Here are some quick hits from the Bill Musgrave August 1, 2013 press conference
- Bradley Randle has been taking more snaps and Musgrave likes his pass protection ability. Randle has come onto the scene recently with his agility and toughness.
- Jerome Simpson is finally healthy this training camp and is more focused on his production this offseason. Musgrave commented that Simpson is “doing a very nice job.”
- Cordarralle Patterson has surprised almost all Vikings coaches with his hands. Patterson, the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, has been making plays all training camp, including beating rookie first rounder Xavier Rhodes in a one-on-one drill.
- The Vikings have run some pistol formation during camp. Musgrave said the formation will be used to help the offense become more diverse and more difficult to defend.
- The Vikings got some goal line situation in and the offense continuously got stuffed by the defense. Musgrave said he wasn’t disappointed by the results, saying, “we walked off of the field thinking that we put our best foot forward.”