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Vikings clearly relying on coaching to improve offensive line

Less than a week into free agency, the Vikings' philosophy for 2019 has taken shape. Namely: They're going to go with (and pay) the guys with whom they've had success in the past. That means, at least at this point, giving defensive-minded head coach Mike Zimmer as many familiar defensive resources as the salary-cap challenged franchise can afford. Re-signing linebacker Anthony Barr and restructuring Everson Griffen's deal were the biggest moves in that regard. It also means any attempted upgrades to the offense — specifically the offensive line — figure to be far from splashy. The...
Daily Norseman Mar 18, 2019
Report: NFL transitioning to 7 on 7 passing drill rules for 2019

Report: NFL transitioning to 7 on 7 passing drill rules for 2019

This explains the ‘no offensive linemen’ strategy the Vikings are employing As NFL Free Agency opened last week, players started flying off the shelf at a near record pace. The Minnesota Vikings signed DT Shamar Stephen and re-signed LB Anthony Barr, but have been pretty quiet ever since. It was presumed the Vikings would try to create some cap space to acquire an offensive lineman or two, but things have been quiet on that front. Nick Easton signed with New Orleans, Tom Compton hasn’t been re-signed, and the Vikes cut Mike Remmers, who signed with the Giants. As of right now, there...

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