Greenway had a big play with the interception return, but he played just 20 snaps on defense. He continues to be on the sidelines when opposing offenses are in passing situations, which will limit his Fantasy value.
With Detroit playing from behind and using three-receiver sets frequently, Greenway, 32, was on the bench during nickel and dime packages. This may become a frequent theme as the Vikings look to reduce his snap count to keep him fresh this season.
He started at strong-side linebacker and played 63 of 73 snaps on defense. Greenway started to break down last season at age 32, missing four games due to hand and rib fractures and a knee injury. However, he's healthy now and looks set for another productive season as a starting linebacker.
The future is a great unknown to
But the present feels pretty good despite losing games last year to broken ribs and a strained knee ligament, thereby losing his consecutive-game streak that had reached 115.
"Playing with four broken bones ... sort of humbles you a little bit, you realize," Greenway told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I don't care how old you are, that's going to be painful. You have to get over stuff like that and recover. And I came back and did some good things."
Good things like 93 tackles in 12 games. That did end a four-year run of 100-plus tackles, but the 32-year-old Greenway isn't concerned with such numbers now.
"I feel great," he said.
"I don’t know how it’s going to go," Greenway said Monday. "I’ll tell you I’m enjoying everything with the idea of, 'Who knows? We’ll see.' Ten years is sort of that unwritten (goal). Everyone wants to get there. We’ll see what happens."
Greenway ranked No. 38 out of 40 outside linebackers in a 4-3 scheme, per Pro Football Focus, but his teammates still see him as a pivotal part of the team.
"I love it," defensive end Everson Griffen said. "That’s a big leader. He was our defensive caller last year. When we didn’t have him in sometimes it was kind of rough to get the calls in, but having in him, he’s a big vocal point of our team. He’s a leader. He’s been here. This is his 10th season. So I’m happy the guy’s still here. I love him like a brother."
Greenway agreed to restructure his contract in late March to return to the Vikings for his 10th season.
|Bye: Week 5|
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|8||11/1/15||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|10||11/15/15||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|12||11/29/15||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/15||@ ARI||8:25 pm|
|17||1/3/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
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