Mark Craig

Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL
Phone: 612-673-7011
Mark Craig covers the NFL and the Vikings.

Recent content from Mark Craig

Craig: Offense should be in expert hands with Turner

Norv Turner, expected to be named Vikings offensive coordinator under new head coach Mike Zimmer, is an innovative thinker.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 11:20 AM

Fiery, defense-minded Zimmer is next Vikings coach

Mike Zimmer, a 20-year NFL assistant coach, has turned the Bengals’ defense around as their coordinator the past six seasons.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Vikings, Zimmer meet again today, but no decision announced

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer flew in for a lengthy second interview Tuesday. The day ended with Zimmer as neither the head coach nor out of the running.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 09:26 AM

Zimmer set for second interview for Vikings coaching post

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is scheduled to arrive in the Twin Cities on Tuesday for a second interview that will include the Wilfs.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 11:14 AM

LaMonte is agent to the NFL coaching stars

Bob LaMonte, a former high school coach, gave Mike Holmgren a job, who in turn hired him. Now 26 NFL teams employ his clients.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 12:43 AM

Craig: Second tier of NFL quarterbacks are first-rate

Dig past the elite layer and you’ll see a deep group of QBs making a mark in the playoffs.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 08:01 PM

Craig: Anything can happen in the NFL playoffs

After another topsy-turvy NFL regular season, it would not be outrageous to picture any of the 12 postseason teams emerging as the Super Bowl champion.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Vikings have options: NFL head coaches come in all forms

As the Vikings have acknowledged, there is no one tried and true method when it comes to hiring NFL coaches.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Mark Craig ranks the NFL playoff teams

PASS OR FAIL? RANKING THE PLAYOFF TEAMSWe came up with 13 categories that help weigh the two most important...

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Vikings' coaching search is on

The Vikings’ coaching change could signal a switch in offensive and defensive philosophies.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:47 AM

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