Switch to 3-4 Defense; Led by Mike Singletary?
Vikings defenders regularly ignored play calls | ProFootballTalk
Early this season, members of the Vikings secondary wasn’t too confident in the approach that defensive coordinator Fred Pagac was taking with his coverage calls.
So they ignored him.
Tom Pelissero of espn1500.com writes that a group of players simply refused to play the defenses called, yelling out their own coverages as they broke the huddle. The players didn’t like the frequency and timing of some man coverage and blitz concept calls.
Changes are coming to the Vikings defense in the offseason. We’re starting to get a clearer picture of what those changes might entail. Pelissero writes there have been discussions about transitioning to a 3-4 defense with Mike Singletary getting promoted to defensive coordinator. There’s a catch:
“There also are strong concerns within the building about Singletary’s aptitude for the position,” Pelissero writes.
It’s also unclear whether Leslie Frazier, who comes from a a Tampa-2 background, would be open to the change.