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After a 2-1 start, the mood is very positive in Minnesota right now. A huge, unexpected win over the 49ers and everyone is happy.
That can change on a dime.
Are the Vikings a playoff team? Probably not.
The fact that the question can be written with a straight face shows you what a wild ride an NFL season is. That question would not have been written after the loss to the Colts. Any playoff talk would have been absurd.
It's still absurd, but the point is, we have to look objectively at the Vikings and realize that they're a young, inexperienced club with a second-year quarterback and rookies at two of the most vital positions on the field.
Having said all of that, one coaching move Leslie Frazier should have made this past offseason was to let go of Mike Singletary.
Singletary's title is, "Special Assistant to Head Coach/Linebackers Coach." Keep in mind, the Vikings have a brand new defensive coordinator in Alan Williams, a brand new linebackers coach in Fred Pagac and an assistant linebackers coach in Jeff Imamura.
So what exactly is Singletary's role? He's a guy who was fired in San Francisco and showed a poisonous attitude with his players. Jim Harbaugh immediately took the same players and completely turned the organization around.
Leslie Frazier hired Singletary because they go way back as members of the 1985 Super Bowl champion Bears, and Frazier obviously felt Singletary had some benefit to the franchise.
Singletary has made no qualms about wanting to be a head coach again.
There is no good reason for the moody Singletary to be around. His behavior last season was sporadic at best. Frazier needs to put his own stamp on the Vikings. Having a failed head coach who obviously has Frazier's ear in the building can't be a good thing.