Holler: Coaching death sentence for Williams?

Saints players and other coaches could face fines or suspensions for Bountygate, but Gregg Williams should be under consideration for the NFL coaching death sentence as his trail of hitmen incentives grows bigger and more ominous.

In the 48 hours since the story broke that the NFL has conducted an internal investigation into the Saints having a bounty system in place to pay defensive players for injuring opposing offensive players, the net just seems to be getting wider and wider. In the process, Gregg Williams is becoming akin to a serial bounty hunter.

The Vikings made allegations following the 2009 NFC Championship Game and the NFL listened – fining defensive lineman Bobby McCray $20,000 for a pair of cheap shots on Brett Favre that resulted in his severe ankle injury. At the time, my memory of that game was a tearful Deanna Favre trying to get to her husband outside the locker room beneath the Superdome. In its current context, the memory has been replaced by the ugliness of a plot not only to knock Favre to the ground, but to end at least his 2009 and maybe his career.

In the aftermath, there have been reports that Williams operated a similar system while defensive coordinator in Washington and head coach in Buffalo.

Last year on NBC's Football Night In America, Tony Dungy claimed that Peyton Manning's neck injury woes began as far back as 2006, when he took a big hit from the Redskins' Phillip Daniels, when Williams was his defensive coordinator. Dungy wasn't jumping on the bandwagon. He made the claim last November on the Sunday night broadcast, not Friday or Saturday of this past week.

With Williams' system in place in Buffalo when he was the head coach, one can only imagine that former players with nothing to lose or willing to talk on the condition of anonymity are likely going to confirm that Williams ran a similar program while with the Titans and Jaguars as well.

It has already become clear that this wasn't an isolated incident, but a systematic attempt to take out players, long-term ramifications be dammed. While the NFL is a tough-guy sport, being a thug has never been condoned. There is a clear-cut policy of fining and suspending players who have a reputation for being dirty. Two years ago, Jared Allen got caught up in that net, a charge he vehemently denied. Allen didn't want to have the reputation as a dirty player and fought hard to clear his name. In the case of Williams, it seems much more insidious.

What has made this story so easy to sensationalize is Williams clearly installed the system from on high. He wasn't in the trenches doing the injuring. He was watching from a distance, but he clearly was the mastermind behind the horror.

As more players come forward and speak out about what they experienced under Williams, a disturbing pattern is coming forward. Williams made the decision years ago to reward players who delivered "kill shots" to opposing offensive players and it has followed him from team to team to team. One can only imagine that the St. Louis Rams, which recently hired Williams as their defensive coordinator, were going to impose a similar practice. Why not? A leopard doesn't change its spots, right?

The full picture still isn't in clear focus, but the pieces are all falling into place. These weren't isolated incidents. They were systematic and recidivist. Commissioner Roger Goodell now has the onus of serving as judge and jury on the Williams matter and, as more information and confirmation comes to light, the evidence mounting against Williams is getting harder and harder to dismiss or ignore.

Goodell needs to send a message that such actions won't be tolerated. It may never be known how many players had their careers cut short because Williams-coached players wanted to make an impression on their coach. It may be time for Goodell to use his power to impose a death penalty of his own.

While Goodell's investigators have conducted their due diligence in the investigation process, Williams' admission of a three-year program in New Orleans may be all the information needed. He confessed. Now it's time for Goodell to flex the muscle that his position is within its right to do.

The Saints are almost certainly going to get hit with significant punitive action, be it in the form of fines, suspensions and/or forfeiture of draft picks. The initial investigation has turned up that head coach Sean Payton was aware of the bounty system and didn't stop it and that general manager Mickey Loomis lied to investigators about his knowledge of the bounty program. Both of them are going to be subject to stiff fines or suspensions, but, in the end, it was Williams who brought the darkness into their house – just as he has apparently done in his more recent stops on his coaching resume.

As the evidence piles up one side of the scales of justice, it would seem that there is one logical conclusion Goodell needs to make – an indefinite or permanent suspension of Williams from coaching in the NFL. When players have been suspended for repeat offenses, Goodell has publicly stated that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a birthright. Coaches should be held to an even higher standard, because, quite simply, they should know better.

