Inside the NFL Front Office with Geoff Nichols

Enjoy the VikeFans.com exclusive new show, “Inside the NFL Front Office” with our resident NFL personnel and draft insider, Geoff Nichols.  Geoff will give you his thoughts on the Free Agent moves the Vikings have made so far in the 2017 Offseason, and how they will fit into the scheme.  Did we get better?  Worse?  What do we still have to do to be a playoff contender in 2017?  Find out by listening to this rapidly-moving and fact-filed 22 minutes show!

 

15 thoughts on “Inside the NFL Front Office with Geoff Nichols

  • March 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    It’s fun to hear Geoff talk about the players skills – he isn’t guessing, he really knows this stuff, and has great connections with agents and front office personnel in the NFL.  It’s worth a listen on your morning or evening commute, and, he loves answering your questions here.

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  • March 27, 2017 at 9:59 pm
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    Thank you both for taking the time to put this together.

    Informative, great topics, good discussion!

    Sobering re: Floyd 🙁

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  • March 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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    Sounds great, but Aesirblood doesn’t understand why Geoff is speaking in third person. Aesirblood wonders if Geoff has multiple personalities.

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  • March 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm
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    Very informative. Thank you both for doing this.

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  • March 28, 2017 at 8:43 am
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    Hey Geoff and Tom, good stuff! Thank you both for putting this together.

    I think most of us are fairly certain that the Vikings will take an offensive lineman at some point in the draft as well as a running back. My question for you Geoff–What is your feeling or sense on how much the Vikings will emphasize a wide receiver in the draft? Who do you think the team might target? Also, I know you’d mentioned the possibility of a tight end since this draft class is pretty deep. Do you think the team is prioritizing TE over WR, or the other way around?

    As always, I appreciate everything you give us fans, Geoff, and I’m looking forward to your next interview with Tom 😀

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  • March 28, 2017 at 9:02 am
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    prairieghost said
    Hey Geoff and Tom, good stuff! Thank you both for putting this together.

    I think most of us are fairly certain that the Vikings will take an offensive lineman at some point in the draft as well as a running back. My question for you Geoff–What is your feeling or sense on how much the Vikings will emphasize a wide receiver in the draft? Who do you think the team might target? Also, I know you’d mentioned the possibility of a tight end since this draft class is pretty deep. Do you think the team is prioritizing TE over WR, or the other way around?

    As always, I appreciate everything you give us fans, Geoff, and I’m looking forward to your next interview with Tom 😀  

    Very good question Prairie. WR isn’t the teams most pressing need, but it is definitely up there on the list. With the loss of Patterson/Johnson the Vikings really don’t have much depth on the outside behind Thielen and Treadwell with the assumption Diggs will see some time in the slot. Fruechte will get an opportunity to earn his way onto the roster but another player in the early to middle rounds who can stretch the field will need to be brought in. If the Vikings want to stick with a mid-sized quick receiver, Carlos Henderson in the 2nd round could make sense. Otherwise a possession receiver such as Amara Darboh or speedster Isaiah Ford make sense as well. 

    WR is likely a more pressing need than TE but you can’t dictate the value the board throws at you. If a skilled TE is sitting on the board you have to stick to the best player available mentality. If push come to shove Rudolph or a rookie TE could be isolated on the outside. 

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  • March 28, 2017 at 9:12 am
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    NFL Draft Guru said

    Very good question Prairie. WR isn’t the teams most pressing need, but it is definitely up there on the list. With the loss of Patterson/Johnson the Vikings really don’t have much depth on the outside behind Thielen and Treadwell with the assumption Diggs will see some time in the slot. Fruechte will get an opportunity to earn his way onto the roster but another player in the early to middle rounds who can stretch the field will need to be brought in. If the Vikings want to stick with a mid-sized quick receiver, Carlos Henderson in the 2nd round could make sense. Otherwise a possession receiver such as Amara Darboh or speedster Isaiah Ford make sense as well. 

    WR is likely a more pressing need than TE but you can’t dictate the value the board throws at you. If a skilled TE is sitting on the board you have to stick to the best player available mentality. If push come to shove Rudolph or a rookie TE could be isolated on the outside.   

    That’s why Geoff is here – no one better on the personnel stuff than him.  I look to him for draft info!

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  • March 28, 2017 at 10:49 am
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    Aesirblood said
    Sounds great, but Aesirblood doesn’t understand why Geoff is speaking in third person. Aesirblood wonders if Geoff has multiple personalities.  

    Yeah, he almost sounded like an author for a brief minute…

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  • March 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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    Been running my ass off lately but received word of the podcast today…

    Great job guys. Geoff as always, excellent information. Tom, way to keep it short and steady.

    BTW… Tom, when are you going to get a headset or mic? I’m sure there’s got to be some funding left in the VikeFans vault. 😉

    Looking forward to the next episode. Keep up the great work. 

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  • March 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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    GeorgiaVike said
    Been running my ass off lately but received word of the podcast today…

    Great job guys. Geoff as always, excellent information. Tom, way to keep it short and steady.

    BTW… Tom, when are you going to get a headset or mic? I’m sure there’s got to be some funding left in the VikeFans vault. 😉

    Looking forward to the next episode. Keep up the great work.   

    Soon.   I am on the road a lot, so I have just used a phone, and know I need better.   But, didn’t think it sounded too bad

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  • March 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm
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    Great stuff, thanks to both of you for putting this together.  I really enjoyed this platform, getting to listen to Geoff provide his insight into the Vikings.

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  • March 31, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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    Wow, great stuff!!

     

    Spot on assessment of Mixon.  I love the comparison to Fred Taylor!  Setting up his blocks, ball vision, and route running are where Mixon excels.  Maybe not the flashiest of things, but critical areas for success.

     

    The statement from Bercich was spot on as well about the lineman.  Consistency and fundamentals are key.  You don’t have to be the best, but you have to build that trust through consistency and solid play.  That’s what helps build a team mentality.  Key point from Geoff however is that an injury to Reiff or Remmers will put us right back into the place we were this past year and there is a lot to be done still.

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