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Swirling Speculation

Any time a coach is perceived to be on the hot seat, there is going to be an unusual amount of speculation surrounding a football team.

Yesterday, ESPN taught us that Brad Childress’ contract buyout, if fired, would not be as bad as the $12 million that had been previously reported. 

The contract extension that goes through 2013 actually has a team option in the final year which means the guaranteed portion would be about $6.6 million.  Of course, no sane American would like to part ways with that much money for no good reason, but the buyout amount might be easier for Zygi Wilf to swallow if it comes to that.

Meanwhile, fans have been speculating about Bill Parcells taking over the Minnesota Vikings, or at least joining the team in some capacity.  In an NFL Network special running this week, Parcells mentions that he wants to return to football again, but does not specify in what capacity.

The former coach of the New York Giants won two Super Bowls with Parcells as the head coach.  As Access Vikings points out, Zygi Wilf had been a life-long Giants fan prior to owning the Vikings, and that included the glory years under Parcells.

Of course this talk is premature, as Childress isn’t even sure to be shown the door yet, and it would be one that Wilf had to weigh carefully.  What would Parcells mean to current vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman and vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski, both of whom still seem to be in Wilf’s good graces?  Would Parcells want to install a 3-4 defense like in Miami, and how would that affect this roster?

Don’t get too excited with all this talk.  The Vikings still have a game to play this Sunday, and six more after that, and those games are the most important thing at the moment.

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2 Responses to “Swirling Speculation”

  1. krugjr says:

    right now we’re picking between 5 and 10….let’s stay right about there and Parcells will be off to a good start!

    GO VIKES!!!!! 5-11

  2. vk4life says:

    While I LOVE Parcells way of coaching I am not sure I would want him making front office type decisions. Spielman has actually done a hell of a job with the draft and free agency. I want that kind of hard nosed mentality just not sure i want him making to many changes. Look at the Dolphins for example, what did he really do there?!?!

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