Linval Joseph Is Vikings' Defensive AnchorRestructuring the porous Minnesota Vikings defense started with one big move for coach Mike Zimmer in 2014: signing 329-pound nose tackle Linval Joseph. Looking for an anchor in the middle of the defensive line, Joseph was the first free agent signed by Minnesota under Zimmer's watch.
Vikings' Newman Named NFC Defensive Player Of The WeekFor the second week in a row, a Minnesota Vikings player has been named the NFC defensive player of the week. Vikings cornerback Terence Newman was honored for his performance in the Vikings' 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders last weekend.
Vikings' Joseph Named NFC Defensive Player Of The WeekThe Minnesota Vikings can add another player honor to their tally this year: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. \
Run Over In Week 1, Vikings Try To Rebound Vs. LionsThe Minnesota Vikings and their defensive-minded head coach spent all offseason focusing on improving a run defense that was among the worst in the league.
Griffen Looking To Be A Leader, Playmaker On Vikings DefenseLast year, Everson Griffen got a new contract with the Vikings, giving him a starting spot on the team with the departure of linebacker Jared Allen.
Vikings Bolster Defense With Free Agents Matthews, MaysThe Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on contracts with linebacker Casey Matthews and safety Taylor Mays.
Wild Blog: Team Adds Size, Depth At DefenseJust when you thought maybe the Wild were done making moves and that this year’s NHL trade deadline would come and go with the Wild keeping their team as is, everything changed.
Renovated Vikings Defense Ready To Play For Real The Minnesota Vikings have been remaking their defense since Mike Zimmer took over this season as head coach.
Gophers Defensive Coach Claeys Looks To The Future One of the keys to the Gopher football team’s defense is the man who runs it. It's largely because he has head coaching experience … for the Gophers!
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses To DraftWill new "points of emphasis," which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there's no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.
Vikings Sign Veteran Safety Chris Crocker Whenever Mike Zimmer has felt uneasy about the safety situation on his defense, he's called Chris Crocker to come in and stabilize things. So it's no surprise with the safety position opposite standout Harrison Smith up for grabs, Zimmer is bringing back old reliable one more time.
Smith Learning From The Best In Vikings Secondary Harrison Smith might get a tip from head coach Mike Zimmer, or defensive coordinator George Edwards will have something to say. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is always available to help.