Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski happy to stay with Vikings

January 11, 2019 03:33 PM

The Minnesota Vikings officially named Kevin Stefanski the team's full-time offensive coordinator. Despite interviewing for head coaching jobs elsewhere, Stefanski feels Minnesota is still the best fit for him.

Click the video box on this page to see Kevin Stefanski's introductory press conference in its entirety

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Stefanski served as interim offensive coordinator the final three games of the 2018 season after the Vikings fired John DeFilippo 13 games into his first season.

Stefanski joined the Vikings in 2006 as an assistant to coach Brad Childress. He is the longest-tenured member of Minnesota's coaching staff. He has previously coached tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks.

"It's very unique for sure. My approach has been from day one is get in here, keep my head down and work. I'm not going to change that approach, it's gotten me this far. I'm appreciate to be in one spot for so long and again, I go back to we have a pretty special group with the ownership. Again, I feel very comfortable in this community - my wife, my kids, this has been home. I've raised three kids here, they were all born here so it's important for me to be here, it's important for me to have this job that's going to be something that moving forward we're going to have a lot of work to do. Looking forward to the challenge," Stefanski said.

Stefanski knows expectations are high for the Vikings offense. Whether it's working on the offensive line or production out of quarterback Kirk Cousins, Stefanski says across the board that all players will need to raise their games up.

"I think probably just getting our best players in positions to make plays is the lead goal, but certainly the other things you mentioned are part of it. As I look at this thing, it is my goal to make sure our best players, our playmakers, are getting the ball to score a bunch of points. That is the goal. You score more than the other team and you get a W. It's kind of simple as I look at it. When you pull it apart and you identify your guys that is going to be our goal, play to our strengths," Stefanski added


 

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