Purple Insider - a Minnesota Vikings and NFL podcast

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Matthew Coller is joined by reporters, players, analysts and much more to break down everything Minnesota Vikings football. From discussing whether Kirk Cousins will take the Vikings to the next level to breaking down offensive line combinations to analyzing the NFC North, this podcast is for people who live and breathe football.

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1327 episodes

Ask Purple Insider Anything (Part 2)

Matthew Coller answers Vikings fans questions about, well, all sorts of things from which jersey to buy to all sorts of quarterback speculation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49m
Feb 24
Wisco Sports Show's Grant Bilse talks about how the Packers will build around Jordan Love

Matthew Coller and Madison, Wisconsin sports host Grant Bilse talk about the Packers' offseason plan and how the fan bases view their last decade+ of struggles to get over the hump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51m
Feb 23
Ask Purple Insider Anything (Part 1)

While we wait for the NFL Combine, Matthew answers fan questions with everything from the Kirk Cousins decision to where Purple Insider came from to the Vikings approach to free agency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 1m
Feb 22
Trench Warfare's Brandon Thorn rebuilds the Vikings' defensive line

Matthew Coller talks with founder of Trench Warfare Brandon Thorn about whether the Vikings should bring back Danielle Hunter and how they can fill out the rest of the defensive line. Plus what to do about left guard and whether the other OL positions need to be addressed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51m
Feb 21
Report: Vikings won't make fully guaranteed offer for Kirk Cousins

Matthew Coller talks about a report from Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated that the Vikings will not give a fully guaranteed contract to Kirk Cousins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 37m
Feb 20
Are the Vikings mishandling things with Kirk Cousins? PFT thinks so

Matthew Coller talks about a Pro Football Talk column in which Mike Florio suggests that the Vikings are mishandling the Kirk Cousins situation if they want him back. Plus Matthew answers questions from whether the 2021 QB class should scare off the Vikings to whether the 98 team would have beat the Broncos in the Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 10m
Feb 19
Bears podcaster Lorin Cox talks about what Chicago would want the Vikings to do at QB

Matthew Coller poses the question to Bears podcaster Lorin Cox: What would the Bears want the Vikings to do this offseason? Plus, does he think Justin Fields being traded is a mistake? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50m
Feb 17
That Franchise Guy Marcus Whitman talks about the best fits for QBs from Kirk Cousins to the 2024 QB class

Matthew Coller gets together with one of YouTube's top football content creators Marcus Whitman to talk about where QBs are going to land this offseason. Does he see a return to Minnesota as best for Kirk Cousins? Will Russell Wilson get left out of the party? Why he likes Michael Penix Jr. as a fit for the Vikings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55m
Feb 16
Jeremiah Sirles talks about what he loved and hated from the 2023 NFL season

Matthew Coller and former Vikings offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles talk about what they loved and hated about the Vikings 2023 season and how the NFL turned out this year and then talk each other into the Vikings direction working... somehow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51m
Feb 15
CBS Sports draft analyst Chris Trapasso wants the Vikings to trade up for Drake Maye

CBS Sports draft analyst Chris Trapasso joins Matthew Coller to react to a rumor that the Vikings could trade up to No. 3 overall with the Patriots and discusses why it would be worth it for Drake May but may not be worth it for Jayden Daniels. Plus, Matthew and Chris analyze a PFF mock draft that has the Vikings landing a QB and an edge rusher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56m
Feb 14
What year will the Vikings make the Super Bowl? (Don't say never!)

Matthew Coller and Manny Hill answer society's most difficult question: When will the Vikings actually make the Super Bowl? How can they get there? When will their window begin? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 24m
Feb 13
Super Bowl reaction and a Sam Darnold/Vikings rumor

Matthew Coller talks about the Chiefs winning again behind Patrick Mahomes, what the Super Bowl says about the Vikings and the NFL Network report linking the Vikings and Sam Darnold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 8m
Feb 12
ESPN says Vikings among teams who could trade up to No. 3

Matthew Coller goes semi-emergency mode with a podcast after ESPN reported that the Vikings are among teams they expect to be in the mix for a trade up to No. 3 overall. Is it worth it? Does this mean the end of Cousins? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 20m
Feb 11
Mike Zimmer hired in Dallas, Jared Allen misses the HOF and Super Bowl trivia fun

Matthew Coller and Manny Hill react to Mike Zimmer being hired in Dallas and Jared Allen not being elected to the Hall of Fame Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 19m
Feb 09
Justin Jefferson breaking the bank (part 2)

The second half of Matthew's conversation with Vikings fans about Justin Jefferson's Radio Row comments and much more, including Bo Nix talk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58m
Feb 09
Jeremiah Sirles on Kirk landing spots and Justin Jefferson ignites Radio Row (part 1)

On Radio Row Matthew Coller talked with radio stations about Kirk Cousins, including Las Vegas, who seemed mildly interested. Is that a good idea for Kirk? Who are the favorites for his services right now? On Wednesday Justin Jefferson talked about his contract and Kirk Cousins on radio row and oh boy here we go Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 21m
Feb 08
CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso scouts McCarthy, Nix and Penix Jr.

