The Vikings new defensive coordinator is bringing changes
The Minnesota Vikings new defensive coordinator was announced Monday afternoon. According to multiple sources, Brian Flores will be their next defensive coordinator in Minnesota. The Vikings needed a change for their defense after the way the end of the season went.
The Vikings had an excellent record in the regular season. However, because of the way they played during the season, fans and analysts considered them to be frauds. The New York Giants made that conspiracy official when they beat the Vikings on the road in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
The defense was a major shortcoming for the Vikings this season. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell was fired after the playoff loss. According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, the Vikings’ new defensive coordinator plans to be more aggressive next season.
From Super Bowl Live: The #Vikings hire Brian Flores as their DC, bringing toughness and aggressiveness to their defense. pic.twitter.com/If4fdfUUjL
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 6, 2023
Packers fans react on social media
After Flores was announced as the defensive coordinator, Packers fans took to social media to vent their feelings on the Vikings making changes to their defense. Many NFL fans hold Flores in high regard after what he was able to do as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins with little talent. Here are the best takes of Packers fans on Flores’ becoming the Vikings new defensive coordinator.
Meanwhile the #Packers are running Joe Barry's defense back. pic.twitter.com/9O7vlHqPKG
— Mike Wickett 🇺🇲🎙🏈🏀👨👧👧👩👦🤘🚀 (@mikewickett) February 6, 2023
Every @packers fan’s initial reaction to Brian Flores being hired by the Vikings today (probably): pic.twitter.com/CJjqOIJAd7
— Damon Sewell (The Packers Family) (@packersfamily) February 7, 2023
This is less than stellar news. Vikings still have a lot of work to fix their defense, but who would say they want Joe Barry over Brian Flores. https://t.co/0TLjdrLiM8
— Tapping The Keg Sports (@TappingTheKeg) February 6, 2023
Yes, great move by the Packers! Oh wait….Lafleur the genius decided to keep Joe Barry. What a joke.
— Timmy Neu (@TimNeu86) February 7, 2023
Green Bay : Joe barry https://t.co/OlP6jcqioI
— A$N (@Moodab4) February 6, 2023
I….I don’t like this…
Meanwhile Joe Barry is somehow still here. https://t.co/lSiHKJsTBg
— Kura00Skyline (Setsuna F. Seiei) (@NikolasAMendoz1) February 6, 2023
Meanwhile, the Packers are looking at Joe Barry to do well with their talent https://t.co/f1SZSRHBJM
— NicFolk (@folk_nicolas) February 6, 2023
Packers keep Joe Barry.
Vikings hire Brian Flores.
EVERYTHING IS FINE 🙃
— Jordan Poydras (@jptrey10) February 6, 2023
I wonder if we can fleece the Vikings with their DC like the Lions did in the draft last year. @Vikings you guys want Joe Barry and we’ll take Brian Flores? I promise Barry will improve the defense
— Palton Dederson (@pederson_dalton) February 6, 2023
Everyone keeps getting better as we keep getting worse or just staying the same… which could be the same thing https://t.co/0OFpZwnBHo
— Ama Deisel (@amar3455) February 6, 2023