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Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Purplepain2018 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:42 pm

The Vikings announced on Wednesday that Kevin Stefanski will be the full-time offensive coordinator going into the 2019 season. The jury is still out on whether this will be a good hire or not. Hopefully, after a full off-season and training camp under his belt Stefanski will bring some pep and innovation into what was a very predictable offense last year. Diggs and Thielen make out pretty good with both going over 1,000 yards in a season, but Dalvin Cook needs a lot more touches and production. It should the offense that Stefanski has been there for some time and hopefully that will translate into a more productive offense.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:33 pm

I think this is the right move. He coached Keenum and Bradford to their best seasons. I believe he can be a good OC.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:27 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:33 pm
I think this is the right move. He coached Keenum and Bradford to their best seasons. I believe he can be a good OC.
He's only been QB coach the last two seasons so he didn't coach Bradford in 2016. He certainly helped the Vikes get the most out of Keenum though.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 pm

Mothman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:27 pm
PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:33 pm
I think this is the right move. He coached Keenum and Bradford to their best seasons. I believe he can be a good OC.
He's only been QB coach the last two seasons so he didn't coach Bradford in 2016. He certainly helped the Vikes get the most out of Keenum though.
OH. I thought he was the QB coach for a while.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:02 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 pm
OH. I thought he was the QB coach for a while.
He's moved around the staff quite a bit so it gets confusing. I think Scott Turner was the QB coach in 2016.

Stefanski's history with the Vikes goes like this:

2006-2008: Administrative assistant to Brad Childress
2009-2013: Assistant QB coach
2014-2015: TE coach
2016: RB coach
2017-2018: QB coach
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:25 pm

Mothman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:02 pm
PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 pm
OH. I thought he was the QB coach for a while.
He's moved around the staff quite a bit so it gets confusing. I think Scott Turner was the QB coach in 2016.

Stefanski's history with the Vikes goes like this:

2006-2008: Administrative assistant to Brad Childress
2009-2013: Assistant QB coach
2014-2015: TE coach
2016: RB coach
2017-2018: QB coach
So he was on the team for Jackson and Ponders best yesrs! 😁
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Purple Martin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:29 pm

Mothman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:27 pm
PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:33 pm
I think this is the right move. He coached Keenum and Bradford to their best seasons. I believe he can be a good OC.
He's only been QB coach the last two seasons so he didn't coach Bradford in 2016. He certainly helped the Vikes get the most out of Keenum though.
How did he do with Cousins? :whistle:
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Stefanski was the easy choice which is why Speilman picked him. Also, his 'always being around' holds little weight. A Childress appointee who was never really good at any coaching job, at least enough to keep that job. Blah, Speilman has no idea how to see talent, and Zimmer has little talent on the offensive side of the ball.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:52 pm

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Stefanski was the easy choice which is why Speilman picked him. Also, his 'always being around' holds little weight. A Childress appointee who was never really good at any coaching job, at least enough to keep that job. Blah, Speilman has no idea how to see talent, and Zimmer has little talent on the offensive side of the ball.
The coaches pick their staff. Spielman had nothing to do with this. It's rare that a coach holds over to one other coach, Stefanski had been here for three. Again, thars the coaches.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm

Purple Martin wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:29 pm
How did he do with Cousins? :whistle:
I think the jury is still deliberating on those results. :lol:
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:17 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Stefanski was the easy choice which is why Speilman picked him. Also, his 'always being around' holds little weight. A Childress appointee who was never really good at any coaching job, at least enough to keep that job. Blah, Speilman has no idea how to see talent, and Zimmer has little talent on the offensive side of the ball.
:confused: You’re throwing blame out to the wrong people. Spielman doesn’t choose the OC. Being kept on this staff for as long as he has, yeah I would say he’s a pretty good coach and it shows he knows many different positions. You don’t even know if he’s a good OC or not. Nobody does. You say Spielman can’t see talent but you can? When it comes to coaches? How do you know if stefanski has talent or not? I’m not saying it’s a good or bad hire because nobody knows yet. Nor do you. So I have no idea what rick Spielman has to do with this or what it has to do with him “seeing talent”. You’re playing the blame game already on your usual punching bags and there is zero blame to throw out there given we haven’t really seen him as an OC outside of 3 games. Being for or against the hire is one thing when you have your reasons but you don’t even know what your reasons are and are blaming the wrong people so what you’re saying carries little weight
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm

Mothman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:02 pm
PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 pm
OH. I thought he was the QB coach for a while.
He's moved around the staff quite a bit so it gets confusing. I think Scott Turner was the QB coach in 2016.

Stefanski's history with the Vikes goes like this:

2006-2008: Administrative assistant to Brad Childress
2009-2013: Assistant QB coach
2014-2015: TE coach
2016: RB coach
2017-2018: QB coach
That is one of the things I do like. He knows the players and knows the positions. I hope we sign a good OL coach
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by S197 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm

"We're going to learn from our mistakes and re-evaluate how we hire."

Proceed to hire the guy who has been here all along within a matter of days.

Not very confidence inspiring but at least it isn't Hue...
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by Purple Martin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:42 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Mothman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:02 pm


He's moved around the staff quite a bit so it gets confusing. I think Scott Turner was the QB coach in 2016.

Stefanski's history with the Vikes goes like this:

2006-2008: Administrative assistant to Brad Childress
2009-2013: Assistant QB coach
2014-2015: TE coach
2016: RB coach
2017-2018: QB coach
That is one of the things I do like. He knows the players and knows the positions. I hope we sign a good OL coach
Wouldnt you feel better if he had shown the ability to beat at least one team as OC that wasn't dogspit? I know I would.
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Re: Vikings keeping Stefanski as Offensive Coordinator

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:17 am

Mothman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Purple Martin wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:29 pm
How did he do with Cousins? :whistle:
I think the jury is still deliberating on those results. :lol:
1/3 of the way done, and it looks like a failure. At least what we will have to do to pay his contract.
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