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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
BBAO: Frazier completes coaching staff

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier filled the last significant job on his inaugural staff Monday by hiring James Saxon as his running backs coach. Saxon spent the past three seasons in a similar role with the Miami Dolphins, who use the kind of power running scheme that Frazier hopes to utilize in Minnesota.

It will be interesting to see exactly what Frazier and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave scheme up for this team, which includes one of the NFL's elite running backs in Adrian Peterson but also a number of skilled receivers. Much of it will depend on who the Vikings acquire to start at quarterback, but it would be a shame to see them minimize the potential of receivers Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, along with tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, in favor of a run-heavy scheme.

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