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David Morgan named by Pro Football Focus as “Secret Superstar” When you run down the list of weapons in the Minnesota Vikings’ offense Womens Chris Doleman Jersey , it generally takes you a while before you get to tight end David Morgan. In his two seasons with the team he’s had just 11 receptions (ten of which game this past season) and has found the end zone just once. However, it appears that he could be getting the reputation of being an vastly underrated player.Pro Football Focus has put together a list of “Secret Superstars” from offenses across the National Football League, and Morgan makes the list for what he’s done for the Vikings over the past two years.Delanie Walker is a heck of a guy to be compared to as a tight end. As the PFF piece says, Walker began his career with the 49ers, and actually played seven seasons there, remaining relatively anonymous. He signed with the Tennessee Titans before the start of the 2013 season, and has had over 800 yards receiving in each of the last four seasons (including a 1,088 yard season in 2015) and has had over 100 targets in all of those seasons. Of course, he just turned 34 years old, so he’s closer to the end of his career to the beginning. Hopefully Morgan won’t have to wait quite that long to see his production increase dramatically.With as stacked as the Vikings are on offense, Morgan is likely going to be one of those guys that gets lost in the shuffle and will get a larger opportunity somewhere else Adrian Peterson Jersey , as the PFF article suggests. Or, at some point, he may end up being Rudolph’s successor and move up the ladder to the #1 tight end spot, no doubt mentoring the next David Morgan as the #2 tight end.We say this sort of thing whenever we talk about underrated players like this, but every team needs a bunch of David Morgans to be successful. Sure, it’s nice to have a bevy of superstars like the Vikings have, but on a roster of 53 players, you need guys that aren’t big names to contribute as well. Here’s hoping that Morgan can continue being a strong contributor to this Vikings’ roster. With play-action pass after play-action pass, Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams just kept picking Minnesota's proud and proven defense apart.Opportunities for the Vikings to disrupt Goff's rhythm with a well-timed sack or a hurried incompletion were scant, as the high-octane Rams never let up in that 38-31 victory last week over the suddenly sputtering Vikings."They don't give you too many drop-back passes where you can rush the quarterback," coach Mike Zimmer said after that humbling performance when Goff went 26 for 33 for 465 yards and five touchdowns.The pressure is on the Vikings (1-2-1) to rebound from this rough first quarter of the season and climb back toward the top of the NFC where they've been expected to be. Speaking of pressure http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/auth...ins-jersey , well, the Vikings haven't been producing enough of it."Just get him off his spot, you know? Be effective," defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said. "Put a lot of pressure in his face and around his legs."Goff was only sacked once and hit twice in 35 passing plays. With Todd Gurley's dangerous presence in the backfield, the Vikings simply weren't able to prioritize rushing Goff over stopping the ground game.With Rams coach Sean McVay cleverly calling a variety of rollout and misdirection plays, the Vikings simply weren't able to get to Goff in time. That's one reason why their linebackers, safeties and cornerbacks were out of sorts in coverage all night."We've just got to get in the classroom, fix our mistakes, see what we did wrong and just try to get better," said defensive end Danielle Hunter, who has four of the team's 11 sacks.The Vikings actually rank seventh in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt at 8.4 percent. As in their loss to Buffalo the week before Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , though, they didn't deliver that drive-ending or touchdown-saving takedown of the quarter against the Rams when they needed it most.Richardson pointed to the myriad ways the Rams were able to stay a step ahead with their scheme and, essentially, use the strengths of the Vikings against them."It might look like we're not pass rushing, but that's what we're doing. We're doing our job," Richardson said. "I think it can get better."The Vikings not only led the league last season in fewest points and yards allowed, but they denied opponents on third downs more often than any other team. So far this year, their foes have displayed a desire to call more aggressive plays on second down so as to avoid those difficult scenarios."It's harder to get sacks. Guys are scheming so you won't be able to get sacks. Quarterbacks are aware of that too," Richardson said, not even mentioning the increased emphasis on roughing-the-passer penalties. "In the schemes, it's two-seconds-it's-gone."Still indefinitely missing defensive end Everson Griffen  Eric Kendricks Jersey , while he gets treatment for mental health issues, the Vikings won't have much easier of a time this week at Philadelphia. The Eagles, of course, won the last meeting 38-7 in the NFC championship game last season with the same type of multi-faceted attack the Rams employed to keep the Vikings from digging in and unleashing their pass rush."The past makes you who you are," Richardson said, adding: "We have things we need to work on. Now we've got to get to it. We've got to change those. Otherwise we're going to get beat again."
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