Reports: John DeFilippo interviewed with Cardinals, Jaguars


John DeFilippo was a hot name as teams put together their coaching staffs around this time last year, but he’s not generating quite as much buzz after being by the Vikings with three games left in his first season as the team’s offensive coordinator.

That’s not to say that things are totally silent around DeFilippo, however. He’s reportedly in the mix for a pair of coordinator jobs.

Mike Kaye of reports that DeFilippo interviewed with the Jaguars for their vacancy. The Jags are expected to meet with former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak on Tuesday.

DeFilippo also reportedly spoke to the Cardinals. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reports that the interview took place on Sunday after Steve Sarkisian opted to go back to the University of Alabama. With Kliff Kingsbury coaching the Cardinals, DeFilippo wouldn’t be calling plays in Arizona.

10 responses to “Reports: John DeFilippo interviewed with Cardinals, Jaguars

  1. I wouldn’t hire him at all. Why take the chance? I don’t care if the Vikings head coach goes through offensive coordinators or not and whether you like him or not, when your boss tells you to do things a certain way and you just plain refuse, it’s just not worth the potential headache. Add to that the reputation he has as a guy who’s putting his own career ascension ahead of the teams needs and I wouldn’t touch this guy. He has a lot of weapons with the Vikings and he didn’t end up producing anything special.

  2. Kevines255, he was a bad fit for Minn because they wanted to be a running team. Cardinals just hired an Air Raid head coach, who will be calling plays, in case you missed it. D.J. is a stud because of his pass catching ability. He was once the 17th ranked receiver in the NFL in yards, including all WRs and TE’s! D.J. was used poorly by Wilks and his staff this year.

    The Cardinals OC will not be calling plays, but will be working with Kingsbury to meld the NFL offenses with the college Air Raid.

  3. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    January 14, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    I’m not saying Zimmer has no blame, but this guy really sucked as an OC.

    That’s odd because everytime I watched a Vikes game this year it wasnt JDF out there on the field stinking it up, it was Kirk Cousins out there playing badly. Seems like your trying to marry Cousins shortcomings to JDF.

    The reason JDF was let go is because Zimmer wanted to play conservative run first ball control offense, that is not JDF’s style. He runs the ball to set up the pass, not the other way around. He wants to throw it around the yard, if Zim wanted to run the ball and play ball control offense then this was a bad hire from the start because they have different philosophical approach’s just as Norv Turner and Zimmer did.

  4. DeFilippo would be a good hire for the Cardinals as he wont be an OC in the traditional sense calling plays but will be helping Kingsbury game plan from week to week & tailor his offense around Josh Rosen’s strengths. DeFilippo will basically another bright offensive mind in the room working w/ Josh Rosen. I’ve been very impressed w/ the Cardinals coaching hires thus far, Kingsbury has assembled a great staff thus far if AZ can bring in JDF that would just be icing on the cake.

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