Power Ranking the Top Defensive Coordinators in the NFL

Head coaches get all the praise or criticism around the National Football League, but you’re only as good as your coaching staff. This is a saying that fits with all the major professional sports in North America, but it rings truer in football than any other sport around. From some washed-up former head coaches to other great young defensive minds, there are a lot of talented...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Minnesota Vikings’ Bridewater?

This past offseason for the Minnesota Vikings was certainly one of change. From former head coach Leslie Frazier being let go, along with almost his entire staff, to veteran players like Kevin Williams and Jared Allen freely walking in free agency, there has been a bit of an open, rotating door at Winter Park. As former staff and players walked out, new staff and players were welcomed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Leslie Frazier stands at forefront of Bucs' defensive evolution

TAMPA, Fla. -- During OTAs, Leslie Frazier asked linebacker Jonathan Casillas and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald to address the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense about what it takes to win a Super Bowl. Casillas, who won with the New Orleans Saints after the 2009 season, and McDonald, who won with the Seattle Seahawks in February, have a championship perspective that Frazier wants...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Showers: Minnesota Vikings

Kick in the… The Vikings had high hopes going into last year, but finished with a disappointing 5-10-1 record.  After the season, head coach Leslie Frazier was canned, the defense added some players, and they drafted a shiny new quarterback.  This year not much is expected from the team at the national level, but the fan […] The post Golden Showers: Minnesota Vikings by Nathan...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Says Mike Zimmer Restored His Faith in Vikings

Adrian Peterson wasn’t happy at the end of last season. The team hasn’t been very good while he has been there and he was vocal about not liking the firing of Leslie Frazier. Now his tune has changed and everything is all good now that Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner are around: “I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t feeling good about being here in Minnesota at the end of last season,”...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Bold Predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings

The 2013 season is a season that the Minnesota Vikings would like to forget. The Vikings fired Leslie Frazier, and lost Jared Allen and Kevin Williams to free agency, but with every new year comes a new start and a chance to make a name for yourself. Now here are 3 bold predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings.Chris Kluwe returns to punt. Chris Kluwe is planning to sue the Minnesota...
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Best NFL free agents still available

Most of the big-name NFL free agents have already been snatched off the open market, but there are still a handful of notable players with a plenty of potential and big-play ability remaining in free agency. Photo Credit: KCChiefs.com Without further adieu, here are the 10 best players still available. 10. Jonathan Vilma, LB, New Orleans Saints Vilma’s market value has been tainted...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available

Most of the big-name NFL free agents have already been snatched off the open market, but there are still a handful of notable players with a plenty of potential and big-play ability remaining in free agency. Photo Credit: Packers.com Without further adieu, here are the 10 best players still available. 10. Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets The former 2008 first round pick (No. 30...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings former defensive tackle takes a shot at Leslie Frazier

Kevin Williams was a former Pro Bowler with the Minnesota Vikings but he commented on the Vikings former head coach Leslie Frazier, saying he should have listened to his players. “You’ve got to kind of take into account your players,” Williams said. “A lot of the leaders there, when Coach Frazier was the head coach, […] The post Vikings former defensive tackle takes a shot...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Best NFL free agents still available

Most of the big-name NFL free agents have already been snatched off the open market, but there are still a handful of notable players with a plenty of potential and big-play ability remaining in free agency. Photo Credit: Vikings.com [RELATED: 10 NFL Teams That Have Improved the Most This Offseason] Without further adieu, here are the 10 best players still available. 1. Kerry Rhodes...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Vikings 2014 Wins and Losses Game by Game

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to bounce back from a horrendous 2013 season that led to the dismissal of head coach Leslie Frazier and ushered in a new era with the fiery Mike Zimmer. Zimmer, the former defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals is one of the best in the business at resurrecting defenses. This challenge for him in Minnesota should be interesting as the Vikings...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Minnesota Vikings won’t draft a 1st round quarterback

After a dreadful 2013 season, I would have to imagine the seat of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is a little warm. Head coach Leslie Frazier was fired after the 2013 season, and you could argue that Spielman was just as much to blame as Frazier was. He was the guy that reached for Christian Ponder with 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Spielman has also made...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Most of the big-name NFL free agents have already been snatched off the open market, but there are still a handful of notable players with a plenty of potential and big-play ability remaining in free agency. [RELATED: 10 NFL Teams That Improved the Most in Free Agency] Photo Credit: Packers.com [RELATED: The 10 Best Bargains Still Available in Free Agency] Without further...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Leslie Frazier’s day in the sun

