Vikings promoting three female front office members in personnel roles

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Even with the departure of Kelly Kleine to join the Denver Broncos, the Minnesota Vikings will continue to feature female members of their front office in player personnel roles.

According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the Vikings are promoting Taylor Young to Manager of Football Administration, Carolina DeFelice to Player Personnel Assistant, and Katlin Zarecki is replacing Kleine as Manager of Player Development/Special Assistant to General Manager Rick Spielman.

Young has been the team’s Football Administration Coordinator, Zarecki an Executive Assistant to the G.M., and DeFelice was a scouting intern.

Kleine left to join former Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel George Paton with the Broncos, where he was named the team’s General Manager in January.

21 responses to “Vikings promoting three female front office members in personnel roles

  1. As long as they can do the job and it isn’t some pr move then good for them.

  2. Any one of them would probably perform better than the magician as a GM.

  3. Good rule of thumb for those who would call this a “PR stunt” or something to that effect: if a person from a traditionally underrepresented group gains a position as a coach or front office employee, it’s safe to assume that person is the most qualified for the position, as he or she has already experienced an entire career of having to do the job at least twice as well as their white male counterparts in order to achieve the bare minimum of recognition. We’re not talking about the physical tasks involved in the game, but the mental tasks of coaching and evaluating personnel.

  4. ehsteve says:
    May 18, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Good rule of thumb for those who would call this a “PR stunt” or something to that effect: if a person from a traditionally underrepresented group gains a position as a coach or front office employee, it’s safe to assume that person is the most qualified for the position, as he or she has already experienced an entire career of having to do the job at least twice as well as their white male counterparts in order to achieve the bare minimum of recognition. We’re not talking about the physical tasks involved in the game, but the mental tasks of coaching and evaluating personnel.
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    C’mon, this has to be Florio’s burner account.
    You can’t fool me, Mike. 😉

  5. If they can do the job, good for them. Better to have this news coming out of Vikings’ camp rather than a bunch of the teams’ best players running a text string calling the GM Jerry Krause.

  6. Best front office ever, best team ever, best stadium ever . . . yet we just can’t crack the glass (championship) ceiling . . . how does that work??!!???

  7. unknownvikingfan says:
    May 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm
    Best front office ever, best team ever, best stadium ever . . . yet we just can’t crack the glass (championship) ceiling . . . how does that work??!!???
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    Can we please come up with some new material??? Every Vikings fan knows we haven’t won the Super Bowl… And guess what??? We’re still here representing as the best fans in all of the NFL

  8. As long as no player demands they are fired before returning to the team this move is fantastic

  9. Yes, how could I overlook that . . . best fans, too. We sure like to talk smack with nothing to back it up.

  10. unknownvikingfan says:
    May 18, 2021 at 9:17 am
    Any one of them would probably perform better than the magician as a GM.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Certainly, there is one front office (GM) that could use a women’s touch rather than alienating employees when they would rather leave then play for?

  11. Yes, that woman’s touch has brought us so much success. Those Packers should copy that . . . they long for a taste of our historic triumphs.

  12. purpleppleater84 says:
    May 18, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Can we please come up with some new material??? Every Vikings fan knows we haven’t won the Super Bowl…
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    Hey, I, for one, applaud the Vikings organization for this.
    Their hatred for all things Green Bay runs so deep that they’ve always shunned every opportunity to win it all the moment the end of the season hardware was named after a historic Packer’s coach.
    There’s was no way the Vince Lombardi trophy would ever sully their hallowed halls.
    And it never will.
    Way to play the long game, Vikings. 🤣

  13. unknownvikingfan says:
    May 18, 2021 at 2:38 pm
    Yes, how could I overlook that . . . best fans, too. We sure like to talk smack with nothing to back it up.
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    We have our empty trophy case to back it up…. remember we haven’t won that championship yet… I guess we might as well just pack it up and move on???? Is that what you think???

    Nope we’re still here cheering on our favorite team!!!

    And you were the one talking smack that’s the only reason your on this page…

  14. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says:
    May 18, 2021 at 3:08 pm
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    You should be shining up all your trophies… How do you have so much time to troll???

  15. The more you call attention to the differences among us, the more people allow these things to divide us. Try fixing the headline to read like this,”Vikings promote three high qualified individuals to key positions in the front office. “ no one can find controversy in promoting qualified candidates. They didn’t get promoted because they were women, they got promoted because they were qualified. We are calling attention to the wrong thing.

  16. I legitimately could not care less about color, creed, gender, religion, etc…. of the person doing the job. Not one bit. Can you do the job well, or not? That is the only factor.

  17. Yes, us Vikings fans never talk smack or troll, especially on Packer threads. We’d never do that. We’re just here to support our team. Right?

  18. Notice that the packers aren’t making successful decisions? I sure did

  19. Those Packers have never made any successful decisions. Looks at all the historically successful decisions our Vikings have made . . . oh wait.

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