When the league imposed its policy related to concussions, one of the main arguments toward including suspensions was that fines – even stiff ones – weren't going to get the attention of players. Taking them away from the game was the only way the message was going to be sent. The same should be true for coaches and, in the case of Williams and his clear repeat offenses, a lifetime ban isn't and shouldn't be out of the question. His actions have brought disgrace to "The Shield" and he should be held accountable – even if that means imposing a coaching death penalty.

SUNDAY NOTES

  • As your undying source of news Favre-related, it turns out that Brett has finally joined Twitter with a now-verified account. Anyone who witnessed his press conferences has to wonder if he will be able to keep his tweet limits to 140 characters. Or will it simply be a marketing person tweeting for Favre?

  • A year ago at this time, Christian Ponder was soaking up the sun in Florida in preparation for the 2011 draft. A year later, it was a much different situation. Ponder took part in a Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota. While he didn't go unnoticed, the two women in bikinis that hit the water at the same time got just as much if not more attention that the Vikings QB.


    John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.



  • Viking Update Top Stories

    \r\n\r\n","mobileBody":" In the 48 hours since the story broke that the NFL has conducted an internal investigation into the Saints having a bounty system in place to pay defensive players for injuring opposing offensive players, the net just seems to be getting wider and wider. In the process, Gregg Williams is becoming akin to a serial bounty hunter.

    The Vikings made allegations following the 2009 NFC Championship Game and the NFL listened – fining defensive lineman Bobby McCray $20,000 for a pair of cheap shots on Brett Favre that resulted in his severe ankle injury. At the time, my memory of that game was a tearful Deanna Favre trying to get to her husband outside the locker room beneath the Superdome. In its current context, the memory has been replaced by the ugliness of a plot not only to knock Favre to the ground, but to end at least his 2009 and maybe his career.

    In the aftermath, there have been reports that Williams operated a similar system while defensive coordinator in Washington and head coach in Buffalo.

    Last year on NBC's Football Night In America, Tony Dungy claimed that Peyton Manning's neck injury woes began as far back as 2006, when he took a big hit from the Redskins' Phillip Daniels, when Williams was his defensive coordinator. Dungy wasn't jumping on the bandwagon. He made the claim last November on the Sunday night broadcast, not Friday or Saturday of this past week.

    With Williams' system in place in Buffalo when he was the head coach, one can only imagine that former players with nothing to lose or willing to talk on the condition of anonymity are likely going to confirm that Williams ran a similar program while with the Titans and Jaguars as well.

    It has already become clear that this wasn't an isolated incident, but a systematic attempt to take out players, long-term ramifications be dammed. While the NFL is a tough-guy sport, being a thug has never been condoned. There is a clear-cut policy of fining and suspending players who have a reputation for being dirty. Two years ago, Jared Allen got caught up in that net, a charge he vehemently denied. Allen didn't want to have the reputation as a dirty player and fought hard to clear his name. In the case of Williams, it seems much more insidious.

    What has made this story so easy to sensationalize is Williams clearly installed the system from on high. He wasn't in the trenches doing the injuring. He was watching from a distance, but he clearly was the mastermind behind the horror.

    As more players come forward and speak out about what they experienced under Williams, a disturbing pattern is coming forward. Williams made the decision years ago to reward players who delivered \"kill shots\" to opposing offensive players and it has followed him from team to team to team. One can only imagine that the St. Louis Rams, which recently hired Williams as their defensive coordinator, were going to impose a similar practice. Why not? A leopard doesn't change its spots, right?

    The full picture still isn't in clear focus, but the pieces are all falling into place. These weren't isolated incidents. They were systematic and recidivist. Commissioner Roger Goodell now has the onus of serving as judge and jury on the Williams matter and, as more information and confirmation comes to light, the evidence mounting against Williams is getting harder and harder to dismiss or ignore.

    Goodell needs to send a message that such actions won't be tolerated. It may never be known how many players had their careers cut short because Williams-coached players wanted to make an impression on their coach. It may be time for Goodell to use his power to impose a death penalty of his own.

    While Goodell's investigators have conducted their due diligence in the investigation process, Williams' admission of a three-year program in New Orleans may be all the information needed. He confessed. Now it's time for Goodell to flex the muscle that his position is within its right to do.

    The Saints are almost certainly going to get hit with significant punitive action, be it in the form of fines, suspensions and/or forfeiture of draft picks. The initial investigation has turned up that head coach Sean Payton was aware of the bounty system and didn't stop it and that general manager Mickey Loomis lied to investigators about his knowledge of the bounty program. Both of them are going to be subject to stiff fines or suspensions, but, in the end, it was Williams who brought the darkness into their house – just as he has apparently done in his more recent stops on his coaching resume.

