MINNEAPOLIS – One day after his contract, Kevin Stefanski returns to Minnesota and takes over the post of a full-time Vikings coordinator, the team announced on Wednesday
Stefanski, who was promoted from Thursday. Coach to Intermediate OC 15 weeks ago when John DeFilippo was killed by the Vikings, was considered the finalist of Cleveland Browns' leader position. Wednesday morning, Chris Mortensen from ESPN reported that Browns OC Freddie Kitchens defeated Stefanski for his job.
The Vikings have been held in the last few days when Stefanski negotiated with Cleveland. ESPN refers to sources that the temporary OC in the whole process has been in constant contact with the Vikings about the possibility of returning to their 1
Stefanski's retention is seen as a critical step to ensure continuity of the crime, which has sometimes resulted in a large number, but has tried to find his identity and finish the games during the 8-7-1 season. Viking was the only team at NFL without a fourth quarter return or game winner in 2018.
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The Minnesota crime took place during a series of downturns in the fall of Kirk Cousins in the first year of the franchise, 20th in statues and 19th in points. The Viking was delighted by a top-notch game (13th) whose success was Cousins with recipients Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but the team tried to create a consistent noise attack that was 30th in terms of games (93.3). [19659002Stefanski36užsidirbęsatgalįdelfinusirliūtuspo15-osiossavaitėsperėmęsžaidimokvietimąVikingųnusikaltimasturėjoaukštą220skubiųkiemųpriešMajamįbetįlaipinotik164bėgimoaikštelessezonofinalepriešČikagąkuribuvomažiausiasezonoprodukcija
Then, when it was lost, "Bears' loss, and the situation arose uncertainty, players expressed support for" Stefanski and what maintaining the offensive coordinator, would mean the continuation of the same side.
"I think that whenever you have more time in the same system and more time for the host, what's good, and find out your identity, it's probably better," said Thielen.
Cousins added: "I liked working with Kevin. He is a great person, a great football mind. He was here for a long time. But he will also have a chance. I hope he wants to work with me. He goes in both directions.
Stefanski is the longest-running trainer joining Minnesota by Brad Childress in 2006 as Assistant General Coach.
Coach Mike Zimmer pointed out what he was talking about last week's press conference was looking for his next offensive coordinator position on Tuesday when the Stefanski contract ended
"I think it's the biggest thing we have points," said Zimmer. "We didn't have enough scores when we were in the red zone. football and play the game, because I think this is the most effective way to influence the defense. We didn't have enough points in the third fall. There were many things we need to improve. It will be great. Part of it is to make sure that we can't get too complicated X and O. But there are many things I thought about: “We have this great player. How will we block it? Let's take innovative things so we can protect and be able to throw the ball or protect it and be able to launch the ball to another place.