Former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary confirmed today with ESPN 1000 today that he has taken the linebackers/assistant head coaching job for the Minnesota Vikings. This doesn't come as much of a surprise as Vikings Coach Frazier made it well known that is he still friends with Singletary going back to their Chicago Bears days. The two of them won a Superbowl together with the 1985 Bears. This time they will be trying to knock off the 2010 NFC North Divison Champ Bears.
Right now, it seems many Vikings fans are very happy with this move. Not only will it give the fans a Defensive Coach who they're familar with, it gives them an assistant with some Head Coaching experience behind Frazier and adds some "tough" attitude to the defense who seemed to be soft most of last season. Many Vikings players said they loved playing for Leslie Frazier because hes actually played the game, the same could be said for Mike Singletary. The Vikings still have an Offensive Coordinator position open and they hope to fill that gap sometime in the near future. They did interview former Broncos HC Josh McDaniels last week.
After the decision on which Coaches to bring in, the Vikings have some tough decisions to make on which Free Agents to keep. Former 2009-10 Pro-Bowl WR Sidney Rice and OLB Chad Greenway are each Unrestricted Free Agents. Greenway has already told the Vikings he would love to stay, and who wouldn't if you were a Viking fan growing up in Iowa? The Vikings will likely use the Franchise Tag on one of them, but who will be the question? We will see down the road.
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