More than money figures into contract choices

The Vikings will have decisions to make in free agency and with some of their own players that aren't scheduled to be free agents. It's a balancing act between money, productivity, longevity and leadership.

As the Vikings begin to evaluate their free agents and those from other teams, their assessments go well beyond the simple statistical lines.

The biggest names in the business aren't always the best fits. Schemes play a factor – a 3-4 linebacker won't do much good for the Vikings, and they need their cornerbacks to be physical and willing tacklers – and the coaching staff is always asked to define the characteristics of the ideal player at a position.

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen mentioned several times during the course of the season the chemistry he felt in the locker room in 2012. It was an interesting mix, too, because many long-time veterans were let go and an infusion of youth entered the building. The Vikings had 16 draft picks over the last two years and 35 players total that were on their season-ending roster for 2012 that weren't part of the Vikings at the end of 2010.

Figuring out how a new addition fits into the chemistry of the locker room is an important factor, general manager Rick Spielman said.

"That's part of the process of putting a football team together, too. Those are the things that when you bring guys in – and we are with this young nucleus of players and the type of players they are – you want to try to blend that chemistry so it's the same coming in," Spielman said. "How Chad Greenway evolved into where he's one of our core leaders, not only a great football player for us but a core leader. Now you look at a Harrison Smith and some of these rookies … Rhett Ellison where he fits all those similar characteristics that we want to build this team with.

"I think because of that and that chemistry in the locker room, that can get you through when we did have our dip and went through that adversity during the season. If you don't have all those high-character guys down in that locker room, it could very easily have gone the other way."

Kevin Williams has just about seen it all. He was part of the team during the so-called "Love Boat" scandal. He went through the firings of Mike Tice and Brad Childress as head coaches. He suffered through the tease of the 2009 NFC Championship Game. And he has been a staple in the locker room through the ensuing rebuilding of the team.

He now has seniority on the team, the only player left from the 2003 version of the Vikings, but despite a movement toward youth, he believes the organization is headed in the right direction.

"I think we're on the right track," Williams said. "To bring in the young guys we did and mix them in with the older guys, I think we had good success and can keep building. If we come in next year and bomb I think we'll all be disappointed. We want to build from that and I think we're on the right track."

The Vikings were the fourth-youngest team to start the 2012 season, but Spielman made the decision to keep around certain veterans. Tight end Jim Kleinsasser retired, and offensive linemen Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera, along with CB Cedric Griffin were released. Some veteran leadership was needed, and now Spielman is left to make some more decisions with his veterans.

Williams, a 10-year veteran of the league, has two more years left on his contract and will cost $7.5 million against the 2013 salary cap. Antoine Winfield, entering his 15th season, will also count more than $7 million against the cap. And Jared Allen, entering his 10th NFL season, is scheduled to have about a $17 million cap charge in 2013. It's Spielman who has to weigh the value of veteran leadership versus big contracts.

"That's extremely hard, because there's a lot of value to that leadership and a lot of value to the character, especially to (Winfield and Williams)," Spielman said when asked about those two players specifically. "When you go through the whole process and start putting the pieces together, are there ways to keep them there? Should we keep them there? Do we try to renegotiate? Do you let them play out their deal? So there are a lot of different ways, and those are the decisions that we are going to have to make. But you still have to go out there and perform and play."

The Vikings finished the 2012 season with eight free agents on the roster. They hit on fullback Jerome Felton, who signed a one-year contract, helped lead the way for Adrian Peterson's 2,000-yard season, and made the Pro Bowl. They missed on tight end John Carlson, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract and had only eight catches.

"We've got a great GM in Rick Spielman. He obviously brought some guys in this year that helped us win a lot of games, and that's going to continue to help us win," Peterson said. "So I feel like they'll make the right adjustments, ranking the right people to continue and lead us in the direction we're headed."

Spielman indicated the Vikings would take a measured approach to free agency again this year and continue forward with his philosophy of mainly try to build the roster through the draft and re-sign the players he knows best "unless something unique out there happens."

"You never know," he said, "but we'll always have our radar up for anything unique that could eventually happen. But we'll take the same approach as we did last year."


Tim Yotter is the publisher of Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.



