At some stage in his season-ending press conference on Thursday, the media that covers the Minnesota Vikings requested head coach Mike Zimmer about the team’s scrutinize for an offensive coordinator. According to Zimmer, there’s positively a timeline in obtain 22 situation to salvage that resolution, and it’s coming up here quickly.
Q: How does it complicate Kevin Stefanski no longer being below contract and being in a converse to set up with groups?
A: Properly he’s technically below contract until Tuesday. So we bask in abnormal rights to that. Obviously, I’ll mediate sooner than then.
So, we’re going to bask in a resolution within the following couple of days here, which is shimmering. There haven’t been any accurate stories of the Vikings interviewing someone for that converse, nonetheless there has been plenty of hypothesis that the job will also doubtlessly creep to extinct Cleveland Browns’ head coach Hue Jackson. . .hypothesis that has brought on plenty of anger and nausea amongst the devoted, and for shimmering reason.
The media tried to e book things toward these rumors on Thursday, nonetheless Zimmer reduce serve them off.
Q: Manufacture you set up any extra weight on teaching candidates who you’ve labored with within the previous?
A: No, no longer if truth be told. I know the set up you’re going with that query, nonetheless it’s no longer a shimmering question. I mean, it’s a shimmering question, nonetheless doubtlessly you’re fishing within the fallacious pond.
Zimmer and Jackson did work collectively in Cincinnati for a need of years below Marvin Lewis, and Jacksonhashad pretty of success as an offensive coordinator within the previous, nonetheless. . .come on.
According to one smartly-placed provide, nonetheless, it doesn’t sound fancy Vikings followers deserve to distress a few Jackson/Zimmer reunion any time soon.
Say what you will about Paul Allen, nonetheless there are few, if any, folks who are better connected to the Minnesota Vikings than he’s. If he doesn’t think the Vikings are hiring Hue Jackson, I’m inclined to imagine him.
With all of that stated, and given the guidelines that we at masks bask in at our disposal, it sounds fancy it will also be a colossal upset of the Vikingsdidn’tperfect promote Kevin Stefanski to the chubby-time gig. Yes, his debut will also bask in gone better, particularly the season finale, nonetheless folks had been excessive on him closing offseason to be Pat Shurmur’s replacement sooner than the job in a roundabout arrangement went to John DeFilippo. I bask in a chubby offseason to construct collectively his offense. . .and a few assurances that Rick Spielman will if truth be told salvage a accurate effort to repair the offensive line this 365 days. . .will most likely be a shimmering thing for the Vikings.
All another time, we haven’t heard the relaxation about the Vikings interviewing any various candidates, so if there’s a horse on this inch various than Stefanski, we ranking no longer bask in any concept who it is. According to the coach, nonetheless, we’ll know by Tuesday.