Originally Posted by SneakerPro
Firing a coach after two seasons when in one of those seasons he went 11-5 and almost won a playoff has probably never been done. But if Caldwell keeps Lombardi he has to go.
2007 Vikings - 8-8
2008 Vikings - 10-6, NFC North Division Champions
2009 Vikings - 12-4, NFC North Division Champions x Playoff Bye - No. 2 seed in NFC
2010 Vikings - Brad Childress fired Nov. 22 after team starts 3-7
And that was B2B playoff appearances, one in which the team was nearly in the Super Bowl. Coaches get fired for unfulfilled potential, they don't keep their jobs because they were eliminated in the Wild Card round.