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    Re: Ex-Vikings aide Cottrell files for retirement

    Also gives some indications as to the perceived quality of the Vikes coaching staff as only two have found new jobs.
    Shows that a lot of teams don't just look at results to judge how good a coach/assistant is.

    I'll hold my hand up and say that I really thought that Cottrell would make our D up into a top 10 but it never happened. As Del said maybe Cottrell has been found wanting, especially when it comes to matters of making adjustments quickly when needed.
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    Re: Ex-Vikings aide Cottrell files for retirement

    The way he coached sometimes, seemed like he was semi-retired already!!!!


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    Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell revealed Monday, Feb. 13, that he has filed retirement papers with the NFL. "I don't want to retire," Cottrell, 58, said. "I'm being forced into retirement." Cottrell has been unable to land a job with an NFL team, despite 10 head coaching changes. "It's been a bizarre year," Cottrell said. "All these openings but no jobs. I've called some people and it's the same old story. 'We'll let you know if anything opens up.'"

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    Re: Vikings | Cottrell to retire

    Poor guy..

    I actually do like the man.. He wasn't quite as bad as people say..

    When he did get some talent he worked well with it..

    Im just glad he isn't our DC anymore though because we have a better one now

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    Re: Vikings | Cottrell to retire

    It is kind of odd that he couldn't find a place. Good luck Ted.

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    Re: Vikings | Cottrell to retire

    I agree L-trey.. U would think he would atleast be a d-line coach or something

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    Re: Vikings | Cottrell to retire

    Odd my BUTT! It time to give some new guys a chance.
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    Re: Vikings | Cottrell to retire

    "Prophet" wrote:
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    Tue, 14 Feb 2006 05:52:07 -0800

    Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell revealed Monday, Feb. 13, that he has filed retirement papers with the NFL. "I don't want to retire," Cottrell, 58, said. "I'm being forced into retirement." Cottrell has been unable to land a job with an NFL team, despite 10 head coaching changes. "It's been a bizarre year," Cottrell said. "All these openings but no jobs. I've called some people and it's the same old story. 'We'll let you know if anything opens up.'"
    Prophet,

    A thread about Teddy filing for retirement already exists;

    Ted Cottrell Retiring

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    Re: Ex-Vikings aide Cottrell files for retirement

    Teds defensive schemes were always too involved, too complex & difficult to learn.

    That's why it hasn't worked here in MN. I took 1/2 of the season for the player to catch on & that was only after Tice went in and reduced his playbook to simplify it.

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    Re: Vikings | Cottrell to retire

    So long... maybe you can succeed as a coach in a pee-wee league somewhere.
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