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ACROSS ENEMY LINES: That was quick – Vikings hire Tony Sparano (apparently) as offensive line coach

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SWORN ENEMIES OF THE LIONS

What’s Up Detroit Fanatics

Since so many Detroit Lions faithful try to not only keep up with their favorite team the Lions, but also try to watch what the despised enemies are up to, We decided to periodically check out what’s transpiring in the enemy base.

Here’s a post to keep you filled in on what the other teams in our division are up to

That was quick – Vikings hire Tony Sparano (apparently) as offensive line coach

It’s not official yet (update: it became official on Thursday), but it looks like former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano – the man who brought you the “Wildcat” offense – will replace Jeff Davidson as the team’s offensive line coach.

I wrote yesterday that Davidson’s dismissal was a good first step in fixing the Vikings offensive line issues. Is hiring Sparano a good second step?

One thing I will say is that head coach Mike Zimmer continues to build a coaching staff that’s experienced. From Sparano to Norv Turner to George Edwards to receivers coach George Stewart, defensive backs coach Mel Gray, and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, Zimmer’s staff is littered with guys who have been there and done that. I like that.

Another thing I will say is that considering what Zimmer’s accomplished during his two years in Minnesota, if he thinks Sparano is the right guy for the job, I can’t think of any reason to doubt him.

As for Sparano’s coaching record, his willingness to run the (at the time) novel concept of the Wildcat offense when he was head coach in Miami shows he’s not afraid to be innovative and try new things. But what Viking fans are most ” >”>

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