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Friday, January 13, 2012
BBAO: What now for Vikings DC?

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Mel Tucker's decision late Thursday night to return to the Jacksonville Jaguars as their defensive coordinator leaves the Minnesota Vikings without either of the two outsiders they're known to have interviewed for a job that Fred Pagac apparently will soon vacate. (Raheem Morris, who joined the Washington Redskins as a defensive backs coach, is the other.)

Assistant head coach/linebackers Mike Singletary remains an internal candidate, but Tom Pelissero of reports there are serious internal concerns about his aptitude for the job and suggests coach Leslie Frazier might turn to Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo if he leaves his job, as reported.

Frazier and Castillo worked together on the Eagles staff from 1990-2002. Castillo was a longtime offensive line coach whom the Eagles turned to last winter in a surprise move to replace the fired Sean McDermott. Reports have suggested that the Eagles plan to bring back former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo in that role. Stay tuned on that one.

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