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Bleacher Report – Vikings

Zimmer seeks to rebuild defense as one unit, not a collection of stars

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Ask new Vikings head coach about defense and he’s likely to talk your ear off.

But ask him about any one defensive star and he’ll have less to say. That’s because he’s more interested in a system.

In a large-ranging discussion Thursday, Zimmer brought up the team concept he employs on defense. His defense aren’t built to create stars, but rather to work cohesively to elevate the unit’s production.

Part of Zimmer’s past success comes from employing a player’s strengths and trying to hide his weakness by moving around other defensive…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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