November 28, 2006

Down Memory Lane With Green

Dennis Green's (likely) final visit to the Metrodome led to a great column from Jim Souhan rehashing all the crazy stuff that happened in Denny's decade at the Vikings' helm. Some highlights:

8. Built one of the best coaching staffs in recent league history when he joined the Vikings, hiring Tony Dungy, Brian Billick, Monte Kiffin, John Teerlinck, Tyrone Willingham and Willie Shaw.

10. Molded Mike Tice into a head coach.

11. Molded Sean Salisbury into a football "analyst," Green's most brazen offense, along with choosing Salisbury to play over Rich Gannon in the 1992 playoffs, picking a future MASH (Most Annoying Screaming Head) over a future MVP.

See, Denny was a source of much comedy even before the "they are who we thought they were" thing. But notice that everyone's gone to shit- Green, Moss, Culpepper, etc.- since they left the Vikings.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 28, 2006 01:21 AM
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