VIKINGS-GIANTS CONNECTIONS –
Vikings’ CB Ralph Brown was a 5th-round pick by the Giants in
2000 and played in New York for 4 seasons (2000-03)…
Vikings’ K Morten Andersen played for the Giants in 2001…
Giants’ S Jack Brewer played for the Vikings from 2002-03 and attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a teammate of Vikings’ T Adam Haayer…
Giants’ DT Fred Robbins was a 2nd-round pick of the Vikings in 2000 and played 4 seasons in Minnesota (2000-03)…
Giants’ S Brent Alexander played in Arizona when Vikings’ defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell and offensive line coach Steve Loney coached on the Cardinals’ staff…
Alexander was also a teammate of Vikings’ DE Chuck Wiley in Carolina…
Giants’ DE Lorenzo Bromell played for the Vikings in 2002 and was a teammate of Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon in Miami…
Vikings’ LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson played at Auburn with Giants’ WR Tim Carter and LB Reggie Torbor…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield and LB Keith Newman were teammates of
Giants’ K Steve Christie in Buffalo…
Christie also played with Vikings’ P Darren Bennett in San Diego…
Bennett and Vikings’ CB Terrance Shaw were teammates of Giants’ DT Norman Hand in San Diego…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson and Giants’ CB Terry Cousin were teammates at South Carolina and with the Chicago Bears…
Cousin also played with Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon in Miami…
Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and Giants’ RB Ron Dayne and LB Nick Greisen were teammates at Wisconsin…
Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne and Giants’ LB Barrett Green played together in Detroit…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal played for the Giants for four seasons (1999-02) before coming to Minnesota…
Rosenthal was also a teammate of Giants’ DT Lance Legree and T Luke Petigout at Notre Dame…
Vikings’ RB coach Dean Dalton was on the Texas Southern coaching staff in 1989 and was the defensive line coach/special teams coordinator in the spring of 1990 when Giants’ DE Michael Strahan played there…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played at the University of Miami with Giants’ TE Jeremy Shockey and DT William Joseph…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel was a teammate of Giants’ QB Jesse Palmer at Florida…
Vikings’ DE Kevin Williams and Giants’ TE Marcellus Rivers were
teammates at Oklahoma State…
Giants’ DE Keith Washington was on the Vikings’ roster for part of the 1995 season and was a teammate of Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte in 2001 with Denver…
Vikings’ TE coach John Tice and K Morten Andersen played for the New Orleans Saints with Giants’ WR Ike Hilliard’s uncle, Dalton Hilliard…
Giants’ special teams coordinator Mike Sweatman coached on the Vikings’ staff in 1984…
Sweatman coached on the Bears’ staff when Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played in Chicago…
Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone played in Oakland when Giants’ defensive line coach Mike Waufle coached the defensive line there…
Vikings’ S Willie Offord played at South Carolina when Giants’ asst.
offensive line coach/quality control Dave Deguglielmo coached on the Gamecocks’ staff…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett coached with Giants’ QB coach Kevin Gilbride with the Oilers…
Baggett also coached on the Michigan State staff with Giants’ LB coach Billy Davis and offensive line assistant Pat Ruel…
Giants’ defensive assistant/quality control coach David Merritt played for the Arizona Cardinals when Vikings’ defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell and offensive line coach Steve Loney coached for the Cardinals…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and offensive assistant/assistant QB coach Randy Hanson coached at
Washington with Giants’ secondary coach Ron Milus…
Milus also coached on Denver’s staff in 2000-01 when Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played for the Broncos…
Giants’ TE coach Michael Pope was on Washington’s staff during Frerotte’s time there…
Vikings’ DT Chris Hovan played at Boston College when Giants’ strength and conditioning coach Jerry Palmieri held the same position there.