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Vikings keep options open for new schemes

Rick Spielman (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

Rick Spielman said he is excited to learn about all the new possibilities in scheme for the Vikings as he talks to coaches about all kinds of options on offense and defense. However, another change could be another challenge for the rookies of 2013.

Monday's firing of Leslie Frazier has led to a lot of speculation as to what changes the new coaching staff will bring to the Vikings. The conventional wisdom is that rules changes in the game and innovations in the passing game have made the old-school schemes – the West Coast Offense and the Tampa-2 defense – antiquated since teams have had decades to learn how to attack both systems. On...

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