With two coaches out, Vikings defense in flux

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 17, 2012 - 12:36 PM

The Vikings now have a pair of significant coaching vacancies, meaning star defensive end Jared Allen will spend 2012 working with a new defensive coordinator and a new defensive line coach.

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gizzy1Jan. 17, 12 7:14 AM

The fact that Allen did not show any strong feelings towards Singletary getting the job is all we should need to know.His former team went from awfull to the nfc championship game the first year without him, and our linebackers that had been pretty solid before he got here took two giant steps back with him.Please do not go in that direction.

drock918Jan. 17, 12 7:30 AM

And now our only true star-quality defensive player has been alienated and left wondering (along with the fans) what in the hell is going on?! Great job, Les and Rick, keep up the good work!

redwingrebelJan. 17, 12 7:35 AM

I agree with the ex-mullet man, it sure was strange that he fired those two coaches.

justincase12Jan. 17, 12 7:59 AM

Did Leslie and Rick forget about the offence also known as three and out.

nowilffare1Jan. 17, 12 8:02 AM

Why would Allen watch Sports Center to find out about the Vikings? When you're 3-13 and not in the playoffs ESPN isn't going to do a lot of talking about you until they start they draft coverage.

methebossJan. 17, 12 8:12 AM

who is goona be the first person to throw out the race card?

wearebrokeJan. 17, 12 8:26 AM

why those two coaches what about the db coach? and by the way who is responsible for this defense? the old defense coach oh, what was his name? Leslie Frazier!

angie008Jan. 17, 12 8:57 AM

metheboss, Don't you know what time it is? Theses Vikings brain trusts just keep screwing up every opportunity they get, they are clueless on everything even their last names. They have done a masterful job in killing my interest in football. Just a reminder that what goes around comes around.

shakeman65Jan. 17, 12 9:10 AM

The defensive line was the only positive the vikings had this season, How in the name of (TEBOW) can you get rid of the coach? That is the only guy that should be left alone, Every other coach including the head coach and all the front office personnel should be let go. What a Disfunctional Organization, same results next year, "no playoff"

mnvikes4everJan. 17, 1210:10 AM

Hi I am Rick Spielman and this is my buddy Les Frazier. Last season our defense had a horrible secondary and our linebackers were major under achievers. In order to make this defense better we decided to fire the guy whose unit provided a DE that nearly broke the single season sack record. Whose going to give me a thumbs up for this decision?


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