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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Vikings' D was tied at 11th for the least # of pts given up per game.
    The whole pass coverage thing that everyone likes to whine about isn't nearly as much as a problem as people like to make it out to be.
    Room for improvement?
    Of course.
    The theoretically better pass rush should help.
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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

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    No way... our weakness is definitely at Corner. I watched McCauley, Griffen and Winfield get smoked enough last year to know better than to blame it on the LB corps... who did a pretty damn good job.

    Winfield is overrated.
    Sharper is overrated.

    Winfield is mis-labeled if anyone considers him to be a shut-down corner, which he isn't.
    He is the best tackling corner in the NFL, but to expect him to be matched against a #1 WR and stop them all day is to misuse his skills.

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    Our pass defense definitely should be and will be improved last season.
    I know it has been said a million times and all, but the addition of Jared Allen will make a huge difference.
    While Winfield is not a shut-down corner ... and neither is Griffen ... they are both average cover guys who tackled well. The safeties should be solid with Madieu providing some coverage so Darren can do the only thing he does well ... which is chase down picks.
    I think the key to it all is our linebackers. I think that we should expect big things out of EJ, Leber and Greenway this season.
    They are great against the run and good on the blitz and I personally think they are pretty good in coverage as well.
    The addition of Allen and another year of experience in this system for all of these guys should make a huge difference.

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "C" wrote:
    No way... our weakness is definitely at Corner. I watched McCauley, Griffen and Winfield get smoked enough last year to know better than to blame it on the LB corps... who did a pretty damn good job.

    Winfield is overrated.
    Sharper is overrated.

    Winfield is mis-labeled if anyone considers him to be a shut-down corner, which he isn't.
    He is the best tackling corner in the NFL, but to expect him to be matched against a #1 WR and stop them all day is to misuse his skills.

    =Z=
    That would be great if he was a linebacker

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    Can the Vikes afford to trade for Lito Sheppard?
    As the season nears, the Eagles have got to be getting a little edgy that they will still have a disgruntled Sheppard sitting on the bench and may entertain lesser offers than they were seeking earlier.
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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Can the Vikes afford to trade for Lito Sheppard?
    As the season nears, the Eagles have got to be getting a little edgy that they will still have a disgruntled Sheppard sitting on the bench and may entertain lesser offers than they were seeking earlier.
    If I am correct you have been harping for Sheppard for a while. I think I would love to see us make a move, but there is no chance they do it.
    Childress is clearly happy with the squad he has in place right now. I don't think he would go after Sheppard unless he was literally dirt cheap.
    I would love to see Sheppard and Winfield lining up though.

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    Pfft Winfield would be fine if we could get some pass rush, even Noumaoudio uhh... that corner on the raiders wouldn't be a shut down corner on our team.

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    I hope it will be fine. And Sharper may be overrated by the media and the rest of the NFL, but he is most certainly underrated on this site.

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    Pressure, Pressure, Pressure!!!
    Any NFL QB will shred any defense if he has time to throw the rock.
    Case in point, Jared Allen coming to the Vikes and becoming the highest paid defensive player in the League.
    I think the line will provide pressure, IMO, the linebacking crew needs to step up just as much as the defensive backs.
    Presumably, the opposing QB will have less time this year, which means the TE, RB's and slot receivers will be a focus because their routes are shorter.
    We shall see, but, if the D-Line does their job, that's what happens...or, the QB GOES DOWN UNDER A SEA OF PURPLE ;D

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    Re: Vikings Pass defense

    I am not to worried about our pass defense this year ... As long as Jared Allen gets a few sacks and a lot of pressures I would be happy ... I do expect 2 sacks a game from Edwards, Allen, Pat, and Kevin ... wouldn't that be awesome! I dream to much.

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