Report: Vikings willing to wait to talk to John DeFilippo

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At the moment, the Patriots are the team bleeding assistants, instead of the team that actually won the Super Bowl.

But there could still be some defections from the Eagles staff.

The Vikings are known to be interested in Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo about their offensive coordinator vacancy.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, they can’t contractually until 10 days after the season, and the signs at the moment suggest they’ll wait.

While that’s a long time to finalize a staff, the work the Eagles did offensively — and winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback — should make many take notice of their methods and people.

The Vikings have already interviewed Darrell Bevell, Kevin Stefanski, Sean Ryan, and Dan Campbell. And the waiting game with DeFilippo could trigger movement from the others, creating a game of chicken/musical chairs over the next few days.

 

42 responses to “Report: Vikings willing to wait to talk to John DeFilippo

  1. Not Darrell Bevel, please. He’s the clown who called that stupid slant pass play for Seattle, which lost the Super Bowl for them. He should never work again for that alone.

  2. Requiring a team to wait 10 days is ridiculous! My guess is that even though they cannot “contractually” sign him, they have already been in deep conversations with John. If the Vikes do not name their guy by this weekend, you pretty much know it’s going to be DeFilippo. The conversations are heavily surrounded by the QB question no doubt. My guess is that if DeFilippo goes to MN, they make a run a Cousins and he goes there. He already stated that he wants to go to a contender and there are no other “contenders” out there that need a QB. Just hope it does not eat all the cap space, but you gotta have the QB question answered.

  3. John DeFilippo can afford to wait this one out. He can return to an Eagles team that just won a Super Bowl (something the Vikings never could claim) an Eagles team that looks built to contend for another one or he can throw away his chances to win another ring by signing with a franchise that is best known for losing in the playoffs. Seems like a no brainer.

  4. Minnesota’s main concern next year will be getting their QB — whoever they choose to keep — to the next level. I think getting a good QB coach would be smart and worth the wait.

  5. v2787 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Not Darrell Bevel, please. He’s the clown who called that stupid slant pass play for Seattle, which lost the Super Bowl for them. He should never work again for that alone.
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    Every genius knows what play should have been called after the play is over. If everyone on earth knew the no-brainer call was a run, don’t you think the Patriots would have been prepared for that, too? Do you want your offensive coordinator to always call the obvious play? And by the way, that play was in the SUPER BOWL! Do you think they got there with an incompetent offensive coordinator?

  6. The Vikings have as many or more off-season coaching issues to deal with than Green Bay, except Green Bay has all their pieces in-place and a healthy Rodgers carrying a great attitude.

    It doesn’t bode well for the Vikings or the North Division.

  7. Glad the Vikings are doing the due diligence and want to make the right choice, not the fast choice. Let GB be the team to move quick and just bring in retreads from past years that won’t improve anything…they’ll have another early offseason next year to make even more changes, likely starting with their head coach…

  8. Yet another extraneous NFL rule making everyone wait. Let the guy enjoy his moment and participate in the victory parade but deal should be done and announced by this weekend.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:36 am
    The Vikings have as many or more off-season coaching issues to deal with than Green Bay

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    Not even close. The Vikings have to replace an OC that was hired to be a HC for another team, because of the success the Vikings had this season. The Packers had to replace an OC, a DC and a QB coach because of the utter failure the team was this season. I also believe McCarthy is walking on eggshells this season, knowing his job was only saved by throwing the rest of the coaching staff under the proverbial bus. Their 1 trick offense will be back in place for 2018 and that’s the only hope McCarthy has to keep telling all of us how great of a coach he really is.

  10. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:36 am
    The Vikings have as many or more off-season coaching issues to deal with than Green Bay, except Green Bay has all their pieces in-place and a healthy Rodgers carrying a great attitude.

    It doesn’t bode well for the Vikings or the North Division.
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    HUH? All the pieces in place? You quoting Favre? They have lost one coach Shurmur. Stop drinking the Green Kool Aid. One guy doesn’t make a team dude. The Eagles just won the SB with a back up QB – it comes down to coaching. Something McCarthy couldn’t do after your Main Man went down.