Viking Update Top Stories

\r\n\r\n\r\n","mobileBody":"As the Vikings begin to evaluate their free agents and those from other teams, their assessments go well beyond the simple statistical lines. The biggest names in the business aren't always the best fits. Schemes play a factor – a 3-4 linebacker won't do much good for the Vikings, and they need their cornerbacks to be physical and willing tacklers – and the coaching staff is always asked to define the characteristics of the ideal player at a position. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen mentioned several times during the course of the season the chemistry he felt in the locker room in 2012. It was an interesting mix, too, because many long-time veterans were let go and an infusion of youth entered the building. The Vikings had 16 draft picks over the last two years and 35 players total that were on their season-ending roster for 2012 that weren't part of the Vikings at the end of 2010. Figuring out how a new addition fits into the chemistry of the locker room is an important factor, general manager Rick Spielman said. \"That's part of the process of putting a football team together, too. Those are the things that when you bring guys in – and we are with this young nucleus of players and the type of players they are – you want to try to blend that chemistry so it's the same coming in,\" Spielman said. \"How Chad Greenway evolved into where he's one of our core leaders, not only a great football player for us but a core leader. Now you look at a Harrison Smith and some of these rookies … Rhett Ellison where he fits all those similar characteristics that we want to build this team with. \"I think because of that and that chemistry in the locker room, that can get you through when we did have our dip and went through that adversity during the season. If you don't have all those high-character guys down in that locker room, it could very easily have gone the other way.\" Kevin Williams has just about seen it all. He was part of the team during the so-called \"Love Boat\" scandal. He went through the firings of Mike Tice and Brad Childress as head coaches. He suffered through the tease of the 2009 NFC Championship Game. And he has been a staple in the locker room through the ensuing rebuilding of the team. He now has seniority on the team, the only player left from the 2003 version of the Vikings, but despite a movement toward youth, he believes the organization is headed in the right direction. \"I think we're on the right track,\" Williams said. \"To bring in the young guys we did and mix them in with the older guys, I think we had good success and can keep building. If we come in next year and bomb I think we'll all be disappointed. We want to build from that and I think we're on the right track.\" The Vikings were the fourth-youngest team to start the 2012 season, but Spielman made the decision to keep around certain veterans. Tight end Jim Kleinsasser retired, and offensive linemen Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera, along with CB Cedric Griffin were released. Some veteran leadership was needed, and now Spielman is left to make some more decisions with his veterans. Williams, a 10-year veteran of the league, has two more years left on his contract and will cost $7.5 million against the 2013 salary cap. Antoine Winfield, entering his 15th season, will also count more than $7 million against the cap. And Jared Allen, entering his 10th NFL season, is scheduled to have about a $17 million cap charge in 2013. It's Spielman who has to weigh the value of veteran leadership versus big contracts. \"That's extremely hard, because there's a lot of value to that leadership and a lot of value to the character, especially to (Winfield and Williams),\" Spielman said when asked about those two players specifically. \"When you go through the whole process and start putting the pieces together, are there ways to keep them there? Should we keep them there? Do we try to renegotiate? Do you let them play out their deal? So there are a lot of different ways, and those are the decisions that we are going to have to make. But you still have to go out there and perform and play.\" The Vikings finished the 2012 season with eight free agents on the roster. They hit on fullback Jerome Felton, who signed a one-year contract, helped lead the way for Adrian Peterson's 2,000-yard season, and made the Pro Bowl. They missed on tight end John Carlson, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract and had only eight catches. \"We've got a great GM in Rick Spielman. He obviously brought some guys in this year that helped us win a lot of games, and that's going to continue to help us win,\" Peterson said. \"So I feel like they'll make the right adjustments, ranking the right people to continue and lead us in the direction we're headed.\" Spielman indicated the Vikings would take a measured approach to free agency again this year and continue forward with his philosophy of mainly try to build the roster through the draft and re-sign the players he knows best \"unless something unique out there happens.\" \"You never know,\" he said, \"but we'll always have our radar up for anything unique that could eventually happen. But we'll take the same approach as we did last year.