Vikings, Norv Turner Kept It Simple For Patriots In New England’s Win

The Minnesota Vikings weren’t trying to deceive the New England Patriots on Sunday. In fact, offensive coordinator Norv Turner was pretty straightforward in his offensive game plan. When the Vikings used three wide receivers, it was safe to assume they were passing, and when they went two-wide, chances are they were running the ball. The Vikings ran the ball 13 times (for 37...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner era haunts San Diego Chargers in Monday night loss

The San Diego Chargers, in a lot of ways, are like the Dallas Cowboys. They have a top-notch quarterback that puts up ton of points, has dropped the hammer on defenses and has led his team to the playoffs. Like Tony Romo, Phillip Rivers seems to crumble in playoff games, and in the fourth quarter of regular season games. Both teams have had plenty of talent for years, but neither...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns fall just short to Steelers, lose 30-27

The Cleveland Browns looked like a team that was even worse than the Browns we traded in the last time they were in Pittsburgh and lost 20-7. At the end of the first half, I thought for sure the Browns had made a massive mistake when they started over again and fired Rob Chudzinski, Norv Turner and Ray Horton. The Browns were down 27-3 and it was about as embarrassing a moment for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings-Rams: Whoever Scores The Least Loses!!!

Do you like defense??? This may end up being the game for you.  The Vikings travel to St Louis to take on the Rams this week. And it is likely to prove an especially challenging way to start the season.  The Vikings have the new offensive system in place run by Norv Turner. While he is known for being an offensive genius, new systems usually take a while to implement. Usually...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Week 1: Vikings vs Rams Fantasy Football Preview

There is plenty of excitement for the new Minnesota Vikings’ offense heading into their season opener with the St. Louis Rams. With Norv Turner replacing Bill Musgraves’ post-it sized play calling sheet, that excitement has spilled over to fantasy footballers who are looking for one more guy to get them over hump.We’ll use a simple grading scale in this article that goes from...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2014 Betting Odds

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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings To Target (or Pass On) In Fantasy Football

Labor Day weekend means that the long offseason is almost over. With this being the last Sunday without professional football until February, there’s a good chance that a lot of you are relaxing and enjoying the long weekend. However, for those playing fantasy football leagues, this is the weekend that determines your happiness for the next four months.As you’re sitting down...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The Chargers were a nice postseason surprise last year (particularly for us frustrated fans), not only making it into the playoffs but also beating the Bengals in the wildcard round. It appeared that the new Tom Telesco-Mike McCoy era was one of positivity, thus seeking to negate the fiasco the former pairing of A.J. Smith and Norv Turner left. McCoy's motivating organizational...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Name Week 1 Starter

The Minnesota Vikings have named Matt Cassel their starter for Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. Cassel has been impressing Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner with his ability to pick up the playbook so far this preseason. Cassel has completed 66% of his passes this preseason with an average of 9.4 yards per attempt. Cassel looked good against the Kansas City Chiefs, especially...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Focus: Norv Turner’s Minnesota Vikings

Ever since Brett Favre said goodbye to the purple and gold by retiring from the game he loved the most, the Minnesota Vikings’ offense can be summed up simply: Adrian Peterson. Yet 2014 is a new year and a new regime has found its home in the land of a thousand lakes. Norv Turner was hired by head coach Mike Zimmer to transform the Vikings’ offense from laughing stock to powerhouse...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Stedman Bailey This Year’s Suspended Star?

It was only about a minute year ago that you were trying to figure out what to do with Josh Gordon in fantasy drafts. He looked like a terrific talent as a rookie in 2012 and would be aided by the Norv Turner vertical offense in year two. Everything looked to be pointing towards a [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Is Stedman Bailey This Year’s Suspended Star...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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29 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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August 13, 2014  |  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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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings have not ruled out running Teddy Bridgewater with the starters

Norv Turner must be really impressed with Teddy Bridgewater because they are considering him to run with the first team.  A matter of fact, Norv went on to say they want to make it happen to see how he reacts in different situations.  “We need to play Teddy with the first line,” Turner said. “We […] The post Vikings have not ruled out running Teddy Bridgewater with the...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater Is Playing At High Level

The last quarterback picked in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft may actually become the first to start under center for his team this upcoming season. The Vikings are going to give Teddy Bridgewater every opportunity to win the starting job and it seems like he’s taking advantage of the moment. Despite being listed as the second-team quarterback on the Vikings first official...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: I'm excited about what Teddy Bridgewater is doing

The NFL requires teams to release depth charts ahead of their first preseason game even if the final version might look markedly different in a few weeks. We point that out because the Vikings' first depth chart of 2014 lists Matt Cassel as the No. 1 quarterback, even if that might not be the case in a month's time. First-round pick Teddy Bridgewater has been solid for most...
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August 06, 2014  |  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 ...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings’ QB Teddy Bridgewater Impressing Norv Turner

Vikings’ QB Teddy Bridgewater Impressing Norv Turner Already impressing offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will have every opportunity to earn the starting job during the preseason. Vikings' OC Turner: Teddy Bridgewater is playing at an 'awfully high level.' pic.twitter...
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August 05, 2014  |  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...
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August 05, 2014  |  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...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater receives very high praise from his offensive coordinator

Today the Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said some pretty interesting things about rookie Teddy Bridgewater. This was moments after the team announced that Matt Cassel would be the starting quarterback on the first depth chart released.  Turner said Bridgewater has been playing at an “awfully high level,” per the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris […] The post Vikings...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Report: August 1, 2014

It’s August 1st, which means NFL preseason games are closing in. To me, that’s when football “officially” starts. The Minnesota Vikings were kind enough to allow Sportsnaut in to the “media family” for an up-close look at Vikings training camp. What did I learn in the morning walk-through? A lot. Within minutes, it was clear things are different with the Mike Zimmer lead...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Says Mike Zimmer Restored His Faith in Vikings

Adrian Peterson wasn’t happy at the end of last season. The team hasn’t been very good while he has been there and he was vocal about not liking the firing of Leslie Frazier. Now his tune has changed and everything is all good now that Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner are around: “I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t feeling good about being here in Minnesota at the end of last season,”...
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July 31, 2014  |  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...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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