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Notebook: Vikings look to give defensive line ‘a little more freedom’


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Before Mike Zimmer arrived, ex-Vikings defensive end Jared Allen often lined up as wide as a defensive end can, positioning himself in the best spot to isolate his matchup and hunt for the quarterback.

When Zimmer took over the defense, ends began playing tighter to the tackles and are now instructed to stop the run before chasing after the potential sack. In his second season as head coach of the Vikings, Zimmer said he plans to give Everson Griffen, Sharrif Floyd and the defensive linemen ‘a little more freedom,’ declining to elaborate further, while…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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