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    Gary Kubiak new Vikings OC

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...ve-coordinator

    Gary Kubiak is back in the offensive coordinator chair.

    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Minnesota Vikings will tap Kubiak as the team's new OC, per sources informed of the decision.

    Kubiak spent the 2019 season as the Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor. He was heavily credited with importing the familiar run scheme that dominated his stints as head coach in Houston and Denver.

    With Kevin Stefanski taking the Cleveland Browns head coaching gig, moving Kubiak to offensive coordinator keeps continuity in place for Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook in Minnesota. Moving Kubiak to OC should ensure another big year for Cook and should play well with Cousins' play-action game.

    The 58-year-old Kubiak helmed the Texans from 2006-2013 and helped lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory in his run as head coach from 2015-2016. He dealt with health concerns at those previous stops but has remained one of the most highly respected offensive minds.

    After Stefanski took the Browns job, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke of the team's offense as a stable foundation. Not wanting to upset the apple cart, handing the reins to Kubiak was a logical choice for Zimmer to turn.

    On the defensive side of the ball, Rapoport noted that one option for Minnesota's vacant defensive coordinator job is to split duties between impressive assistants DL coach Andre Patterson and LBs coach Adam Zimmer. The team parted ways with former DC George Edwards after the 2019 season.


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    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...duties-vikings

    MOBILE, Ala. -- The Minnesota Vikings are handing offensive coordinator duties to Gary Kubiak, multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN. Kubiak served as the team's assistant head coach/offensive adviser during the 2019 season.

    Kubiak will take over the role held by Kevin Stefanski since Week 15 of the 2018 season. Stefanski left Minnesota after 14 seasons to become the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

    During his season-ending news conference, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer prioritized a need to retain continuity on offense as the team began its search for Stefanski's replacement. Minnesota hired Kubiak last year to serve in an advisory role; on game days, Stefanski called plays from the sideline while Kubiak oversaw the offense from the coaches box. Along with the hire came Kubiak's signature zone-blocking scheme that he ran in 21 seasons as an NFL head coach or offensive coordinator.

    From 2018 to 2019, the Vikings offense jumped from 19th to eighth in points and 23rd to sixth in yards per attempt. Minnesota had the second-highest designed run percentage (47) in the NFL last season and averaged 133.3 rushing yards per game.

    "It'll be the same system," Zimmer said last week. "Obviously [quarterback Kirk Cousins] is going to have a new offensive coordinator. It'll be his fifth coordinator in five years, I think he told me yesterday, or at least voice in his ear on game day. So, I mean, there's nothing I can do about that, but I think it's important not just for Kirk, but for the entire offense, to have the same system, the same calls and things like that so that when they come in here on day one it's not completely foreign to them."

    Kubiak's passing offenses have ranked in the top 10 in net yards per attempt 12 times since his first year as a coordinator in 1995. Eleven times, his scoring offenses cracked the top 10 during that span. A lot of that had to do with how much he was able to get out of the quarterback position.

    Cousins compiled one of his strongest seasons as a pro, leading the NFL with 13 touchdowns off play-action. The Vikings QB notched the third-highest completion percentage of his career (69.1), had the NFL's fourth-best passer rating (107.4) and was seventh in yards per attempt (8.1).

    "I think Kirk played a lot better this year than he did the year before," Zimmer said. "I think obviously the scheme helped him quite a bit, and so I think yeah, I think this may have been his best year that he's played in the NFL."

    Kubiak, who already was under contract through the 2020 season, according to a source, helped revive the Vikings offense during a season that ended in the divisional playoffs. Stefanski often talked about the impact Kubiak had on his limited experience calling plays.

    "Having him around has been invaluable to me," Stefanski said in November. "This is my first year doing this, so having somebody that I can bounce ideas off of both during the week and during the game. ... I think it's a really great working environment [on this staff] where we could get a lot done and respect each other's ideas and thoughts. And Gary's certainly at the forefront of that."

    Before joining the Vikings staff, Kubiak held a position in the Denver Broncos personnel department after retiring from coaching after the 2016 season. He led Denver to a win in Super Bowl 50 and holds the record for wins with the Houston Texans (61), where he was the head coach from 2006 to 2013.


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    Itís a smart move by the Vikings in the short term but Kubiak keeps having to step back due to health concerns. I canít imagine him staying in the role for longer than a season or two so I hope they have someone in mind to groom behind him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastlyskronk View Post
    Itís a smart move by the Vikings in the short term but Kubiak keeps having to step back due to health concerns. I canít imagine him staying in the role for longer than a season or two so I hope they have someone in mind to groom behind him.
    Heís only had health issues as a head coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broncolee View Post
    Heís only had health issues as a head coach.
    Yeah but as he continues to age itíll start catching up to him more and more. The OC position might not be as stressful as a HC but itís still very stressful and very time consuming.

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    The overrated Kirk paired with the overrated Kubiak, a recipe for another disappointing season for Vikings fans.

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    Kubiak has 3 rings as HC and OC for the Broncos plus a ring with the 49ers as QB coach.

    He is a good coach and I wish him well. I am sure it is not easy for someone who loves what he does to manage the work/life balance that his health requires but he obviously loves it and keeps coming back.

    He definitely has talent to work with in Minn but I am not sure if Kirk can take a team to the next level. Do think Kubiak and Zimmer make a good team.
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    wow something went down here in Denver. Kubiak slimed his way out. Maybe he was in the right who knows. ......sure don't look good tho does it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzolve View Post
    wow something went down here in Denver. Kubiak slimed his way out. Maybe he was in the right who knows. ......sure don't look good tho does it
    Yes, he was going to be OC but wanted Brian Pariani and Rick Dennison as part of his staff. The Broncos had already lined up Munchak as OL coach and didn't want Pariani or Dennison back. So Denver wished him well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzolve View Post
    wow something went down here in Denver. Kubiak slimed his way out. Maybe he was in the right who knows. ......sure don't look good tho does it
    People have difference of opinion all the time. We can spin assumptions that make either side look good or bad but maybe it was just a difference in opinions with no bad guy(s)...

    The "breakup" happened with no drama...that is good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler By'Note View Post
    Yes, he was going to be OC but wanted Brian Pariani and Rick Dennison as part of his staff. The Broncos had already lined up Munchak as OL coach and didn't want Pariani or Dennison back. So Denver wished him well.
    Sad to see Kubes go but I am happy we got Munchak. Hope my feelings are correct that we will start to see his coaching pay off on the OL in 2020.
    Champ Bailey is the only player in NFL history to earn 200+ (203) Passes Defended
    Terrell Davis is 3rd all time in rushing yards per game (97.5)

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