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The Minnesota Vikings' offense finally belongs to its coordinator. The Vikings fired Childress on...

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The Minnesota Vikings' offense finally belongs to its coordinator. The Vikings fired Childress on Monday and replaced him on an interim basis with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who is expected to play a far less intrusive role than his predecessor on Bevell's side of the ball. "Every play went through Coach Childress and everything was finalized through him," Bevell said on Friday, in his first session with reporters since Childress' dismissal. "So, this week (in game planning), it was a little bit different. I still kept Coach Frazier informed, told him what we were doing, how we felt like we should attack them. But it wasn't like, 'I don't like that, throw that out' or 'I like this, put that in.' There wasn't any of that." Vikings' offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about how the offense will change with Leslie Frazier as head coach as opposed to Brad Childress, courtesy of Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis.
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Some fellow ballcarriers also believe bulking up is a bad idea. "You think you're going to be more...

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Some fellow ballcarriers also believe bulking up is a bad idea. "You think you're going to be more durable, but injuries are still going to be there because of his [physical] running style," says former Saints back Deuce McAllister. "You say 10, 12 pounds is going to enable you to punish defenses, but the reward is not worth the risk." McAllister played at about 220 as a rookie in 2001, then started putting on weight for the rigors of a full-time role after Ricky Williams was traded to Miami in '02. In '05 and '07 McAllister, who weighed 232 by then, sustained ACL tears without being hit. "I believe if I hadn't put on the weight, it wouldn't have happened," he says.

Dig that idea (emphasis mine). I know we're all still just trying to salve our wounds over Deuce's departure, so I hate to open them again, but it is an interesting aspect to Deuce's career that I had not considered. I read it in my Sports Illustrated that arrived in the mail today, in an article about Adrian Peterson wanting to bulk up, but you can find it here Pound-foolish? by Jim Trotter on SI.com. Reactions?

"Those places changed head coaches for reasons, and Brad's trying to do the same thing that all of...

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"Those places changed head coaches for reasons, and Brad's trying to do the same thing that all of us did when we got hired -- get the program turned in the right direction, begin a winning tradition and put his stamp on their team, " Payton said. "Obviously there are challenges that come into play with that."

Sean Payton Times-Pic
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