Questions Answered: Brian Robison’s Segment Back, Suh Not Retiring, Dalvin a Bellcow Again

Brian Robison
Brian Robison

The following questions are about current Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by PurplePTSD. Today is the June 20th edition, addressed in a from-the-hip fashion. If you have questions, please email them to DustinBakerNFL@gmail.com.

Also, please note: These are opinion-based responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to keep that to a minimum.


Q: With ’96 Questions’ returning from Brian Robison, will it be a standalone thing or a series?

Sep 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) celebrates against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

A: Out of nowhere, Robison’s popular series is indeed back. And, yes, it will be a series, not a one-off video.

Robison played 173 games for the Vikings in 11 seasons. His 96 Questions segment was crazy popular, and now it is back.

Q: If Ndamukong Suh isn’t retiring, would the Vikings still be interested in him?

Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ndamukong Suh (93) walks onto the field before the game against the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

A: Other entities, on behalf of the Vikings, are interested in Suh for Minnesota — like Bleacher Report. But no one from the Vikings has hinted any interest in the 35-year-old.

Minnesota seems to be rolling with Armon Watts for 2022, so any addition of Suh would subtract Watts from the starting equation.

He probably won’t sign with the Vikings, and if he does, he’ll have to battle back from a down year. His Pro Football Focus grade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was only 49.4.

Q: Do you expect the Vikings to use Dalvin Cook as a bellcow back, or will the committee approach be fancied like other teams?

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Dalvin Cook

A: We expect Cook to receive a comparable amount of touches, but they may not all be on the ground.

The Vikings have hinted at using Cook as a WR in 2022 more than in years past. If that happens, Cook would be featured as a pass-catcher while players like Alexander Mattison or Ty Chandler assumed some of the rushing mantle.

Don’t expect a reduced workload for Cook, but maybe get used to the idea of the man used in a more versatile way.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).


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