\" ","skipOnMobile":false,"media":[],"dateOverride":"2013-01-17T05:51:00","authorOverride":"Tim Yotter","role":"VikingUpdate.com","isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":true,"hotNamesLinked":true,"storyImage":"[MEDIA:1138476]","mainImage":{},"thumbnailImage":"[THUMBNAIL:1138476]","heroImage":{},"authorImage":"[MEDIA:474354]","tags":[{"id":"9846","name":"Oklahoma State - Football"},{"id":"374","name":"Oklahoma State"},{"id":"9885","name":"Ohio State - Football"},{"id":"421","name":"Ohio State"},{"id":"202","name":"Minnesota Vikings"}],"nodes":["6158877","6158919","6158920","113","668","687","780"],"isActive":true,"inActiveAndMemberHasPublishRights":false,"createdOn":"2013-01-17T05:55:50.707","createdById":"14","modifiedOn":"2014-07-06T09:18:27.08","modifiedBy":"51458","imgs":[],"viewStats":[{"from":"2015-05-19T04:00:00","to":"2015-05-19T05:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-05-25T16:00:00","to":"2015-05-25T17:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-06-24T18:00:00","to":"2015-06-24T19:00:00","count":4}],"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":[],"pinnedStory":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1773704-packer-report-s-annual-mock-draft","topRibbonWidgets":[],"carouselStoryUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1774063-vikes-hope-floyds-knee-starts-acting-right","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1773915-red-flags-flying-with-defensive-prospects","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1773803-spielman-plans-place-contracts","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1773943-barr-better-place-mentally-physically","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1773672-red-flags-flying-offensive-prospects"],"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","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1773922-get-month-vikings-update-free"],"videoStories":[{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1774063","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1774063-vikes-hope-floyd-s-knee-starts-acting-right","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1774063-vikes-hope-floyd-s-knee-starts-acting-right","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Vikes hope Floyd’s knee ‘starts acting right’","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Minnesota Vikings teammate hoping Sharrif Floyd’s knee ‘starts acting right’","caption":"","deck":"Minnesota Vikings teammates are hoping Sharrif Floyd returns to full health.","dateOverride":"2017-04-27T05:51:45-07:00","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/V73-TD1_5673.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"4489861a-2522-4902-85fd-8c54cf88d140","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/V73-TD1_5673.jpg","title":"Sharrif Floyd","alt":"","credit":"Tom Dahlin/Viking Update","focalPointX":57,"focalPointY":25,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"4489861a-2522-4902-85fd-8c54cf88d140","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/V73-TD1_5673.jpg","title":"Sharrif Floyd","alt":"","credit":"Tom Dahlin/Viking Update","focalPointX":57,"focalPointY":25,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/YotterTim_010615.JPG","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MjAzNyw0MjYzNzk0NQ","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MjAzNyw0MjYzNzk0NQ","name":"Everson Griffen hoping for best for Sharrif Floyd","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MjAzNyw0MjYzNzk0NQ","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2913749","externalId":"42637945","publishDate":"2017-04-27T13:21:35.71493Z","durationMilliseconds":30000,"tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_d23d77ab0ca7b24b44546c7c63633d8f.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Everson Griffen hoping for best for Sharrif Floyd"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1773803","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773803-spielman-plans-in-place-with-contracts","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773803-spielman-plans-in-place-with-contracts","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Spielman: ‘Plans in place’ with contracts","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman: ‘Plans in place’ with contracts","caption":"","deck":"The Minnesota Vikings have several important decisions ahead of them at the quarterback position, but one has apparently already been made.","dateOverride":"2017-04-26T08:25:39-07:00","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/2016/12/02/V5-TD1_9765.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"0d779ac2-94f7-4d52-8e5d-c1ff9c00f78b","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/02/V5-TD1_9765.jpg","title":"Teddy Bridgewater","alt":"","credit":"Tom Dahlin/Viking Update","focalPointX":56,"focalPointY":24,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"0d779ac2-94f7-4d52-8e5d-c1ff9c00f78b","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/02/V5-TD1_9765.jpg","title":"Teddy Bridgewater","alt":"","credit":"Tom Dahlin/Viking Update","focalPointX":56,"focalPointY":24,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/YotterTim_010615.JPG","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDI2MzE5MDQ","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDI2MzE5MDQ","name":"VIDEO: 'No timeline' on Teddy","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDI2MzE5MDQ","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2908315","externalId":"42631904","publishDate":"2017-04-26T14:56:30.564685Z","durationMilliseconds":38000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_0aa973aec0c3ef4cae41fc9c06128608.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"VIDEO: 'No timeline' on Teddy"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1773943","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773943-barr-in-a-better-place-mentally-physically","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773943-barr-in-a-better-place-mentally-physically","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Barr in ‘a better place mentally, physically’","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr spent time reflecting for improvement","caption":"","deck":"Anthony Barr appears to have all the athleticism needed to be an elite linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, but he realizes there is plenty of improvement to be had.","dateOverride":"2017-04-26T15:28:26-07:00","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/2017/01/01/55-BK1.