    As the evidence piles up one side of the scales of justice, it would seem that there is one logical conclusion Goodell needs to make – an indefinite or permanent suspension of Williams from coaching in the NFL. When players have been suspended for repeat offenses, Goodell has publicly stated that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a birthright. Coaches should be held to an even higher standard, because, quite simply, they should know better.

    When the league imposed its policy related to concussions, one of the main arguments toward including suspensions was that fines – even stiff ones – weren't going to get the attention of players. Taking them away from the game was the only way the message was going to be sent. The same should be true for coaches and, in the case of Williams and his clear repeat offenses, a lifetime ban isn't and shouldn't be out of the question. His actions have brought disgrace to \"The Shield\" and he should be held accountable – even if that means imposing a coaching death penalty.

    SUNDAY NOTES

  • As your undying source of news Favre-related, it turns out that Brett has finally joined Twitter with a now-verified account. Anyone who witnessed his press conferences has to wonder if he will be able to keep his tweet limits to 140 characters. Or will it simply be a marketing person tweeting for Favre?

  • A year ago at this time, Christian Ponder was soaking up the sun in Florida in preparation for the 2011 draft. A year later, it was a much different situation. Ponder took part in a Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota. While he didn't go unnoticed, the two women in bikinis that hit the water at the same time got just as much if not more attention that the Vikings QB.


    John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.


