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We have another bit of list-a-mania to bring you as we trudge through the remainder of the offseason, this one coming once again from the folks from ESPN. Their NFL bloggers selected one player from the roster of the team they cover that they think could find themselves coaching in the league sometime in the future.

ESPN's blogger for the Minnesota Vikings, Ben Goessling, didn't have to look too far to find a worthy candidate from the purple. He tabbed linebacker Chad Greenway as someone that we could see roaming the sidelines in a ball cap and a headset in the future.

Greenway is likely only a year from retirement, and though the 33-year-old is busy enough with his three daughters that he might not want to take on something with the time requirements of a head coach, he has the temperament to do it. Greenway has become a trusted mentor for the Vikings' linebackers, and coach Mike Zimmer has said Greenway will always be one of his favorites. Considering Greenway is planning to keep his family in the Twin Cities, it's possible he could wind up coaching high schoolers in the area at some point.

A couple of former Vikings have found jobs in the coaching ranks in the Twin Cities area. Former linebacker (and current color analyst for Vikings radio) Pete Bercich was recently hired as the head coach at Hill-Murray High School. That job was also held at one time by former Vikings' quarterback Brooks Bollinger, who is now the head coach at Cretin-Derham Hall.

Greenway is already acting as a bit of a coach on the field at this point, from all accounts. He's had his role in the defense reduced from previous years, and it sounds like he's in his final season in the NFL. I don't know if Mike Zimmer would be interested in having him around Winter Park post-retirement, but he could probably do a lot worse than Greenway when it comes to showing linebackers how to be successful in the NFL.