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    Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    [size=13pt]Minnesota Vikings' Antoine Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot[/size]

    Cornerback Winfield prefers being positioned on inside

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    MANKATO, Minn. — Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier says the Vikings' nickel-back decision could come down to whether they believe they're better with starting cornerback Antoine Winfield playing outside or inside in the slot.....

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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    I wouldn't mind seeing him in the slot a bit more either.
    Not only is he a good fit "Athletically" for it, but he has the experience level to be a bit more successfull in there as well over a Gordon or McCauley.

    Another intersesting nugget in there was JA was learning from playing against Big Mac.
    Wonder if he was being nice or if he really is.
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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    Who doesn't like being positioned inside the "slot"?
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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    Again... because he has no coverage skills. He's a tackler... and a damn good one.
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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I wouldn't mind seeing him in the slot a bit more either.
    Not only is he a good fit "Athletically" for it, but he has the experience level to be a bit more successfull in there as well over a Gordon or McCauley.

    Another intersesting nugget in there was JA was learning from playing against Big Mac.
    Wonder if he was being nice or if he really is.
    ;D
    I’m sure he is learning somewhat.
    I mean there are very few ELITE left tackles in the league.
    A decent one is usually in the top 5.
    And I would say that McKinnie is a decent left tackle.


    Like Allen says.
    He is a big dude.
    I mean just learning to beat out his reach alone should help him.
    The only thing I hope doesn’t happen is that Allen’s speed starts dialing down a little because he is soooo much faster than McKinnie.
    Hopefully McKinnie can get to where he is challenging Allen on every play.


    It definitely should make McKinnie better, which ifg that’s all that is happening then its fine with me.

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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    Seems like a fit...the smaller WRs usually play slot, and the bigger guys more often go down the sideline.
    MaCauley and Griffin got 4 or 3 inches on Winny, and probably more hops too.
    I still think this CB trio has a chance to be one of the NFLs best somewhere down the road...hopefully soon, with just a bit more experience and a lot more rush up front.
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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

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    Again... because he has no coverage skills. He's a tackler... and a gol 'darnit good one.
    I would argue that and consider it a major overstatement direct toward his coverage. Granted Winfield isn't Champ Bailey he's a good cover corner. I think this year is extremely exiting because for the first time in a long while our CB's should have some pass rush to work with. Being a Vikings fan the past decade I've had the opportunity to watch our corners get torched when the QB has ample time to pass the ball and regardless of who the CB's are they are gonna be unsucesful in there attempts to defend that long.

    I think for the first time for exept maybe his rookie season Winfield will have a good pass rush to match what he can do, personally Winfield is one of many players I want to see quiet the coverage critics. Big season for him as long as he can stay healthy I expect him to finally get the Pro Bowl vallet that he has deserved in previous seasons.

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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    "VikingsTw" wrote:
    "C" wrote:
    Again... because he has no coverage skills. He's a tackler... and a gol 'darnit good one.
    I would argue that and consider it a major overstatement direct toward his coverage. Granted Winfield isn't Champ Bailey he's a good cover corner. I think this year is extremely exiting because for the first time in a long while our CB's should have some pass rush to work with. Being a Vikings fan the past decade I've had the opportunity to watch our corners get torched when the QB has ample time to pass the ball and regardless of who the CB's are they are gonna be unsucesful in there attempts to defend that long.

    I think for the first time for exept maybe his rookie season Winfield will have a good pass rush to match what he can do, personally Winfield is one of many players I want to see quiet the coverage critics. Big season for him as long as he can stay healthy I expect him to finally get the Pro Bowl vallet that he has deserved in previous seasons.
    I hope your right... however, you're stance relies on a lot of "if's"

    I'm just saying, he hasn't been good in coverage for the past couple of years.

    We'll see what happens.
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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Seems like a fit...the smaller WRs usually play slot, and the bigger guys more often go down the sideline.
    MaCauley and Griffin got 4 or 3 inches on Winny, and probably more hops too.
    I still think this CB trio has a chance to be one of the NFLs best somewhere down the road...hopefully soon, with just a bit more experience and a lot more rush up front.
    Hopefully really soon...
    Winfield isn't exactly getting any younger.
    I question how much he has left in the tank.

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    Re: Winfield prefers being positioned inside in slot

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Seems like a fit...the smaller WRs usually play slot, and the bigger guys more often go down the sideline.
    MaCauley and Griffin got 4 or 3 inches on Winny, and probably more hops too.
    I still think this CB trio has a chance to be one of the NFLs best somewhere down the road...hopefully soon, with just a bit more experience and a lot more rush up front.
    Hopefully really soon...
    Winfield isn't exactly getting any younger.
    I question how much he has left in the tank.
    Who cares, we will just replace him.
    Remember, all players come and go.
    Eventually someone replaces them and you forget about them.
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