Minnesota Vikings and conditioning coach Marcus part ways


The Minnesota Vikings have decided to part ways with strength and conditioning coach Evan Marcus following the 2015 NFL season.

Injuries have been a problem for the Minnesota Vikings. Aside from the usual assortment of ailments that an NFL team will face, the team had a rather oddly high number of pectoral injuries.

After making some changes to the workout techniques and not seeing any real changes, the Vikings were forced to make some other changes. Sadly, that meant making some changes to the coaching staff and letting go of strength and conditioning coach Evan Marcus.

The Star Tribune recently questioned if the Minnesota Vikings strength and conditioning style may have some something to do with the injuries.

"Jul 25, 2014; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer claps as his players stretch at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports“Under Marcus, the Vikings suffered a string of pectoral injuries that left them searching for answers to determine whether the injuries were unfortunate coincidences or if the team had an issue with its training methods.”"

Filling Marcus’ spot won’t be easy. The Minnesota Vikings are already taking interviews for positions and that likely includes the new opening for strength and conditioning coach.

Perhaps the most interesting thing to watch following this transaction is how the Vikings will handle their training methods going forward and monitoring if the same kind of ailments that happened in the past will happen again.

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It shouldn’t take long for Evan Marcus to find a job in the NFL. He was hired as part of the new coaching staff when new head coach Mike Zimmer took over the reigns. Marcus will find a role with another team and we at The Viking Age would like to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.