EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Rookie punter Jeff Locke is proving to be a quick study in his transition to the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings.
Locke is learning the benefits of advanced film work in the NFL. He's learning technique changes to improve his punting and, just as importantly, he's learning how to hold for Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh. He's also taking his cues from the two teammates he spends the most time with, Walsh and long snapper Cullen Loeffler.
"Yeah, (Walsh) and Cullen tell me where to go and I'm there," Locke said during the team's minicamp in June.
Locke plays his part as the rookie well, even to the point of following Walsh's direction for a video which shows Locke holding on the practice field and then, curiously, in the shower, steam room, inside a laundry bin, on a scale and then inside his locker.
"Yeah, Blair's a good producer," Locke said of the video posted on Walsh's Twitter page. "He told me where to go and I held the ball."
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