Denny Green....gone.

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  1. Mark Schermerhorn

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    Apparently it's official now with a few more details to be worked out, as Green's contract is being bought out. Looks like Mike Tice will run the game next Monday.

    I never liked Denny much, but regardless of that, it's time for a change. 10 years is enough, and this year has been a nightmare in more than one way. And I think Denny has proven that he just can't make it all the way and win the super bowl.

    Who are we going to replace him with? There aren't really any up and coming coaches around that I know of.
     
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    Well, you are right. He never could win the big game,

    even though they made the playoffs a few times.

    Lately, it seems that he really doesn't care. That

    sideline looks like a bunch of 8 year olds with all

    the fighting and bickering. A coach that cannot control

    his team definitely needs the boot.
     
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    Dennis Green is a great coach. I blame this one solely on the players. At least from an outsider's perspective. I don't get the MN news, nor am a fan of the Vikings, but most of the bickering seems to revolve around Moss. Moss and Carter. Moss and Culpepper.

    They had a great run last year, with a lot of young players. They had a lot of ups and downs this year especially with Corey Stringer's terrible passing. There was a lot for those young players to handle.

    I would have given Green one more season. The owners probably think that Moss is so "untouchable" that they wont let Green tell him either he smartens up and plays or he's benched. Same with Culpepper. I bet Green was handcuffed in what all he could do and they blamed it on the easiest scapegoat and canned Green. Typical story in pro sports. He'll probably end up somewhere else. San Diego maybe? I'm assuming Mike Riley is out too. Another wrongful dismissal.

    IMHO of course.
     
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    Denny had only one losing season in ten years. He will find another coaching job right away, I'm sure of that. His dismissal is kind of surprising to me. Sure, the team was in a downward spiral this year, but I've always considered him to be a pretty good coach. I've heard that he's not very popular with the Minnesota fans and he had a falling out with McCombs over a few assistant coaches that McCombs wanted fired.

    I can see Tony Dungy replacing him. He has Minnesota roots. He went to college there and he was defensive coordinator with the Vikes. Dungy is probably going to be fired after not meeting the expectations that so many had for the Bucs. Add to the fact that Spurrier is no longer with the University of Florida and he's likely to replace Dungy should Tampa Bay let Dungy go.
     
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    Denny's record was about 9 wins per season. But, alas he never could get the team to win the BIG games. He should take Randy with him. Who's gonna replace him? Any guesses (other then Dungy)?
     
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    Randy Moss should take partial blame for this firing. Green was never able (or was unwilling) to keep Moss's poor attitude in line. The Vikings are spending $10 million per year on Moss, so they can't fire him. Instead, Green gets the boot.

    If Dungy ends up in Minnesota, how will Moss perform? After all, Dungy has run a very conservative offense in Tampa, frustrating another prime donna receiver -- Keyshawn Johnson.
     
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    I've heard Mack Brown of Texas is real tight with the owner. I hope this doesn't happen as Mack is really screwing up Texas right now.
     
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    I think Dennis Green is a good coach -- I'm sure he'll find another job quickly.

    Does anyone else think he looks like a black Ron Jeremy? (The porn star.)
     
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    Dennis Green will find a new job in the NFL.After 10 years with one team,I'm sure that he knows how to coach.Perhaps though,that coaching 10 years ago would certainly be much different than coaching today's NFL.Nowaday's,you have meadocre players earning millions and very talented people like Moss and Carter making alot more.With the more more that the players make,the more pressures they are subjected to(Rae Carruth and other players that are in the news).Not to mention that coaches have many different ego's to deal with than ever.It will be interesting to see Green come back as another coach...I wonder if he will deal with the money players a little different??
     
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    Green is great at picking talent. However I don't feel he can coach in clutch situations.

     
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    Green likely goes to the Charges.

    Spurrier will go the Jags.

    As for Dungy ... looks like the playoffs will be the telling picture but a lot of Bucs fans do not want to see him go, especially considering who we may get.
     
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    Well, this was a long time in coming. I think both sides needed change. The Minnesota Vikings remind me of the Los angeles Lakers back in the Summer of '99 - A team filled with great talent but without any focus or direction. I remember the dejected look on the Laker's faces after dropping four straight to Utah in '98. I remember talk of splitting up Kobe and Shaq......

    Does this sound familiar?...

    The Vikings desperately need a "Phil Jackson" type to bring discipline and focus in and out of the locker room. These guys don't seem to be committed to the "team" concept, something which the Laker's used to be famous for. I have no idea WHO the magical person is - I don't think it's Dungy (although he is a nice guy, I'm not sure that's what the team needs).

    I kinda wish that Bill Parcells could throw his hat into the ring. It's his type of coaching that is needed in Minnesota.

    Michael.
     
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    As someone said earlier, Green is great at picking talent and getting it to bloom but he was so deficient in other areas that he finally lost control of the game and the team. He has to be the worst coach ever for managing the game clock and he gives his players too much reign.

    Parcells would be a great coach but I doubt Billy and Moss would ever get along.

    There seem to be a lot of offensive and defensive coordinators out there who are looking for jobs but I'd prefer someone with some head coaching experience.

    Spurrier would be nice but I doubt he'd move from Florida to Minny.

    Patrick
     
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    It's good to see another former Seahawk have a shot at coaching. Maybe Mike Tice is the luck the Seahawks need to get into the playoffs.
     
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    More likely, the Vikings will mail in tonight's game. This team gives up quicker than any team I've seen. I think they started packing up their equipment in the first quarter of last year's 41-0 playoff loss to the Giants.
     

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