Where is the Elite Defense?

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Re: Where is the Elite Defense?

Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:08 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:01 pm
The Vikings will get it corrected. There's little doubt in my mind about that.

I am wondering how this secondary will pan out though. They are out of sync in coverage. Especially in combo with the LB's. I also watched a short interview with Iloka and he seems like he's rearing and ready to go. I want to see him get some action to see if he can spark this defense.
I do too and I don't understand why he isn't playing. I hope the defense figures it out.
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Re: Where is the Elite Defense?

Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:04 pm

Only Zim really knows. But it makes it tough too when Sendejo is the starter.He hasn't really done anything to lose the job and he isn't the weak link in the secondary right now. I just wonder if Iloka can only really play from the safety spot and doesn't have much flexibility in his game that would allow both he and Sendejo to be on the field together, but I want to see him get some PT for a possible spark.
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Re: Where is the Elite Defense?

Post by Cliff » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am

EAGAN, Minn. (WCCO) — If there’s one thing the Minnesota Vikings have done consistently well under Mike Zimmer, it’s play good defense. Which is why it was so weird to see it so bad in their previous three games. But that all changed on Sunday in Philadelphia, and made a huge impact. WCCO’s David McCoy tells us why it was all better again. That was more like it, wasn’t it? More of what we’ve come to expect from the Vikings defense: Three sacks, two forced fumbles and one touchdown. The difference? Not changes made to strategy, players said, just better execution. “Yeah just focusing on what we already do. Just getting back to the basics of what we do in our scheme. So doing that helped us out a lot,” defensive back Mike Hughes said. The reason for the better execution? Speeches, it turns out. Players referenced two of them. Olympic skier Jessie Diggins addressed the team during the week, then pregame Sunday, it was quarterback Kirk Cousins.
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Re: Where is the Elite Defense?

Post by fiestavike » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:37 pm

I've been intrigued by seeing Jayron Kearse get more snaps.
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Re: Where is the Elite Defense?

Post by ChicagoViking » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:04 pm

I'm intrigued by Jessie Diggins.
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