit down with player agent Blake Baratz to discuss the rise of his client Adam Thielen and how an undrafted player can make it in the NFL. Baratz also discusses the value of the combine and Thielen’s RFA status. Also, Blair Walsh signing with the Seahawks, the Vikings’ backup quarterback situation and paying for nickel corners.

A lesson from the Super Bowl, Randy Moss’s Hall of Fame chances and more Peterson news (ep. 189)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss the Atlanta Falcons’ loss in the Super Bowl and how the Minnesota Vikings could avoid a game management disaster. Also, is Randy Moss going to make the Hall of Fame on the first ballot after Terrell Owens got snubbed again? And, breaking down a report linking Adrian Peterson and the Cowboys.

How can the Vikings be more like the Super Bowl contenders? (ep. 188)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad look at the Atlanta Falcons’ jump from 8-8 last year to the Super Bowl. What can be learned from their improvement? Is there anything the Vikings can steal from the New England Patriots or are Belichick and Brady simply on a different level? Plus, picks for the Super Bowl and some odd prop bets.

Will Adrian Peterson retire a Viking? (ep. 187)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss whether Adrian Peterson will retire as a Viking after GM Rick Spielman said this week he would like to see Peterson stay in Purple and Gold. Also, if the Packers spend money on their defense, how will the Vikings keep up? Where should money be spent? Do they need to make changes with Anthony Barr’s role? And the fellas answer Twitter questions.

On the air: How secure are Zimmer and Spielman?

Matthew Coller joins Mackey and Judd to discuss the Vikings’ offseason. How much pressure is on head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman to make the playoffs next season? Did the Vikings put their focus on the wrong side of the ball when building the roster?

Keeping up with the Packers (ep. 186)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss the Packers’ NFC championship run and how the Vikings can keep pace with Green Bay as long as Aaron Rodgers is under center. How can Pat Shurmur get the most out of Sam Bradford? Should the Vikings give more power to their quarterback? And which free agents do we expect to return to the Vikings and which will walk away?

On the air: Are the Vikings just like the Chiefs?

Matthew Coller joins Mackey and Judd to talk about whether the Vikings can win a Super Bowl with their current model. Are they stuck in the middle trying to win with Sam Bradford and a top-notch defense? What should their long-term plan be at quarterback if Teddy Bridgewater never returns?

Vikings offensive line options aplenty (ep. 185)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss the options along the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings. Who should stay? Who needs to be replaced? How deep is free agency at the tackle and guard positions? Also, how does the naming of Pat Shurmur affect Adrian Peterson’s future?