Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings to Offer Defensive Coordinator Job to Alan Williams

INDIANAPOLIS - 2009:  Alan Williams of the Indianapolis Colts poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by NFL Photos)
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Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IJanuary 18, 2012

According to Tom Pelissero of ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings are going to offer Alan Williams the opportunity to fill the vacancy they have at the defensive coordinator position. 

This hire could be beneficial to the Vikings, especially since they need to improve their secondary. Williams worked as a defensive backs coach for 10 years in Indianapolis.

Williams has worked with Bob Sanders, former Defensive Player of the Year, and could very well make another Defensive Player of the Year out of a member of the Vikings secondary.

The Vikings had originally reached out to interim head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mel Tucker, but he decided to stick with the Jaguars as a coordinator. The Vikings also reached out to Steve Spagnulo, but it seems like he might take a coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings also reached out to interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Terry Fowles, but there was no movement with him. 

Williams and Leslie Frazier worked together from 2005 through 2006 in Indianapolis, and their familiarity with each other could mean a smooth transition for the Vikings defense and coaching staff. 

To read more about Alan Williams, refer to this link.


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