  11. He did great work with Wentz and Foles. Then again, Stefanski has done the same with Bradford, Bridgewater and Keenum. Probably can’t go wrong either way.

    Refreshing to go into a season with basically only two open issues — offensive coordinator and QB. Changes required due to success and coaches moving up, rather than wholesale firings and front office turmoil due to failure and over-reliance on a single person, shows that a team is healthy and well-run.

  12. tokyosandblaster says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:05 am
    They’ve waited for lots of things (success, mainly), so why not this?
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    I agree, and now they are beating the Packers consistently, winning the Super Bowl is the next obvious step. Which is why they have the next highest % to win the Super Bowl next year after the Pats and Eagles.

  13. a healthy Rodgers carrying a great attitude

    Um, didn’t he just go on national radio during super bowl week complaining like Favre that he should’ve been consulted about firing the quarterback coach?? Rodgers hates it there, can’t blame him. I would too.

  14. The Vikings will be sucking the Packers’ exhaust next year, and all of you fear it and know it. This year was their chance with the Packers out of the way……….and they blew it. If not for the lucky win against a superior New Orleans team, their claim to fame would’ve been another one-and-done postseason appearance instead of just adding to their all-time NFL record for the most postseason losses.

  15. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    The Vikings will be sucking the Packers’ exhaust next year, and all of you fear it and know it. This year was their chance with the Packers out of the way……….and they blew it. If not for the lucky win against a superior New Orleans team, their claim to fame would’ve been another one-and-done postseason appearance instead of just adding to their all-time NFL record for the most postseason losses.

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    Packers are in for some lean years dude get used to it, new DC, new OC who wants to scrap the play book and “get back to the basics”. A new QB coach that Aaron obviously doesn’t want. This year will be like it was last year……. a lot of green and gold gear til about week 6. Everything has a beginning and middle and an end. The Packers time atop the NFC North has come to an end. The Vikings have drafted way better than the Packers in recent years. Packers can’t compete, they don’t have the “next man up” mentality.

  16. “If not for the lucky win against a superior New Orleans team, their claim to fame would’ve been another one-and-done postseason appearance instead of just adding to their all-time NFL record for the most postseason losses.”

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    Why is it when Rodgers throws a Hail Mary its not lucky but when another QB throws a pin point pass to throw the receiver open for a game winning touchdown that doesn’t rely on a bounce its lucky.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    The Vikings will be sucking the Packers’ exhaust next year, and all of you fear it and know it. This year was their chance with the Packers out of the way……….and they blew it. If not for the lucky win against a superior New Orleans team, their claim to fame would’ve been another one-and-done postseason appearance instead of just adding to their all-time NFL record for the most postseason losses.

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    Typical Packer fan. The Saints superior? If the Vikings would have lost that game it would have been by 1 point. Also when Rodgers throws Hail Mary street ball plays, it’s skill, but when the Vikings make a play it’s luck. LMAO. The Saints are not superior. If anything I’d say the Teams are even. You want to talk about superior? The Eagles. They are superior.

  18. All the Packer moves will fail but all the Viking moves will work out great. Got it.

    I thought the 38-7 destruction would have slowed some of the PFT Viking bravado. Apparently not. You had a good season, but not a great one. You trumpeted the “tremendous depth” of the Vikings, but as soon as a defensive starter got hurt the entire defense went to hell.

    But it was all Pat Shurmur’s fault apparently. So everything is fixed now. Got it.

  19. ackertruth says:
    February 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm
    All the Packer moves will fail but all the Viking moves will work out great. Got it.

    I thought the 38-7 destruction would have slowed some of the PFT Viking bravado. Apparently not. You had a good season, but not a great one. You trumpeted the “tremendous depth” of the Vikings, but as soon as a defensive starter got hurt the entire defense went to hell.

