Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Report: Vikings to hire ex-Raiders OC Downing as assistant

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to hire former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing as a senior offensive assistant, according to Sirius XM's Adam Caplan. An Eden Prairie native, Downing began his NFL coaching career in Minnesota, holding three different positions from 2001 to 2005. Downing, 37, was not retained by the Raiders when the team hired Jon Gruden as its new head coach in January.

Detroit Lions add assistants to coach Matt Patricia’s staff

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The Detroit Lions added two coaches to Matt Patricia's staff. The Lions hired Hank Fraley on Friday to be their assistant offensive line coach and Evan Rothstein to assist with research and analysis. Fraley was UCLA's offensive line coach last season after three years with the Minnesota Vikings as their assistant offensive line coach.

Vikings deny Giants permission to interview Stefanski for OC job

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur will not be bringing his old quarterbacks coach with him as offensive coordinator after the Minnesota Vikings denied the Giants permission to interview Kevin Stefanski, according to an ESPN report. The denial is a bit of a surprise after Minnesota passed over Stefanski -- who is still under contract with the team -- to fill Shurmur's vacated offensive coordinator post.

Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo to run offense

Friday, February 9th, 2018

John DeFilippo stood on top of a double-decker bus with the rest of the Eagles, as they cruised through raucous downtown Philadelphia on Thursday to celebrate the franchise's first championship in 57 years. Hours later, the Minnesota Vikings handed him the keys to their offense. DeFilippo has had quite the ride in two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles.

Vikings’ job gives John DeFilippo chance to call plays

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The Eagles could have given John DeFilippo a promotion to offensive coordinator if Frank Reich gets the Colts’ head coaching job. As offensive coordinator of the Vikings, DeFilippo gets to call the plays.

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:15 PM ET on Friday, Feb. 9

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Feb. 9 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:15 PM ET on Friday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Vikings name DeFilippo offensive coordinator Eagles quarterbacks

Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo to run offense

Friday, February 9th, 2018

John DeFilippo stood on top of a double-decker bus with the rest of the Eagles, as they cruised through raucous downtown Philadelphia on Thursday to celebrate the franchise's first championship in 57 years. Hours later, the Minnesota Vikings handed him the keys to their offense. DeFilippo has had quite the ride in two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles.

Quarterbacks will dominate the 2018 NFL offseason

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Quarterbacks will rule the NFL's offseason. Beginning with Alex Smith going to Washington when the league's new year starts next month and Jimmy Garoppolo agreeing to a record-breaking deal with San Francisco on Thursday , several quarterbacks will find new riches and many teams will land new QBs in 2018. Tom Brady may have been denied another championship but not his coordinator, and some believe Josh McDaniels' sudden change of heart this week in spurning the Indianapolis Colts was related to doubts about Andrew Luck's health.

RB Peterson ordered to repay $600K in loan dispute

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

NFL running back Adrian Peterson, who has earned nearly $100 million playing professional football, has been ordered to pay about $600,000 to a bank to settle a 2016 loan, according to a report Wednesday. In addition to repaying $609,786 in principal and interest, Peterson was ordered to cover the bank's $28,868 in legal fees. Peterson borrowed $2.4 million from Crown Bank as he was preparing for what turned out to be his final season with the Minnesota Vikings, the Star-Tribune reported.

Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress to join Bears, per report

Monday, February 5th, 2018

The Bears are reportedly about to add some NFC North head-coaching experience to Matt Nagy's staff. Per Adam Caplan, former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is expected to join the Bears as an offensive consultant.