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Blitzing Tom Brady could be an unnecessary risk for Zimmer, Vikings


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — After Tom Brady was driven to the dirt four times, causing two fumbles, in the season opening loss at Miami, New England coach Bill Belichick is likely scheming ways to better protect his quarterback heading into Sunday’s matchup at TCF Bank Stadium.

As first-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer studies that tape, he watches Kevin Coyle, Miami’s defensive coordinator, run a similar defense as Minnesota after working under Zimmer from 2007 to 2011 in Cincinnati. Coyle and the Dolphins found success rushing Brady with four linemen, which is also a strength with…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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