    But it was all Pat Shurmur’s fault apparently. So everything is fixed now. Got it.
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    Vikes got smoked by the eventual world champs. I have no problem with that at all. What defensive starter got hurt? Instead of worry about the Vikes D, you had better worry about your own. 13-3 not a great season? BUT if it was the Green Bay Rodgers at 13-3 it would have been (cough) “STELLER”

    Packertruth – the last time a Packer team had 13 or more wins was in 2011 (15-1) and 2007 (13-3) so I guess those were good seasons for the Packers but not great ones. The year they went 15-1 the lost in the divisional round. The year they went 13-3 they lost in the conference championship.

  20. mrdarkness13 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    “Vikes got smoked by the eventual world champs. I have no problem with that at all. What defensive starter got hurt? Instead of worry about the Vikes D, you had better worry about your own.”
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    Dark thoughts, indeed. The defensive starter I referred was Sendejo, who got dinged up vs the Saints. Remember that game?

    I’m not worried about the Vikings D. Not my team. If healthy, proven capable of being a top tier defense. Suffer occasional blowups. Much better than the Packers. IF I were a Vike fan, I’d worry most about Zimmer.

    13 wins are enjoyable. Yes. But so is 10-6 with 4 wins in the playoffs.

  21. Only Vike fans would try to convince people that the Minnesota Miracle was not blind luck. There is skill and schemes involved in a hail mary pass. The Minnesota Miracle occurred because that defended took a dive. 999,999 times out of 1,000,000, any NFL player from any position makes that tackle.

  22. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    February 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    Only Vike fans would try to convince people that the Minnesota Miracle was not blind luck. There is skill and schemes involved in a hail mary pass. The Minnesota Miracle occurred because that defended took a dive. 999,999 times out of 1,000,000, any NFL player from any position makes that tackle.

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    Says somebody that probably thinks 4 or 5 last minute Hail Mary passes (McCarthy’s most successful offensive play) per season, that result in a TD or DPI at the 1yd line, is all skill and greatness with no luck involved. There’s a fair number or successful plays in every game that are pure luck. The Minnesota Miracle is one of them, it’s greatness comes because it was the last play of the game that gave the team a win. If it happened with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter, it would have just been a cool highlight reel play, and you trolls would have to find something else to blab about cluelessly.

  23. Satanic Hell Creature says:
    February 6, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    If it happened with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter, it would have just been a cool highlight reel play, and you trolls would have to find something else to blab about cluelessly.
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    Sure. And the better team, the Saints, could’ve then made even more successful adjustments at the half (which they did anyway,) to shut down the Vikings. The manner in which the Eagles totally owned the “vaunted” defense…….as the Saints also did in the second half……..is proof positive the Vikings didn’t belong there! THAT’S what makes it blind luck. The defender missed a gimmee game-ending routine tackle. Where was the offensive scheme and talent required for that?

    Pretenders. Swallow that bitter pill, spit out the crow feathers, and accept it.

  24. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    Satanic Hell Creature says:
    February 6, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    If it happened with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter, it would have just been a cool highlight reel play, and you trolls would have to find something else to blab about cluelessly.
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    Sure. And the better team, the Saints, could’ve then made even more successful adjustments at the half (which they did anyway,) to shut down the Vikings. The manner in which the Eagles totally owned the “vaunted” defense…….as the Saints also did in the second half……..is proof positive the Vikings didn’t belong there! THAT’S what makes it blind luck. The defender missed a gimmee game-ending routine tackle. Where was the offensive scheme and talent required for that?

    Pretenders. Swallow that bitter pill, spit out the crow feathers, and accept it.

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    History has proven losers live their lives worrying about “ifs, ands, and buts”

    What exactly makes the Saints “the better team”, other than your blind hatred for the Vikings? The Vikings outplayed the Saints for 2.5ish quarters and the Saints outplayed the Vikings for 1.5ish quarters. As much as you post here, I thought you’d be a knowledgeable enough fan to know there is EXACTLY 60 minutes of play time. I know you wish with every fiber of your being there was only 59 minutes and 10 seconds of play time in a game, but that’s not how it worked out. The Vikings have lost numerous games with just a few ticks on the clock, over the years. I’m sure you loved every one of them and used them as your proof the other team was better because they scored more points in those 60 minutes. Now, you want to use a last second score for the Vikings to prove they weren’t as good as the Saints. It doesn’t work that way. If that were the case every time, Green Bay is a terrible team, because they consistently needed last second plays or penalties to come back and win games over the last few years. I’m sure in your book, that’s proof that they’re always the better team, though.

