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Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown for an in-depth preview of the Vikings defense.
In this episode:
Defense is very volatile from year to year!
Shamar Stephen is not Sheldon Richardson
Is the defense getting old?
Mike Zimmer is the exception to the rule re: defensive regression
Vikings defensive adjustments are very strong for the Vikings
Zimmer is the MVP of the Vikings defense
Danielle Hunter continues to improve
Mackensie Alexander became a premier slot corner
Anthony Harris > Andrew Sendejo
Q: Why is defense so difficult to sustain? A: Quarterbacks!?!
A lot of defensive efficiency is related to turnovers.
Vikings were last in the league in fumble recovery rate in 2018.
Ranking the Positions by Importance
Depth is more important at CB than Edge
Vikings are one of the most top-heavy rosters in the NFL
Is Holton Hill being overrated?
Zimmer doesn’t ask too much of his players
Do the Vikings have the worst defensive line in the NFC North?
Linval Joseph the worse NT in the division