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Past 15 Defensive Coordinators hired as head coaches offer mixed bag

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

How good of a head coach will Mike Zimmer be?

We don’t know. Nobody knows, actually.

We can make educated guesses based on his résumé, his history of handling people, the word-of-mouth approval of the players that have worked with him, and other indicators. But without being in the interview rooms […]

Reports: Lions hire Jim Caldwell as head coach, only 2 jobs still open

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

And then there were two.

An NFL offseason that began with eight head coaching vacancies has been whittled to two, after the Detroit Lions became the sixth team to name a new head coach.

The team announced Tuesday that Jim Caldwell will be the new head coach, leaving just […]

Zulgad: Vikings should not rush decision on head coaching vacancy

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

There has been a long held belief in the NFL that being an assistant coach on a team that makes a deep playoff run is a bad thing for those hoping to land a head coaching job.

That’s because many clubs seem to operate on a schedule that dictates a coach be […]

Who should be the coach? 1500ESPNLIVE Vikings chat Tuesday at 1 p.m.

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings are in the midst of a coaching search, which has all of us curious which route they’ll choose.

Who do you want to see as Minnesota’s next head coach?

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

IT’S OFFICIAL: Matt Cassel Will Start For Vikings In London

Photo – Hannah Foslien (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

News broke earlier Friday morning that starting quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice Friday afternoon in London paving the way for Matt Cassel to get the reps in practice and opening the door for all of the rumors of a Matt […]

Christian Ponder takes majority of snaps in Thursday practice

By Josh Alper

The Vikings aren’t ready to make a call on who will start at quarterback against the Steelers on Sunday, but the chances that Christian Ponder gets the nod seemed to improve on Thursday.

Coach Leslie Frazier said that Ponder took the majority of snaps in practice, one day after a rib injury […]

Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Chris Cook practice updates

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson was a limited participant in practice Thursday in London, according to the Vikings injury report. But fret not, Vikings fans, because under the injury reason, the team simply lists “coach’s decision.”

Peterson was not on the injury report Wednesday and is on track to start Sunday.

More concerning for the Vikings: […]

Christian Ponder limited in practice with rib injury

By Josh Alper

The Vikings are already in London for Sunday’s game with the Steelers, which means that they’re further into their working day than those of us in the United States.

And that means that they have already determined that quarterback Christian Ponder is limited in practice because of a rib injury. Coach Leslie […]

Cook, Sanford to have MRI exams as Vikings leave for London

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings secondary was a question mark heading into the 2013 season, but after allowing almost 1,000 passing yards through the first three games — it’s a glaring weakness in this winless team.

And now safety Jamarca Sanford (quad), cornerback Chris Cook (groin) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) […]

Desmond Bishop will likely play more, bolster linebacker corps

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mild hysteria ensued when word got out that first-round pick and rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson only played six snaps in Sunday’s loss at the Chicago Bears.

Coach Leslie Frazier said that issue will get ‘rectified,’ meaning that Patterson will play more this Sunday. But perhaps an even more impactful […]