Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/6/13
Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen is officially a backup, but he's flashed dominant pass-rush ability whenever given the opportunity to play. Griffen racked up eight sacks, a forced fumble, and a pick six in 2012, coach Leslie Frazier and defensive coordinator Allen Williams wants his role to expand for the up coming season. "With a guy like that, you have to be careful, because you want to play him everywhere," Williams said, via Ben Goeslling of the TwinCities.com. "Then I think you water down what a guy does. With a guy that has that much talent, you lock them into one or two positions, and then he is even more special." "He's showing he is deserving of that," Frazier said. "So, as he continues to develop, we have got to make sure that we have a plan to get him on the field and give him an opportunity to make plays. That is part of our conversation during the preseason, but we'll see if he can remain consistent. Right now, he is off to a great start." "I'm having a good camp so far," Griffen said. "I've got to keep that going, make the right decisions and go out and compete every day. (There) comes a point and time in your life that you have to take your job serious and take care of the 'fam,' and that's what I'm trying to do."
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