Can Leslie Frazier find a defensive coordinator?
Who wants to be the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings?
Fred Pagac still holds the title but it seems like it is just a matter of time before he’s replaced. The Vikings’ staff will coach in the Senior Bowl and presumably the team would like to have everything settled before that begins in a little more than a week.
But to this point the Vikings have interviewed three candidates and none have been hired. Raheem Morris was hired as the secondary coach of the Washington Redskins. The Vikings interviewed Mel Tucker, who finished the season as the interim coach of the Jaguars. He elected to remain there as defensive coordinator. CBS Sports reports the Vikings also interviewed Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen and he elected to remain put as well as the line coach in Jacksonville.
Can Leslie Frazier find anyone to lead his defense in what amounts to a win-or-else season for the coach after the Vikings tied for the worst record in franchise history at 3-13? Some have suggested that linebackers coach Mike Singletary could be promoted into the role but that seems like a longshot. Singletary does not have a strength in the X’s and O’s and reports in the Twin Cities have been critical of his work after just one season there.
Frazier needs to come up with someone, or else it will be back to Pagac but that seems unlikely as publicly as the team has looked for a replacement.
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