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    Vikings to hire Alan Williams for Defensive Coordinator

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    Vikings expected to offer D Coordinator position to Colts DB coach Alan Williams #insideslant


    Scout.com: Report: Vikings have found their coordinator

    The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly found their next defensive coordinator, someone well-versed in coach Leslie Frazier's preferred Cover-2 system.

    Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams is expected to be offered the coordinator position in Minnesota, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. La Canfora had previously reported that Williams was likely interviewing with the team on Tuesday.
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    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    Hopefully he can work in the DB's and get some better communication back there so we wont see all these blown coverages all the time which was what killed us on defence this year.. The D-Line can hold its own and i really still hope Pagac is back as LB's coach.


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    I really wonder what this means for Singletary. He might just stay on as the assistant coach, without working a certain position. Alan Williams has worked under an awesome coach pedigree. But he never had any talent in Indianapolis. Which is the same problem we have in Minnesota. Hopefully we draft Morris Claiborne and Williams can develop him into the next Revis-type cover corner.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    UPDATE from Judd Zulgad:

    Vikings to offer DC job to Alan Williams; Fred Pagac likely to remain | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities ? Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers)

    Meanwhile, sources said Vikings assistant head coach/linebackers coach Mike Singletary, who interviewed for the defensive coordinator's position, will have his role as a special assistant to coach Leslie Frazier increased and share the duties of coaching the linebackers.

    It appears Fred Pagac will return to handling that position group as well. Pagac was the Vikings linebackers coach from 2006 to 2010 and then spent this past season as the team's defensive coordinator.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    Minnesota had the 21st ranked defense last year. Indy had the 25th ranked defense last year. sigh.
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    I like the hire of Alan Williams, even though I've never heard of him before today.
    He knows the system, and is from the Dungy coaching tree. Plus the colts usually have a pretty good pass defense(08 they allowed an NFL record 6 pass TDs).
    Of course it wont make much differences if the front offices can't upgrade the players.

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    I personally have no problem hiring "unknown" coaches. They are ALL unknown at some point. I think this hire is decent. I actually think we will be better off ... I hope the communication issues can get fixed in the secondary (as someone else said here).

    I think our lack of communication and being in the correct spot is as much to blame as "talent," so hopefully Williams can come in and coach em' up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    Minnesota had the 21st ranked defense last year. Indy had the 25th ranked defense last year. sigh.
    THIS

    The only reason he was hired is because he's a friend of Frazier. I see this team being a disaster for years to come. They fire dunbar, the only positive the team had going on, and hire friends of friends.

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    Brilliant.

    They fire the one guy who had a decently performing unit, demote the one coach who showed any sign of being aggressive and hired a DC who was a DB coach one one of two teams worse than hours.

    This really sucks unless you revel in failure.

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