The life a NFL coordinator is vastly different than the life of an NFL head coach. The rigor of NFL head coaching is a 24/7 job which often beats down even the brightest of NFL minds. The old saying among football coaches is that if you haven’t been fired, you haven’t been a coach for very long. The objective of a fired NFL head coach is to find a coaching job or a broadcasting...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best NFL free agents still available

All too often, front offices around the NFL try so hard to scoop up what they think are the missing pieces to their Super Bowl puzzle on the open market that they wind up bending over backwards for overpriced big-name free agents that fail to live up to expectations. Unfortunately for these teams and their fans, dishing out loads of money in free agency rarely leads to championships...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Hired a Leslie Frazier Clone, I Guess?

In all the excitement that was the Minnesota Vikings making the best coaching hire of the offseason, we seem to have forgotten that there were other changes in the NFC North since the year's end, namely, that the Detroit Lions also canned their coach, Jim Schwartz, after the Vikings beat him in his final game coaching for Detroit. YES! WE'RE TOTALLY COACH KILLERS! So...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does Mike Zimmer's Press Conference Word Cloud Tell Us?

Last Friday, Mike Zimmer was introduced as the 9th and current head coach in Minnesota Vikings history. He joins the elite coaching ranks of Norman Van Br ... Uh, Les Ste ... Mike Ti ... Um ... Leslie Frazi ... Oh, uh, Bud Grant. And Dennis Green. I liked Dennis Green a lot too. But at some point, all of those coaches either retired, quite, were fired, or died (I think that&...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How do you pick just one disappointment on the season?

The 2013 Minnesota Vikings season was full of disappointments. What was the biggest though? Christian Ponder, Leslie Frazier, Josh Freeman, Jared Allen, the secondary? For this writer, I think it comes down to the defense as a whole. In five games this year the Vikings had a lead with under four minutes left in the game. Yet, somehow, the Vikings were able to snatch defeat from the...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer at introductory news conference: ‘I was destined to do this’

In his introductory press conference on Friday that surely has Minnesota Vikings fans brimming with confidence for the future and the belief that the team made the right choice in who to pick as a successor to the milquetoast Leslie Frazier, new head coach Mike Zimmer appeared to say all the right things to […]The post New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer at introductory news conference...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: A visit to Minnesota

The Vikings have themselves a new head coach. Mike Zimmer will take over for the departed Leslie Frazier. Before they turn the page on last season let’s chat with Cub Buenning and top off the 2013 season.   Who was the one person this year that had the most positive impact on your team’s final season record?    Which player had the biggest actual impact on the team’s overall...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Vikings hire Mike Zimmer as head coach

The Minnesota Vikings will hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their new head coach, according to multiple media reports. Zimmer will replace Leslie Frazier, who was fired after the team finished 5-10-1 this season. Zimmer will be the ninth head coach in the franchise's 54-year history, according to reports that emerged Wednesday. General manager Rick...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings hire Mike Zimmer

The Minnesota Vikings have made in-demand coordinator Mike Zimmer their new head coach. Zimmer follows Leslie Frazier who was shown the door earlier this month after he failed to turn the Vikings into a consistent winner. Please click here to read this story. The post Minnesota Vikings hire Mike Zimmer appeared first on Players View.
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings taking their time on deciding on a new head coach

    According to ProFootballTalk.com,  the Minnesota Vikings aren’t rushing to hire a new head coach even though Leslie Frazier was fired two weeks ago. Per a league source, the Vikings still have no timetable for filling the job.  The team is taking a methodical approach, considering multiple qualified candidates. The Vikings better not wait too...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals' Zimmer close to deal with Vikings

  The Minnesota Vikings will give Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer a second interview for their head coaching vacancy early next week, according to ESPN. Multiple reports say that Zimmer has emerged as the favorite to replace Leslie Frazier and that the two sides are currently working on a deal. A report from Rotoworld says Frazier, if hired, would likely choose Scott Linehan...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings defensive players ready for change in scheme

Upon hearing Leslie Frazier was fired last week, Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford knew more changes are likely inevitable. A defense that allowed the most points and second-most yards in the NFL this season ultimately led to a 5-10-1 record and Frazier being dismissed as coach after three-plus seasons. Frazier's preferred Cover 2 defensive scheme had taken many hits from...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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