Report: Vikings formally request permission to interview John DeFilippo

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While the Eagles seem to be trying to keep quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, the Vikings officially requested to interview him for their offensive coordinator job, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. DeFilippo’s contract expires 10 days after the Eagles’ season ends, and Philadelphia appears ready to prevent him from interviewing until next week.

Indications are that the Vikings are willing to wait until next February 14 if the Eagles don’t allow DeFilippo to interview sooner.

It’s also possible Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich could leave for the head coaching job in Indianapolis, with the Eagles keeping DeFilippo with a promotion.

The Vikings already have interviewed Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell, Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan.

Campbell also will interview for the Colts’ head coaching job.

23 responses to “Report: Vikings formally request permission to interview John DeFilippo

  1. He needs, perhaps, to pull a “McDaniels” on the Vikes. Then, we could hear the Pats fans trash-talk him.

  2. Philly will see what it’s like to have its players win. The inner fight/desire drops off 5-10%, players expect compensation as ring wearers, cap shrinks, it’s gonna be funny seeing them struggle to make playoffs next year.

  3. Jackedupboonie: it’s gonna be funny seeing them struggle to make playoffs next year.

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    Could you possibly make a more small an insecure comment 3 Days after they win the Super Bowl?

  4. I don’t understand why teams don’t offer long extensions for assistant Coaches when they are doing such a good job?

  5. Howie/Lurie won’t let them both leave. And the way Roseman can wheel and deal they might find a way to keep them both. What team would you rather be a part of right now than the Eagles? They are THE GOLD STANDARD.

  6. After interviewing a dozen prospects and telling each one they are admittedly clueless about the most important position on the team, wouldn’t you say their search is reaching the scraping the bottom of the barrel stage?

  7. DeFilippo signs as OC, helps negotiate a fist trade for Foles who signs a 3 year $54 Million dollar contract and Bridgewater signs as a backup for 3 years $4 million per… Maybe?? Would anyone be good with that?? I’m think I’d rather pay Foles $18 Million per, rather than Cousin’s $28+ Million per. Mostly because I think Foles (especially under DeFilippo) is worth $18-$20 Million and Cousins isn’t worth $28 Million… Foles has proven that if he has talent around him and he is in the right system, he can succeed at the highest level under not the most advantageous of circumstances.

  8. stellarperformance says:
    February 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    After interviewing a dozen prospects and telling each one they are admittedly clueless about the most important position on the team, wouldn’t you say their search is reaching the scraping the bottom of the barrel stage?
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    No worse than the packers GM search where outside candidates said no to even interviewing.

  9. If the Vikes don’t promote Kevin Stefanski, he’s gonna leave to be the OC in New York. He’s been there 12 years and worked with every skill position group on offense and helped Case Keenum of all people turn into a legit NFL quarterback.

    He’s only 35 but has more NFL experience and a longer track record of success than DeFilippo.

    Am I missing something or is this just the Vikings reverting to being the Vikings?

  10. skins4lifeweb says:
    February 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Inexcusable. Classless organization.

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    Because Washington is the class of the league. In terms of class, Jeffrey Lurie makes Dan Snyder look like hot garbage.

  11. Why would he want to go to that dumpster fire in Minnesota, where they don’t even know who their qb is and their vaunted defense was exposed by a backup qb that he coached, when he could stay in an organization that just won the Super Bowl and has nothing but upside to it? And now all of the viking fans are wetting themselves thinking that he’ll bring Foles with him? lmao at that sad group over there.

  12. skins4lifeweb says:
    February 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    Inexcusable. Classless organization.

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    I love it. Skins fans are beside themselves because they lost their one and only comeback for the Eagles being a better team for the last 25+ years. Since their last SB almost 30 years ago the Skins have only won 3 playoff games and have not played in a title game. Nick Foles has as many playoff wins as the entire skins organization since first Gulf War.

  13. bordner says:

    February 7, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Why would he want to go to that dumpster fire in Minnesota, where they don’t even know who their qb is and their vaunted defense was exposed by a backup qb that he coached, when he could stay in an organization that just won the Super Bowl and has nothing but upside to it? And now all of the viking fans are wetting themselves thinking that he’ll bring Foles with him? lmao at that sad group over there.
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    Dumpster fire? We only made it to the NFC championship. Yes the Eagles did very against our defense, but they also did well against New England to. The Vikings team is very good and had the #1 defense in the league most of the year. They had one bad game.

    No one in MN wants Nick Foles. Nick Foles played pretty good 2 games because has a great supporting cast. Case Keenum probably would have done as good behind a talented offensive line like that. Doesn’t mean he is a savior for other teams. The Eagles have a very good supporting cast. The Vikings are still a very good team, but need to improve their offensive line more. That’s why the Eagles did so well in the NFCC game. They dominated in the trenches.

    The Vikings don’t know who their QB, is but the rest of the team is pretty good so whoever they get will be in a situation to succeed.

  14. woodstakes says:
    February 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Foles has proven that if he has talent around him and he is in the right system, he can succeed at the highest level under not the most advantageous of circumstances.
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    Not the most advantageous of circumstances? Best offensive line in the league, good receivers, great tight end, good running game, great defense, great coaching…where is he at a disadvantage?

    He played great in the playoffs but he’s the same type as Case Keenum. He can succeed in the right context but he hardly turned himself into a superstar.

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