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Sack, pressure numbers prove Matt Kalil off to better start in 2014

Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, struggled with his protection last season as he fought through knee pain. During the offseason, Kalil had a couple surgeries to clean things up and they may have done the trick.Through three games, Kalil has only allowed three pressures. Pro Football Focus points out that, at this point last...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make an Impact in 2015 | #3 Matt Kalil

#3 | Matt Kalil Our number 3 Viking who needs to make an impact this coming season is LT Matt Kalil.  Kalil has played poorly since an impressive rookie season in 2012.  He was beaten so often last season it was actually embarrassing and  very tough to watch.  There seemed to be a lack of effort on Kalil’s part, and absolutely no fire whatsoever to his play. Why Kalil...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why is Matt Kalil Still Starting for the Vikings?

In one of the most puzzling moves of this NFL offseason, the Minnesota Vikings exercised the fifth year option for left tackle Matt Kalil earlier this May. The puzzling part is that most teams do not exercise the fifth years of a player's contract who have played as poorly as Kalil has in the past two seasons.Kalil's option for his fifth year is only guaranteed due to injury. So...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings need to address the offensive line in the draft

Matt Kalil and the left side of the offensive line struggled for the Vikings in 2014. The Minnesota Vikings allowed 51 sacks last season, which was the fifth most in the NFL. The four teams worse at protecting their quarterback, went a combined 17-37 in 2014. Probably company you do not want to be a part of.  Sure, some of those sacks can attributed to rookie quarterback Teddy...
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Diagnosing next year’s draft needs

With only 4 weeks left in the season, it’s about that time where we look at draft needs for teams who are not contending for serious playoff positions. Although the Minnesota Vikings are by no means out of playoff contention, but it’s safe to say they should have a top 16 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Mike Zimmer and the Vikings have a solid foundation built for a playoff contending...
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Kalil bouncing back, Zimmer as a coordinator and the All-NFC North team

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Minnesota Vikings this week: Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil is on the road to bounce back (READ) - The cover32 staff isn’t high on Mike Zimmer as a head coach (READ) - The Minnesota Vikings have two players on the All-NFC North team (READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Matt Kalil bounce back from a down 2013?

There is a lot of concern amongst Vikings fans about third year left tackle Matt Kalil after a poor sophomore season in 2013. It’s understandable since sites like Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders weren’t terribly favorable in grading to Kalil. We should never get too caught up in those grades though, because as much hard work as those sites put into analytics, they are...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update: Matt Kalil recovering from knee surgery

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil justified his standing as the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft with a Pro Bowl nod in his rookie season, but his play notably dropped off last year. It was worth wondering if he was 100 percent healthy, and we got the answer when Kalil had surgery on his right knee in April.Kalil does not want to use the injury as an excuse for...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

25 Questions About Matt Kalil’s Pizza Place

It was a only the most subtle of tweets from last week that brought this to our attention, but apparently, Minnesota Vikings left tackle is opening a pizza place: “@Sebringlxi5Hess: @Mattkalil nice tv Matt. Is your pizza place going to be open by the time training camp starts in Mankato???”yessir — matt Kalil (@Mattkalil) April 10, 2014 There are so many questions that arise...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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