Last year’s version of Minnesota’s defensive line featured a heavy rotation, as expected under the watchful eye of Mike Zimmer, and a starting lineup with mostly new faces.
Outside of left end Brian Robison, the 2014 defensive line featured new starters across the board, including Everson Griffen replacing the ultra-popular Jared Allen as the primary pass rusher. Veteran run-stuffer Linval Joseph was a free agent acquisition while Sharrif Floyd was elevated to starting duties.
Now, with one full year under their belt, each of the starters has returned and they have high expectations for themselves.
Master Tesfatsion of the Star Tribune recently caught up with Floyd and confirmed that they are aiming for big things this year.