Minnesota Vikings reported to have found new defensive backs coach
By Adam Carlson
Earlier this offseason, the Minnesota Vikings lost their previous defensive backs coach to LSU where he would become the NCAA team’s new defensive coordinator, opening up the position to a new hire for the 2021 NFL season.
The search for a new coach didn’t seem to take the purple and gold very long. News of an expected hire came in from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz on Twitter and the move seems like a logical one for Minnesota.
Here is the tweet:
With the Vikings expected to hire Karl Scott, a look into his resume reveals a pretty impressive individual who could fit into Minnesota’s defense very well. Karl Scott and his crew were able to reload an Alabama program that saw many of their defensive backs leave for the NFL only to keep a strong secondary.
This is an important move for the Vikings since the team has an extremely young group of cornerbacks that need to continue to grow and develop into a solid unit that can help return to the playoffs.
Players like Cameron Dantzler, Jeff Gladney, and Harrison Hand have the experience and knowledge of Zimmer to help them along but adding a young, talented coach like Scott to the team could be a great shot in the arm for a staff that could use an injection of youth. And if the 35 year old Scott is hired, he will work with co-defensive coordinators Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson as well as Zimmer himself.
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While this hire hasn’t been officially confirmed by Minnesota Vikings, it would be a bit surprising to see anyone other than Karl Scott for the position. This hire makes a great amount of sense for both sides. Plus, the purple and gold still have some holes on their coaching staff that need filling, and knocking out the defensive backs coach position would be a major step in the right direction.