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Mike Singletary to interview with Vikings

Mike Singletary

Mike Singletary could be returning to the black-and-blue division.

The man who once starred for the Bears as a Hall of Fame middle linebacker will interview with the Vikings, according to John Clayton of ESPN.  If hired, Singletary will join former teammate Leslie Frazier’s staff in Minnesota.

Singletary likely would be the linebackers coach in Minnesota.  He was fired by the 49ers after a Week 16 loss to the Rams.

The former San Fran head coach joins former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels as potential candidates for membership on Frazier’s staff.

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48 Responses to “Mike Singletary to interview with Vikings”
  1. bcknights says: Jan 6, 2011 9:43 PM

    Make it happen!

  2. therealjcannon says: Jan 6, 2011 9:45 PM

    Yes sir! Id like to welcome every one back to VFT, Vikings Football Talk. Leave your comments bellow. Thank you.

  3. jimmy1smith says: Jan 6, 2011 9:46 PM

    He might be qualified to coach linebackers but I hope he keeps his pants up, those light in the loafers Vikings fans will go into a high pitched frenzy if they see that.

  4. therealjcannon says: Jan 6, 2011 9:48 PM

    Two former head coaches interviewing for spots on the Vikings staff. Not as exited about Singeltary as I am about McDaniels but hiring Mike to run the show with the LB’s would certainly make them and thus the team better and that’s all you can ask for from a coach. Skol in your mouth!

  5. s1rweeze says: Jan 6, 2011 9:48 PM

    Vikings shouldn’t stop at McDaniels and Singletary – once Sparano becomes available, get him as an o-line coach.

  6. cusoman says: Jan 6, 2011 9:49 PM

    @therealjcannon

    These are 2 former head coaches, it’d be news if it were any other team they were interviewing with too.

  7. bartpkelly says: Jan 6, 2011 9:50 PM

    He is a great head coach….who was given the position early…now…with reflection…he will be fabtastic in two years

  8. Bubby Brister says: Jan 6, 2011 9:52 PM

    That’s one all-star lineup of a coaching staff they’re trying to put together up there in the Twin Cities.

  9. funkylovemonkey says: Jan 6, 2011 9:54 PM

    That’s kind of surprising, I didn’t think he would have settled for going back to a position coach. That’s probably where he belongs, but I didn’t think he would be able to take a step backwards like that. I was thinking that he would end up as a HC in the college level.

  10. jimmysmithgrabsankles says: Jan 6, 2011 9:57 PM

    Jimmy, you sound like you already know what that is like!

  11. vikesdynasty says: Jan 6, 2011 10:00 PM

    nice

  12. tradebait9 says: Jan 6, 2011 10:03 PM

    jimmy1smith………….. ANOTHER reference about a man showing his stuff. Admit that your gay already and you love looking at the boys.

  13. bebopa says: Jan 6, 2011 10:03 PM

    good move

  14. Deb says: Jan 6, 2011 10:09 PM

    I’ve always admired Singletary as a great player and decent person, but he seemed emotionally overwhelmed by his head-coaching duties in San Francisco. Given how unstable he appeared by the time he left the 49ers, you had to wonder whether he should ever coach again at the NFL level. But he has no shortage of passion, and that’s one thing the Vikes defense lacked this season. If Frazier and Pagac think they can keep him on an even keel, he might be an asset as a position coach.

  15. gbfanforever says: Jan 6, 2011 10:10 PM

    Maybe he wants to be close to the Minneapolis airport where men can drop their pants without ridicule.

  16. didiwags says: Jan 6, 2011 10:11 PM

    Interesting!!! If he is doing linebackers that wouldnt be to bad!!

  17. 4sacroc says: Jan 6, 2011 10:33 PM

    He play quarterback?

    The island of misfits is growing!

    LMAO!

  18. mooseknuckle says: Jan 6, 2011 10:41 PM

    @gbfanforever

    At least you can tell the men from the women in Minneapolis. In green bay where everyone is obese and toothless it is a bit diffcult to tell.

  19. thejuddstir says: Jan 6, 2011 10:54 PM

    McD and Singletary would be huge coups for the Vikings…….rumor has it that T. Cable might be interested in Vikes offensive line coach which would also be another huge signing. Orton would be a good fill in qb until they groom a young qb. One thing the vikings have going for them is that they have an owner who is not afraid to spend money which will put the vikings back on top in short order.

  20. nothimagain says: Jan 6, 2011 11:07 PM

    Well, with Childress gone there is a glaring opening at the hard-headed/dimwitted coaching position.

  21. hobartbaker says: Jan 6, 2011 11:12 PM

    Mike will no longer be able to hook his headphones into his Ipod when he is working the sideline.

  22. farminfool says: Jan 6, 2011 11:31 PM

    Make him d coordinator !!! He is intense… Light a fire under those guys

  23. oo9er says: Jan 7, 2011 12:04 AM

    would he make there linebackers better? would he pick a fight with them too? that remains to be seen tune in to NFL 2012.

