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Jerry Gray advises DBs to slow down, don’t always go for ‘knockout’


MANKATO, Minn. — Jamarca Sanford watched as Reggie Bush turned a three-yard screen catch into a 77-yard touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings’ loss in last year’s season opener against Detroit.

Sanford wasn’t the only culprit on the play — or on the Vikings defense last season — but that play is an example of what first-year defensive backs coach Jerry Gray hopes to change in the Vikings’ secondary this season.

“It’s not always a knockout shot,” Gray said. “A tackle is a tackle in this league, just get the guy down. Those are the little things you want them to…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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