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Familiarity Breeding Confidence In Offord

Willie Offord

The process of assimilating into the NFL has been a slow, patient ride for Vikings safety Willie Offord, but he finally feels confident in his abilities and the defense he is playing.

In the case of Vikings safety Willie Offord, confidence is breeding more confidence. After a rookie year in which he was asked to contribute heavily from the outset and overwhelmed, Offord finally is trusting his reads, his coordinator and, most importantly, himself. Confidence didn't come easily to this 2002 third-round draft choice. When he joined the team, the Vikings defense had holes at...

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