  • ","skipOnMobile":true,"skipOnMobileReason":"Unsupported Markup","unsupportedMarkup":"script","media":[],"dateOverride":"2012-03-04T10:13:00","authorOverride":"John Holler","role":"VikingUpdate.com","isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":true,"hotNamesLinked":true,"storyImage":"[MEDIA:775835]","mainImage":{"url":"[MEDIA:775835]"},"thumbnailImage":"[THUMBNAIL:775835]","heroImage":{},"authorImage":"","tags":[{"id":"202","name":"Minnesota Vikings"},{"id":"202","name":"Minnesota Vikings"}],"nodes":["113"],"isActive":true,"inActiveAndMemberHasPublishRights":false,"createdOn":"2012-03-04T10:16:59.357","createdById":"14","modifiedOn":"2016-01-14T17:11:04.443","modifiedBy":"51458","imgs":[],"viewStats":[],"hasVideo":false,"brandUnsafe":false,"breakingNews":false},"editorsChoice":{"siteUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1580261-notebook-bad-baffling-statistic-for-vikings","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1579387-walsh-judge-me-on-my-career","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1582070-podcast-shape-vikings-roster","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1580216-bridgewater-s-strong-preseason-gets-better","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1559343-podcast-best-of-worst-of-in-vikings-history","http://min.scout.com/story/1542671-vikings-draft-board?s=63"],"networkUrls":["http://www.scout.com/story/1690547-texas-a-m-chalk-talk-features-sex-jokes","http://www.scout.com/nfl/story/1690456-belichick-gets-annoyed-when-asked-about-brady","http://www.scout.com/college/washington-state/story/1690791-holy-crap-steve-gleason-is-actually-here","http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/story/1690470-cougars-hunting-los-angeles","http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1690495-6-sniper-vs-sniper-combat-fights","http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1689417-6-recruits-you-don-t-know-but-should"],"topRibbonWidgets":[],"carouselStoryUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1690865-peterson-dealing-hamstring-injury","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1690870-watch-treadwell-s-unique-post-practice-catch","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1690775-clemmings-challenge-past","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1690802-turner-impressed-vikings-receivers","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1690688-vikings-breaking-ground-new-hq-tuesday"],"storyStreamUrls":[],"storyStreamBlacklistUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/colts/story/1585818-colts-robert-mathis-to-be-game-day-decision?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/giants/story/1585809-giants-pony-up-the-dough-for-eli-manning?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/colts/story/1585800-season-preview-close-won-t-cut-it-for-colts?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/colts/story/1585791-andre-johnson-calm-before-colts-debut?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/colts/story/1585787-anthony-castonzo-ecstatic-about-extension?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1585782-world-s-best-preview-the-running-men?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1585774-broncos-week-1-what-they-re-saying?s=63","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1586293-sunday-slant-who-are-the-fastest-vikings"],"videoStories":[{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1690870","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690870-watch-treadwell-s-unique-post-practice-catch","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690870-watch-treadwell-s-unique-post-practice-catch","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"WATCH: Treadwell’s unique post-practice catch","subtitle":"","seotitle":"WATCH: Laquon Treadwell’s unique post-practice catches","caption":"","deck":"Minnesota Vikings rookie Laquon Treadwell puts in a lot of time catching balls from the JUGS machine, but one of his catches is pretty unique.","dateOverride":"2016-07-30T16:30:01-07:00","authorOverride":"Tim Yotter","role":"Editor","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/07/30/TreadwellLaquon_073016.png","mainImage":{"uuid":"c0653ce4-2c53-466b-82c8-53fd315ad2a8","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/30/TreadwellLaquon_073016.png","title":"Laquon Treadwell","alt":"","credit":"Tim Yotter/VikingUpdate.com","focalPointX":66,"focalPointY":17,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"c0653ce4-2c53-466b-82c8-53fd315ad2a8","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/30/TreadwellLaquon_073016.png","title":"Laquon Treadwell","alt":"","credit":"Tim Yotter/VikingUpdate.com","focalPointX":66,"focalPointY":17,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/YotterTim_010615.JPG","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNTgyNjI","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgyNTgyNjI","name":"Laquon Treadwell's post-practice catches","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNTgyNjI","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2062012","externalId":"38258262","publishDate":"2016-07-30T23:50:26.806635Z","tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_1d8023c09d310e76d3ebe99c05897ce0.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Laquon Treadwell's post-practice catches"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1690802","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690802-turner-impressed-with-vikings-receivers","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690802-turner-impressed-with-vikings-receivers","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Turner impressed with Vikings receivers","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner impressed with team's receivers","caption":"","deck":"Wide receiver has become a very deep position on the Minnesota Vikings roster and offensive coordinator Norv Turner seems to be happy with what he has to work with.","dateOverride":"2016-07-30T12:12:14-07:00","authorOverride":"Eric Oslund","role":"SCOUT Writer","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/07/06/Treadwell_Laquon_1280_062916.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"2ec6d388-539f-4897-9ce3-3a7c95800731","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/06/Treadwell_Laquon_1280_062916.jpg","title":"Laquon Treadwell","alt":"","credit":"Minnesota Vikings","focalPointX":51,"focalPointY":4,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"2ec6d388-539f-4897-9ce3-3a7c95800731","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/06/Treadwell_Laquon_1280_062916.jpg","title":"Laquon Treadwell","alt":"","credit":"Minnesota Vikings","focalPointX":51,"focalPointY":4,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNTI0MTI","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgyNTI0MTI","name":"Norv Turner discusses wide receivers, more","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNTI0MTI","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2061773","externalId":"38252412","publishDate":"2016-07-30T19:03:17.813408Z","tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_594034272859f113aa4eb55fcaf79893.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Norv Turner discusses wide receivers, more"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1690643","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690643-stave-embracing-increased-opportunity","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690643-stave-embracing-increased-opportunity","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Stave embracing increased opportunity","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Minnesota Vikings QB Joel Stave embracing increased opportunity","caption":"","deck":"Joel Stave is hoping to take advantage of increased opportunity after Taylor Heinicke’s injury and talked about his progress.","dateOverride":"2016-07-29T17:30:24-07:00","authorOverride":"Tim Yotter","role":"Editor","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/05/11/StaveJoel_051116_1280_Interview.png","mainImage":{"uuid":"b29af731-f239-4779-b3f3-1d94e7b9df99","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/05/11/StaveJoel_051116_1280_Interview.png","title":"Joel Stave","alt":"","credit":"Eric Oslund/Scout.com","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":12,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"b29af731-f239-4779-b3f3-1d94e7b9df99","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/05/11/StaveJoel_051116_1280_Interview.png","title":"Joel Stave","alt":"","credit":"Eric Oslund/Scout.com","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":12,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/YotterTim_010615.JPG","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNDA5OTM","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgyNDA5OTM","name":"Joel Stave making most of opportunity","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNDA5OTM","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2061368","externalId":"38240993","publishDate":"2016-07-29T23:10:51.748027Z","tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_7600d5eb53f6af374ba900a74debc19f.