Karl Dunbar was fired by the Minnesota Vikings following the end of the disastrous 3-13 season. He wasn't out of a job for long, however, as the New York Jets hired the former Vikings defensive line coach to do the same thing for them next season.
Brendan Daly has taken over for Dunbar in Minnesota, but 1500 ESPN points out that it might be difficult to match what Dunbar was able to do during his time with the Vikings ... though having Pat Williams, Kevin Williams and Jared Allen probably didn't make things all that difficult, either.
Dunbar had spent six seasons with the Vikings and during that time the team gave up the fewest rushing yards in the NFL (8,141) and was sixth in sacks (242). The Vikings were No. 1 in rushing defense from 2006 to '08. That was the first time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that a team has ranked No. 1 against the run for three consecutive seasons.
Dunbar had a connection with Jets head coach Rex Ryan as the latter was Dunbar's position coach when he played with the Arizona Cardinals way back in 1994.
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