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This week Mike Zimmer Stitched Andy Lee Jersey , citing philosophical differences, fired OC John DeFilippo in the aftermath of the Vikings’ disappointing 21-7 loss to the Seahawks on MNF.In some ways, the Vikings’ situation on offense resembles the Cardinals’ in that the defensive minded head coach wants to emphasize the running game on offense—-which in today’s NFL is not easy to do, particularly behind mediocre offensive lines, and in light of how pass friendly the league has become.Suddenly, many pundits and fans are now casting strong doubts and aspersions on DeFilippo’s ability to generate high octane offense.To that—-I say—-whoa—-not so fast.First of all—-I am of the opinion that a coordinator is typically at his best when he is given the authority and the autonomy to run his own style of offense. Whenever that autonomy gets compromised by the dictates of the head coach, it leaves the coordinator in an untenable position of having to appease the head coach—-even though he knows it’s likely going to make things more difficult for everyone.There’s a lot more to DeFilippo’s firing than what first meets the eye. This was a power move by Mike Zimmer—-who a couple of years ago irked former OC Norv Turner so much that Turner resigned during the season——and who then benefitted from Pat Shurmur’s success in 2017, only to lose Shurmur to the Giants.When Shurmur took the head coaching job with the Giants, he wanted to take the Vikings’ QB coach, Kevin Stefanski, with him. Zimmer did everything he could to prevent losing Stefanski.One of Mike Zimmer’s confidantes suggested that because John DeFilippo is a “climber” (one who aspires to be a head coach) Zimmer would be likely to lose him in a year or two like he did with Shurmur—-and seeing as Zimmer wants desperately to hold on to Stefanski Youth Andy Lee Jersey , why not make the move now and promote Stefanski to OC. Yes, Zimmer and DeFilippo have philosophical differences—-but realistically what Zimmer wants in terms of a more methodical, ball control, time of possession winning offense does not look reasonably attainable with his current offensive line. One would think that with Kirk Cousins at QB and a magnificent duo of WRs in Adam Thielan/Stefan Diggs and TE Kyle Rudolph, plus with a superb all-purpose RB/receiver in Dalvin Cook, why not open the whole thing up?It will be interesting to see whether Stefanski can give Mike Zimmer what he wants.As for DeFilippo, before anyone can accurately assess his talents, he needs to find a situation where he is not handcuffed by the head coach. Over in Cleveland, defensive minded interim head coach Gregg Williams has given new OC Freddie Kitchens the freedom to build the Browns’ offense around the skills of rookie QB Baker Mayfield. Kitchens has been free to be his own man and to put his own stamp on the offense.Obviously, having spent the last ten years working under Ken Whisenhunt and Bruce Arians, Kitchens has garnered a great deal of knowledge as to how to run an effective offense—-and he keenly understands the importance of creating a healthy chemistry with the team’s starting QB.What’s also very impressive about Kitchens is his resourcefulness and willingness to innovate in order to maximize Mayfield’s unique talents and persona.If Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim had manifested a keener understanding of Freddie Kitchens’ talents Black Gabe Holmes Jersey , Kitchens would have been a stronger choice for offensive coordinator than Mike McCoy—-but—-as John DeFilippo experienced in Minnesota—-Kitchens’ hands might have been tied (in the same way that Flip’s hand were tied) in trying to accommodate the head coach’s ball control demands.In a recent interview, Bruce Arians maintains that he is only interested in the Browns’ head coaching position—-but now he is saying that he would relinquish the play calling to Freddie Kitchens, so that, as Arians put it, he can focus more on being a game manager. Clearly, BA is tapping into Kitchens’ growing popularity with the Browns—-even though BA, while with he Cardinals, preferred Harold Goodwin and Byron Leftwich as future play callers over Kitchens.Should the Cardinals be interested in DeFilippo or Kitchens?Of the two, one would imagine that Kitchens would have the edge, based on his familiarity with the organization and his fondness for the franchise.Of course, the Cardinals interviewed DeFilippo during the playoffs last year—-and once they hired Steve Wilks they could have made a push to sign DeFilippo as the OC Gabe Holmes Jersey 2019 , but obviously were locked in on Mike McCoy instead. In my opinion, Flip and Freddie are two of the brightest young offensive minds in the NFL and the Cardinals would be wise to pursue one or both of them—-that is, if the Cardinals are eager and willing to give them the autonomy and creative