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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Josh Robinson, on his growing pains

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For as much as the Minnesota Vikings have continued to play Josh Robinson as their slot cornerback through all of his struggles this season, they've also been consistent about managing expectations for the second-year player. C...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  13. Rodgers makes Vikings pay for more blitzes

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's how bad things have gotten for the Minnesota Vikings' pass rush, which used to take special pride in harassing Aaron Rodgers in their two matchups with the Green Bay Packers each year: In Sunday's 44-31 loss to the Packers, the ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. Double Coverage: Packers at Vikings

    Rob Demovsky and Ben Goessling

    . The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers will meet for the fourth time in 11 months on Sunday night at Mall of America Field, but things have changed quite a bit for both teams since they faced off in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs las...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  15. Vikings blitzing more often this season

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For years, the Minnesota Vikings have built their defense on a front four that could stop the run up the middle and pressure the quarterback from the outside. So it's been striking this season to see Minnesota struggling to do ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  16. Revisiting Frazier's role in play-calling

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Since the end of the Minnesota Vikings' 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has been saying he could have done more to help players and assistant coaches with strategy on the Bears' fina...

    Blog | September 19, 2013