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Joel Stave making most of opportunity"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1690625","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690625-video-vikings-wide-receiver-highlights","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1690625-video-vikings-wide-receiver-highlights","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"VIDEO: Vikings wide receiver highlights","subtitle":"","seotitle":"VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver highlights","caption":"","deck":"Minnesota Vikings wide receivers got plenty of work in on the first day of training camp.","dateOverride":"2016-07-29T16:44:50-07:00","authorOverride":"Eric Oslund","role":"SCOUT Writer","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/14-KB3.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"f1a37634-9c4f-4b29-abfc-005a08d03960","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/14-KB3.jpg","title":"Stefon Diggs","alt":"","credit":"Kevin Brown/Viking Update","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":3,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"f1a37634-9c4f-4b29-abfc-005a08d03960","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/14-KB3.jpg","title":"Stefon Diggs","alt":"","credit":"Kevin Brown/Viking Update","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":3,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNDEwNTA","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgyNDEwNTA","name":"Minnesota Vikings WR Highlights","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNDEwNTA","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2061409","externalId":"38241050","publishDate":"2016-07-29T23:44:45.152454Z","tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_8c0c2ec3549a6378eab2436e29ace359.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Minnesota Vikings WR Highlights"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1690874","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","siteFolder":"/nfl/vikings","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1690874-video-mckinnon-talks-first-team-reps","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"VIDEO: McKinnon talks first-team reps","subtitle":"","seotitle":"VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon talks first-team reps","caption":"","deck":"Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon discusses the first-team reps he has been taking with Adrian Peterson sidelined and more.","dateOverride":"2016-07-30T16:46:28-07:00","authorOverride":"Eric Oslund","role":"SCOUT Writer","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/07/06/McKinnon_Jerick_1280_062916.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"51d32e43-6010-4201-86f3-7c3646baaa27","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/06/McKinnon_Jerick_1280_062916.jpg","title":"Jerick McKinnon","alt":"","credit":"Minnesota Vikings","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":4,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"51d32e43-6010-4201-86f3-7c3646baaa27","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/06/McKinnon_Jerick_1280_062916.jpg","title":"Jerick McKinnon","alt":"","credit":"Minnesota Vikings","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":4,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNTgyNTk","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgyNTgyNTk","name":"Jerick McKinnon on first-team reps","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgyNTgyNTk","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2062009","externalId":"38258259","publishDate":"2016-07-30T23:46:15.094777Z","tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_a8b1695602a5f201b4cfeb89be487bc2.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Jerick McKinnon on first-team reps"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false}]},"noteConfiguration":[{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],"flags":[{"id":"show-club-activation-text","rule":"_.contains(['133', '138', '154', '155', '156'], siteId)"},{"id":"forums-editors-choice","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"facebook-signin","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"hide-clock","rule":"Date.now() >= new Date('2/4/2015')"},{"id":"proxy-api","rule":"true"},{"id":"disable-autoplay","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'FrontPage' && [204, 143, 8, 73, 196, 194].indexOf(+siteId) == -1) || typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"forum-comments","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"one-domain","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"warrior-tv","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"outbrain","rule":"!_.contains(['532'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-top","rule":"_.contains(['ForumTopics', 'Lobby', 'ForumTopicNew - new', 'ForumTopicNew - reply', 'ForumPrivateMailbox', 'ForumPrivateMessage', 'ForumPrivateMailboxSendTo', 'ForumPrivateMailboxReply'], viewType)"},{"id":"block-ad-1x1","rule":"[143, 73, 75, 537, 532, 78, 12, 15, 540, 156, 194, 570].indexOf(+siteId) == -1"},{"id":"imgx-compression","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"include-addthis","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"vote-forums","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-embed-tool","rule":"screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"block-ads","rule":"_.contains(['333'], siteId)"},{"id":"forum-lobby-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [101, 64, 538, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"premium-annual-member-check","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-card-video","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"carousel-forum-lobby","rule":"!_.contains(['541'], siteId)"},{"id":"scout-widget-mobile","rule":"true"},{"id":"editors-choice","rule":"siteId != 542"},{"id":"new-recruiting-hq","rule":"true"},{"id":"use-classic-forums-link","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"show-theme-classic-new-switch","rule":"[6,7,8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18,19,21,24,25,37,43,44,45,46,47,48,61,62,63,64,65,66,68,69,70,73,75,77,78,86,87,93,101,102,106,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,126,127,128,130,131,132,133,135,136,137,138,140,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,159,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,177,178,179,180,181,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,196,197,199,201,202,203,204,205,207,208,210,215,220,222,224,225,226,228,230,232,234,235,236,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,248,249,250,251,252,254,255,256,258,259,260,261,262,263,264,265,266,267,268,269,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,279,280,281,282,283,284,285,286,287,288,289,290,291,292,293,294,296,297,298,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,310,311,312,313,314,315,317,318,320,321,322,323,325,326,327,328,329,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370,374,376,379,380,381,382,383,384,385,386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401,402,403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,413,414,415,419,420,425,428,429,430,431,432,433,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,445,446,449,451,452,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467,469,473,508,510,511,512,513,514,515,516,517,518,521,522,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,538,540,541,543,544,545,546,547,548,549,550,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,562,563,565,567].