Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kevin Seifert overviews the Vikes

At ESPN, Kevin Seifert provides the sorts of useful insights we've come to expect from him. I'm glad to hear that Adrian Peterson and Eric Beiniemy have looked specifically at how he can run against eight-man fronts (which must be the focus: too often in the second half of 2007, Peterson tried to break runs outside against defenses specifically focused on stopping him. If he can take those runs inside, settling for solid 4-5 yard gains and patiently waiting for his chance to break long runs, he can be dominant). Seifert also notes that "Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is calling plays this summer from the sideline instead of the press box, allowing him more interaction with Tarvaris Jackson."

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