Update: I literally pressed publish like two seconds before he was fired –
Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2018
Here’s the old story:
We often hear about how much the Eagles are missing Frank Reich and John DeFilippo, the offensive coordinator and QB coach who departed for Indy and Minnesota this summer, respectively.
Reich has the Colts in contention for a wild card spot at 7-6. They started the season 1-5 and have now ripped off six wins in their last seven games.
“Flip,” however, is not exactly lighting the world on fire.
The Vikings lost 21-7 to the Seahawks last night and are now 6-6-1 with three defeats in their last four games. Kirk Cousins has led his squad to just 17 points in the last two games, which admittedly were tough tests in Seattle and New England.
Star wide receiver Adam Thielen doesn’t want the blame to go to Flip, for what it’s worth:
“You hear the offensive coordinator is getting a lot of ridicule, but it’s about the players,” wide receiver Adam Thielen said. “The players have got to make the plays. It doesn’t matter what play is called, you have to run that play and you have to be successful on it. It just comes down to execution, all 11 players doing the right thing.’’
Fans and some media up there don’t see it the same way, but they’re not entirely hot on Cousins either. After the jump: