Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7 other subscribers

MN Vikings Tweets

Bleacher Report – Vikings

Vikings Defense: 3 Good 2020 Stats & 2 to Improve in 2021

Vikings Defense: 3 Good 2020 Stats & 2 to Improve in 2021


Go to Source
Author: Eric Smith

Monday Morning Mailbag: Examining Vikings OC Options & Potential Backup QB Battle

Monday Morning Mailbag: Examining Vikings OC Options & Potential Backup QB Battle


Go to Source
Author: Eric Smith

2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets get QB Zach Wilson at No. 2, Cincinnati Bengals land WR Ja’Marr Chase

2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets get QB Zach Wilson at No. 2, Cincinnati Bengals land WR Ja’Marr Chase

PFF’s Steve Palazzolo mocks the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, sending Trevor Lawrence to Jacksonville, Justin Fields to Atlanta and WR Ja’Marr Chase to the Cincinnati Bengals.


Go to Source
Author: Steve Palazzolo

NFL Tweets Reactions to Gary Kubiak’s Retirement

NFL Tweets Reactions to Gary Kubiak’s Retirement


Go to Source
Author: Eric Smith

Lunchbreak: Justin Jefferson Named PFF’s Rookie of the Year

Lunchbreak: Justin Jefferson Named PFF’s Rookie of the Year


Go to Source
Author: Lindsey Young

Vikings Offensive Coordinator Kubiak Retires After 36-Year Career In NFL

Vikings Offensive Coordinator Kubiak Retires After 36-Year Career In NFL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has retired after a 36-year career as a player, coach and adviser in the NFL, the team announced Thursday.

The decision, though widely expected, will force head coach Mike Zimmer to hire a sixth offensive coordinator in six seasons.

Kubiak, who took over the role in 2020 and followed Kevin Stefanski, John DeFilippo, Pat Shurmur and Norv Turner under Zimmer, steered Minnesota’s most productive offense in more than a decade. The Vikings ranked fourth in the league in total yards and tied for sixth in offensive touchdowns.

“I’ll miss the competition, the planning, game days and being part of a team. But, more than anything, I’ll cherish the friendships I’ve made along the way with players, coaches and staff,” Kubiak said in a statement distributed by the Vikings. “I love the game of football and will forever be its biggest fan.”

The 59-year-old Kubiak joined the Vikings in 2018 as an offensive adviser. Zimmer asked him to become the primary play-caller when Stefanski was hired as Cleveland’s head coach.

Kubiak participated in seven Super Bowls as a player or coach, winning four titles. His most recent ring came after the 2015 season as the head coach for Denver, the team he played nine years for as a backup quarterback. He stepped down from that post after two seasons for health reasons, which also ended an eight-year run as head coach in his native Houston.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tweeted his admiration and congratulations, calling Kubiak the quintessential players’ coach “who knew how to grind when it was time to grind and when to have a beer with you when it was time for a beer.”

Kubiak spent a total of 24 seasons with the Broncos.

“Few people have impacted one team in more ways than Gary,” team president and CEO Joe Ellis said in a statement. “Gary will always have a special place in our championship history.”

NFL rules require the Vikings to interview at least one external minority candidate for the vacancy. Kubiak’s son, Klint Kubiak, is currently the quarterbacks coach and expected to receive strong consideration for the job to satisfy Zimmer’s desire to maintain continuity on that side of the ball.

“Gary did a tremendous job with us at the Vikings over the past two seasons. I have a great deal of respect for him as a coach and as a person, and I’m glad I was able to coach with him. He has had one heck of an NFL career as a player, assistant coach and head coach, and I am really happy for Gary and his wife Rhonda as they head off to their ranch,” Zimmer said in a statement. “We will all miss Gary at the Vikings organization and wish him the very best.”

(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Go to Source
Author: Minnesota Vikings News and Updates from WCCO, CBS Channel 4 – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Gary Kubiak retires, again

Gary Kubiak retires, again

Four years ago, Gary Kubiak retired as head coach of the Broncos. As expected, Kubiak has now retired as offensive coordinator of the Vikings. The Vikings announced the decision on Thursday. “It’s been the honor of my lifetime to work for 36 seasons as an NFL player and coach,” Kubiak, who served as head coach [more]

Go to Source
Author: Mike Florio

Vikings Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak Announces Retirement

Vikings Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak Announces Retirement


Go to Source
Author: Eric Smith

Justin Jefferson & Dalvin Cook Earn Honors from ‘Sporting News’

Justin Jefferson & Dalvin Cook Earn Honors from ‘Sporting News’


Go to Source
Author: Craig Peters

2020 Vikings Position Recap: Offensive Line

2020 Vikings Position Recap: Offensive Line


Go to Source
Author: Eric Smith