Vikings Linked to Frustrating Candidate for Open Defensive Coordinator Role

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Vikings have been linked to a frustrating candidate for their open defensive coordinator role.
The Minnesota Vikings have been linked to a frustrating candidate for their open defensive coordinator role. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Minnesota Vikings season ended much earlier than anticipated on the heels of a 13-win season. A sluggish defensive effort throughout the campaign resulted in the immediate firing of defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.

Minnesota has been quick to address this important coaching vacancy. Already linked to a big name like Brian Flores, the Vikings add another option to their list of candidates on Sunday.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported the Vikings requested an interview with Seattle Seahawks defensive assistant and associate head coach Sean Desai. Desai is among the popular list of coordinator candidates, as the Miami Dolphins also requested an interview for his services.

This hiring might not be an enticing option for Minnesota fans. It was quite clear Minnesota's defense was their downfall in 2022, and it's not like the Seahawks put together a dominant defensive output either. Seattle allowed the seventh-most yards and eighth-most points in football this season.

Minnesota needs to solve their defensive issues if they wish to take advantage of an offense led by Justin Jefferson, and one that finished the league No. 7 in point scoring.

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