Former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers Mike Singletary has found a new home as linebackers coach/assistant head coach to new head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings. This hasn’t been the best year for head coaches, as Mike Singletary was replaced by Jim Harbaugh for the 49ers and Brad Childress was replaced by Leslie Frazier for the Vikings.
While the Minnesota Vikings aren’t quite posed for the Super Bowl yet, another gear has been set in place. Mike Singletary lacked the decision-making skills on the offensive side of the ball, as he was contending with both Alex Smith and Troy Smith as the 49ers quarterback. His gambling with the quarterbacks, as well as dealing with injuries to tight end Vernon Davis and running back Frank Gore, showed his lack of offensively-minded strategies. Singletary could not make the necessary adjustments on offense to win games.
Now with the Vikings as linebackers coach/assistant head coach, he and Leslie Frazier will be capable of building a better defense overall. However, Frazier has to deal with his quarterback situation in the off-season. Both were teammates in the 1985 Chicago Bears team, and those Super Bowl Shuffle days aren’t gone quite yet. As long as Singletary concentrates on defense, the Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings should be able to concentrate on the offense.