The list of responsibilities handled by the Minnesota Vikings’ new college scouting coordinator is extensive.
It also has made Kelly Kleine one of the most preeminent members of the 14 women who work for NFL teams in football operations.
Sporting News has learned that Kleine was promoted earlier this week from her role as a college scouting assistant. Based on how much Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has asked Kleine to handle, the bump was well earned.
“She does about 1,000 different things to say the least,” Spielman told Sporting News in a telephone interview. “She basically has her hands in all day-to-day operations on the personnel side.”
Among Kleine’s duties:
Evaluate the Vikings’ current roster and college prospects. That includes attending meetings and delivering presentations to the personnel department and coaching staff.
If ever there was a time for owner Woody Johnson to make one of his rare public appearances, this is it. All he’d have to do, in whatever way he likes, is tell Bowles and the world that his job is safe.
Clearly, not a single player’s job is safe, as Tuesday’s purge proved once and for all. But the Jets have to assure the world that Bowles is not going to be forced to go down with what’s left of this ship.
If the Jets are determined to tank the 2017 season, they can’t make Bowles pay the price for it. They can’t let him be judged by how this team plays. They can’t let him reach the end of Cheap Epl Jerseys the year, leaving him one year to go on his contract, and then make the clichéd announcement about how they “need to go Cheap Dream Team Jerseys in another direction” and are “disappointed in our lack of growth.”