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Webby
09-15-2003, 09:56 PM
VIKINGS-LIONS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne was a 1st-round draft choice by Detroit in 1999 and played for the Lions for 4 seasons (1999-02) before coming to Minnesota…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played for Detroit in 1999 and was a teammate of Lions’ DT Dan Wilkinson with the Redskins…
Vikings’ OT Chris Liwienski was a 7th round draft choice of Detroit in 1998…Vikings’ LB coach Brian Baker coached in Detroit from 1997-2000…Lions’ offensive assistant Sherman Lewis was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator in 2000-01…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett coached with Lewis in Green Bay in 1999 and played at Michigan State when Lewis coached for the Spartans…
Vikings’ DE Chuck Wiley and LB Henri Crockett were teammates of Lions’ WR Shawn Jefferson with the Falcons…
Vikings’ G Everett Lindsay was a teammate of Lions’ DT Kelvin Pritchett at Mississippi…Lindsay was also a teammate of Lions’ QB Ty Detmer and LB Wali Rainer with the Browns in 2000…
Lions’ WR Bill Schroeder and LB Brian Williams played with Vikings’ DT Billy Lyon in Green Bay and when Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. and WR coach Charlie Baggett were on the Packers’ staff…
Baggett was on the Michigan State staff with Detroit’s WR coach Bobby Williams…
Vikings’ RB Onterrio Smith and WR Keenan Howry played at Oregon with Lions’ QB Joey Harrington…
Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon and TE Hunter Goodwin were teammates of Lions’ S Brian Walker with the Dolphins…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and S Ron Israel played at Notre Dame with Lions’ TE John Owens…Vikings’ CB Eric Kelly and Lions’ RB Artose Pinner played at Kentucky together…
Vikings’ S Jack Brewer was a teammate of Lions’ CB Jimmy Wyrick at the University of Minnesota…Vikings’ S Willie Offord played at South Carolina with Lions’ DE Kalimba Edwards and CB André Goodman…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator/defensive line coach George O’Leary and Lions’ special teams coach Chuck Priefer coached together at Georgia Tech from 1987-91 and with the San Diego Chargers from 1992-93…
Vikings’ CB Brian Williams and TE Sean Berton played at North Carolina St. with Lions’ S Terrence Holt…
Vikings’ G Lewis Kelly and Lions’ DE Robert Porcher are both alums of South Carolina State…
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous played in Arizona with Lions’ T Matt Joyce and when Lions’ LB coach Glenn Pires and OL coach Carl Mauck were on the Cardinals’ staff…
Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. played at the University of Arizona in 1987 when Lions’ assistant head coach/LB coach Richard
Smith was on the Wildcats’ staff…
Knox also coached with Lions’ defensive line coach George Dyer with the Los Angeles Rams…
Dyer coached in Seattle with Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman and when Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice played for the Seahawks…
Vikings’ strength and conditioning coach Steve Wetzel was on the Redskins’ coaching staff with Lions’ strength and conditioning coach Jason Arapoff…
Lions’ personnel scout Silas McKinnie spent 4 seasons with the Vikings as a regional scout.

BigEasyViking
09-15-2003, 10:50 PM