support they need in order to be successful. The Arizona Cardinals will take on the Chicago Bears today, as they look to avoid a 0-3 start to the season.In order to do that, they’ll have to fend off a ferocious Bears defense and an offense that does a nice job of not putting their team in a bad spot.Meanwhile, the Cardinals have the worst offense in the NFL and a defense that has been bend and break in the first two games.Do the Cardinals have a chance?Let’s get ready with a look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.Trent Sherfield Destined For The CardinalsUndrafted rookie wideout believes he is in Arizona for a reasonFive Things To Watch: #CHIvsAZA look at the top storylines for Sunday's gameSteve Keim: Josh Rosen Will Play "When The Time Is Right"General Manager said issues on offense run deeper than quarterbackDavid Johnson Ready For Trips Into SpaceNotes: Wetzel to start at right tackle; Golden, Gresham get closer to returningCardinals Searching For Right Ingredients Against BearsSam Bradford will start as coach Steve Wilks avoids drastic changesFriday before the Bears, and acknowledging the crowdCardinals Must Bottle Up Tarik CohenChange-of-pace back Chris Thompson hurt defense in season openerRanking NFL's 0-2 teams from eliminated to alive in playoff race - 2018 seasonThese seven winless teams are playoff long shots, but it can be done. Let's sort in order of their chances of returning to respectability.Cardinals downplay scaled-back playbook despite needed changes - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPNThe Cardinals are the worst offense in the NFL through two weeks, and Sunday will be the first test for a scaled-down playbook.Cardinals' Andre Smith and Olsen Pierre ruled out vs. Chicago BearsArizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks has ruled offensive lineman Andre Smith and defensive tackle Olsen Pierre out for Sunday's home game against the Chicago Bears.Kurt Warner chimes in on the Arizona Cardinals QB situationArizona legend Kurt Warner gave his thoughts on the team’s quarterback situation during an interview on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug and Wolf.Week 3 injury report: Chicago Bears vs. Arizona CardinalsThe Arizona Cardinals host the Chicago Bears in Week 3 at State Farm Stadium. Will Markus Golden and Jermaine Gresham make more progress toward returns? Here's the injury reports for both teams.Cardinals' David Johnson would love more touches -- he's not going to begDavid Johnson would love more touches. But he's not going to even politely ask the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff for an increase.Until it's Josh Rosen's time, Cardinals hope for a Sam Bradford turnaroundSteve Wilks isn't ready to begin talking about rookie QB Josh Rosen with Sam Bradford still his starting quarterback heading into Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.Bickley: State Farm Stadium will clamor for Rosen if Bradford failsOn Thursday night Stitched Phil Dawson Jersey , Cleveland Browns fans begged for Baker Mayfield to replace Tyrod Taylor. The Arizona Cardinals could be in a similar situation on Sunday.Despite turmoil, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson remains confidentIn 2016, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson posted 2118 yards from scrimmage in a breakout campaign. Now in his fourth year, Johnson and the Cardinals are struggling to find a rhythm to start off the season.Chicago Bears Week 3 news for Arizona Cardinals fansWhat has been going on with the Bears this week?Chicago Bears have worrisome defensive stats for CardinalsThey lead the NFL in sacks after two games.Arizona Cardinals scaling back offense, sort of“We’re not just running five plays," he said.Cardinals vs. Bears history: The last 3 contests between the 2 teamsThe Bears dominate the all-time series, but the Cardinals have won two of the last three matchups.Larry Fitzgerald questionable for Cardinals vs. BearsOlsen Pierre and Andre Smith have been ruled out.Bears vs. Cardinals injury report: Marcus Cooper ruled out vs. ArizonaCheck out the final injury report for the Bears.What happened to the dynamic play-calling with David Johnson?David Johnson has had a rough start to the 2018 season, but it doesn't appear to be all his fault.Cardinals vs. Bears, Week 2: 6 key matchupsJohn Wetzel facing Khalil Mack is one of the headliners, as Wetzel is a backup and Mack is one of the best.Cardinals vs. Bears picks: Madden says Chicago gets 30-20 winBradford is slow early but gets more than 300 passing yards in the loss.Cardinals vs Bears Week 2: Two teams share 7 player connectionsThree Cardinals were once Bears and four Bears once played for the Cardinals.Cardinals vs. Bears: 5 surprising stats in Week 3One is how the Bears defense has scored more than the Cardinals offense.

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