Ronnie Hillman: Vikings have “same brotherhood” as Broncos last year

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Injuries have forced the Vikings to alter their plans at quarterback, running back and on the offensive line, but the team has still won four straight games to open the season and are favored to make it five straight at home against the Texans this Sunday.

The play of their defense has been the biggest on-field factor in their success, which should sound like a familiar formula to those with memories long enough to remember how the Broncos fueled their run to the Super Bowl last season. One member of that Broncos team is now in Minnesota and running back Ronnie Hillman has found more links the two clubs than a standout defense.

“The big thing is the camaraderie,” Hillman said, via the Pioneer Press. “This team plays for each other, and that’s the biggest part. This team has the same brotherhood — these guys treat each other like family the exact same [as in Denver], and that’s what you need to have a championship team. I saw it here right away, how these guys treat each other with respect and without excuses — they’re accountable for what they do, and that’s definitely a good trait to have as a whole. The guys are cool.”

There’s a lot of time between Week Five and the Super Bowl for those comparisons to grow stronger or prove to be superficial, but the Vikings have already shown an ability to overcome adverse developments that they’ll need to go the distance.

27 responses to “Ronnie Hillman: Vikings have “same brotherhood” as Broncos last year

  1. Since you put that headline in “scare quotes” I’m going to not read the article, jump to conclusions, and ignore context like the media does nowadays and just assume you mean that the Vikings are racist.

    I haven’t watched a single game this year because of the racist anti-America players the teams in the league employ.

    The NFL needs us more than we need it.

  2. It all starts with Zimmer and veteran leadership from guys like Chad Greenway. The Vikings have a donut club, and the spirit of Harambe is watching over them. Once I saw the pregame spoons out for Harambe lead by Greenway, I knew this team was special.

  3. I’m not a Vikings fan, but I’m glad for their success. It seems like every year in the NFL, that there’s a team that kind of comes out of nowhere and has a Cinderella season. This year, it’s the Vikes.

  4. but still… the Vikings are missing that certain edge, that certain key part of the donkeys success…

    they need the refs to bail them out and give them preferential treatment just like the donkeys get! its the key to the donks success

  5. Bradfords success has been VERY telling about what was part of the problem for the Vikings.
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    Teddy was 11-5 last year and Division winner. It’s not like MN was a last place team last year

  6. When your GM takes idiots off his draft board, requires players to be smart, athletic, team players, then a few years down the road you get what the Vikings have; good, smart, athletic, team players. Throw in a coach who teaches “team” and their record of 21-5 in their last two season’s regular seasons is not surprising. Now just fix the kicker issue and win some playoff games!

  7. Somebody will drill Bradford and he’ll promptly recall that he doesn’t actually like playing football very much. He’s a front runner like Cam Newton. Smack him in the mouth or create a little adversity and he’ll get busy folding.

  8. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:54 AM
    Since you put that headline in “scare quotes” I’m going to not read the article, jump to conclusions, and ignore context like the media does nowadays and just assume you mean that the Vikings are racist.

    I haven’t watched a single game this year because of the racist anti-America players the teams in the league employ.

    The NFL needs us more than we need it.
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    yet you’re hear whining because others don’t act like you would prefer they act. Go live with a dictatorship, for obviously you’re having a big problem coping with freedom “brother.”

  9. scrotiemcb says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:06 PM
    Somebody will drill Bradford and he’ll promptly recall that he doesn’t actually like playing football very much. He’s a front runner like Cam Newton. Smack him in the mouth or create a little adversity and he’ll get busy folding.

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    That’s funny cause he was almost murdered in the first game he played for the Vikings but kept getting up. It was a Monday night football game so I assume you were watching the same thing.

  10. skawh says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:16 PM

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    yet you’re hear whining because others don’t act like you would prefer they act. Go live with a dictatorship, for obviously you’re having a big problem coping with freedom “brother.”
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    Its pretty cut and dry actually. The players are free to express their opinions, I am free to not watch the games, I am free to comment here about it, PFT is free to delete my comments, you are free to contradict my comments if they get posted.

    Can you please explain to me what part about freedom am I having a problem with?

  11. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:54 AM
    Since you put that headline in “scare quotes” I’m going to not read the article, jump to conclusions, and ignore context like the media does nowadays and just assume you mean that the Vikings are racist.

    I haven’t watched a single game this year because of the racist anti-America players the teams in the league employ.

    The NFL needs us more than we need it.

    You feeling OK brother?

  12. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:54 PM

    Easy for him to say. Hillman’s never been through Viking training camp.

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    WOW…trash talking and banter is one thing but that is LOW. It’s a joke to you that Korey Stringer died of heat stroke?

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