Big Nickel, My Nickel

One position the Vikings defense has been looking to add over the last couple of seasons is what you could call a “Money backer” or in Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s case, the “big nickel” position. That big-nickel position is there to help take away mismatches an offense can look to exploit, as a third-linebacker and […]

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Vikings & Saints Wide Receiver & Defensive Back Matchups — Playoff Edition

The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints matchup expects to be the best one of the Divisional Round Weekend. The matchups I’m most excited about watching are the Vikings defensive backs against the Saints wide receivers. Then, the Vikings wide receivers against the Saints defensive backs. Although the Saints secondary is fairly young and inexperienced, […]

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Keys to Separation and Route Running

Separation in the NFL is an art form for wide receivers and tight ends. It’s also a word that tends to get misrepresented in it’s true meaning. Gaining the separation against a defender takes proper route running and technique.  I’ve seen people knock players for their lack of separation in scouting reports but separation as […]

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