Brinkley and Blanton Named Starters
Image courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsIt had been presumed that both would start – they were atop the depth chart on Tuesday at their respective positions – but Zimmer’s announcement during his meeting with the media made it official.
"Jasper's a little bit more of a thumper in the running game, this week [the Rams] have got a good running game," Zimmer explained.
Brinkley, 29, started 15 games for the Vikings in 2012 and three for the Cardinals in 2013.
"He probably made less mistakes than anybody," Zimmer said analyzing Blanton's preseason. "He's got some cover skills...Robert's a good kid, a smart kid, we'll see how he does."
Blanton, 24, started three games for the Vikings in 2013. He has no interceptions in 29 career games. Arif Hasan broke down the Vikings problem at safety with an extensive look at the position yesterday for Vikings Journal.