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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

National props for Viking linebackers

Sports Illustrated's Peter King was at the Metrodome for Brett Favre's record-breaking touchdown pass. But in his popular Monday Morning Quarterback column, King applauded rookie RB Adrian Peterson and two of the Vikings linebackers.

"Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson played great Sunday," King wrote. "Greenway has terrific energy."

Peterson's play isn't all that surprising. But the linebackers getting national props is, considering how much of a question mark this position was heading into the 2006 season. Since then, they have become one of the team's strengths.

While I think Greenway still has a ways to go -- being more alert in coverage, improving his tackling -- he certainly does play with a lot of energy, and he certainly shows a lot of potential. Really, since he missed the entire 2006 season, Greenway just finished his fourth NFL game.

Greenway and Henderson are tied for the team lead with CB Antoine Winfield with 29 tackles. Greenway also has two forced fumbles, while Henderson has two sacks.

Veteran strongside LB Ben Leber also isn't playing too shabby, contributing 16 tackles with fewer repetitions.

was a No. 7 pick,


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