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Vikings Deny Falcons Permission To Interview Jeff Davidson

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Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Let's throw another layer of strange onto everything that's happened in Vikings land today, shall we?

The Atlanta Falcons wanted to interview current Minnesota Vikings' offensive line coach Jeff Davidson for the same position with their football team. The Vikings, for whatever reason, denied them permission to do so.

Despite the team firing head coach Leslie Frazier on Monday morning, they have held on to all of the assistants. You know, in case the next guy wants to keep any of them around. Technically, the Vikings didn't have to grant the Falcons permission to interview Davidson, but since we don't know who the new head coach will be in Minnesota, we certainly don't know who he's going to want to round out his staff with.

This just strikes me as a bit of a strange move. To be honest, I'm not sure what the point of the Vikings retaining all of their assistants at this point is anyway. If Davidson is just going to be out of a job in a week or two anyway, it seems strange to not let him attempt to move on to another opportunity.

Hopefully, the Vikings aren't going to attempt to saddle a new head coach with the current staff. If they attempt to do that, they're going to have a hell of a time finding a head coach at all, let alone have one in place by the time the Senior Bowl is played, which has been Rick Spielman's stated goal.