Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said late in the regular season that the team’s defense was the worst he had ever coached, and the seeds of loneliness were sown outside the season.
The Vikings parted with a number of veteran defenders, including the defensive ending Everson Griffin, Defensive handling Lenval Joseph, And three main players in the squad. The team expressed confidence that they would be strong in defense despite the departure, but manager Mike Zimmer said on Tuesday he was out of place.
“Maybe I miscalculated some things in the season when we lost all the players We lost the previous yearZimmer said, via Chris Thomason from Pioneer Press. “We’ve done an overhaul of defense, and it happens sometimes when you get to Year Seven.”
Rebuilding a defense without personal action off-season has always been a difficult task. The matter became more difficult by the defensive intervention Michael Pearce chose the defensive end Daniel Hunter Missing the whole season, full back Anthony Barr 14 missing matches.
Zimmer said that getting these players back should “automatically improve” us, but that there is more work to be done to make sure the defense is more capable in 2021.