For the past couple of years, the left guard spot on the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line has been a weak spot, and it might be the most glaring weakness on the offense as we move into 2015. In a rather interesting quote from head coach Mike Zimmer, the Vikings might be looking to shift things around a bit.
"We are looking at a few guys right now," he said. "Obviously [veteran] Joe Berger has a chance to fit in with the mix. We have actually been looking at Brandon Fusco moving over to left guard and T.J. Clemmings playing right guard. Also the kid [tackle] Carter Bykowski] that we took off of San Francisco's practice squad has looked good as well."
We had heard previously about in-house candidates to take the spot that used to be occupied by Charlie Johnson, but I'm pretty sure that this is the first time we've heard the possibility of Fusco being moved from the right guard spot he's occupied for the past couple of seasons over to the left side. Of course, that would immediately make left guard a strength. . .while potentially making right guard a point of weakness.
I do like the fact that Zimmer is talking about T.J. Clemmings possibly plugging into the line immediately. It's been pretty widely acknowledged that the Vikings got some pretty good value in taking Clemmings in the fourth round of this year's draft, and the fact that he's already being looked at as someone that can step in and help immediately should be something that makes Vikings fans pretty happy.
What do you think about the possibility of Brandon Fusco moving over to the left guard spot in 2015?