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    Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    [size=13pt]Vikings: Gordon emerging as leader in nickelback competition[/size]

    The third-year player leads Benny Sapp and Marcus McCauley in the battle to become the Vikings' fifth cornerback on passing downs.

    By JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune

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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    I really like what I'm hearing with respect to our CB's this year.
    Especially Sapp.

    Who was it was trying to convince me that he (Sapp) was gonna challenge our youngsters?
    I might have to eat a bit of crow over that one my friends.
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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    I'm a little surprised that Sapp isn't being given more consideration given his outstanding performance in camp so far.

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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I'm a little surprised that Sapp isn't being given more consideration given his outstanding performance in camp so far.
    part of the reason for that, is it really seems like all he cares about right now is the INT.
    Yes its definitely fun to watch, but he gives up a lot of plays as well

    So far from what I've seen, Gordon is the most complete of the 3


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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I'm a little surprised that Sapp isn't being given more consideration given his outstanding performance in camp so far.
    part of the reason for that, is it really seems like all he cares about right now is the INT.
    Yes its definitely fun to watch, but he gives up a lot of plays as well

    So far from what I've seen, Gordon is the most complete of the 3
    That makes sense then.
    As long as fellow Vikings fans concur than toss me in.
    He is probably trying too hard to impress the coaches by grabbing the INTs.

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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I really like what I'm hearing with respect to our CB's this year.
    Especially Sapp.

    Who was it was trying to convince me that he (Sapp) was gonna challenge our youngsters?
    I might have to eat a bit of crow over that one my friends.

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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    Wow, I just posted thought Sapp would get that spot over Gordon.
    I still thnk he may.
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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    This could either be a good thing regarding Gordon or a bad thing regarding McCauley. I was hoping that McCauley would be making bigger strides, solidifying his spot as nickelback. Apparently not.

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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    Why would he be happy to be the FIFTH CORNERBACK?
    Fifth DEFENSIVE BACK would be nice, but not as stated in the article.
    I'm embarrassed for whomever wrote that article.
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    Re: Gordon emerging as leader in Vikings nickelback competition

    One of the interesting things about this competition is it's not just about ability but also where the players can be used on the field as well as potential matchups. Gordon and Sapp, for instance, can play either the natural cornerback position or slide inside and cover the slot receiver. McCauley strictly lines up at the corner, meaning if he's used in the nickel, veteran Antoine Winfield slides from the left corner into the slot.
    I would rather see Winfield not line up in the slot.

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