Hartman: Vikings offensive line coach deserves an interview

  • Article by: Sid Hartman , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Jeff Davidson is just as qualified as those who are interviewing for the head coaching spot.

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FunwatchJan. 10, 14 4:43 AM

Since this recommendation comes from Sid, all the more reason the Vikings should stay away from Davidson.

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AlohaMikeJan. 10, 14 6:28 AM

Seems to me Sid's article is about a year late. Our offensive line did well last season when AD went off for 2000 plus yards but they clearly regressed this year. O-Line was supposed to be a strength coming into the past season but was anything but. Maybe this is why Davidson did not get an opportunity to interview for any of the many head coaching vacancies this year...including the Vikings?

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purplewvJan. 10, 14 7:07 AM

Really Sid ???????????

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shougomJan. 10, 14 8:08 AM

Oh can we please cut the cord already on coaches from former regimes. Please please please bring in an entire new staff for once.

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jazz123Jan. 10, 14 8:12 AM

Really? No one associated with the mess this year should be interviewed. I must have missed the brilliant performance of the O Line!?!? Mess at quarterback position, uninspired play calling, an inability to utilize and develop available talent..... Vikings need to go big or go home.

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larsoeriJan. 10, 14 8:46 AM

Om Sid, based on talent per position, there was not a bigger disappointment this season than the Vikings' OL; who cares what his resume says... As DeKnee Green said, the proof is in the pudding...

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BCanniffJan. 10, 14 8:46 AM

How about Sid's close personal friend Bill Belichek? He should be ready for a new challenge after rebuilding the Pats. Zygi could offer to double or triple his salary if necessary. Of course he would also have to fire Speilman.

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maddog909Jan. 10, 14 9:45 AM

The Vikings should absolutely clean house on the current coaching staff. Considering the level of underachievement by the offensive line and their inability to break the best back in the business loose only tells me there are definite coaching issues. For the larger part of the season the offense looked as though they didn't even practice during the week. That and questionable play calling by Musgrave combined to make this the second worst season in Vikings history, especially with so much potential talent available. Promotions from within the organization has rarely worked out for this team. The current coaching staff is uninspiring and apparently unable to fire up the team.

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jcb56435Jan. 10, 1411:15 AM

the offensive line is offensive. head coach, are you kidding me, he should be fired

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BCanniffJan. 10, 1411:21 AM

He may be the only candidate left by the time Speilman gets through casting his wide net instead or spearing the best one. He has had all season to think about it. Unless the guy he wants is still in the playoffs and he is waiting for his team to lose. Hiring assistants without head coaching experience is a big gamble. No matter how good they are, it is all new when you have to be responsible for the whole team. Our last three coaches are a good example of that, they all had to return to being assistants which is where they belong.

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