Defensive Coordinator Watch: Vikings to Talk With Colts DB Coach Alan Williams


How does Colts DB coach Alan Williams strike you as a Vikings defensive coordinator candidate? Jason La Canfora says the Vikes have requested permission to speak with Williams, who has been the DB coach in Indy for 10 years. If the Vikes get the go-ahead to speak with Williams, the interview should take place Tuesday morning.

Williams has no prior defensive coordinator experience, though he was considered a candidate for the Bears’ DC position going into 2010. Before going to Indy he served as a defensive assistant with Tampa Bay. Yup, another Cover-2 guy. That should make him attractive to Leslie Frazier. What makes him attractive to me is the fact that he’s not Mike Singletary. The Vikings’ willingness to interview all these various candidates with Cover-2 experience should tell us two things: 1) They don’t want to switch to 3-4. 2) They’re not interested in promoting Singletary.

Stay tuned on this one.

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