  25. As I have contended quite clearly, the proof in the pudding of the Saints being superior to the Vikings is their performance the very next week against the Eagles. They didn’t deserve to be there! Vaunted indeed!

  26. Worry about Zimmer? Our coach adjusted when our starter went down. McCarthy didn’t and can’t because he is not a coach.

  27. If the Vikings are willing to wait on him they must feel they have a very good shot at him. sounds like a good hire.

  28. Good move by the Vikings to wait. A lot moving pieces here, and it’s worth working to get the best fit.

    As for the Packer fans trash-talking on this, here is some food for thought:

    1. The Packers were exposed this year as being far too dependent on one player. Their defense is the weakest in the NFC North, and if they don’t get to work addressing their area of need, they’ll get exposed next year, regardless of Rodger’s presence.

    2. Take a look at the last seven playoff games just played. QBs with previous Super Bowl experience were a combined 2-4 against those who hadn’t played in a Super Bowl before. Guys like Foles, Keenum and Bortles defeated first-ballot HOF QBs. Teams win games.

    3. In case you haven’t noticed, the Vikings have now won the NFC North two of the last three seasons, and yes that includes 2015 when Rodgers was healthy all season. The Packers are no longer the obvious choice to win this division.

  29. carlpanzramwasatypicalminnesotan says:

    February 7, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Fwippel,

    The Packers were exposed to be far too reliant on one player?

    Did they lose a game by 31 without Rodgers?

    Did the Vikings lose by 31 without Rhodes?

    Who is more dependent on one player?

    Oh. Ok. Thanks.

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    Yeah, the Packers were several weeks into their off-season while the Vikings were playing in the postseason. Sorry, but I’ll take 13-3 and a first round bye over 7-9 and third place any time. Hope you enjoyed the Packers post-season.

  30. stellarperformance says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:10 pm
    As I have contended quite clearly, the proof in the pudding of the Saints being superior to the Vikings is their performance the very next week against the Eagles. They didn’t deserve to be there! Vaunted indeed!

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    Then, it is truly sad that you still don’t understand that different match ups with have different outcomes. With your football logic, the Vikings are leaps and bounds ahead of the Packers because in 2015, the Vikings beat up the Falcons 20-10 in Atl. In 2017 They beat them 14-9 in Atl. Now in 2016 the Packers were dismantled and embarrassed by the Falcons 44-21 in Atl and in 2017 they were beat down by the Falcons 34-23 in Atl (with Rodgers). In your eyes that should also be proof of the Vikings being the better team over the last few years.

  31. It seems as though fwippel is missing the point.

    You miss one person and you get absolutely destroyed on a huge stage. The Packers miss one player and they are at least in most of the games.

    You can’t say that about the vikes.

    The point that was made was that without Xavier Rhodes, your team doesn’t belong in the NFL, let alone the playoffs. And I’ll take my chances with Rodgers over the Vikings literally ever time. I’ve made much, MUCH more money than I’ve lost.

  32. I thought this thread was about Vikings willing to wait to talk to John DeFilippo, not Packer talk.

  33. The vikings played badly in Philly, there’s no argument there. But guess what, every team is capable of putting up stinkers. The phrase “any given sunday” isn’t just about how one team can play above their level, it’s about teams also playing below their level. Rothisburger has had multiple games where he’s thrown 3-5 interceptions and the Steelers got destroyed, but they were still one of the two favorites from the AFC. The vikings were clearly on a hangover after the #minneapolismiracle…and Philly played aweseome.

    Lest not forget that the Eagles also put up 41 points against a Tom Brady lead Patriots whose defense was ranked top 15 and was peaking into the Playoffs. It was the perfect situation for the Eagles and the worst possible outcome for the Vikings, but it does not negate the entire season, or prove their other 14 victories were somehow invalid. Clearly it was an outlier.

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