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Vikings: Defensive scheme change in the air

Jamarca Sanford (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY)

The Vikings are likely moving away from their Tampa-2/Cover-2 base defense and open to new ideas. GM Rick Spielman and a couple of defenders talked about the likely changes and the current viability of the Cover-2.

Minnesota Vikings defenders had differing views on the current viability of the Tampa-2 defense it has been running since 2006, first under defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin and since 2007 under defensive coordinator and then head coach Leslie Frazier. For a few years, the Vikings had success with that scheme, especially when leading the league in stopping the run. The pass defense also got a...

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