Report: Vikings interested in adding Dan Campbell to staff

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Dan Campbell won’t be sticking around Miami now that Adam Gase has been named the Dolphins’ new head coach and it doesn’t look like he’ll be without a job for too long.

The Saints have reportedly spoken to Campbell about taking a spot on coach Sean Payton’s staff, a move that would put Campbell and Payton together for the fourth time in their careers. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Vikings are also interested in bringing Campbell on board.

Campbell, Payton and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer were all in Dallas from 2003 to 2005, although Campbell wasn’t coached directly by Zimmer as he was a tight end and Zimmer ran the defense.

Campbell was the Dolphins’ tight ends coach before getting bumped up following Joe Philbin’s firing. Kevin Stefanski just finished his second season in that job for the Vikings. They have an opening at offensive line coach and could always find another title for Campbell if he’s interested in heading to Minnesota.

41 responses to “Report: Vikings interested in adding Dan Campbell to staff

  1. Interesting, they want to bring in another former Dolphin, laces weren’t out and the chip shot was wide left. Conspiracy against us continues. #GHTV

  2. Any one who wants to win championships should go to mn. Zimmer and the Vikings will win Super Bowls for sure. What happen last Sunday will never ever happen again. It’s only a lesson to be learned. Every one knows Vikings future looks extremely bright.

  3. 2-10-1

    Laces out, Dan!

    0-2 in playoffs since 2010. One and done champs!

    Packers have played longer into every season since 2010 and have a SB ring.

    Am I missing anything?

    Oh yea PS – Teddy Turnover is mediocre.

  4. If he’s granted the job, how the hell do you turn that down … ?
    Zimmer.
    Division Champs.
    A smart, young, savvy QB.
    Young, feisty defense.
    Shiny new Stadium.
    And, a offensive line, to put together.

    Let’s do this … ! 🙂

  5. If I were Campbell I’d take the Saints job if only for the climate. He’s spoiled by living in Miami. Who voluntarily would want live where the high temps have been barely above 0 degrees F for the this past week? I live in northern WI so I know from experience. If I could leave here, every November for the south, for 4 months I would.

    On the other hand, if Campbell takes the Viking job, he could start his vacation in early January every year.

  6. “He’d be smart to work with Zimmer in MN. That OL can go nowhere but up.”

    There is absolutely nothing smart about going to Minnesota. That team has been failing to win a Championship for 55 years running. They’re a permanent dumpster fire, he’d be better off going to Detroit.

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.

  7. Campbell seems like the kind of guy that could inject a little more passion into the Vikes o-line. But Zimmer is huge on teaching proper technique and playing with leverage, hand placement, and balance at that position. So I’m sure whoever he hires will be a good teacher of the fundamentals.

    With Sully and Loadholt returning, I think there are so many unknowns at this point that every position on the o-line will be up for grabs. Could be a completely different line and scheme next year. Whatever happens, I think it’s safe to assume that the o-line will be much improved.

  8. If he doesn’t have O-line coaching experience, I’d prefer they go with the former Giants O-line coach they are interviewing.

    As to the comments above, are all those haters posting as a group from an unoriginality and humorless anonymous convention or something?

  9. I’m sorry, but hiring a TE coach and converting him to OLine coach sounds like a very stupid idea. Even if he was mainly a blocking TE during his playing career.

    Here’s a crazy idea – why don’t we hire someone with OLine experience to be our OLine coach?

  10. northwoodsv2 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 12:23 PM

    I’m sorry, but hiring a TE coach and converting him to OLine coach sounds like a very stupid idea. Even if he was mainly a blocking TE during his playing career.
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    I hear where you’re coming from, but you just described Mike Tice, who was one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL.

  11. I want five new offensive linemen brought in this offseason. Three should be high draft picks and two should be big-time free agents. Throw them in with the guys from this year and let the new offensive line coach sort out who plays where. Nobody’s job should be safe, and two years from now there should be complete turnover.

  12. I want five new offensive linemen brought in this offseason. Three should be high draft picks and two should be big-time free agents. Throw them in with the guys from this year and let the new offensive line coach sort out who plays where.
    ————-
    Kalil and Loadholt were both high draft picks. How did that work out?

  13. Same Ol’ 1 and Done Vikes says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    I want five new offensive linemen brought in this offseason. Three should be high draft picks and two should be big-time free agents. Throw them in with the guys from this year and let the new offensive line coach sort out who plays where.
    ————-
    Kalil and Loadholt were both high draft picks. How did that work out?
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    Kalil has been a disappointment. Loadholt did very well but now he’s old, has a big contract, and is coming off two season-ending injuries. What’s your point? You shouldn’t use a high draft pick on a certain position because someone didn’t work out before? If that were the rule, the Packers would be passing on their first round pick every year.

  14. Kalil has been a disappointment. Loadholt did very well but now he’s old
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    Are you kidding me? He’s not old. He’s 29yo. Loadholt had one good season…..maybe. And that was only run blocking. He’s always been a liability as a pass blocker and a penalty machine. The Vikings regretted giving him that contract the year after he signed it.

  15. If that were the rule, the Packers would be passing on their first round pick every year.
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    Weird comment to say the least.

    I really enjoy how Rodgers, Matthews, Raji(for the most part), Clinton-Dix, and Randall have performed.

  16. Too bad he didn’t make it on the team. He could have helped coach Sparano bury the football in the frozen tundra.

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