While the timing might be unexpected, this move isn’t a total shock considering Mike Zimmer’s public dissatisfaction with the Vikings’ offense. Minnesota has only managed to score 17 points in their last two games, which were both losses. (Seven points came in garbage time against the Seahawks on Monday night.)
Flip’s dismissal obviously raises the question: “Should the Eagles bring him back?” It’s certainly a tempting proposition. Carson Wentz was playing at an MVP level with Flip as his quarterback coach last season. And with Mike Groh, uh, not exactly inspiring a ton of confidence at offensive coordinator, maybe Flip can be his replacement.
Of course, it takes two to tango. Maybe Flip feels like he can get another job calling plays despite getting fired. Unless Doug Pederson relinquishes his play-calling duty, which isn’t expected, Flip won’t be able to call plays in Philly.
We’ll see what happens. It would seem like the Eagles would have interest in bringing Flip back. They were very happy to have him as their quarterbacks coach for two seasons. So much so that they blocked him from leaving after the 2016 season.
I think it’s a little funny to be counting on Flip as the savior for the Eagles’ offense considering Minnesota’s struggles this year but maybe he’d have more success back in Philly. Could be worth a shot!
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UPDATE: For what it’s worth, Eagles sideline reporter Howard Eskin says he’d be “shocked” if Flip comes back.
Now that #Vikings fire OC John Defilippo. Speculation is former #Eagles asst coach , now will cone back to Eagles. I would be shocked if that happens. And congratulations to #vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski (phila born) who will take over. @SportsRadioWIP— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) December 11, 2018