Vikings block Giants from interviewing QB coach to become OC


Minnesota, though, is not releasing Stefanski from his coaching contract to pursue the opportunity in NY unless it is able to hire Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo away from the Eagles to replace Shurmur.

Shurmur, who intends on calling his own plays with the Giants, may be looking at Stefanski in a dual role: offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, hears SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. There had been plenty of hope from Shurmur that he could bring Stefanski over with him to the Giants as the two share a strong working relationship but that scenario hasn't been denied from even getting a chance to happen.

It was also possibly Shurmur's way of saying Stefanski had more than put in his time and was ready for the next move up.

Shurmur and Stefanski first met with the Eagles 2005, when the former was quarterbacks coach and latter was an operations intern. But that doesn't change the fact that NY needs to get their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach positions filled quickly. While Bevell and Shurmur haven't coached together in the National Football League, they both have coached under renowned offensive mind Brad Childress, 61, who recently retired from Reid's Chiefs staff after a 19-year coaching run. If the Giants are able to hire Staley, a former running back, they likely would have to hire a separate quarterbacks coach.

Perhaps the Star Tribune's Ben Goessling has it right that DeFilippo, who has already been on other teams' radar as a future head coach (both Chicago and Arizona reportedly interviewed him), may not be around after next season, and there would be an opening at OC for Stefanski. He, along with Shurmur, turned Case Keenum from a career journeyman into one of the NFL's best quarterbacks last season.

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A source said Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley would then become the frontrunner for New York's offensive coordinator vacancy. Otherwise, Minnesota would promote Stefanski to offensive coordinator, and Shurmur would turn to another option.

The Giants are reportedly not the only team interested in Bevell's services. Foles was named Super Bowl MVP for his performance against the Patriots.

Ryan spent nines seasons with the Giants, serving as a wide receivers and quarterbacks coach.

Heading into the playoffs, Keenum has nothing but praise for the Shurmur/Stefanski duo.