  24. gergie1957 says: Jan 7, 2011 12:29 AM

    jimmy1smith says:
    Jan 6, 2011 9:46 PM
    He might be qualified to coach linebackers but I hope he keeps his pants up, those light in the loafers Vikings fans will go into a high pitched frenzy if they see that.

    This comment coming from a guy with the user name jimmy smith.

    Brilliant!!!

  25. FinFan68 says: Jan 7, 2011 12:51 AM

    Maybe the Vikings will go after Vince Young…they could get a hell of an office pool going on who has a mental breakdown first

  26. bigplayclay52 says: Jan 7, 2011 1:13 AM

    if he could still play linebacker you might have something there…. what good is a lineup of “allstar” coaches… aka dudes who were just fired… gonna do for a team with hardly any talent?

  27. michfan says: Jan 7, 2011 1:45 AM

    Just what the sinking Vikings need! Another castoff . Nothing against Mike, hell I wish he was still playing, but to get that straightlaced nice conservative guy up here in entitlement ” hell, how come I ain’t made no pro bowl” land will be interesting! I hope Frasier gives him the go ahead to crack a few skulls up here and get them to read their playbooks, and not their press clippings! Vikes need to clean house. Mike , if you get a job here, God help ya!

  28. mreffs420 says: Jan 7, 2011 1:49 AM

    new drinking game…take a shot every time jimmysmith mentions singletary dropping his pants.

    let it go man, you’re unhealthily obsessed. why don’t you come up with a cute little nickname for him instead like you love to do?

    gbfanforever says:
    Jan 6, 2011 10:10 PM
    Maybe he wants to be close to the Minneapolis airport where men can drop their pants without ridicule.
    ———————————————

    right, cus larry craig wasn’t ridiculed at all…trash talk is fun but yours doesn’t even make sense. not that i’m surprised.

  29. babyjesus69 says: Jan 7, 2011 3:49 AM

    as a 49er fan I wish him the best of luck. Great player, even better man. Just not an x’s and o’s guy. Maybe that’s why he was never a d coordinator in baltimore and frisco. As a lb coach and an assistant head coach he’ll once again thrive. Those players in the locker room will be all ears when the preacher talks.

  30. kevinfromphilly says: Jan 7, 2011 4:05 AM

    He’ll take over for Favre when it’s time to sing “Pants on the Ground”.

  31. hscorpio says: Jan 7, 2011 6:07 AM

    The wonderful thing about the NFL is that the offseason brings hope to every NFL franchise.

    Of course, if the offseason of player movement is derailed by the CBA negotiations, the Vikes won’t be able to upgrade their aging lines on both sides of the ball.

    Or find a QB.

    But for a few days anyways, Vikes fans have some hope that 8 months from now will bring better days.

  32. fergie22 says: Jan 7, 2011 6:26 AM

    ah copy the bears formula of not having never having enough head coaches on the staff lol

  33. 4sacroc says: Jan 7, 2011 7:54 AM

    A joke of a franchise.

    Starting with an owner who is a Giants fan and who resides in New Jersey.

    Somewhere, Bud Grant is rolling his eyes and throwing the newspaper at the dog.

  34. pappavike says: Jan 7, 2011 8:03 AM

    Frazier is putting together a very good staff, Unless your not a Vike’s fan!

  35. youngs79 says: Jan 7, 2011 8:20 AM

    Jimmy Smith get out of the closet already. Everyone knows you’re a soap dropper from way back.

  36. ejmat2 says: Jan 7, 2011 8:42 AM

    thejuddstir says:
    Jan 6, 2011 10:54 PM
    McD and Singletary would be huge coups for the Vikings…….rumor has it that T. Cable might be interested in Vikes offensive line coach which would also be another huge signing. Orton would be a good fill in qb until they groom a young qb. One thing the vikings have going for them is that they have an owner who is not afraid to spend money which will put the vikings back on top in short order.
    ———————————-
    Great post and I too like Orton coming over by trade. I believe Orton liked playing for McDaniels so it would make sense they would try to get him. Singletary, McDaniels and Cable would be great upgrades in my opinion.

  37. ejmat2 says: Jan 7, 2011 8:48 AM

    bigplayclay52 says:
    Jan 7, 2011 1:13 AM
    if he could still play linebacker you might have something there…. what good is a lineup of “allstar” coaches… aka dudes who were just fired… gonna do for a team with hardly any talent?
    —————————-
    No talent huh? LMAO. FYI, most coaches on most NFL teams come from other teams so I’m not sure what you rpoint is there. Second, the same “no talent” kicked GBs ass twice in 2009 and sent 10 players to the probowl. It is still the same talented team. I think you are confused with the word talent and poorish play. The Vikings still have talent. They just had a team that played very poorly this past year.

