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Mike Singletary Could Be Promoted To Vikings Defensive Coordinator ... Or Fired

With Sunday's report that Fred Pagac is out as the Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator comes the question of who is going to replace him. For one, the team was already actively looking for a replacement defensive coordinator over the past week or so, and it's unclear if it will be someone within the organization or not. The biggest wild card by far is current linebackers coach Mike Singletary.

It's true that the linebackers have performed exceptionally well under Singletary, with Chad Greenway making his first ever Pro Bowl, but there's been conflicting reports about the linebackers coach's performance and dedication. Many have reported that Singletary has missed team meetings and shown a total lack of structure in his coaching approach, but others feel his status within the organization is safe due to the fact that he's good friends with head coach Leslie Frazier.

It appears that the Vikings have offered Singletary's job to Pagac, though it's unclear if that's just a courtesy at this point. Some say it hinges on Singletary, who at this point could be promoted to defensive coordinator, or promptly fired from the organization outright. Really, it's a weird situation overall, with conflicting reports on both sides. It does appear that both of these are legitimate options the team could pursue, which doesn't speak much to a stable coaching staff.

Though it wouldn't be the first time, it would be odd to see Singletary and Pagac just swap roles within the coaching staff.

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