Continuity within the offense
Usually when an offense struggles like the Vikings did in the second half of the season, there’s a tendency to want to get a new voice involved.
After Minnesota’s hot start fizzled out, it was understandable if the Vikings wanted to talk to different people just to see what was out there or even pick their brains to make their own offense even better.
But by bringing in an outside voice, there tends to be an adjustment period. That was evident with the addition of DeFilippo as the Vikings were able to put up big passing numbers, but were unable to get the ground game going. After 13 weeks, that adjustment period was still ongoing and it cost DeFilippo his job.
With Stefanski, the Vikings are turning to someone who has been with the organization for 13 years. With the exception of maybe Kirk Cousins, Stefanski knows what makes the players on Minnesota’s roster tick because he’s seen their strengths and weaknesses since coming into the league.
Maybe 2018 didn’t go exactly as some had planned, but the Vikings are certainly planning to bet on themselves with the hope that things will go better in 2019.