The Vikings are still playing the wait-and-see game about filling their vacant defensive coordinator position, lending some to believe that the team might be targeting Bears linebackers coach Bob Babich or another assistant. Both the Bears and Colts run the Cover-2 defense, which Mike Tomlin installed with the Vikings last year.
The lack of a move on the Vikings part comes amidst the rest of the league scrambling to fill their own coaching vacancies. Since Tomlin left the Vikings, the Dolphins, Cardinals, Chargers, Browns, Raiders, Lions, Broncos, Cowboys, Giants and Steelers have all hired coaches – making the Vikings' inactivity stand out.
Under league rules, if a team is competing in the Super Bowl, their assistant coaches can't be contacted by other pro teams due to tampering rules that prohibit such contact. As a result, many head coaching jobs are filled before some of the top candidates have a chance to even interview for those positions.
It's unclear whether the Vikings are playing the waiting game for that reason or just haven't made up their minds yet on who will replace Tomlin, but one thing that has become abundantly clear is that it has been a week-and-a-half since Tomlin left the Vikings to pursue his own coaching dream in Pittsburgh and the Vikings still haven't replaced him.
For a team that moved extremely quickly when it hired Brad Childress and he hired Tomlin, their inaction seems out of character – or perhaps a sign that they've targeted an assistant from either the Bears or Colts.
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