VIKINGS-RAMS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice played for the Seattle Seahawks when Rams’ interim head coach Joe Vitt coached on Seattle’s staff…
Vitt coached on the Seahawks’ staff with Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman…
Vikings’ coverage coordinator Chuck Knox, Jr. coached on the Rams’ staff, in Philadelphia, and in Green Bay with Vitt…
Knox’s father, Chuck, was the head coach of the Rams for three seasons (1992-94)…
Vikings’ S Darren Sharper played for the Packers when Vitt coached on
the Packers’ staff in ’99…
Vikings’ TE Richard Angulo was a 7th-round pick of the Rams in 2003 and spent part of that season with St. Louis…
Rams’ LB Chris Claiborne played two seasons with the Vikings (2003-
04)…
Rams’ RB David Allen was with the Vikings during 2002 training camp…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield played at Ohio State with Rams’ T Orlando Pace and DT Ryan Pickett…
Pickett also played with Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott with the Buckeyes…
Vikings’ S Darren Sharper and Rams’ G Adam Timmerman were
teammates in Green Bay…
Vikings’ DT Pat Williams played at Texas A&M with Rams’ T Rex Tucker…
Tucker also played in Chicago with Vikings’ K Paul Edinger and WR Marcus Robinson…
Vikings’ P Chris Kluwe played at UCLA with Rams’ LB Brandon Chillar…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins was a teammate of Rams’ CB Terry Fair in Carolina…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman was the Colts’ defensive coordinator in 1998 when Rams’ RB Marshall Faulk played in Indianapolis…Vikingsâ€℠¢ CB Ralph Brown and G Toniu Fonoti played at Nebraska with Rams’ CB DeJuan Groce…
Vikings’ CB Brian Williams and Rams’ WR Torry Holt were teammates for a season at N.C. State…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson and Rams’ CB Corey Ivy were teammates in Tampa Bay…
Vikings’ TE Richard Owens and CB Laroni Gallishaw played at Louisville with Rams’ CB Chris Johnson…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie and Rams’ DT Damione Lewis played together at Miami…
Rams’ LB Dexter Coakley played in Dallas when Vikings’ WR coach Wes Chandler was on the Cowboys’ staff…
Vikings’ LB Sam Cowart, LB Keith Newman, DT Pat Williams, and CB Antoine Winfield played for Buffalo when Rams’ offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild was on the Bills’ staff…
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous played in Arizona when Rams’ defensive coordinator Larry Marmie tutored the Cardinals’ secondary…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played for the Falcons when Rams’ defensive line coach Bill Kollar coached on Atlanta’s staff…
Vikings’ WR coach Wes Chandler and Rams’ assistant secondary coach Gill Byrd were teammates with the San Diego Chargers…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Steve Loney was the asst. offensive line coach for the Phoenix Cardinals in 1993 when Rams’ offensive line coach John Matsko coached the Cardinals’ line…
Matsko also coached at the University of Arizona when Vikings’ coverage coordinator Chuck Knox, Jr. played for the Wildcats…
Vikings’ S Darren Sharper played for the Packers when Rams’ secondary coach Kurt Schottenheimer held the same position there in 2004…Schottenheimer also coached in Kansas City when Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played for the Chiefs and also coached on the Notre Dame staff in 1986 with Vikings defensive consultant Foge Fazio…
Vikings’ VP of Operations/Legal Counsel Kevin Warren worked for the Rams for five seasons (1997-2001), including the Rams’ Super Bowl season in 1999…
Rams’ special assistant Matt Sheldon played defensive back at the University of Minnesota.