Secondary still on a high after taking step forward

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 13, 2011 - 1:02 PM

With Antoine Winfield and Cedric Griffin on the sideline, an inexperienced group helped contain Larry Fitzgerald.

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bvango01Oct. 12, 1111:08 PM

Excellant article Mr. Dan Wiederer and very classy concept--quote what the "players have to say" and be informative and positive. I'ld say this is a big improvement pertinent to the game (from last week's loss) and also in the way this article was written compared to other writers druggery. Skol Vikes!

purpleloserOct. 13, 11 2:25 AM

How is a 1-4 record after the softest part of the 2011 schedule a step forward???

zoilovOct. 13, 11 7:02 AM

Winfield, while an excellent tackler, doesn't cover very well. With Griffin, the jury's still out, but his coverage has been shaky up to this point. Maybe the replacements were an upgrade at the corners. Last weeks success in the secondary may be more due to the ineffective Arizona QB (Kolb)than to a breakout moment!

lkjh99Oct. 13, 11 7:02 AM

The D had a good game. However, it was against one of the worst offenses in the NFL.

norsegodlokiOct. 13, 11 7:26 AM

The D played about as well as could be asked for. Will Frazier do the right thing & stay with worked or will he rush his trusted veterans back out onto the field because they are veterans & he has blind loyalty to those? We all know the answer to that & when it happens it will clear up all doubt the Frazier is yet another in a long list of inept MN Vikings head coaches. When will the Vikings realize coach is one of the most import keys to a winning football team.

elyite28Oct. 13, 11 7:35 AM

We finally have a couple of safety's that can play the run AND the pass. Since Sharper left, we have had a glaring weak spot in our secondary. It looks like Williams and Johnson were more of a liability last season, they would have been scorched by Fitzgerald!! Way to go Defense!!

BaseballBobOct. 13, 11 8:37 AM

norsegodloki ... You weren't speaking for me were you, when you wrote "we all know"? I speak for myself.

logical50525Oct. 13, 11 8:49 AM

Tyrell Johnson not on the field, huge mistakes not being made by the secondary. Coincidence?

bengravedOct. 13, 11 9:11 AM

The true test, of our secondary, will come against the Packers. If they can hold Rogers to less than 300 passing yds. they might have something to brag about. I am a Viking fan, but also a realist. Vikings made a huge mistake, not signing packer receiver, James Jones, when they had a chance. It would have helped our receiving, plus would have weakened the packers, offense.

sid_jOct. 13, 11 9:14 AM

bvango01: this was a story about the 1st win of an ugly season, I would hope it's the most positive. If they were writing upbeat, positive stories about the 1st four games they should have been fired for insulting our intelligence. And there have been plenty of player quotes in previous articles, they just all are the same "we need to execute" and "this is unacceptable" stuff you're going to get after a loss.


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