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"836c2d11-a064-4071-802d-1da7be11c775","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2017/01/01/55-BK1.jpg","title":"Anthony Barr","alt":"","credit":"Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":52,"focalPointY":24,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"836c2d11-a064-4071-802d-1da7be11c775","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2017/01/01/55-BK1.jpg","title":"Anthony Barr","alt":"","credit":"Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":52,"focalPointY":24,"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/MjAzNyw0MjYzNTU2Ng","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MjAzNyw0MjYzNTU2Ng","name":"Anthony Barr on leadership","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MjAzNyw0MjYzNTU2Ng","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2910541","externalId":"42635566","publishDate":"2017-04-26T22:36:28.897214Z","durationMilliseconds":41000,"tags":["Minnesota Vikings"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_06d973e3e424003dae9a904b28620ce5.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Anthony Barr on leadership"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1773672","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773672-red-flags-flying-with-offensive-prospects","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773672-red-flags-flying-with-offensive-prospects","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Red flags flying with offensive prospects","subtitle":"","seotitle":"More than 3 dozen offensive NFL draft prospects have injury, criminal red flags","caption":"","deck":"Why do players sometimes last a lot longer than their talent dictates? Red flags – medical or law-related. Here are some top offensive prospects who have some concerns for draft war rooms.","dateOverride":"2017-04-26T04:28:48-07:00","authorOverride":"John Holler","role":"SCOUT","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/2017/04/05/Draft_2017.png","mainImage":{"uuid":"7e65bd5f-f413-4a72-832c-2b2d99eafa7e","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2017/04/05/Draft_2017.png","title":"NFL draft logo 2017","alt":"","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":50,"width":1090,"height":1042},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"7e65bd5f-f413-4a72-832c-2b2d99eafa7e","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2017/04/05/Draft_2017.png","title":"NFL draft logo 2017","alt":"","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":50,"width":1090,"height":1042},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDI2MzA4ODY","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDI2MzA4ODY","name":"VIDEO: Rick Spielman on character risks","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDI2MzA4ODY","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2908067","externalId":"42630886","publishDate":"2017-04-26T13:57:30.968432Z","durationMilliseconds":295000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_897bea4ee6353983d0547aaaa4bdf16d.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"VIDEO: Rick Spielman on character risks"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1773640","siteId":"63","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"min","canonicalUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773640-defenders-think-facing-a-p-will-be-fun","shortUrl":"http://min.scout.com/story/1773640-defenders-think-facing-a-p-will-be-fun","siteName":"Viking Update","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Minnesota","title":"Defenders think facing A.P. will be ‘fun’","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Minnesota Vikings defenders think facing A.P. will be ‘fun’","caption":"","deck":"The Minnesota Vikings will get their first chance to see what it’s like to try to tackle Adrian Peterson in Week 1. What’s the vibe from his former teammates on defense?","dateOverride":"2017-04-25T14:53:19-07:00","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/2016/09/16/USATSI_9036804.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"bc3092d3-f85c-4925-894d-f09efd70bae2","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/09/16/USATSI_9036804.jpg","title":"Adrian Peterson","alt":"","credit":"Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY","focalPointX":51,"focalPointY":46,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"bc3092d3-f85c-4925-894d-f09efd70bae2","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/09/16/USATSI_9036804.jpg","title":"Adrian Peterson","alt":"","credit":"Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY","focalPointX":51,"focalPointY":46,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/YotterTim_010615.JPG","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MjAyMCw0MjYyMjgwNw","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MjAyMCw0MjYyMjgwNw","name":"Everson Griffen ready for 'fun' of facing Peterson","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MjAyMCw0MjYyMjgwNw","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2904947","externalId":"42622807","publishDate":"2017-04-25T20:20:14.273365Z","durationMilliseconds":82000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_0b550affc5066163d99880a7e0a4caa7.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Everson Griffen ready for 'fun' of facing Peterson"},"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":"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":"block-ad-1x1","rule":"[143, 73, 75, 537, 532, 78, 12, 15, 540, 570, 156, 194, 238, 333, 14, 518, 106, 43, 10, 454, 334, 239, 6, 335, 44, 336, 165, 337, 455, 368, 512, 338, 166, 45, 340, 428, 341, 46, 148, 132, 342, 456, 429, 457, 430, 458, 167, 420, 47, 343, 459, 460, 168, 445, 546, 446, 16, 431, 164, 517, 433, 432, 135, 543, 241, 140, 130, 449, 219, 215, 205, 169, 461, 170, 462, 8, 171, 172, 173, 344, 48, 434, 345, 107, 347, 17, 415, 108, 174, 435, 350, 13, 348, 162, 175, 349, 176, 177, 136, 19, 463, 240, 204, 351, 203, 242, 464, 178, 564, 352, 465, 353, 179, 109, 354, 145, 146, 181, 515, 128, 182, 157, 210, 141, 425, 180, 444, 355, 436, 183, 438, 443, 439, 437, 356, 199, 513, 440, 357, 466, 184, 467, 358, 359, 18, 185, 187, 360, 186, 7, 110, 514, 511, 188, 361, 363, 202, 362, 364, 339, 346, 86, 365, 208, 366, 510, 189, 441, 190, 516, 191, 192, 147, 137, 468, 226, 159, 469, 193, 367, 442].indexOf(+siteId) == -1"},{"id":"forum-lobby-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 541].