    So to answer your statements. Yes the new “allstar” coaches can make a big difference especially if the players respond to them. Maybe if you learn a little more about football before spewing drivel from your keyboard, you wouldn’t make such foolish comments.

  38. theytukrjobs says: Jan 7, 2011 8:53 AM

    Get him in here. Hell yeah. Let’s get Tom Cable to be our offensive line coach. Mangini can coach special teams. Bring back Childress as the public spokesperson.

    Assemble a team of chip on their shoulder former head coaches. Give those PFT editors something to write about.

  39. dayglo80 says: Jan 7, 2011 8:54 AM

    This is awesome and if the Tom Cable rumor has any truth that would be excellent. It is apparent this team lacked coaching last year from all the “me” attitudes in the locker room. Frazier, I believe will not tolerate it and he is putting together an exceptional staff if he can actually sign these guys once they come in to interview.

  40. favredongshots says: Jan 7, 2011 8:56 AM

    Singletary in Minnesota? As Brett Favre would say, “Pants on the ground. Pants on the ground…”

  41. favreflavoredwaffles says: Jan 7, 2011 9:53 AM

    I saw Singletary coming to Minnesota the second Frazier was given the keys….nothing surprising there.

    I applaud the Vike’s efforts in not accepting the results from this past year, and these next few should surely make the NFC North one of the toughest, deepest divisions in the NFL. The Vikes will now be starting the rebuilding process, which takes a bit of time.

    I did catch this classic tidbit off the presses:
    “Frazier insisted the Vikings are close to returning to the NFL’s elite, and owner Zygi Wilf echoed the sentiment…..”

    Let me respond to that by noting that there is currently:
    No QB worth a damn on the roster.
    Tons of coaching staff changes forthcoming.
    Several key Free Agent eligibles probably gone.
    Some players retiring, lost with no compensation.
    An ever-looming stadium issue.

    Should be fun to watch.

  42. pervyharvin says: Jan 7, 2011 10:05 AM

    Got to give the Vikings credit. They are a go big or go home type of franchise under Ziggy. Always willing to bring in the big shooters(Favre,Moss) Josh and Mike are pretty high profile figures who could really shake things up for us here in MN. Frazier is cool enough to control them all I believe too.

  43. pervyharvin says: Jan 7, 2011 10:27 AM

    Chilly was an ego maniac who wanted to be the star.Pretty apparent that Frazier is a true leader who wants to put together the best staff possible.Frazier and Chilly are like night and day.Really starting to like Frazier.

  44. purpleguy says: Jan 7, 2011 10:55 AM

    Singletary will be a good contrast to Frazier, and those two go way back. You’ve got to wonder if he’d be satisfied with the LB coach position though. Frazier will probably have to name him assistant head coach or something.

    The more intriguing rumor is McDaniels. That indicates they’re finally going to look to developing a young QB, given his prior work with Cassel and Tebow. Both signings should make the team more attractive to free agents, including our own (that they want).

    Both moves would be good, but the team won’t be successful in 2011 without a QB.

  45. jimmy1smith says: Jan 7, 2011 11:35 AM

    pervyharvin says:
    Got to give the Vikings credit. They are a go big or go home type of franchise under Ziggy

    ===============================

    Only problem is, the strategy of signing the big name FA has proven to be flawed (see the Redskins for example) The opposite, building thru the draft, is the best long run approach but that is nearly impossible to pull off when you trade away your draft choices (jarhead allen and Moss).

    That’s why the Vikings will take more time to rebuild, they have more holes to fill and less draft choices to do it. Wouldn’t stop us from reminding the CryQueen fans what an abject failure the Viking franchise is and just how far they have dropped.

  46. supersuckers3 says: Jan 7, 2011 1:30 PM

    jimmy1smith says:
    Jan 7, 2011 11:35 AM
    pervyharvin says:
    Got to give the Vikings credit. They are a go big or go home type of franchise under Ziggy

    ===============================

    Only problem is, the strategy of signing the big name FA has proven to be flawed (see the Redskins for example) The opposite, building thru the draft, is the best long run approach but that is nearly impossible to pull off when you trade away your draft choices (jarhead allen and Moss).

    That’s why the Vikings will take more time to rebuild, they have more holes to fill and less draft choices to do it. Wouldn’t stop us from reminding the CryQueen fans what an abject failure the Viking franchise is and just how far they have dropped
    ————–

    Well put Jimmy. This is a full blow up rebuild job that will take three years…if done properly. They mortgaged their future to play fantasy football in the NFL. Vince Young is available. Prototypical Viking QB

  47. JSpicoli says: Jan 7, 2011 2:49 PM

    But did they check the film?

  48. mediasloppy says: Jan 8, 2011 3:05 PM

    This all sounds great, but it doesn’t mean jack until contracts are signed…

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