Vikings’ strength coach leaves to take a tennis job

In what may be the first case of an NFL coach leaving to work in tennis, the Vikings have lost their strength and conditioning coach.

Vikings strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar has left the team to take a job with the U.S. Tennis Association.

Salazar has only been with the Vikings for a year. He previously spent five seasons with the Chiefs. Salazar played tennis in college at New Mexico.

The Vikings will now look for their third strength and conditioning coach in the last three years.

29 responses to “Vikings’ strength coach leaves to take a tennis job

  1. The USTA looked at the Vikings last year and thought, “Wow, these guys are in great shape! They are obviously better geared for Tennis than Football, let’s give them a call.”

  2. I don’t know how much the strength and conditioning coach has to do with injuries, but the rash of injuries the Vikings had in his one year on the job probably doesn’t look too good on the old resume. I think they will survive this loss.

  3. I’m sure he’ll do well with the USTA. Tennis elbow was the only injury the Vikings didn’t suffer last year.

  4. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 19, 2017 3:09 PM
    I’m sure he’ll do well with the USTA. Tennis elbow was the only injury the Vikings didn’t suffer last year.

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    Winner!

    In all seriousness, I’m sure the players had a hard time taking this guy seriously as a strength and condition coach. He looks like a tax attorney.

  5. They should bring back the Superstar Mike Morris and breathe new life into MILO!

  6. Crap, now my team’s table tennis power rankings are no longer gonna be top 10.

    Actually the guy before him was let go due to the abnormal number of free weight pec-lifting injuries, and this guy introduced more sports science rather than the bald-headed power lifting gomers the cheesers above apparently preferred. Those guys sure worked wonders with the Packer’s secondary health last year huh?

  7. purpleguy says:
    Jun 19, 2017 5:10 PM
    Crap, now my team’s table tennis power rankings are no longer gonna be top 10.

    Actually the guy before him was let go due to the abnormal number of free weight pec-lifting injuries, and this guy introduced more sports science rather than the bald-headed power lifting gomers the cheesers above apparently preferred. Those guys sure worked wonders with the Packer’s secondary health last year huh?
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    Another grasping at straws response while attempting to channel a shortcoming of the Vikings onto the Packers. Again.

    Maybe you haven’t heard: The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. Maybe you should write it down.

  8. No wonder thy can’t run the ball. Ziggy needs to move the new girl to that spot. She could take this guy down.

  9. Poor Vikings. “Vikings strength coach leaves to take a tennis job”- the headline alone is embarrassing.

  10. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 19, 2017 9:09 PM
    purpleguy says:
    Jun 19, 2017 5:10 PM
    Crap, now my team’s table tennis power rankings are no longer gonna be top 10.

    Actually the guy before him was let go due to the abnormal number of free weight pec-lifting injuries, and this guy introduced more sports science rather than the bald-headed power lifting gomers the cheesers above apparently preferred. Those guys sure worked wonders with the Packer’s secondary health last year huh?
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    Another grasping at straws response while attempting to channel a shortcoming of the Vikings onto the Packers. Again.

    Maybe you haven’t heard: The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. Maybe you should write it down.

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    Stellar scans comment sections to look for the first packer comment he is insulted by and responds with the same ole same ole.

  11. Strength and conditioning coach, the guy who tells the players what to eat/drink, leaves the team for a tennis job 3 days after Michael Floyd blows positive for drinking an alcoholic tea……………..coincidence?

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