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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 whose identities he does not yet know.
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen garnered at least one defensive player of the year award.
Allen was honored as the NFC defensive player of the year in the annual NFL 101 awards after finishing the 2011 season just a half-sack short of the single-season NFL record. Allen, earlier named to the All-Pro team for the fourth time in his career, had 22 sacks, just the third...
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My tipster sends me this “This kid plays basketball at Lifetime every day and every day he sees McNabb there. He went up to him, referenced McNabb’s Syracuse hoops days, and asked him to play on his his team. They’ve had 1 game so far and McNabb put up 14-10. As a Vikings fan, I wish he would’ve decided to pursue his basketball career 6 months...
Asked recently to summarize the Minnesota Vikings season, defensive end Brian Robison offered a simple analogy.
"I guess you could say a roller coaster that stayed close to the ground most of the time, a kiddy coaster," Robison said.
Robison was describing Minnesota's 3-13 season, but the comparison can also apply to his first season as a starter. Only instead of...
The Minnesota Vikings have relieved Fred Pagac of his duties as defensive coordinator but have offered him a demotion to his former role of linebackers coach, the Pioneer Press reported Sunday, citing sources.
Pagac, who became defensive coordinator last January after serving as linebackers coach from 2006 to 2010, was yet to inform the team on whether he would accept the new offer...
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The Minnesota Vikings are coming off of their worst season in team history, finishing 2011 with a 3-13 record. In the weeks since the season ended, the organization has determined that the solution to the team's 2011 woes is three-fold: promote one of the architects of the 2011 team to lead architect, retain the services of the coach responsible for the on-field performance...
Now that the Minnesota Vikings have interviewed several candidates for Fred Pagac's job, the team has relieved him of his duties as defensive coordinator.
The Minnesota Vikings requested permission to interview Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams for their open defensive coordinator position, according to a league source.