Even though the Minnesota Vikings' record is much improved over last season, that doesn't mean every member of the coaching staff's job is secure. With their 36-22 win over the Rams on Sunday, the Vikings improved to 8-6 on the season and currently hold the sixth seed in the NFC playoff picture. Still, the NFL is all about what is happening now, and patience is not a virtue exhibited by many fans.
Surprisingly, the Vikings website lists 23 coaches listed on their staff. That's enough to have a coach for every single position on offense and defense, with an extra coach for the holder on field goals.
Excluding the strength and conditioning coach and his two assistants, the five positional-assistant coaches and the assistant to the head coach, that brings the number down to 13.
Perhaps the old adage that too many cooks spoil the broth could be in play with the Vikings. Especially if everyone is not on the same page.
Here's a look at how secure each of these coaches' jobs are as they close out the 2012 season.