Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

As the brand new NFL season approaches, Minnesota Vikings defensive deal with Harrison Phillips appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio‘s The SiriusXM Blitz with Bruce Murray & Mark Dominik, sharing his pleasure and anticipation for the upcoming grind of the season.

Phillips, getting into his second yr with the Vikings after spending time in Buffalo, mentioned the group’s defensive enhancements and its potential beneath the steering of latest defensive coordinator Brian Flores.

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New Defensive Coordinator Brian Flores

Discussing the adjustments within the protection, Phillips highlighted the group’s shift to a brand new scheme beneath defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who changed former coordinator Ed Donatell.

Whereas acknowledging the constructive points of the earlier protection, Phillips expressed enthusiasm in regards to the versatility and totally different packages that the brand new scheme gives. He believes the offseason program has been productive, and the group is raring to exhibit its strengths as soon as the pads come on.

“We clearly have a bit little bit of a unique scheme, and, you realize… I beloved the way in which that [Ed Donatell] talked about partnerships and connections and, a few of the issues that we did, it was a enjoyable season final yr,” Phillips stated. “However shifting into this yr, man, the offseason program has been actually good. There’s guys flying round, guys excited in regards to the totally different packages and totally different personnel and the flexibility that we’ve got as a protection proper now.”

Final Season’s Defensive Struggles

Addressing the defensive struggles from the earlier season, Harrison Phillips expressed problem in pinpointing the precise trigger. He credit the group’s unselfish gamers for his or her dedication, which typically led to difficult conditions on the sector.

Regardless of the statistical setbacks, Phillips emphasised that the gamers’ focus stays on profitable as a group and rising from their experiences.

Phillips shared, “We received caught in some unhealthy conditions time after time once more, and a few of the binds that gamers have been being in, as a result of we had loads of unselfish gamers on our group. I might handicap myself as a result of I knew the bind that Jordan Hicks had behind me and I knew that if I solely performed the go on this play and it occurred to be a run that may make Jordan’s jobs means tougher or vice versa.”

Phillips continued, “We have been all simply very unselfish gamers, which is a superb factor to construct the protection round. There was a bit disconnect in some way that it simply didn’t fall the way in which we did. However man, guys actually loved it. We had loads of enjoyable, and you realize, the statistics didn’t come alongside. It’s a cliche to say, however it’s true.”

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