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Notebook: ‘Timing is overrated’ in defending the jump ball

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Hands clap together a single time in frustration, heads hang and thousands of fans either celebrate or groan.

The recent results are all too familiar for the Minnesota Vikings when an opponent airs out a last-minute desperation pass; the Vikings lost five final-minute leads in 2013 and have watched fourth-quarter jump balls land in the arms of opposing receivers in back-to-back weeks.

In Tampa Bay, Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon took a five-step drop, looked left and lobbed the ball to receiver Mike Evans, who worked by Xavier Rhodes…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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