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  1. Vikings drafting to fit a new defense

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Early in his time as the Minnesota Vikings' coach, Mike Zimmer sat the team's front office and scouting staff down in a film room, and turned on tape of the Cincinnati Bengals' defense. He pointed out the responsibilities of ea...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  2. Vikings' coaching staff is division's smallest

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Now that the Minnesota Vikings have finally announced their coaching staff for the 2014 season, we can take a look at the list of assistants and see what trends emerge with the group new coach Mike Zimmer has put together. And as it tu...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Vikings let several coaches go

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings continue to fill out their coaching staff, they've started to let more of former coach Leslie Frazier's assistants know where they stand. Defensive backs coach Joe Woods, who had been with the Vikings since ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  4. Assessing Leslie Frazier's options

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If Lovie Smith was going to get a second chance as a head coach this offseason, it also represented a good opportunity for Leslie Frazier to land on his feet after the Minnesota Vikings fired him. Smith and Frazier come from the sam...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. Vikings: Getting to Dalton will be tough

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coming off his first multi-sack game since Week 4, Jared Allen needs just one more to pass Derrick Thomas for 13th place on the all-time list. He's well aware of the obstacles that could prevent him from getting it this week. ...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  6. W2W4: Eagles at Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- We've got a few items to pass along at the end of the week, as we get you ready for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon. Here we go: Cole will be tested: Audie Cole has played well...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  7. McCoy, Eagles' offense will test Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles named Chip Kelly their new coach, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams added Kelly's 'blur' offense concept to the list of schemes he needed to scout. Kelly had run the sam...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. Vikings could try to stop run, sans Rodgers

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Vikings have played a Cover-2 defense ever since Aaron Rodgers became the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, directing an offense that's leaned as heavily on the pass as any in the NFL. So it's made sense that the Vik...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  9. Vikings need resurgent rush vs. Wilson

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings' second win of the season came on Nov. 7, just four days after the team had blown its third last-minute lead of the year in Dallas and players had criticized defensive coordinator Alan Williams for droppin...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. Upon Further Review: Vikings Week 10

    Ben Goessling

    A review of four hot issues after the Minnesota Vikings' 34-27 win over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night: Williams 'more fired up than I've ever seen him': With the Vikings down 24-14 at halftime, having gone 14 straight possessions at ho...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  11. Alan Williams not bothered by criticisms

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams said he didn't take Brian Robison and Kevin Williams' criticism of his late-game play calls "in a negative way at all" after Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, saying their fr...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  12. Vikings injury report: Eight sit out

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Vikings were missing eight players in their only full practice before Thursday's game with the Washington Redskins, and another three -- cornerbacks Chris Cook, Xavier Rhodes and Josh Robinson -- were limited by injuries. I...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  13. Robison stands by comments on pass rush

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The day after he criticized the Minnesota Vikings' defensive strategy on the final drive of a 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, defensive end Brian Robison stood by his comments, saying "I don't think I said anything out of lin...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. Linemen turn up heat about lack of pressure

    Ben Goessling

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On Thursday morning, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams bounded up to the podium for his weekly news conference, fresh off a discussion with defensive end Brian Robison and safety Jamarca Sanford about the impor...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  15. Around the Horns: Favre and memory loss

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: Many Vikings fans will remember Brett Favre's final plays with the team as part of the coda to the team's macabre 2010 season. It was at the University of Minneso...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  16. Williams tells Vikings' 'D' to stay the course

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When he talks to reporters each Thursday, defensive coordinator Alan Williams usually arrives at the podium in the Minnesota Vikings' fieldhouse with a few pleasantries before taking questions. On this Thursday, though, William...

    Blog | October 31, 2013