Originally posted on The Viking Age  |  Last updated 1/7/12

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Steve Spagnuolo of the St. Louis Rams shouts instructions during the game with the Arizona Cardinals on December 27, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals won 31-10. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Here’s a bit of news that should brighten your Saturday if you’re a Viking fan who wants to see a change in defensive philosophy: Clark Judge of CBSSports.com reports that the Vikings are going to interview former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo for the defensive coordinator job. The Vikings have already spoken to Raheem Morris regarding the same position. Judge says Jacksonville interim coach Mel Tucker and Vikings linebackers coach Mike Singletary are also on the list to be interviewed. So why should we be happy about Spagnuolo getting an interview? It shows the Vikings are not necessarily committed to sticking with the Cover-2 scheme favored by Leslie Frazier. Spagnuolo runs a 4-3 defense inspired by his mentor Jim Johnson. That is a much more blitz-heavy scheme than what the Vikings have been running the last few years. In other words, hiring Spagnuolo would – presumably, at least – mean an end to the conservative defensive approach we’ve all grown to hate. … [visit site to read...
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