The Vikings saw their season come to an end last Sunday and they’ve started making changes to their coaching staff.
During a Tuesday press conference, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that he will be making changes to his staff after his second year on the job and announced that the first one would involve offensive line coach Jeff Davidson. Zimmer said that the team will not renew Davidson’s contract.
“I didn’t want to,” Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, when asked why Davidson’s deal wasn’t extended.
Davidson joined the Vikings in 2011 and remained on the staff after Zimmer replaced Leslie Frazier, but the unit had problems during the 2015 season. Teddy Bridgewater was pressured more often than any other quarterback, per ESPN Stats & Information, and was sacked 44 times. The Vikings were without a pair of starters in right tackle Phil Loadholt and center John Sullivan, although that wasn’t enough to convince the Vikes that status quo on the sideline would have the desired result.