Spielman explains why he was promoted following a disasterous 3-13 season

Rick Spielman joined NBC's Pro Football Live Wednesday to discuss being promoted to general manager of the Vikings. Spielman says he was promoted after a 3-13 season because Vikings' ownership believes in his body of work. He also says the Vikings can build a foundation of success by putting good players around the quarterback and playing good defense.
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Rick Spielman joined NBC's Pro Football Live Wednesday to discuss being promoted to general manager of the Vikings. Spielman says he was promoted after a 3-13 season because Vikings' ownership believes in his body of work. He also says the Vikings can build a foundation of success by putting good players around the quarterback and playing good defense.

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