Vikings 2015 season preview by Joel Schafer

Preseason game number three against the Raiders  was mercifully put into the books.  The weather was bad, halftime was way too short (2 minutes). Yellow flags seemed to rain out of the sky.  Did I mention there was a weather delay of nearly an hour? … [Read more...]

Vikings notes from Preseason game #2 by Joel Schafer

  With game preseason game number two in the books. We are starting see clearly what the roster may look like on opening day for the Vikings.  The Vikings defense once again was solid with very few questions about who will start and who will … [Read more...]

Chicago Bears Need Unproven Players to Succeed

We all know the Chicago Bears are going through a transition phase. General manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox are still trying to purge all the wrong left behind from the last two regimes. If the Bears want to have any success in 2015, … [Read more...]

2015 Vikings notes from the Hall of Fame game By Joel Schafer

  The Vikings got the short end of the stick when it came to preseason scheduling by having to play five games in the preseason. As if four games weren't enough for every fan base. The Steelers also got stuck with this honor. What was to be … [Read more...]

The Chicago Bears Must Show a Cultural Change

The Miami Dolphins come to Soldier Field August 14 as the Chicago Bears kick off their preseason. These are the same Dolphins who dismantled the Bears last season in Week 7. As the Bears get ready to start the preseason, it's important we see a … [Read more...]

2015 Vikings QB and Running backs preview by Joel Schafer

The Vikings went into the 2014  season with the expectations of having a high powered running attack with MVP Adrian Peterson again looking to surpass Eric Dickerson's  single season  record. A mere two season before this we were on the edge of our … [Read more...]

VIkings Linebacker preview by Joel Schafer

2014  was an interesting year for the Viking linebacker corps. There was the steady play of Chad Greenway, who keeps doing what he has since he started playing in the NFL, piling up tackles.  There was the weak play middle linebacker play of retread … [Read more...]

Vikings Secondary Preview by Joel Schafer

The Vikings  secondary was much improved from the 2013 to 2014 campaign.  Many things have accounted for this. Talent and coaching are the major factors as to why this happened. Out went the Tampa 2 defense bend but don't break approach with Leslie … [Read more...]

Latest Lions Central Radio

Kent Platte of SideLion Report chats with Brandon about the good and the bad sides of the Detroit Lions' roster. … [Read more...]

Vikings 2015 preseason out look by Joel Schafer

  I want to take the time to thank Tom Murphy  for taking a chance on me to cover one of my favorite sports teams, The Minnesota Vikings. For me to even consider writing about a team I dearly love I may have to refrain from writing directly … [Read more...]