Vikings' Offensive Line Now Out To Slow Pass Rush With Falcons Up NextAfter the Minnesota Vikings took six sacks and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was also hit 10 times in last weekend's loss to the Green Bay Packers, the natural inclination would be to look at the team's patchwork offensive line.
Vikings' Guard Brandon Fusco Embraces New RoleIt might be the least glamorous position switch in all of football: Moving from right guard, to left guard. That's what the Vikings asked Brandon Fusco to earlier this summer, and he's embracing his new role.
Rookie Lineman Clemmings Looking To Play Right Away For VikingsAmong the rookies that the Minnesota Vikings could play right away is offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. He was diagnosed with a foot injury he did not know he had prior to the NFL Draft. But as Mike Max reports, that's part of the reason the Vikings think they got a steal.
Vikings Sign Polish OL Babatunde AiyegbusiThe Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they've signed free agent offensive lineman Babatunde Aiyegbusi. Aiyegbusi is a native of Poland and brings a large presence to Minnesota's offensive line at 6 feet, 9 inches tall and 351 pounds.
Vikings Offensive Line Showing ImprovementTwo months ago, Matt Kalil and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen were reeling. The Detroit Lions had just sacked rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater eight times, relentless pressure that also led to three interceptions, while forcing seven punts and limiting the Vikings to three points.
East Ridge Offensive Line Has Size, AthleticismTheir coach calls them The Iron 5. You can call them a restaurant owner's worst nightmare. Either way, it's probably a good thing we didn't do this interview over lunch.
Vikings WRs Struggling To Make An Impact On Field The Minnesota Vikings offensive line is under siege these days, both from opposing defensive fronts and hyper-critical fans who expect them to do a better job of protecting rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Vikings O-Line Issues Leak Into Regular SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings never had to worry about their offensive line last season. With everyone coming back this year, they figured that unit would be the least of their concerns in 2013. But the big guys up front were shaky in the preseason, and that carried over in a season-opening loss to Detroit. Now one of the chief focuses heading into Chicago this weekend is getting the group back to its once-dominant form.
Vikes' Allen To Test New-Look Line In DetroitRiley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle. Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one. Reiff and the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, which means a visit from pass rushing star Jared Allen.
Toby Gerhart's Brother Trying To Make The PackersThe Packers-Vikings rivalry could have an extra wrinkle this fall -- a sibling rivalry. Toby Gerhart's in his fourth year as a Vikings running back. His brother Garth, an offensive lineman from Arizona State, is trying to make the team in Green Bay.
Vikings Offensive Line Comes Into Its OwnThis time last year in training camp, the offensive line was one of the Vikings biggest question marks. They had a rookie at left tackle and a couple holes to fill elsewhere. But a year later, that offensive line has proven to be one of the team’s bigger strengths.
Minnesota Using Makeshift Line At NebraskaMinnesota will enter Nebraska's raucous stadium on Saturday with a third-string center making the line calls for a makeshift group in front of freshman quarterback Philip Nelson.