Case Keenum and Sam Bradford Both Prep for Sunday Start

Glen Mclaughlin
September 23, 2017

Long story short: Vikings receivers looked and were better with Bradford than Keenum.

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year, $2 million contract, they hoped he would never hit the field. The Vikings secondary actually played Brown well last week, though they let Martavis Bryant torch them with 91 yards and a score on just three catches.

Maybe, but not yet. "We've got to make more plays on the outside".

Five missed tackles against the Vikings on Sunday is spectacular, considering how slippery rookie running back Dalvin Cook has been to start his National Football League career, as well as the ability to make plays in the passing game for Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.

"It's 16 games, and that's a lot of games but at the same time it's not enough, especially at the end of the season when you wish you had some "W's" if you're not going to make it to the playoffs", tackle Alejandro Villanueva said. Just not getting lulled to sleep, understand it's a 60-minute game. "If I can't perform in practice, I won't likely play".

"That's what I'm working on", Cook said.

Instead, two games into the season, it's been the Killer D that has carried the team. And then on Saturday morning I went to Thomas Tull (of the Steelers ownership group) and told him, "Hey, we gotta talk to Mr". "Don't want to be an offensive team or a defense team". We made some things happen, but that rush was really good.

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The Steelers paid tribute to Dan Rooney prior to the home opener, and the ceremony and celebration included quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sprinting from the tunnel as the offense was being introduced carrying a flag bearing Rooney's initials, "D.M.R". However, despite all of the panic that the fans (and this writer) have displayed this past week (partially due to the way that the team/Zimmer have handled discussing the injury) it sounds like Bradford will be able to return sooner rather than later and that this won't be a chronic issue for him.

Players tend to agree, especially those who are on the other end of passes.

Asked about the possible length to Bradford's absence, Zimmer replied, "I don't have a crystal ball".

"He feels better today", Zimmer said of Bradford. He was right, but only by a little. I think he continues to get better each week. "It's day-to-day. How do I know?" "I respect the flags thrown". He's thrown nearly as many interceptions as touchdowns (24-20). They plan on mixing it up week to week. He didn't do much in Minnesota's 26-9 loss to the Steelers. They were two years apart at Miami-Norland and held an impromptu reunion at Heinz Field.

"He always wanted to race", Rhodes said with a laugh.

"We see Tom every day".

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