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Zimmer, Turner envision Vikings keeping three quarterbacks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coach Mike Zimmer isn't ready to declare who will be his starting quarterback in a competition between veteran Matt Cassel and rookie Teddy Bridgewater, but Christian Ponder's place on the roster appears set. Zimmer said he doesn't see the team going with just two quarterbacks after offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he sees the value in having...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings will need to rely on Adrian Peterson hard over the next couple years

In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts. He also might be the only running back that can catch Emmitt Smith’s rushing record, but it will be hard this year.  Norv Turner likes to spread the ball around and usually his tight end […] The post Vikings will need to rely on Adrian Peterson hard over the next...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect Kyle Rudolph to be a Pro-Bowler this year

Since Norv Turner became the head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2007, the top tight end in Norv Turner’s system has never scored less than seven touchdowns and has fallen short of 700 yards only once. That bodes well for Kyle Rudolph, who made the Pro Bowl in 2012 after catching 53 passes […] The post Expect Kyle Rudolph to be a Pro-Bowler this year appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater is a heck of a player, has a bright future

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been raving about rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater since they drafted him back in May. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer took his turn in praising Bridgewater while on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Mike Zimmer: Teddy's been very, very impressive. He's got a very bright future here. Will be a heck of a football player. #VikingsCamp ...
Via Pro Football Zone
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater is playing at an “awfully high level”

It seems like with each passing day,  Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner ends up being more and more pleased with rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Norv Turner said Teddy Bridgewater is playing at an "awfully high level.'' Doesn't think he's struggling because asked to do a lot of things — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 5, 2014 Norv Turner on Bridgewater...
Via Pro Football Zone
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Turner: 'Excited' about QBs; Bridgewater playing at 'awfully high level'

MANKATO, Minn. -- Norv Turner has a different perspective on the interceptions thrown by rookie Teddy Bridgewater and veteran Matt Cassel in recent practices as the two compete for the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback job. Turner, Minnesota's offensive coordinator, is pleased with the progress of Bridgewater and said the team wants to see Bridgewater play behind the first...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner explains what makes Teddy Bridgewater special

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner did an interview with The Star Tribune and explained to them just how special rookie Teddy Bridgewater is. The first thing Turner talked about is Bridgewater’s quick release. “Look at this one,” Turner says. “The tight end is running an 18-yard out. Teddy drops. One, two, three, four, five and, bam, the ball’s out. See how quick...
Via Pro Football Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner on Vikings QB’s: “We’ve got a really, really good group”

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner was a guest on KFAN-FM on Monday and had some great things to say about his quarterbacks. “We’ve got a really, really good group,”said Turner. “We get between 120 to 140 snaps during a training camp day and that is plenty enough time for all the guys to work a rotation and give them bigger reps and evaluate them,” Turner said...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Norv Turner has irrational confidence in Vikings quarterbacks

(Credit: CBS) The Minnesota Vikings have a legitimate QB competition on their hands heading into training camp. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner has said that Matt Cassel. Christian Ponder, and rookie Teddy Bridgewater will all have a chance to win the starting job. That makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is the amount of praise Turner is giving two mediocre guys and a player...
Via Sports-Kings
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings OC Norv Turner loves his QB group

Norv Turner spoke with KFAN-FM on Monday, and could not stop gushing about his quarterback group of Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder. “We’ve got a really, really good group,” he said, explaining that it won’t be hard to parcel out snaps in the apparent three-headed battle. “We get between 120 to 140 snaps […] The post Vikings OC Norv Turner loves his...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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