The sudden passing of Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano left the team with an opening at a key staff position. The Vikings will fill it with a pair of coaches.
The Vikings have announced that Clancy Barone and Andrew Janocko will serve as co-offensive line coaches. Barone previously served as the team’s tight ends coach. Janocko had been the assistant offensive line coach.
Former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing will replace Barone as the tight ends coach. He previously spent 2001 through 2005 with the Vikings http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.com/jordan-wilkins-jersey , in a variety of roles.
Coach Mike Zimmer, a defensive specialist Quenton Nelson Jersey , told PFT on Saturday that he’ll likely spend a extra time on the offensive side of the ball this year, due to the absence of Sparano. John DeFillippo is the team’s new offensive coordinator Cam Atkinson Jersey Kids , replacing new Giants coach Pat Shurmur.
The Bills opened up camp with a set rotation for how quarterback reps were going to be doled out.
AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman would alternate days with the first team while Josh Allen worked with the third team and got a few reps with the starters. That was the way things went until Thursday.
McCarron worked with the first team on Wednesday and, per multiple reports from practice Womens Robin Lehner Jersey , got the nod for the same work on Thursday. Whether that is a sign of McCarron moving ahead of Peterman for the starting job remains to be seen and a hint could come on Friday afternoon. That’s when head coach Sean McDermott will be talking to reporters and almost certainly facing questions about the shift in the rotation.
McDermott’s press conference will come before a fully padded practice at New Era Field that could also provide some insight into whether this is a permanent change in Buffalo.