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"outbrain-footer","rule":"_.contains(['Lobby', 'ForumTopics', 'ForumThread', 'ForumThread - Message', 'ForumThread - ScrollTarget'], viewType) && _.contains(['Desktop', 'Tablet', 'Phone'], screen)"},{"id":"avery-strong","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"updatebar","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"new-nav-cider-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"enable-autoplay-carousel","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['FrontPage', 'MessageBoard'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop' && [6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 573, 576].indexOf(+siteId) > -1)"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories-as-photo","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"home-stream","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"auto-editors-choice","rule":"(Math.random() < 0.2 || siteId == '143') && siteId != '78'"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91","rule":"!_.contains(['156', '537'], siteId)"},{"id":"editable-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-widget-force-spotlight","rule":"true"},{"id":"new-player-detail","rule":"true"},{"id":"player-quick-view","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-forums","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-news","rule":"true"},{"id":"story-bottom-share","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-video","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-toggle","rule":"[6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"homepage-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 64, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"forum-board-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [101, 64, 538, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"player-detail-tags","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"top-ribbon-widget","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"new-story-page","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"debug-cors","rule":"email == 'genebarrier@gmail.com'"},{"id":"update-avatar","rule":"true"},{"id":"video-only-carousel","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-mute","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"upload-photos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":true,"sites":["7","8","14","15","16","18","46","109","145","146","162","168","175","177","179","181","204","215","224","355"]},{"id":"player-list-view-2","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"partitioned-forums-index","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"app-promo-interstitial","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"forum-instertial-ads","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"user-events","rule":"0.25","ruleFloat":0.25,"chance":0.25,"enabled":false},{"id":"merlin","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"homestream-native-ad","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"upload-videos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":false,"sites":["224"]},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-superleaderboard-top","rule":"[571,572,570,204,73,196,8,194,143,155,567,197,545,77,168,171,219,48,107,17,175,146,183,188,110,190,148,532,243,25,61,62,112,127,75,541,537,565,551,14,106,43,334,239,44,336,165,338,166,341,46,342,430,167,47,16,164,135,140,215,169,170,172,173,174,13,162,176,136,19,240,178,109,145,181,128,182,157,141,180,199,357,184,358,359,18,185,187,360,186,7,12,365,510,189,191,192,566,147,137,468,193,153,138,154,538,126,123,149,101,113,115,63,125,64,65,66,68,69,70,120,71,156,551,530,177,15,6, 454].indexOf(+siteId) === -1"},{"id":"enable-autoplay-story","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['StoryPage'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"forums-story-and-video-icons","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"disable-get-story-threads","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"march-madness","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"get-verb-player-search","rule":"true"},{"id":"national-video-link","rule":"true"},{"id":"premium-user","rule":"!!isPM"},{"id":"double-native-ads","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"topic-quick-reply","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-native-ad","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-sidebar","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-login","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory-first-slot","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"story-bottom-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"}],"menu":{"key":"2143","name":"Site 63 Menu","url":"","weight":798,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2144","name":"Forums\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums?s=[SiteID]","weight":631,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2148","name":"News\n","url":"","weight":635,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2149","name":"All\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2150","name":"Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=4&cfg=draft","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2151","name":"Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=4&cfg=fa","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12543","name":"Podcasts","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]&tag=Podcasts","weight":15,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12544","name":"Videos","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]&tag=Videos","weight":20,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2152","name":"Team Info\n","url":"","weight":639,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2153","name":"Roster\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[FOOTBALLID]&yr=[YR_NFL_ROSTER]","weight":640,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2154","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13727","weight":641,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2155","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/schedule","weight":642,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2156","name":"Transactions\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13728","weight":643,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2157","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13716","weight":644,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2158","name":"Standings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13718","weight":645,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2159","name":"Scoreboard\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13717","weight":646,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2160","name":"Team Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13716","weight":647,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2161","name":"Player Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13715","weight":648,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2162","name":"Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=83&yr=[YR_NFL_FREEAGENCY]","weight":649,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12141","name":"Free Agency DB\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=83&yr=2016","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12142","name":"Vikings Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=VikingUpdate.com&tag=Vikings%20Free%20Agency","weight":100,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2163","name":"Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=124&yr=[YR_NFL_DRAFT]","weight":650,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"9650","name":"Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings?s=[SiteID]","weight":100,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9651","name":"Combine\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=22749","weight":105,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9652","name":"Senior Bowl\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=22752","weight":110,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9653","name":"Mock Muncher\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/blip/MDMPlayerListing","weight":115,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12143","name":"Vikings Combine\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=VikingUpdate.com&tag=Vikings%20Combine","weight":150,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12144","name":"Vikings Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=VikingUpdate.com&tag=Vikings%20Draft","weight":200,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2164","name":"Fantasy\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/","weight":651,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12330","name":"Shop","url":"http://scoutmember.fanatics.com/NFL_Minnesota_Vikings/?utm_source=scoutcom_nav&utm_medium=bm_referral&utm_term=kw--Scout_NAV|cpn--no_coupon|offer--no_offer","weight":9999998,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"8987","name":"Tickets\n","url":"http://tickets.