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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you guys see Michael Johnson signing with Minny? Would you want that?
I read somewhere he said he would rather follow Zimmer than stay at Cincy, I don't know how factual that is though, I didn't see it from a quick google search.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmichaelp wrote:
Do you guys see Michael Johnson signing with Minny? Would you want that?
I read somewhere he said he would rather follow Zimmer than stay at Cincy, I don't know how factual that is though, I didn't see it from a quick google search.


How is your cap situation? I honestly have no clue but I do know that Johnson is going to get paid. Probably overpaid honestly. He's a really good DE but he's not going to take a game over, however I can see him getting top end money on the open market.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArodFanboy wrote:
xmichaelp wrote:
Do you guys see Michael Johnson signing with Minny? Would you want that?
I read somewhere he said he would rather follow Zimmer than stay at Cincy, I don't know how factual that is though, I didn't see it from a quick google search.


How is your cap situation? I honestly have no clue but I do know that Johnson is going to get paid. Probably overpaid honestly. He's a really good DE but he's not going to take a game over, however I can see him getting top end money on the open market.


I think it's going to be around 30 million, but I would probably rather resign Everson Griffen and spend the big money on someone else.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, id rather just resign Everson Griffen. Griffen and Johnson are comparable players and Griffen will probably be a little bit cheaper. I am confident that Griffen can be a ten sack player at RE in Zimmer's defense.
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Just depends if Zimmer views Robison as a RDE or LDE. In my opinion Robison has always been better as a pass rusher than a edge setting run defender but was forced to play LDE due to Jared Allen. Johnson is real good at defending the run.
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Freakout wrote:
Just depends if Zimmer views Robison as a RDE or LDE. In my opinion Robison has always been better as a pass rusher than a edge setting run defender but was forced to play LDE due to Jared Allen. Johnson is real good at defending the run.


Very true. One thing to consider though is the division that Mike Zimmer will be joining. The AFC North was more physical, a lot of physical running teams to contend with.

The NFC North consists of wide open offenses. We might see Zimmer design a defense that is better suited to play fast pace offenses. Just something to keep in mind. What Zimmer did in Cincinnati may not necessarily apply in Minnesota if Zimmer is looking to build a defense to stop NFC North offenses. Zimmer needs to realize that he will probably need more athletic and lighter LBs and better edge rushers then what he has in Cincinnati.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
Freakout wrote:
Just depends if Zimmer views Robison as a RDE or LDE. In my opinion Robison has always been better as a pass rusher than a edge setting run defender but was forced to play LDE due to Jared Allen. Johnson is real good at defending the run.


Very true. One thing to consider though is the division that Mike Zimmer will be joining. The AFC North was more physical, a lot of physical running teams to contend with.

The NFC North consists of wide open offenses. We might see Zimmer design a defense that is better suited to play fast pace offenses. Just something to keep in mind. What Zimmer did in Cincinnati may not necessarily apply in Minnesota if Zimmer is looking to build a defense to stop NFC North offenses. Zimmer needs to realize that he will probably need more athletic and lighter LBs and better edge rushers then what he has in Cincinnati.


http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/dal/2003.htm#defense::none

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=2&defensiveStatisticCategory=GAME_STATS&conference=ALL&role=OPP&season=2003&seasonType=REG&d-447263-s=TOTAL_YARDS_GAME_AVG&d-447263-o=1&d-447263-n=1
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Vikings announce their coaching staff.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/243977981.html

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Here’s the complete staff:

George Edwards
Defensive Coordinator

Mike Priefer
Special Teams Coordinator

Norv Turner
Offensive Coordinator

ASSISTANTS

Robb Akey
Assistant Defensive Line

Jeff Davidson
Offensive Line

Ryan Ficken
Assistant Special Teams

Johnathan Gannon
Assistant Defensive Backs / Quality Control

Jerry Gray
Defensive Backs

Jeff Howard
Defensive Assistant

Klint Kubiak
Assistant Wide Receivers / Quality Control

Andre Patterson
Defensive Line

Drew Petzing
Coaching Assistant

Kevin Stefanski
Tight Ends

George Stewart
Wide Receivers

Scott Turner
Quarterbacks

Kirby Wilson
Running Backs

Adam Zimmer
Linebackers

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I hope Scott Turner and Adam Zimmer can be successful coaches in this league and someday be NFL Head Coaches.
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vikingsrule wrote:
Freakout wrote:
Just depends if Zimmer views Robison as a RDE or LDE. In my opinion Robison has always been better as a pass rusher than a edge setting run defender but was forced to play LDE due to Jared Allen. Johnson is real good at defending the run.


