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Report: Vikings interested in adding Dan Campbell to staff

at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. Getty Images

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.

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41 Responses to “Report: Vikings interested in adding Dan Campbell to staff”
  1. squeakywheeler says: Jan 13, 2016 7:06 AM

    Does he know how to make field goals?

  2. sdspec says: Jan 13, 2016 7:09 AM

    Yes, but can he kick or hold the ball LACES OUT?

  3. duanethomas33 says: Jan 13, 2016 7:56 AM

    Not a coordinator, or position coach anymore, he will get the title at either place as Assistant Head Coach.

  4. mnjoemama says: Jan 13, 2016 7:59 AM

    Zimm squad is going Primate ! 2016 revenge tour has begun , Skooooool 🙊

  5. jimnsota says: Jan 13, 2016 8:03 AM

    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

  6. purplengold says: Jan 13, 2016 8:07 AM

    He’d be a great addition to the Vikes.

  7. jbdvks says: Jan 13, 2016 8:18 AM

    He’ll fit in nicely as OL coach with the purple. This OL needs a kick in the ass.

  8. key2heat says: Jan 13, 2016 8:19 AM

    This guy win be in Dallas by Friday.

  9. whatjusthapped says: Jan 13, 2016 8:20 AM

    Put him in charge of special teams,

    Laces out.

  10. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 13, 2016 8:31 AM

    Should join the Seahawks if he wants to actually win something. Not a loser organization.

    WideLeftYouLoseAgain.

  11. pwrback2 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:33 AM

    grab him now he will fit with Zimmers staff just fine.

  12. deenchaz says: Jan 13, 2016 8:38 AM

    I wish him the best,I hope Miami made the right decision? Only time will tell

  13. tlgorres says: Jan 13, 2016 8:45 AM

    Hopefully he comes to Minnesota. He would be a great addition to the staff. Another tough-minded coach to help get them over the top.

  14. codiablo says: Jan 13, 2016 8:46 AM

    Campbell would be good fit for MN & more stability than what is going on with ownership in N’orleans

  15. codythao35 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:47 AM

    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.

  16. tritz32 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:48 AM

    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.

  17. tjacks7 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:52 AM

    “Ed Werder of ESPN reports…”

    So it’s probably a 50/50 shot in the dark? I hope it happens, but I’d give him Norv’s job.

  18. bloomer006999999 says: Jan 13, 2016 9:01 AM

    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 … !:)

  19. revelation123 says: Jan 13, 2016 9:07 AM

    They have to do something and quick. Child Beaterson isn’t getting any younger.

  20. Adrian Beathisson says: Jan 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    Perhaps he can play RB and hold on to the ball.

  21. Adrian Beathisson says: Jan 13, 2016 9:15 AM

    Must be a Heimlich specialist.

  22. torchamundo says: Jan 13, 2016 9:23 AM

    Love DC as anything but HC

  23. coachkilla6 says: Jan 13, 2016 9:27 AM

    Can he play QB?? Tiny TB certainly can’t.

  24. otis52gsh says: Jan 13, 2016 9:59 AM

    I didn’t know he could kick field goals.

  25. trozenfundra says: Jan 13, 2016 11:01 AM

    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.

  26. mnfaninil says: Jan 13, 2016 11:22 AM

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

  27. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says: Jan 13, 2016 11:37 AM

    “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.

  28. beer4guy says: Jan 13, 2016 11:56 AM

    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.

  29. purpleguy says: Jan 13, 2016 12:22 PM

    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?

  30. 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.

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

  31. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 13, 2016 12:31 PM

    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.
    ______

    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.

  32. Buddy Grant says: Jan 13, 2016 12:31 PM

    Position coaches change jobs all the time, especially between TE’s and O-line. It’s part of the job shuffle to prepare for advancement.

  33. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 13, 2016 12:33 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. Nobody’s job should be safe, and two years from now there should be complete turnover.

  34. 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?

  35. frank booth says: Jan 13, 2016 2:09 PM

    Can he fix your stupid horn?

  36. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 13, 2016 3:17 PM

    Can he fix your stupid horn?
    ———–
    You mean the horn that shattered just like the Vikings fans dreams?

  37. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 13, 2016 3:25 PM

    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?
    ____________

    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.

  38. ap28xr29 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:45 PM

    Actually 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs! The Vikings were NFL Champions in 1969 season….

  39. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 13, 2016 4:09 PM

    Kalil has been a disappointment. Loadholt did very well but now he’s old
    —————–
    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.

  40. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 13, 2016 4:11 PM

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

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

  41. fanofpft says: Jan 13, 2016 6:46 PM

    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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