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NORV TURNER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings working on fixing offensive line after injuries

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has a lot of work to do in evaluating and figuring out what the opening day lineup for the offensive line is going to be. After a season-ending injury to Phil Loadholt, while John Sullivan missed the past two weeks of training camp with back spasms. "We’re getting a lot of practice at it because we went through the entire...
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44 minutes ago  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner: We’re going to be a good running football team

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the return of running back Adrian Peterson may have added the potent kick to the running game, but there are others who have the play-caller believing the team's ground game will be very productive. “I think it’s really difficult to make an assessment  of the running game in the preseason,” Turner said, via the Star...
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45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers had no choice with Philip Rivers

Some decisions in the NFL are simple to make. Number-one on that list is if you have a quarterback that is considered anywhere around the level of good or better you do everything in your power to keep him on the roster. This was the case with the San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers. This is why Rivers got a four year-contract worth $83,250,ooo with $65,000,00 guaranteed, and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Unsung Hero – QB Coach Scott Turner

We all know who Norv Turner is – the offensive-minded guru whose tenure in the NFL has spawned some of the greatest quarterbacks and greatest offenses to ever play the game. His resume’ is chalk-full of success on the offensive side of the ball – from the great Cowboys teams of the 1990s to the high-powered Chargers of the 2000s, Norv Turner has left a tremendous mark in the...
Via Vikings Digital Diaries
12 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner wants offense to be strong finishers, focusing on 'mental toughness'

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants his offense to be strong finishers and be able to compete in the late stages of the game when fatigue sets in and the outcome is in the balance. “I really put a lot of stock in how guys practice the last 15 minutes of practice as compared to the first 15 because I tell them, more and more, this game is being decided...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner sees Teddy Bridgewater as top-five NFL QB

The summer months tend to bring some lofty expectations for teams around the NFL. It’s the start of a new year. Pretty much a clean slate for every squad, no matter what the previous season brought. For the Minnesota Vikings, last season was a surprise on the field. Off the field, it brought a level of drama that would make writers for General Hospital rethink scripting it. Adrian...
Via Sportsnaut
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Norv Turner on Peterson: 'Looks like he hasn't missed a day'

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice with his team after nine months of being away from the field. Talking about Peterson’s physical condition, offensive coordinator Norv Turner had nothing but praise for the veteran running back: “I’ve been around a lot of these guys a lot of years and he’s one of the top guys I’ve been around,” Turner...
Via Sportsnaut
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Turner has great quote in defense of Bridgewater

Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater choked during a particular portion of his pro day workout last year. This was something that may have caused him to slip to the 32nd overall pick in last year’s draft. The exact drill where Bridgewater struggled was when he was to throw a pass over raised brooms which were supposed to simulate an oncoming pass rush. Bridgewater’s...
Via Sportsnaut
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New Vikings OC Norv Turner Already on Hot Seat

How quickly has a new NFL coaching assistant been fired? I know the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski after one season as a Head Coach, and the Raiders pretty much fire head coaches at the end of every season as well, but I can't think of many instances when someone like an Offensive Coordinator or other assistant coach was fired in the same offseason that he was hired. But if new...
Via Vikings Digital Diaries
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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