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Coaches Q&A, Part II: Dalton Talks Backups

Ciatrick Fason

Besides the three-man rotation at the top of the depth chart, the Vikings still have Ciatrick Fason and Adimchinobe Echemandu. Running backs coach Dean Dalton talks about what he has seen from them, if he has talked to Onterrio Smith and what the Vikings thought of a free-agent possibility this past offseason.

Dean Dalton is in his seventh season in Minnesota, his fourth as running backs coach, after spending his first three seasons with the Vikings working primarily on the offensive side of the ball alongside Mike Tice on the offensive line. Last season, Dalton oversaw a running backs corps that had four different starters. The Vikings set an NFL record for consecutive games with a team rushing...

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