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Vikings to hire John DeFilippo as OC

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35 minutes ago, VikeManDan said:

Zimmer blocked Stefanski from interviewing for the Giants OC position right? What's to say he won't block that again?

 

16 minutes ago, Klomp said:

He was still under contract last offseason. He won't be next offseason, so the team can't block any interviews.

Makes sense.

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I could see him brought in for Houston, if they move on from Bill O'Brien, they've really struggled in the end zone.

It would be a scapegoat hire, because Watson has been awful in the redzone, not the playcalling. But I could see it.

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40 minutes ago, Nozizaki said:

I could see him brought in for Houston, if they move on from Bill O'Brien, they've really struggled in the end zone.

It would be a scapegoat hire, because Watson has been awful in the redzone, not the playcalling. But I could see it.

Is it possible to have bad play and it not be the play calling?

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13 minutes ago, vikesfan89 said:

Is it possible to have bad play and it not be the play calling?

If you get the exact matchup you want and your team fails to execute, yeah. For instance:  your QB misses an open receiver in the end zone.

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19 minutes ago, Nozizaki said:

If you get the exact matchup you want and your team fails to execute, yeah. For instance:  your QB misses an open receiver in the end zone.

That was mostly sarcasm

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19 hours ago, Nozizaki said:

I could see him brought in for Houston, if they move on from Bill O'Brien, they've really struggled in the end zone.

It would be a scapegoat hire, because Watson has been awful in the redzone, not the playcalling. But I could see it.

Considering they just extended Bill O'Brien in January for 4 more years, that ain't happening.  

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I think it’s very possible that Wilks could be one and done in Arizona. And if that were to happen, DeFilippo would be a solid choice for them, and their young QB. 

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10 minutes ago, SemperFeist said:

I think it’s very possible that Wilks could be one and done in Arizona. And if that were to happen, DeFilippo would be a solid choice for them, and their young QB. 

Agreed.  He appeared to be ill-prepared for the job in the first place.  But, his situation could also scare them away from a guy like DeFilippo, as they maybe would want to go with a guy who's done it before...like a Jim Schwartz.  

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Who's this year's Sean McVay -- the young, up-and-coming coach who may get an NFL head job sooner than expected?

I asked the question around this time a year ago and identified seven candidates, three of whom ended up getting hired (Matt Nagy by the Bears, Mike Vrabel by the Titans and Matt Patricia by the Lions) and two others (John DeFilippo and Kris Richard) who received interviews. As I noted then, McVay -- a 30-year-old with three years of experience as a coordinator when the Rams hired him in January 2017 -- is a rare guy, and pretty much nobody has comparable experience at such a young age. But with the 7-0 Rams hot again, you can bet some NFL teams will be willing to look past the length of the resume (or lack thereof) if they feel they have a shot to land the next superstar head coach.

The criteria here remains loose: the age cutoff is in the early 40s, and the person can't have been a full-time NFL head coach before. Here's a short list of names to remember, based on dozens of recent conversations with NFL executives, coaches, players and others close to the search process:

Vikings OC John DeFilippo
Saints assistant head coach/TEs Dan Campbell
Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley
Cowboys passing game coordinator/DBs coach Kris Richard
Rams QBs coach Zac Taylor and TEs coach/passing game coordinator Shane Waldron
Patriots LBs coach Brian Flores
Titans OC Matt LaFleur

Others to watch in coming years: Dolphins DC Matt Burke; Eagles QBs coach Press Taylor; Iowa State coach Matt Campbell; Falcons DC Marquand Manuel; Giants DC James Bettcher; Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski and TEs coach Todd Downing; Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter; Chiefs QBs coach Mike Kafka; Jets OC Jeremy Bates; Packers WR coach David Raih; 49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello, run-game specialist Mike McDaniel and DC Robert Saleh; Cardinals QB coach/interim OC Byron Leftwich; Panthers QB coach Scott Turner.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000977723/article/john-defilippo-kris-richard-among-coaching-names-to-watch

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Does any one else think that bringing Lincoln Riley to the NFL would be a disaster?

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Vic Fangio no longer interested in being a head coach?

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9 minutes ago, TENINCH said:

Vic Fangio no longer interested in being a head coach?

not under 40.

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40 minutes ago, SemperFeist said:

Does any one else think that bringing Lincoln Riley to the NFL would be a disaster?

I think bringing in any coaches from college who has no experience in the pro game is always an unmitigated disaster.  See Spurrier, Switzer (yes, he won a Super Bowl, but let's not ignore the coaching disaster he was), and Kelly.  

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9 hours ago, SemperFeist said:

Does any one else think that bringing Lincoln Riley to the NFL would be a disaster?

Lincoln Riley is going nowhere.  There's probably very few jobs he'd leave Oklahoma for, and I don't see any of them being open this offseason.  Plus, Oklahoma is going to be willing to pay to keep him around.  And you have to imagine that he's going to want significant player control as well.

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Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the running game is a work in progress for obvious reasons.

DeFilippo: “I’m an ‘it is what it is’ kind of a guy. If you’re a realist, I think new offensive coordinator, new quarterback, a little bit of a new scheme. Obviously, we’ve had a revolving door up front. I think there are a lot of factors involved. Are we looking to improve each week running the football? One hundred percent. I think you’re starting to see guys settling into their roles. I think you’re starting to see myself starting to understand what guys do well. That takes time. No one wants to hear that, but it kind of is what it is.”

http://www.startribune.com/rookie-cornerback-holton-hill-says-he-won-t-be-in-awe-of-drew-brees/498600691/

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