Mike Priefer Out as Vikings Special Teams Coordinator
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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.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.4″]
From @markcraignfl and me: Mike Priefer will not be returning as the Vikings’ special teams coordinator in 2019.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) January 11, 2019
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…[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.4″]
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.
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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.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.4″]
A statement from Mike Priefer: pic.twitter.com/Krs7kzU3uw
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2019