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Chad Greenway embraces a new role as he ‘starts all over again’

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Chad Greenway has entered his first NFL offseason without Leslie Frazier.

Greenway, the Vikings’ most experienced linebacker by three seasons, has embraced a systematic change in the team’s defense under new head coach Mike Zimmer while learning the nuances and responsibilities of his new role as […]

Cordarrelle Patterson aims to boost work ethic, ‘remember’ everything

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – In Cordarrelle Patterson’s rookie season, former coach Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings brought him along slower than many thought was necessary.

In year two, that governor will be taken off Patterson as he aims to swallow an entire new offensive scheme under Norv Turner — all […]

Draft needs: Minnesota Vikings

By Michael David Smith

The Vikings are coming off a disappointing season in which a last-place finish in the NFC North cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. Now General Manager Rick Spielman needs to assemble a roster that new coach Mike Zimmer can build into a winner, or else Spielman himself could be gone […]

Vikings Praise Zimmer’s Passion, Intensity

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have the energy and enthusiasm of a team with a new coaching staff.

The only results that matter are months away, of course. For now, the Vikings are buzzing about the beginning of coach Mike Zimmer’s period of influence.

His predecessor, Leslie Frazier, […]

Vikings Target Turner As Offensive Coordinator

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator under new coach Mike Zimmer.

Turner told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview Thursday that he and Zimmer have been talking about the job. Turner said nothing was finalized yet.

“Hopefully it works out,” Turner […]

Zulgad: Rick Spielman, Vikings did well to avoid hiring a ‘yes’ man

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Leslie Frazier approached the podium at Winter Park more than once this season and told the media that he felt starting Christian Ponder gave the Minnesota Vikings the best chance to win.

Frazier isn’t going to be remembered around these parts as a great coach, but he also isn’t a dumb man […]

Vikings still taking their time with coaching search

By Mike Florio

Two weeks after the Vikings parted ways with coach Leslie Frazier, the team continues to look for the next man to run a franchise that soon will be 40 years removed from its last Super Bowl appearance. Per a league source, the Vikings still have no timetable for filling the job. […]

Zulgad: Vikings currently have carte blanche to switch to 3-4 defense

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings were nearing the end of a 3-13 season in 2011 when rumors began to circulate that coach Leslie Frazier might be asked to give up on his signature defense, the Tampa-2, and transition to a 3-4 look.

This sent media members scurrying to Jared Allen’s locker at Winter Park […]

Report: Mike Zimmer interviewing with Vikings Wednesday, Titans Thursday

By Josh Alper

The Vikings have been taking their time with their search for Leslie Frazier’s replacement, but things will reportedly take a step forward on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will interview with the Vikings for their head coaching vacancy on Thursday. He’s the third defensive […]

AP Source: Vikings Ask About Bengals OC Jay Gruden

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings have asked to interview Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their head coach vacancy.

The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the team has not made information about the search public.

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