Mike Priefer Out as Vikings Special Teams Coordinator

Dec 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings interim head coach Mike Priefer looks on during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings 17-15. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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There were plenty of Vikings’ fans that were calling for Mike Priefer’s job after the 2018 season. Today, those people are vindicated.

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It looks like Priefer is the next coach under Mike Zimmer that will take the fall for the team’s deficiencies. But, when you draft a kicker in the 5th round and he doesn’t even last through his first season, it’s a lot easier to point the finger your way.

And that’s before you even mention the Blair Walsh era, which Priefer also presided over…

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The special teams coordinator that finds a kicker to break the Vikings curse will be the coach we build a statue of in front of US Bank Stadium.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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UPDATE

2:30 PM

In a fun and surprising turn of events, it turns out that Priefer is the one who initiated the divorce with the Vikings. According to Priefer, he turned down a job here to coach for the Cleveland Browns.

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