The Chris Trapasso Draft Show is back and CBS's draft analyst joined Purple Insider to discuss why he has Bo Nix and JJ McCarthy neck and neck in the race for QB4 and why Michael Penix Jr. is behind in his mind. How does he weigh circumstances? Would he suggest the Vikings pick any of them at No. 11? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49m
Feb 07
Radio Row Buzz (Part 2)

Matthew Coller talks with Vikings fans about the buzz at radio row, especially surrounding the quarterbacks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41m
Feb 06
Radio Row Buzz: Everyone thinks the Vikings are moving on from Kirk Cousins

Matthew Coller and Manny Hill talk about what folks on Radio Row at the Super Bowl have been asking Matthew as he promotes his book and talks Vikings with different radio stations. Plus we look at some mock draft research that shows where Michael Penix, JJ McCarthy and Bo Nix are scheduled to go and what that means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 9m
Feb 06
Star Tribune's Mike Rand talks about quarterback hindsight

Matthew Coller talks with Star Tribune's Mike Rand about hindsight and quarterbacks. How do we judge whether the Vikings should have picked a QB or not? And then Matthew answers fan questions pertaining to Danielle Hunter's future and which QB would fit best with Kevin O'Connell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 23m
Feb 05
Mike Zimmer gets an interview???? Reaction to Michael Penix Jr. and Bo Nix's Senior Bowl weeks with our correspondent

Matthew Coller and Purple Insider Senior Bowl correspondent Terry Horstman dive into Michael Penix Jr.'s decision to not play in the Senior Bowl and how Bo Nix and Spencer Rattler looked in the game and week of practices. Plus other players at RB and defensive line that stood out and Mike Zimmer is interviewing for the DC job with the Cowboys Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54m
Feb 03
Picking free agents to put around Kirk Cousins if he returns to Vikings (and a crazy trade up idea)

With the reality that Kirk Cousins could sign back with the Vikings, Matthew Coller and Manny Hill pick 3 free agents that would give the Vikings a chance to compete right away and then talk about a wild trade to land Jayden Daniels in the draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 13m
Feb 02
Bo Nix and Michael Penix Jr. struggling at the Senior Bowl???

Matthew Coller talks about reports that Bo Nix and Michael Penix Jr. did not impress at the Senior Bowl and discusses ESPN Kevin Seifert's plan for the Vikings to bring back Kirk Cousins and draft JJ McCarthy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 51m
Feb 01
Jeremiah Sirles breaks down how the Chiefs and 49ers reached the Super Bowl

Former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles joins Matthew Coller to talk about why Kansas City is so difficult to beat, snark about the Chiefs drafting Patrick Mahomes and discuss the Lions long-term prospects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 2m
Jan 31
Our Senior Bowl Correspondent checks in on Bo Nix and Michael Penix Jr. buzz

Purple Insider's official Senior Bowl correspondent Terry Horstman joins the show from Mobile, Alabama, to talk about the first practices of Bo Nix and Michael Penix Jr. and why they are different from previous Senior Bowl QBs and whether there is high first-round buzz around them. Plus other positions the Vikings need to be studying this week at the Senior Bowl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48m
Jan 30
Dane Brugler thinks Bo Nix can go top 10?????

Matthew Coller and Manny Hill talk about how The Athletic's Dane Brugler suggested that Bo Nix could rise at the Senior Bowl, even into the top 10. Should the Vikings be in on Nix? Plus a Kirk Cousins rumor about his price and whether the Vikings' NFC Championship losses are worse than what happened to the Lions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 18m
Jan 30
Lions pull an all-time meltdown in NFC Championship

Matthew Coller talks with Vikings fans about the Detroit Lions collapse in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers and how this shouldn't change anything about the Vikings' view of Detroit. Was Dan Campbell's decision to go for fourth downs right or insane? And the different routes to being here in the near future for the Vikings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 14m
Jan 29
ESPN's Courtney Cronin thinks the Bears should trade Justin Fields

ESPN's Courtney Cronin joins Matthew Coller to talk about the Chicago Bears plans at quarterback. Will they trade Justin Fields? Will they pick Caleb Williams? Is there a case for Drake Maye? Then former Viking and Bengal Solomon Wilcots joins to talk about the championship games and the Vikings QB decision Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 29m
Jan 27
Does Baker Mayfield make sense for the Vikings?

Matthew Coller and Manny Hill talk about the Bucs offensive coordinator leaving, which could leave Baker Mayfield's future up in the air. Is Baker a good option for the Vikings? The Falcons hired a head coach with a Cousins connection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 17m
Jan 26
Harbaugh hired in LA, will the Vikings regret not hiring him????

Matthew Coller talks with Vikings fans about Jim Harbaugh being hired by the Los Angeles Chargers and goes back to the Vikings' hiring process when they brought in Kevin O'Connell rather than Harbaugh. Will they end up having regrets? Plus Joe Buck said he wishes he never made the "disgusting act" call. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 20m
Jan 25