Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive back Chris Cook (20) during the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Cook expects more press coverage for Minnesota Vikings

With the addition of cornerback Xavier Rhodes, the Minnesota Vikings are expected to have a more physical defense.

Cornerback Chris Cook, in a interview on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, hints the team will have a different look schematically on defense.

“I definitely know we’re going to play a lot more press coverage, because we have two big guys on the outside now,” Cook said. “Coach (Leslie) Frazier likes those type of guys on the outside. Everybody seems to like bigger guys on the outside now, and it’s because of the big receivers now.”

With Cook, 6-2, and Rhodes, 6-1, the Vikings will have a pair of outside corners that are big and physical. The Vikings’ defense is primarily labeled as a Tampa-2 defense, but began mixing up a lot of man and press coverage last season.

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  • Billy Schwandt

    Ya the makes sense that the Vikings will be able to mix up the coverage more and also getting Hodges to cover the RB or Tight end. If Robinson or Jefferson can play the inside and the D line gets good pressure this could be one of the top Ds in the NFL this year. SKOL VIKINGS

  • 3kolu

    I’m extremely optimistic for the upcoming season, the excitement being generated with two big, fast and physical corners and with the hyper speedy Josh Robinson with his 4.2 speed on a 200 lb frame we are looking at a potential game changing defensive secondary. I’d like to see a better performance from AJ Jefferson as he should become their dimeback in passing situations. With Harrison Smith’s versatility and the hard-hitting Jamarca Sanford, we should have all bases covered.