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Looking To Force More Turnovers

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 28, 2009 – 3:30 pm

The Vikings defense hasn’t done much wrong so far this preseason. As we mentioned in an earlier blog, they lead the NFL in sacks through 2 preseason contests.

But the defensive unit is also excelling in other areas. For example, the Vikings defense currently ranks #1 overall and #1 against the pass. They’ve also allowed just 16 points so far in the preseason, which is the lowest among all teams.

While addressing reporters after practice on Friday, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress was asked where he’d like to see improvement in his defensive unit. The above-mentioned statistics might cause one to think there isn’t much room for improvement, but Childress put an offensive spin on his response.

“As Leslie (Frazier) says all the time, taking the ball away,” Childress said. “They’ve done a decent job of getting fumbles on the ground. We’d like to have more interceptions, tips, those kinds of things. You’re always mindful of that and being able to turn the ball to the offense on a short field.”


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16 Responses to “Looking To Force More Turnovers”

  1. By purplehorn on Aug 28, 2009 | Reply

    Since I live out in California now. I don’t get many chances to watch the Vikings play. I know it’s just a preseason game, but I’m looking forward to watching the game Monday night. The coaches see the depth of the team every day. Fans only get to see the depth in preseason. Should be fun. I think Favre will start to settle in and T.J. will also. The QB spot is really interesting to me, not because of the “schism” but because these guys are all competing for a spot. The team needs to develop the long term prospects at QB.

  2. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 30, 2009 | Reply

    More turnovers would be great, but don’t tell the guys to focus on that. We are doing great right now, and telling them to try to get more turnovers could lead to a drop in performance in other areas. A better idea would be to tell them to pound it out even more at what they’re already doing, get to the quarterback faster and hit the ball carrier harder. That will naturally lead to more turnovers on its own.

  3. By monmornqb2 on Aug 31, 2009 | Reply

    I,ve been hearing that favre has a cracked rib is this true?

  4. By Stephanie M. on Aug 31, 2009 | Reply

    I am concerned about why some athletes get special treatment. I’m speaking about Brett Favre. I like the guy, but he doesn’t play by the rules. All the other players go to training camp and give it their all. Then Brett Favre at the last minute decides he still wants to play and the quarterback who has been practicing at training camp, along with all the other players, get to watch Brett Farve start. And I question his reasoning for wanting to play for the Vikings. I think its because he wants to pay back the GreenBay Packers. Show them what they are missing. (not much) because they were tired of his games. So they went with someone they wouldn’t have to wonder if he’s going to play every new season. And what kind of message are you sending to your players when you allow one person to do whatever he wants. You want to win that bad???Sage, and Jackson have been competing for the job all through training camp, all of a sudden, they lose their chances because of a Bret Favre? Go luck with that?

  5. By Vikings on Aug 31, 2009 | Reply

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  6. By purple08 on Sep 1, 2009 | Reply

    stephanie, what do your comments have to do with the topic? you sound like c rap99 talking about favre vs TJ every chance he gets! haha! go luck with that??

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