Vikings’ offensive coordinator will have say in who the quarterback is

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The Vikings are waiting until after the Super Bowl to finish their search for an offensive coordinator. The new offensive coordinator will have a say in who the team’s quarterback is moving forward.

“He’ll have a major part of the decision-making process,” Vikings General Manager Rick Speilman said, via Eric Smith of the team website. “He’ll be heavily involved in that. The way that we structure everything is that everybody has a part in that process — myself, coach [Mike] Zimmer, our scouting department and all of our coaches.

“Anytime we make a major decision, we have a systematic approach that I feel is very thorough so we can make the best decision possible. This will be no different for whoever comes in.”

Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo reportedly is on the Vikings’ list of candidates still to interview for the job. Zimmer already interviewed Darrell Bevell, Kevin Stefanski, Sean Ryan and Dan Campbell at his ranch in Kentucky.

“I think we’ve got a pretty good feel for the people we have interviewed so far,” Spielman said. “There’s a couple more we just want to get in front of. I think by going through this process and doing it the way we’re handling it, that we’ll have a pretty good idea.

“I think the biggest thing looking for the offensive coordinator is that we have great chemistry on our coaching staff. They’ve done a phenomenal job, even from when Pat took over [in 2016] to taking Norv [Turner’s] system and putting a little bit of his twist on it, then adding some things [Shurmur] learned from Chip Kelly as well. However, part of the process is: ‘Do you blow it up and start from a whole new system? Or do you continue to build on what you’ve been able to do from the past year and a half?’ Those are the decisions Coach Zim’ will have to make.”

The team also has a big decision to make at quarterback. Three of the Vikings’ quarterbacks — Sam Bradford, Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater — are scheduled to become free agents in March.

19 responses to “Vikings’ offensive coordinator will have say in who the quarterback is

  1. Bradford and Bridgewater are “Damaged Goods” and Keenum is just a “flash-in-the-pan” so the Vikings have no choice but to go after KIRK COUSINS, who has proven his consistency over the past two (2) seasons with his soon-to-be-former team, the Redskins.

  2. greenisgold1265 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Bevel gets the job does that mean Favre is coming out of retirement once again?
    It’s going to be hilarious watching Zimmer pick him up at the airport.

  3. Say no to DeFilippo. He sucked as an OC. Just like some are better suited as a coordinator versus a HC, some are just better suited as an assistant and not a coordinator. DeFilippo fits that bill.

  4. longtimefanh8tr says:
    February 1, 2018 at 5:01 pm
    Vikings defense was exposed by the Eagles putting an end to the dynasty that never was.

    Exposed? Ok Mr know it all. It’s called having a bad game, and the team that didn’t make mistakes and took advantage of the opposing teams mistakes. If it was exposed, why were they #1 for the ENTIRE season? Don’t be jealous because your team has NEVER had a defense.

  5. A lot of people seem to look upon Chip Kelly’s NFL experience as a failure, yet so many are constantly referencing him when they talk about current NFL offensive concepts. Perhaps in the future, Kelly will look on as perhaps just being ahead of his time.

    He’s a guy Bellichick loved as a coach, and you better believe that Bill has had several conversations with him over the last 2 weeks leading up to this game.

  6. QB play is what got the Vikings as far as they did, so cute to see their fans think that they are a QB FA away from being a better team hahaha

    The defense feasted on terrible teams and backup QBs, next year they will be lucky to make the top 10. Looking back at their season, the only really impressive performance was holding the Falcons under 10 pts. Giving up 16 pts to the BROWNS is hardly indicative of a great defense. Giving up 38 pts to a backup-QB-led underdog is downright shameful. Should have been the Saints in that game, it would have been a much better game. What is usually the best Sunday of football in any given year, was turned into a mockery by the not-ready-for-primetime Vikings

  7. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    February 1, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Exposed? Ok Mr know it all. It’s called having a bad game, and the team that didn’t make mistakes and took advantage of the opposing teams mistakes.

    It was MUCH more than a bad game, it started a week before, when the pressure became greater as the Vikings had to play a good second half to put the Saints away for good, and they did NOT rise to the occasion. Luckily the offense bailed them out, with what everyone knows was a miracle. They then went on to Philly, and gave up before half time.

    I don’t know whats sadder, the performance the Vikings showed that game, or the fact that you try to find some reason to defend it. That defense crumbled more and more under the pressure of big moments the last 6 quarters.

  8. ariani1985 says:

    Notice that the Vikes are stacked with talent while our little sisters to the east rely on an old Dinosaur QB made of glass and a garbage defense!

    What time is it?


    (or 38 to 7)

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