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":"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":"updatebar","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [143, 73, 194, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 86, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 128, 132, 135, 136, 137, 140, 141, 145, 146, 147, 148, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 199, 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 215, 219, 226, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 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, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 420, 428, 429, 431, 433, 435, 436, 441, 444, 445, 446, 458, 461, 462, 463, 465, 466, 467, 468, 510, 511, 512, 515, 518, 543, 564].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].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"forum-board-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538].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":"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":"homestream-native-ad","rule":"!_.contains(['573'], siteId)"},{"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","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2144","name":"Forums\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums?s=[SiteID]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2148","name":"News\n","url":"","weight":25,"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":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2154","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13727","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2155","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/schedule","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2156","name":"Transactions\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13728","weight":15,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"14984","name":"Depth Chart\n","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/blip/depthchart","weight":641,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12961","name":"Upcoming Events\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/upcoming-events","weight":1000,"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","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=[YR_NFL_FREEAGENCY]","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.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[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","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=23612","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":"8987","name":"Tickets\n","url":"http://tickets.[NETWORKHOST]/[SITEALIAS]-tickets?sid=[SUBDOMAIN]","weight":9999997,"external":true,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12330","name":"Shop","url":"http://scout.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":true,"sectionHead":false}],"siteId":"63"},"networkMenu":{"key":"11863","name":"Network Menu","weight":-10,"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}],"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}],"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=[YR_MLB_DRAFT]","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"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":"12533","name":"Cleveland Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"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.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12407","name":"QB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-quarterback-rankings","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12408","name":"RB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-running-back-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12409","name":"WR Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-rankings","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12410","name":"TE Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-tight-end-rankings","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12411","name":"K Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-kicker-rankings","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12412","name":"DEF Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defense-rankings","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12413","name":"DL Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-lineman-rankings","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12414","name":"LB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-linebacker-rankings","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12415","name":"DB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-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.[NETWORKHOST]/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://www.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.[NETWORKHOST]/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.[NETWORKHOST]/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.[NETWORKHOST]/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}],"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":"Tracking all things fishing...all the time.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/08/fishhound_tile.png","index":2,"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":3,"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":4,"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}],"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":"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":3,"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":4,"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); } }