Vikings Name O-Line Coach(es) While Searching for Ways to Improve Position

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The Vikings offensive line was so terrible last year that it may have cost them a spot in the playoffs. And early in the offseason, the Vikings front office seems to be exploring all angles of improvement. It starts with looking at what you have internally. Is everyone in their best position for team success?

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I get it. The desperation to get this offensive line fixed as quickly as possible means everything is on the table. We can safely say the Mike Remmers experiment at guard last year was a disaster. Moving him back to his natural position does make some sense (or we could just cut him entirely).

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The best way to build up an offensive line is to draft tackles and build inward. We have Pat Elflein at center, and Brian O’Neil was a godsend at right tackle last year. I’m not keen on moving him after just one season in the NFL, like what Nick suggested above. Also remember, starting guards come cheaper than tackles. 

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I think the biggest point to keep in mind here is that the Vikings are exploring their options. They will look to make improvements in free agency, and through the draft, and if they can’t get it done, they will look at other ways to improve the roster.

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Naming an offensive line coach today was a good start.

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Or, co-offensive line coaches… No, it isn’t normal. But this is Minnesota. Nothing we do in sports is normal.

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Seth Toupal | Minnesota Sports Fan

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