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Lurtsema's Reaction: Defensive Line

Bob Lurtsema played all four positions on the defensive line during his career with the Vikings, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks, and still follows the Vikings with a passion. So we turned to him for analysis on the Vikings' current situation. What does he think of Kevin Williams as an end or tackle, Chris Hovan's slip in production, the move of Nick Rogers and Ted Cottrell as the defensive coordinator?

Q: What are the biggest defensive needs? A: The Vikings definitely need a strong pass-rushing right defensive end. All the games start up front at the line of scrimmage, and you've heard that cliché umpteen million times, but the thing there is that's going to help your defensive backs. I'm a firm believer that the less time a quarterback has to throw the easier it is for the defensive backs to... Recommended Stories

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