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Stop the presses: Vikings trot out enhanced logo

Feb. 14, 2013
 
Vikings' logo change
At left is the Vikings' old Norseman logo. At right is the enhanced version.

Let’s take a spin around the NFC North and see what’s happening:

Vikings

Minnesota announced that it has enhanced the team Norseman logo. In a press release, the team described five subtle differences that give the logo a “sharper, more defined look”:

1: The shape of the horns has been adjusted and the shading in the horns has changed.

2: The base of the horn now resembles the horn on the players’ helmets.

3: Thicker lines have been added to the mustache and face, resulting in more defined features.

4: The Vikings Gold is now brighter and less brassy.

5: The braid has been shortened, resulting in a reduced logo height.

My suggestion for the Vikings: Maybe the team should spend more time enhancing its on-field roster and less time trying to improve its logo. As everyone in Wisconsin knows, the Vikings joined the NFL in 1961 and are still looking for their first Super Bowl title.

Bears

New coach Marc Trestman recently spoke to Brian Urlacher on the phone, but told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times that it would be premature to talk about the linebacker’s future.

Urlacher wants to continue playing for the Bears and has said he would be willing to take a pay cut.

Also working in Urlacher’s favor is that he could be a good fit for new Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who will continue to run a 4-3 defense in Chicago.

Lions

The secondary was not a strength for Detroit last season, so new defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson, who was named to the post today, will have his work cut out for him.

Tim Walton was the previous secondary coach but was named defensive coordinator in St. Louis. Robertson served as assistant defensive backs coach last season, and before that spent five seasons serving as an assistant at Tennessee.

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