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Sacks could be at a premium for defensive ends in new Vikings scheme

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. — Jared Allen made his money lining up as wide as defensive ends in the NFL can, called the nine technique, as he geared up to attack the quarterback.

In the Minnesota Vikings’ new defensive scheme under Mike Zimmer, defensive ends won’t play as wide to get a better angle on the quarterback as they did before; stopping the run has become the top priority for the defensive line.

“In our system, we want our ends and defensive linemen to be complete players,” Defensive line coach Andre Patterson said. “It’s more about affecting the quarterback,…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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