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    Quote Originally Posted by Renrut31 View Post
    Vikings signed Jasper Brinkley back today also. Can't say I saw that coming...or wanted him back.
    Brinkley wasn't a good fit for MLB in a cover two scheme but played pretty well against the run. If he can stay healthy he may be a better fit in Zimmer's defense. I sure hope so. Those schmoes the Vikings had a LB last year were mostly imposters !

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    Again, if this signing was meant for him to start, I am hating this move. Brinkley sucks, and I was happy to see him leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikesfaninWis View Post
    Again, if this signing was meant for him to start, I am hating this move. Brinkley sucks, and I was happy to see him leave.
    to be fair a lot of players sucked playing in our Tampa 2/prevent D/ what the hell are we doing systems. I'm happy to see how he fits in the new defensive schemes that we are going to have before passing judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renrut31 View Post
    Vikings signed Jasper Brinkley back today also. Can't say I saw that coming...or wanted him back.
    If I have a choice between bringing Erin Henderson back or Jasper, I would choose Jasper anytime

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    I am confident that Zimmer knows who is and is not a good fit for what he wants to do in Minnesota. Now; what does this tell us about what he plans on putting on the field for next year?

    I'll be straight up and say I am not a defensive guru, so perhaps someone else can answer that question...
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    Just not understanding where the Vikings are going so far. The Brinkley signing makes no sense at all. Yes he struggled in the cover 2 scheme, but did no better in ARZ scheme last year. He has no cover skills, and when paired with Greenway, leaves our pass defense open. It also gives us 3 MLBs. Cole, Mauti, and now Brinkley. Not sure we need 3, or who out of those 3 would start. Would rather they go after Vincent Rey and Jayson DiManche. Both are from CIN, would know Zim's scheme, both run in the 4.55s, and are better cover guys, and I would think would come pretty cheap.

    As for the Griffen signing...I like his athleticism, but seems like a lot for an unproven player, that hasn't ever played every down. It's been said, and Zim pretty much came out and said it the other day, that DEs in his scheme don't really just rush up the field after the QB. They play much more in the run, and control gaps. So Griifen doesn't seem like a run stuffer type to me.

    The Cassel signing just seems like a safe, status quo, get you no where signing. We know what we get with him, but that also means, we know we aren't going anywhere with him. Why not try a Vick, or trade for Ryan Mallett, and heck maybe you catch lightning in a bottle. Maybe you get to the playoffs, and make a run. Maybe Vick gets hurt in the 3rd game, and we have to go with Ponder. Is that soooo much worse then Cassel? Either way your not going anywhere.

    Just seems like they are keeping the same old players, and expect a different outcome. All we can hope for, I guess, is that Zim can coach them up, and make them better players in a better scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngloVike View Post
    to be fair a lot of players sucked playing in our Tampa 2/prevent D/ what the hell are we doing systems. I'm happy to see how he fits in the new defensive schemes that we are going to have before passing judgement.
    So why was Tampa so good at it? A player has it or he doesn't. If Brinkley was signed to start, then I will seriously question this coaching staff. We saw him for 4 years, we don't need him back.

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    Sounds like we signed Linval Joseph. Former Giant. Big guy for the defensive line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renrut31 View Post
    Sounds like we signed Linval Joseph. Former Giant. Big guy for the defensive line.
    Where is the Joseph thing at?

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    Adam Schefter and Chip Scoggins just reported that we signed former Giants DT Linval Joseph... he must have been a contingency plan when Paul Soliai was signed by the Falcons.

    Also, who is Linval Joseph?
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