[NETWORKHOST]/[SITEALIAS]-tickets?sid=[SUBDOMAIN]","weight":9999999,"external":true,"sectionHead":false}],"siteId":"63"},"networkMenu":{"key":"11863","name":"Network Menu","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11864","name":"NCAA","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11881","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12395","name":"Network - NCAA - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"ncaa"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11882","name":"NCAA Football HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11883","name":"FB Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11884","name":"NCAA Basketball HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11885","name":"BK Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11886","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12740","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/ncaa-football-stadiums?sortBy=rating","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":0,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11865","name":"NFL","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11878","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12396","name":"Network - NFL - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nfl"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11877","name":"NFL HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11887","name":"Draft Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11888","name":"Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11889","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12741","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/nfl-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":1,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11866","name":"MLB","url":"","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11891","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12397","name":"Network - MLB - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"mlb"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11890","name":"MLB HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11892","name":"Transactions","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/rumors/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11893","name":"Scouting","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/scouting/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11894","name":"Top Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/a.z?s=243&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=2015","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12742","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/mlb-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":2,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11867","name":"Recruiting","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11896","name":"FB Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11897","name":"FB Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11898","name":"FB Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-commits","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11899","name":"FB Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11900","name":"JC Football","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12430","name":"JUCO Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-prospects?league=JUCO","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12431","name":"JUCO Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-commits?league=JUCO","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12432","name":"JUCO Visits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-visits?league=JUCO","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11902","name":"BK Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11903","name":"BK Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11904","name":"BK Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-commits","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":7,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11905","name":"BK Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=14&cfg=bb&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":8,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12423","name":"High School Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/high-school/blip/front","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":9,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":3,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11868","name":"More Sports","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11879","name":"NBA","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12399","name":"Network - More Sports - NBA - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nba"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11880","name":"Golf","url":"http://www.scout.com/golf/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12718","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12533","name":"Cleveland Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":4,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11869","name":"Fantasy","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12406","name":"Rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12433","name":"2016 Top 200","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12407","name":"QB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-quarterback-rankings","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12408","name":"RB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-running-back-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12409","name":"WR Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-rankings","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12410","name":"TE Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-tight-end-rankings","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12411","name":"K Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-kicker-rankings","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12412","name":"DEF Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-defense-rankings","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12413","name":"DL Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-defensive-lineman-rankings","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12414","name":"LB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-linebacker-rankings","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12415","name":"DB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-defensive-back-rankings","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11876","name":"Fantasy HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12400","name":"Tools","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12403","name":"Depth Charts","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/depth-charts.cfm","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12402","name":"Bye Weeks","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/byeweeks.cfm","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12401","name":"All Tools","url":"http://stage.scout.com/fantasy/story/1554317","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12404","name":"Strength of Schedule","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/strength_of_schedule.cfm","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12405","name":"Mock Draft Simulator","url":"http://fantasymockdraft.scout.com/simulator/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12416","name":"Daily Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=ScoutFantasy.com&query=DFS","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12417","name":"Forums","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/forums","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12418","name":"Play","url":"http://www.playscoutfantasy.com/lobby.php","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12419","name":"Join","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/story/1557795-join-us-at-scout-fantasy","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":5,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11870","name":"Military","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"children":[{"key":"11913","name":"Warrior","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"The latest news and tech from the field of combat.