Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress ended practice a bit earlier than scheduled on Monday, giving his team an “early quit” as he’s termed it a couple of times recently. The team has been full-go since Friday, including a “live” practice this morning that featured plenty of spirited tackling and jaw-jacking.
But the early quit didn’t send players into the locker room early. Several players stayed on the field following practice to work on individual and position specific skills. TE Jeff Dugan and FB Fahu Tahi stayed to work on blocking, Glenn Holt and Sidney Rice stayed to work with the jugs machine, TE Visanthe Shaincoe worked on a tip drill with TEs coach Jimmie Johnson, both QBs remained on the field for extra work and a handful of DBs worked on catching passes from the QBs and also on form tackling.
Following practice, Childress didn’t have much of an update on injured QB Tarvaris Jackson, who emerged from indoor treatment to join his teammates on the sideline. He did have a comment on rookie CB Asher Allen, saying the former Georgia star has had a “good first impression” so far and also saying he has “nickel skills,” meaning he has the ability to play outside in a traditional CB position and also inside, where the nickel back sets up.
The Vikings are scheduled to practice twice more tomorrow, with the morning session slated for 9:00 and the afternoon session set for 2:10 (special teams practice).
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