Williams To Keep Starting Job

When Brian Williams was thrust into the starting lineup, it was because of an injury. At this point, to get him out of the starting lineup may require an injury as well.

Brian Williams was supposed to be a backup nickelback type of player for the Vikings this year. After signing Denard Walker and Ken Irvin, the Vikings thought they were set with their starting corners.

That all changed when Irvin sustained a toe injury on the second play of the preseason opener. Williams was pushed into the starting lineup and asked to hold down the fort until Irvin returned.

Instead, Williams has taken the starting job as a personal mission and made the position his own. VU has been told that, even with Irvin healthy now, Williams won't be giving up his starting job vs. Detroit.

Mike Tice and the defensive coaches are so impressed with Williams that he has been given the chance to keep his starting job as long as his play remains at a high level.

Who says you can't lose your starting job because of injury?

* The Vikings have run 75 times in two games -- the most of any team in the NFL.
* The Vikes also lead the league in third-down conversion percentage at 61 percent.

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