Zimmer Critiques Vikings Offensive Line Play

August 12, 2017 06:20 PM

The Vikings offensive line struggled in 2016, so it will be under the microscope heading into the regular season. The first team o-line gave up two sacks in their preseason opener on Thursday night.

"We had very few mental errors, but there was a couple where we took improper steps or we crossed over, things like that," Mike Zimmer said after practice on Saturday. "The physicality of the guys is good, so that hasn’t been an issue. It’s more about technique errors, so that’s really what we’re working to clean up."

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Along with two new tackles, the Vikings have a battle for the starting center job between Pat Elflein and Nick Easton.

"Elflein played very, very well. He had one bad snap, but he played really well. He missed one guy, he took a poor angle," Zimmer said. "Easton played well. [Danny] Isidora did some good things. [Willie] Beavers, early he played well but it looked like he got tired or something late. Some of these young guys are starting to show up."

The Vikings visit Seattle for their second preseason game on Friday night.

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