After working for two decades in the NFL to fulfill his desire to become a head coach, Mike Zimmer has finally reached the real deal. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts Friday, and the season opener is a little more than six weeks away.
The Minnesota Vikings have the energy and enthusiasm of a team with a new coaching staff. The only results that matter are months away, of course. For now, the Vikings are buzzing about the beginning of coach Mike Zimmer’s period of influence.
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When the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they’d like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they’re getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings’ headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser’s watched Wednesday’s reports with a mix of hope and weariness. “I probably have been disappointed enough times that I’m never that optimistic anymore,” said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.
Washington has hired Jay Gruden as their head coach….where do the Vikings go from here? Listen to Sid by clicking the link.
The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage.
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Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he was cut from the team due to his public support for gay marriage, calling special teams coach Mike Priefer a “bigot” and general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier “cowards,” according to his tell-all Deadline article Thursday.
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Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is set to take on the challenge of rebuilding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of the people also said that former Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the Bucs’ defensive coordinator.
The Minnesota Vikings are conducting their first head coach search in eight years, and this will be an exhaustive project. That’s the way general manager Rick Spielman works. Spielman has an old scout inside fueling his meticulous style of player evaluation and draft preparation, and he has dived into his pursuit of Frazier’s replacement the same way.
The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than the 5-10-1 record the team finished with in the 2013 season. The Vikings pass defense was abysmal in 2013 with five game-tying or game-winning scores in the final minute of the game. The team used three starting quarterbacks, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel for small stretches twice. The team fired head coach Leslie Frazier very early Monday morning.
The Vikings wrap up the season with a less-than-stellar outcome. Their 5-10-1 record cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. It’s the type of showing that makes many Minnesotans lose faith in the purple and gold. But there’s one group of fans out there who pledge lifelong loyalty to the team. They call themselves the “Viking World Order.”
For Vikings fans, head coach Leslie Frazier’s firing was not a big surprise. Most seemed to agree on at least one thing – change was inevitable.