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singersp
06-26-2012, 06:04 AM
Vikings giving Everson Griffen another look at linebacker

Vikings giving Everson Griffen another look at linebacker | ProFootballTalk (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/25/vikings-giving-everson-griffen-another-look-at-linebacker/)

Marrdro
06-26-2012, 10:48 AM
Bout damn time. Now that Marrdro cat can quite beyyyatching at the staff for not doing it. ;)

kevoncox
06-26-2012, 10:54 PM
Just stop... He has top end speed but he i terrible in space. He will be a fantastic 3-4 olb but in the cover 2, he is baffled.

singersp
06-27-2012, 06:39 AM
Bout damn time. Now that Marrdro cat can quite beyyyatching at the staff for not doing it. ;)

The only reason they're giving him a shot is because they are worried about Brinkley's injury, feel he won't last (if he even makes it to regular season) and screwed the pooch at LB depth.

Marrdro
06-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Just stop... He has top end speed but he i terrible in space. He will be a fantastic 3-4 olb but in the cover 2, he is baffled.
LOL, I knew that would come out of you. :haha:

In the end, I don't agree. I watched him when they brought him in for JA last year, real close. When JA was getting manhandled by one guy, Griff came in and beat him. You don't do that without being able to move in space. Same thing when they dropped him in at DT. Loved watching him and Guion working together.

As with all youngsters, he did get caught up in it a few times, but that is to be expected of them. I think you will see that if he follows a natural progression this year, the numbers of being "Caught Up in it" will go down which might make you change your mind a bit.

Marrdro
06-28-2012, 10:52 AM
The only reason they're giving him a shot is because they are worried about Brinkley's injury, feel he won't last (if he even makes it to regular season) and screwed the pooch at LB depth.
And your point is?

Look, I don't think they are trying him at the Mike, even though I didn't see any of the workouts. My guess is they will flip him back and forth at the Sam and the Will in situations were they aren't in their normal base defense.

Can you imagine what a heavy nickle would look like with him and Greenway at LB with Griff over behind Rob playing the open gap that Rob isn't playing. Fricken T and TE would freak. Fricken T would shit himself if they were in a package that didn't have a TE.

mountainviking
06-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Rush backer from a 3-4 seems a perfect fit for him for sure. Can he clog the run lanes from MLB? Thats another question. IF we play him at LB we won't have him for DL rotation, but I think he could be really good on blitz plays.

I thought he had an INT last year...but I'm not seeing it on the stat line. Wiped out by penalty?

Marrdro
07-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Rush backer from a 3-4 seems a perfect fit for him for sure. Can he clog the run lanes from MLB? Thats another question. IF we play him at LB we won't have him for DL rotation, but I think he could be really good on blitz plays.

I thought he had an INT last year...but I'm not seeing it on the stat line. Wiped out by penalty?

I don't think we need to worry about DE rotations. We seem to have alot of them.

As to what position he would/could play. I think it should be the Mike. He has the speed to run with the TE's and as I've tried to describe earlier, the Mike doesn't have the responsibility in the T2 that the C2 requires.

That is really explained pretty good in the second article I just posted on the C2 defense.

Marrdro
07-19-2012, 12:26 PM
Minnesota Vikings: Moving Everson Griffen to Linebacker Will Help the Team (Bleacher Report)

Minnesota Vikings: Moving Everson Griffen to Linebacker Will Help the Team | Bleacher Report (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1264613-minnesota-vikings-moving-everson-griffen-to-linebacker-will-help-the-team)

Marrdro
07-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Confident Griffen looking forward to contributing more in 2012

On what he can bring to the linebacker position Ö

"I can bring a bit of everything. More than anything, I want to be a confident guy. Iím fast to the ball. Explosive. I can blow up the fullback. I can play left or right. I can cover tight ends. Iím versatile. So whatever they give me, Iíll run with it. We had that package last year where I played some linebacker. Weíre going to mix that in more. And thatís all I can hope for Ė just getting more plays, more snaps. And when I get those snaps, I need to show them that I should be out there every play. I just want to play. Whatever they give me, Iím going to run with it and go. I just want to play somewhere. And I feel like I can help take this defense to a new level, along with Jared [Allen], Kevin [Williams], Chad [Greenway]. Thatís what Iím here for. Iím here to make me better and Iím here to help make them better. I want Jared to win a Super Bowl. Kevin. I want to get these guys to get to the next level and get that ring."




Confident Griffen looking forward to contributing more in 2012 | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/163058686.html)

I just hope they keep Singletary away from him (and the rest of the defense).