Found September 13, 2013 on No Guts, No Glory:
Vikings receiver coach George Stewart spoke candidly to the Star Tribune about the lack of big plays in the passing game during the Vikings’ 34-24 loss to the Lions. In the midst of Stewart’s candid assessment, he also provided a few entertaining analogies when it came to his wide receivers. When talking about why Jerome Simpson received most of the snaps which left rookie Cordarrelle Patterson on the sideline, Stewart gave this analogy. Jerome was making plays all over the field. And Cordarrelle is behind him [on the depth chart]. It’s hard taking Jerome out of the offense. It’s kind of like Michael Jordan shooting threes and then deciding to bring in the backup guard. But we’re going to get Cordarrelle more involved, obviously, this weekend.” If comparing Simpson to “Michael Jordan shooting threes” wasn’t enough, Stewart then goes ahead and makes an even better analogy about Simpson. “That was a play we called for that particular coverage. Man, it was like a Willie Mays catch. Jer...
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