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The defense has allowed an average of 30 points a game. They are going to have to start giving up fewer points if they want to make a run at the division title or playoffs. Anyone out there we can pick up to help on defense that you can think of?
-- Joe B.
The Vikings have allowed 29.0 points per game through four games, so Joe is correct that in order to achieve their goals this season the Vikings must find a way to reduce that number significantly. The good news is we’ve seen different aspects of this defense play well at times this season. The secondary did a great job against Calvin Johnson in Week 1, for example, but the defense as a whole has struggled against running backs at times – Reggie Bush, Matt Forte and Le’Veon Bell have all found success against the Vikings. The pass rush was slow to go this season, but finally got on track in a victory against Pittsburgh two weeks ago. Also, the Vikings have done a great job of taking the ball away, as they’re tied for third in NFL with 12 takeaways this season.
All of this leads me to the belief that the key is not going out and finding new players to replace current players. Rather, the key is to A) get healthy, which the bye week should have helped accomplish, and B) execute better as a group.
Just wondering who the emergency quarterback is since
-- YC Lindsay
If Bethel-Thompson is inactive and both Cassel and Ponder are injured and unavailable during a game, a logical choice to be the emergency quarterback would be
If you had to pick a position that you think we have the most depth at, what would it be? And least depth? I know we could use a dominant strong safety (opposite
-- Tyler L.
When you have the best player at his position in the NFL, it’s hard to say that’s not a deep position on your roster. So with
As for the position with the least depth, heading into the bye it was the secondary because two starters –