Despite hoping for a transformation on offense under head coach Kevin O’Connell, the Minnesota Vikings‘ success this season could hinge more on how the defense evolves after abysmal showing the past two seasons.
The new regime under Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has made do with many of the existing veterans on defense while stirring in free-agent additions like defensive tackle Harrison Phillips, outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith and inside linebacker Jordan Hicks.
However, Minnesota could still use plenty of help in stopping the run after allowing the sixth-most rushing yards per game (130.7) last season.
Vikings veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson gave a rousing approval of a potential free-agent signing that he believes would make the Vikings defense “nasty” on the defensive front.
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Patrick Peterson: ‘I’m in For Suh’
In a clip from the All Things Covered podcast on August 10, Peterson made a case for the Vikings to sign five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
‘Bring him along, Peterson said. “That