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As the Vikings concluded mini-camp Thursday, it became clearer that they plan to use Sharrif Floyd to spell Kevin Williams more than they plan to put the rookie on the field at the same time as the veteran defensive tackle. Coach Leslie Frazier said he wants the first of the Vikings' three first-round picks in this year's draft to play in a rotation system with Williams, initially coming in to give the 32-year-old Williams a rest.

If Williams and Floyd emerge as the Vikings' two best defensive tackles, Frazier said, it's possible one could be switched to nose tackle (now manned by Letroy Guion and Fred Evans), so they can play together. But the plan now clearly is for Floyd to play defensive tackle, with the rookie initially working behind Williams.

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23504027/vikings-sharrif-floyd-will-play-behind-not-kevin
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The sight of Sharrif Floyd sprinting up the field on a kickoff return, looking for somebody to maul, might seem like an odd proposition for a defensive tackle taken in the first round of the draft. But Floyd is a unique enough athlete, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said on Saturday, that he's considering making that proposition a reality.

Priefer: "I think we can play him on kickoff return, back there in the wedge. I think he can be a guy that can help on field-goal protection, field-goal block -- I know he's blocked some kicks in the past. Maybe punt return, depending on who he matches up against, because he has such great feet. He was a first-round pick for a reason."

"If he was a 320-pounder, a nose tackle-type guy that doesn't move as well as you want him to on special teams, I wouldn't use him. I don't even know what he weighs. I just know he's big, strong and he's got great feet. At the end of the day, we dress 46 guys. We have to utilize the roster the best we can."

http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_23744510/sharrif-floyd-might-play-special-teams-minnesota-vikings
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I think using Floyd on ST would be a terrible idea. Thats why we keep guys like Sendejo and Larry Dean around, because they are great ST players. Shariff is a DT, we drafted him in the 1st round to be a DT. Let him focus on that.

And besides, didnt we learn our lesson with Greenway playing our prized 1st round picks on special teams? (torn acl)
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Eric dunn wrote:
And besides, didnt we learn our lesson with Greenway playing our prized 1st round picks on special teams? (torn acl)


So then you object to using Patterson on kick returns as well, I presume?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Kalil played on special teams last year as well.
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Winfield was on special teams the first year Chilly was coach.
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And besides, didnt we learn our lesson with Greenway playing our prized 1st round picks on special teams? (torn acl)


So then you object to using Patterson on kick returns as well, I presume?


No, Patterson will be a difference maker as a kick returner or a punt returner. He will be playing a more vital position on ST than Shariff would.
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Alan Williams: “He’s a big-bodied guy and he’s an explosive guy. The thing that we like about Sharrif is that he picks things up quickly. When the coaches have to correct him, he takes that correction, he does the right thing the next time and whatever it was that was wrong, that’s out the window. He’s doing that correction correctly from then on. That’s a good thing when a guy has a problem and he takes that problem and eliminates it.”

http://min.scout.com/2/1311379.html
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Rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd might get a look as a nickel-team pass rusher soon, according to Frazier.

Frazier: "We think he has the ability to be an inside pass rusher for us. We'll see how Sharrif does here in the preseason and even in our practices and determine if he deserves some snaps in third-down situations. We think he's capable of doing it, but we'll see."

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Training_camp_Day_9_quick_hits_Erin_Henderson_makes_nice_recovery080513
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Allen, Griffen, Floyd and Robison is ideal in passing situations. Kevin Williams should be a two down player to increase effectiveness and he seems to have lost most of his pass rushing ability.
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You guys are gonna LOVE this guy. Cool
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Already love the dude. He was a monster at Florida and should have went a lot sooner. He obviously has a few things he needs to work on, but i'm confident we found a very good young DT that will be a big piece for our defense for the long haul.
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is that a Promise...?
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Sharrif Floyd was in a jovial mood after Friday night’s NFL debut, despite a knee injury that ended his night a bit prematurely. He could afford to joke around because the injury turned out to be nothing serious, although there was some concern right when it happened. Floyd said there was “not a chance” he would even miss any practice time – the Vikings return to Mankato on Sunday for their final week of training camp – and was “completely fine.”

Floyd: “Late cut block and I came off to the side. It felt weird, and when something feels weird, don’t move. Trainers said everything was fine so no problems.”

Frazier: “He should be fine. We decided we couldn’t put him back in the game because of where we were at this time of the year, that we wouldn’t do it, but he should be fine.”

http://min.scout.com/2/1314828.html
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Wasn't able to watch the game, but its good to know he's alright.
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