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/warrior.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11914","name":"Sniper's Hide","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"The #1 source of information for the world of long-range shooting and precision marksmanship.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/snipershide.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11917","name":"Deadliest Blogger","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/deadliest-blogger/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Military history from ancient battles to modern warfare.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/deadliestblogger.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":6,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11872","name":"Fishing","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11921","name":"North American Fisherman","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishing/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Fishing news and video from NAF.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fisherman.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11922","name":"Wired2Fish","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews, guides, and how-to videos for serious anglers.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/wired2fish_1.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12546","name":"Fishhound","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishhound/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The most trusted source of fishing reports in the U.S.A.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/03/17/fishhound-icon.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11923","name":"Everything Smallmouth","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/smallmouth-bass/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Everything you need to know to catch more smallmouth bass.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fishing_generic.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11924","name":"Fishulo","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishulo","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Where to go and what to use to catch more fish in Canada.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/02/01/fishulo_gold.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11926","name":"LakeForkGuy Fishing TV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing-tips/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":" Fishing action, tips and instruction for more successful angling.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/LakeForkGuy_icon.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11980","name":"YakFishTV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/kayak-fishing/","weight":5,"external":false,"description":"Showing the world what kayak fishing is all about.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/01/02/YakFishTV%20Icon.png","index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":7,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11871","name":"Hunting","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11918","name":"North American Hunter","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Hunting news, video, and gear reviews from NAH.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunter_square_v2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11919","name":"The Buck Advisors","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/whitetail-deer/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Expert advice for whitetail deer hunters.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunting_generic.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11920","name":"Backwoods Life","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/backwoods-life/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The official home of the Backwoods Life® Crew.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2015/12/30/backwoodslife_icon.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":8,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11873","name":"Living","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11927","name":"Gear","url":"http://www.scout.com/gear/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"News and reviews on the hottest gear, fastest cars, and latest tech.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gear2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11928","name":"Build","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/build","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews and how-to guides for the handyman.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/handy.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11931","name":"Tailgate","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Recipes, games, and guides for American's fastest-growing sport.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/tailgater.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12719","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/30/icon.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11930","name":"Garden","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/gardening/","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Tips and tricks for landscaping and lawn care.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gardening.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11929","name":"Cook","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/cooking/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Recipes and tutorial videos.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/cooking.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":9,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"12398","name":"Membership","url":"http://www.scout.com/membership","weight":11,"external":true,"sectionHead":true,"index":10,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11874","name":"Tickets","url":"http://tickets.scout.com/","weight":12,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":11,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11875","name":"App","url":"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scout.com/id969228328","weight":13,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":12,"menu":"primary","isActive":false}]},"taxonomyInfo":{"id":"202","name":"Minnesota Vikings","description":"","weight":1,"vocabulary":"scout","classificationNodes":[113],"forumIds":[1556,1554,1581,1577,1574,1576,1580,3757,1572],"parentIds":["198"],"ancestorIds":["202","198","8"],"descendantIds":["202"],"mobile":true,"mobileType":"DoubleLevel","siteIds":["63"],"sites":[{"id":"63","name":"min (s=63)","domainName":"VikingUpdate.com","description":"

    Powered by Viking Update

    \n","smallLogo":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/minnesota_vikings.png","appDfpHierarchy":"299643/ScoutApp/Sports/NFL/min/","siteDfpHierarchy":"299643/Scout.com/Sports/NFL/min/","siteBrand":"Viking Update"}]},"noteConfigMap":[["TrendingForumSubThread",{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["StorySummary",{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["ForumSubThread",{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["AdUnit",{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["TrendingStorySummary",{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}]]}; var nyneveErrors = []; if (console && console.error) { try { var errors = nyneveErrors; for (var i=0; i < errors.length; i++) { var error = errors[i]; console.error('Nyneve Request Error: ', error); } } catch (e) { console.error('JSON parse error. Nyneve Request Errors.', e); } }