The Vikings offense was sputtering when they lose to the Seahawks a few weeks back, and they quickly made a move, firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo the very next day.
As is usually the case, there was and is more to the story about DeFilippo now that the waters have settled for a couple weeks with the team.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that DeFilippo and Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer were not on the same page game plan wise, and that Zimmer wanted the team and DeFilippo to run the ball more, but the OC didn’t listen.
After the team struggled, it was an easy out for Zimmer and the team to make a change.
Kevin Stefanski is now calling the plays for Minnesota, and the team is playing better, and last week they put on their best offensive show, scoring 41 points in a 41-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.
The Vikings still have the number two wild card spot in the NFC, as they are sitting at 7-6-1 heading into action this weekend.