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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #9 Strong Safety

#9 | Strong Safety Number 9 on the list goes to not just one player but an entire position, Strong Safety. Harrison Smith has been a star for the Vikings secondary for the last couple of years but he’s gotten little to no help next to him. Whether it’s Jamarca Sanford, Robert Blanton, Mistral Raymond, Antone Exum, or Kurt Coleman, someone needs to step up and provide some game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Smith back, coaches now working to find safety partner

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Seeing Harrison Smith roam the middle of the field is a welcome sight for the Minnesota Vikings after Smith's sophomore season was interrupted by a debilitating toe injury. Smith gives coach Mike Zimmer a playmaker in the secondary to build around in Minnesota's new defense. Smith, 25, is a budding star, a first-round draft pick who has demonstrated...
Via Fox Sports North
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Off-season needs to count

A disastrous 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks this evening exposed all of the Minnnesota Vikings problems. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman has a lot of work to do come the off-season if his team is going to compete again in the coming years, barring he keeps his position as GM or not. Making a splash in free-agency needs to be at the top of Spielman’s to do list in the...
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings place Harrison Smith on IR with intent to return

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings will be without their biggest playmaker in the secondary for eight weeks. Minnesota put safety Harrison Smith on injured reserve on Friday, giving him the designation to return later this season as he tries to recover from a turf toe injury. Smith has to miss at least eight weeks because of the IR designation and is able to return to...
Via Fox Sports North
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith should be fined or suspended for pushing a referee

Vikings FS Harrison Smith is not expected to be suspended for shoving an official in Sunday’s win. Smith won’t even be fined for what he admitted was a “stupid” act. Smith missed 2/3 of yesterday’s game, which surely factored into the league’s decision not to issue a one-game ban, but that is pathetic by the league office.  If you touch Tom Brady’s knee they fine you...
Via NFL Draft Zone
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith avoids suspension, fine for pushing ref

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith was hoping he wouldn't be suspended for pushing away back judge Steve Freeman during Sunday's win against the Tennessee Titans. He received even better news Monday.Smith, who was pulled away from a group of players by Freeman and then pushed the official away, was not suspended or fined for the incident,...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith a liability against the run?

Minnesota Vikings 1st-round pick Harrison Smith was drafted for his coverage ability, but the free safety will be asked to step up against the run on occasion. And in his NFL debut, it looked like a may be a liability in that area. According to Pro Football Focus, Smith was lined up within eight yards of the line of scrimmage on six run plays on Sunday against the Jaguars. And in...
Via DraftAce
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings relying on Harrison Smith

The Minnesota Vikings aren’t wasting any time making 1st-round pick Harrison Smith a focal point of their defensive strategy. Said Leslie Frazier: “We’re counting on him to be the starter. That’s why we drafted him where we did.” Smith started at free safety on Friday and was impressive in his 28 snaps, recording two tackles and knocking down a pass. It sounds as though...
Via DraftAce
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings rookie safety Smith is self-assured

MANKATO, Minn. Rookie safety Harrison Smith wasn't handed a starting spot by the Minnesota Vikings entering training camp despite being the 29th overall pick in April's draft and a talented player at a position of need.Smith is having to earn his way in his first NFL training camp and he's showing he's not going to back down from the challenge or his veteran teammates...
Via Fox Sports North
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings liked Smith enough to ignore him

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings' staff knew coaching the North team in the Senior Bowl would provide it with advantages heading into the draft evaluation period and offer it unique insight into many of the players on hand. Every team has representatives at the Senior Bowl and conducts interviews, but Minnesota got a closer look at players on the North team, coaching...
Via Fox Sports North
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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