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Defensive fronts challenge young O-linemen

Coming into the season, one of the big questions was how the Vikings offensive line would respond with two first-year starters. The results have been mixed, as have the defensive fronts that continue to challenge John Sullivan and Phil Loadholt. See what they had to say, along with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

In 27 games with the Oklahoma Sooners, Phil Loadholt saw the 3-4 defense once. In 21 games with Garden City (Kan.) Community College before that, he never experienced that defensive alignment. After Sunday's third game with the Minnesota Vikings, Loadholt will be getting his second taste of that defense. "It's definitely a different look than having the wide nine or that head-up guy with the... Recommended Stories