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Vikings’ DBs coach: ‘More plays’ in coverage needed from strong safety


MINNEAPOLIS — Only five NFL defensive backs had more tackles than Robert Blanton last season, but the Vikings are looking to get more from the strong safety spot.

Blanton has held onto his role with the first-team defense this offseason in the middle of an ‘open competition’ with the likes of Andrew Sendejo, Antone Exum Jr., Anthony Harris and Shaun Prater. Should he start a consecutive season, defensive backs coach Jerry Gray wants to see more than his three pass deflections and one interception Blanton paired with a team-high 106 combined tackles in 2014.

“To me,…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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