Vikings may interview John DeFilippo

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The guy who helped light up the best defense in the NFL during the postseason may soon be running that team’s offense.

As the Vikings search for a new offensive coordinator, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings may interview Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo after Super Bowl LII.

DeFilippo’s name has come up in connection with various vacancies over the past month, including the Cardinals’ head-coaching job. His contract expires after the season, making him free to take a coordinator position with another team. (If he were still under contract, the Eagles could block the move — as they did a year ago.)

The Vikings have interviewed several candidates for the vacancy created when Pat Shurmur became head coach of the Giants, including former Vikings and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Vikings president Mark Wilf said Wednesday, via Tomasson, that interviews may continue after Sunday’s NFL title game.

The position of offensive coordinator in Minnesota is an attractive one, given that coach Mike Zimmer essentially surrenders the keys to the coordinator. With a solid year or two of running the offense, DeFilippo could position himself for a head-coaching job of his own.

7 responses to “Vikings may interview John DeFilippo

  1. It’s gotta be tough trying to identify the best person and “fit” for a very important role………waiting until you can speak with him……..and weigh the pros and cons of hiring somebody before you have a quarterback. And now Cousins is in the mix? The Vikings have as much on their ever-changing personnel and coaching plates as the Packers do, that’s for certain.

  2. Interesting, but I can’t see a reason he’d move on from Philly. On a side note, are you spending plenty of money here? Have you been spending time outdoors? Today is actually pretty great and it’s going to get colder by the time Super Bowl LII starts. Coldest Super Bowl ever. Would you sit outdoors or anyone from anyplace for like 4 plus hours sir in this cold?

  3. mediasloppy says:
    January 31, 2018 at 7:29 pm
    Interesting, but I can’t see a reason he’d move on from Philly. On a side note, are you spending plenty of money here? Have you been spending time outdoors? Today is actually pretty great and it’s going to get colder by the time Super Bowl LII starts. Coldest Super Bowl ever. Would you sit outdoors or anyone from anyplace for like 4 plus hours sir in this cold?
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    Yes. The engineering that gives into cold-weather gear makes it much easier than it used to be. I always attend the last home game of the year at a Lambeau, no matter what. Sometimes it’s 27 and sunny, sometimes it’s 5 and brutal. I figure if those players are exposed to those conditions for my entertainment, the least I can do is the same.

    By the way……..I’m an Ice Bowl Veteran. New Years Eve Day, 1967, age 12. Never been so cold in my life. I laid my little fingers alongside a steaming hot hotdog, just to thaw them out. Never ate it. I still wasn’t warm after the ninety-mile drive home.

  4. Anyone who can Carson wentz to that level that fast and then turn around and make Foles look competent is definitely worth a look at OC. Of course if he’s offered OC he would take it, it’s a huge step up over QB coach. Plus he’d have a lot of input on which QB the team went with that would fit his scheme. I think it makes absolute sense.

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