Vikings Fire DC Ed Donatell

Ex-Vikings DC Ed Donatell
Ex-Vikings DC Ed Donatell
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NFL Divisional - The Minnesota Vikings announced tonight they have fired 65-year-old defensive coordinator Ed Donatell after their early playoff exit. Donatell's future was in question since Week 14, when head coach Kevin O'Connell had told the press he was considering all options to improve the defense. Donatell was only in Minnesota for one year, and the Vikings finished 27th in defensive DVOA despite their 13-4 record.

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4 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2023, 11:16am

#1 by hansen9j // Jan 20, 2023 - 12:12am

Vikings should consider replacing Donatell with (Jim) Leonard

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#2 by Atul Thakker // Jan 20, 2023 - 10:11pm

Could a DC have done less than Donatell?

Their defense surprised no one on any play all year, and Smith and Hunter were almost neutered by their lack of strength to scheme.

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#4 by ImNewAroundThe… // Jan 22, 2023 - 11:16am

Wasnt great, was it his fault though? Didn't leave Denver in a bad spot either it seems. 

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