Very true. One thing to consider though is the division that Mike Zimmer will be joining. The AFC North was more physical, a lot of physical running teams to contend with.

The NFC North consists of wide open offenses. We might see Zimmer design a defense that is better suited to play fast pace offenses. Just something to keep in mind. What Zimmer did in Cincinnati may not necessarily apply in Minnesota if Zimmer is looking to build a defense to stop NFC North offenses. Zimmer needs to realize that he will probably need more athletic and lighter LBs and better edge rushers then what he has in Cincinnati.

I dunno man. Zimmer's defense annialated the Packers this year. Played well against Detroit and Chicago too. Went 2-1 against those three last year, and 3-0 against them in 2009.

I think it's fair to say Zimmer's system translates pretty well to just about any NFL offense.
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theJ wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Freakout wrote:
Just depends if Zimmer views Robison as a RDE or LDE. In my opinion Robison has always been better as a pass rusher than a edge setting run defender but was forced to play LDE due to Jared Allen. Johnson is real good at defending the run.


Very true. One thing to consider though is the division that Mike Zimmer will be joining. The AFC North was more physical, a lot of physical running teams to contend with.

The NFC North consists of wide open offenses. We might see Zimmer design a defense that is better suited to play fast pace offenses. Just something to keep in mind. What Zimmer did in Cincinnati may not necessarily apply in Minnesota if Zimmer is looking to build a defense to stop NFC North offenses. Zimmer needs to realize that he will probably need more athletic and lighter LBs and better edge rushers then what he has in Cincinnati.

I dunno man. Zimmer's defense annialated the Packers this year. Played well against Detroit and Chicago too. Went 2-1 against those three last year, and 3-0 against them in 2009.

I think it's fair to say Zimmer's system translates pretty well to just about any NFL offense.


+1. If anything Zimmer's defense is much better suited for the NFCN than AFCN. You also have to remember he made his name coaching in Dallas forever. Cincy was his first trip to the AFC.

Also he's a secondary specialist. Passing against the Vikings will get tougher and tougher as he molds the secondary his way...
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TheVillain112 wrote:
theJ wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Freakout wrote:
Just depends if Zimmer views Robison as a RDE or LDE. In my opinion Robison has always been better as a pass rusher than a edge setting run defender but was forced to play LDE due to Jared Allen. Johnson is real good at defending the run.


Very true. One thing to consider though is the division that Mike Zimmer will be joining. The AFC North was more physical, a lot of physical running teams to contend with.

The NFC North consists of wide open offenses. We might see Zimmer design a defense that is better suited to play fast pace offenses. Just something to keep in mind. What Zimmer did in Cincinnati may not necessarily apply in Minnesota if Zimmer is looking to build a defense to stop NFC North offenses. Zimmer needs to realize that he will probably need more athletic and lighter LBs and better edge rushers then what he has in Cincinnati.

I dunno man. Zimmer's defense annialated the Packers this year. Played well against Detroit and Chicago too. Went 2-1 against those three last year, and 3-0 against them in 2009.

I think it's fair to say Zimmer's system translates pretty well to just about any NFL offense.


+1. If anything Zimmer's defense is much better suited for the NFCN than AFCN. You also have to remember he made his name coaching in Dallas forever. Cincy was his first trip to the AFC.

Also he's a secondary specialist. Passing against the Vikings will get tougher and tougher as he molds the secondary his way...


+2. With a few minor adjustments, Zimmer's defenses translate to defend any style offense.
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Glad Stewart and Davidson were retained.
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A former NFL offensive lineman has joined the Vikings’ coaching staff. The Vikings announced the hiring of former Eagles, Browns and Rams center Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach on Monday.

Fraley played 11 NFL seasons and started 123 games. He had stints with the Eagles (2000-2005), Browns (2006-2009) and Rams (2010). The 36-year-old Fraley was offensive line coach at San Jose State in 2013.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/10/vikings-add-hank-fraley-as-assistant-offensive-line-coach/
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