Which Viking Was the Biggest Disappointment This Season?

The Minnesota Vikings improved play this season from guys like Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes and Shariff Floyd. The hope was that a few others would also show improvement heading into the season. Here are the three that did not show improvement:1. Matt KalilAfter being after fourth overall in 2012, Kalil earned a Pro Bowl berth in his season. It has all gone downhill for him since...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Are CFL WR Duron Carter’s Top Choice

CFL WR Duron Carter said that the Vikings are his top choice following his recent visit with the team on Thursday, according to Ben Goessling of “It felt like being back home,” Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings WR Chris Carter said. “I used to run around that facility when I was little. It still hasn’t changed — I remember some of the cooking people, I...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from the 2014 Minnesota Vikings season

The Minnesota Vikings came into 2014 with very low expectations in what was a rebuilding year. Mike Zimmer came in as the new head coach, Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator and Teddy Bridgewater emerged as the franchise quarterback this franchise has long sought. The Vikings finished the season at 7-9 in a very crowded NFC this year. With plenty of pleasant surprises throughout...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Whatever the Redskins decide to do next, it will probably be wrong

Whatever comes tomorrow for the Redskins, Hog Heaven is certain of one thing. It will be yet another short cut to placate the mob (us fans) with a famous name. Perhaps will be Wade Phillips to replace Jim Haslett as the defensive coordinator because the touts are adamant that Rex Ryan would rather be on TV than an assistant in Redskins Park.   Maybe A. J. Smith will be brought in...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings will enter offseason with key pieces in place for future

Last year at this time the Minnesota Vikings had their brooms out ready to clean house, however, this time around the brooms are in the closet and the team is ready to make the next step. The 6-9 Vikings record may not be ideal, but has tracked improvement and hope in the future behind first year coach Mike Zimmer and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. “It’s pretty incredible...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Enigma that is the Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson

Three snaps. That is all, just three. That is the amount of time that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson spent on the field as a member of the offense during last Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That is the amount of time that a player, whom the Vikings traded a second, a third, a fourth, and a seventh round draft pick in 2013 to acquire, spent on...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings confirm Patterson no longer a starter

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson's playing time has dwindled. He had only three snaps with the offense in the last game. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed Thursday that Charles Johnson has replaced Patterson as the starter at the ''X'' position. That doesn't mean Patterson won't still see meaningful action as a wide receiver...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Unheralded receiver Johnson gets opportunity with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ Eager to make an impression with his new team, Charles Johnson was lacing up his cleats in the Cleveland Browns' locker room last October, ready to prove he hadn't lost any of the ability which had once caught the attention of Scott Turner. Turner was Cleveland's receivers coach who had developed a relationship with Johnson, a little-known receiver from...
Via Fox Sports North
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Chargers Control St. Louis?

It's been an up and down season thus far for the San Diego Chargers. After starting off with a promising 5-1 record, they went down the familiar lane of losing three out of their next four games, bringing back the kind of memories that Norv Turner would do to the group.With the wild card race being so tight in the AFC, this next contest against the Rams should be considered a must...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Bears: Mushroom Stamp Winner

I gotta give it to Josh Robinson this week, but really, it should be Norv Turner. The Vikings defense didn’t play AWFUL on Sunday. They played bad, certainly, not know the difference between getting off the field on third down and an asshole from a balloon knot. I don’t even know what that means, but that doesn’t matter, because neither do the Vikings when it comes to making...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings are frustrated with one of their own players

The Minnesota Vikings are 4-5 and their rebuilding process has looked marvellous so far with new head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has shown plenty of signs that he belongs as this team’s quarterback, though there is some frustration among one of their key players. Cordarelle Patterson, the second-year receiver, had...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

With Vikings behind them, the Redskins are in good shape for a run

Yes, we are redefining what we mean by “good shape,” but we need to talk you off the ledge. Hog Heaven figured the 2014 Redskins for eight wins. Every pundit called six to eight wins for the ‘Skins. We can’t blame a .500 club for playing .500 ball. We never figured them to beat the Vikings. The Redskins have not beaten a Norv Turner team since the indignant way Dan Snyder...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Zimmer has minor procedure, will coach Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer underwent a "minor procedure" Friday but is expected to be back with the team Saturday and coach Sunday's game at Buffalo. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner addressed the team and ran practice Friday. The team announced Zimmer's absence but didn't reveal details behind the procedure. Turner said he met with Zimmer, who was...
Via Fox Sports North
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Jerry Jones never fired Jimmy Johnson?

The Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the early 1990s was arguably the greatest in the history of the NFL. Those Cowboys were the first team in NFL history to win three championships in four years, and were it not for one very controversial decision, may have won all four. That decision, as you all know, was Jerry Jones’ ill-fated coaching swap of Jimmy Johnson for Barry Switzer. The Cowboys...
Via The Sports Post
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Turner says Bridgewater may be 'a little bit too careful'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While taking the blame for the offense's shortcomings last week, Teddy Bridgewater said he needed to play faster and get through his reads quicker. Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner might have seen another angle to the passing-game struggles and Bridgewater's second NFL start. Bridgewater helped Minnesota drive down the field on the first...
Via Fox Sports North
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater on the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

Fantasy Football’s week 4 waiver wire offers up yet another opportunity and dilemma. Two starting QBs will hit the wire this week and whether you have a QB on bye or need a boost, both are appealing. But which of these two rookies do you hedge your bets on?
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuner Will Use Hot Hand Approach With RBs

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he will use both Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon in Sunday's game against the Saints according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.Fantasy Spin:Turner added that he might use one back over the other if someone gets a hot hand. Asiata will have the first opportunity to get the hot hand as he will more than likely be the starter...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
September 16, 2014  |  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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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Full of it: With two fullbacks, Vikings still see value in position

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jerome Felton heard the rumors and wondered about his place in the Minnesota Vikings offense under new coordinator Norv Turner. The Cleveland Browns fullback, when Turner was the offensive coordinator there last season, was the 225-pound Chris Ogbonnaya, not exactly the bruising thumper typically lead-blocking in the running game. "Probably early in the offseason...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 2014  |  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...
Via Football Nation
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2014 Betting Odds

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September 02, 2014  |  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 culture...
Via Football Nation
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings offense has impressed, as Peterson still not yet unveiled

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Preseason has provided a glimpse into new coordinator Norv Turner's plans for the Vikings offense and a look into how Minnesota's players fit Turner's philosophies. The Vikings have rushed for 130.7 yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry through three preseason contests. Minnesota's quarterbacks have a 106.3 quarterback rating, six touchdowns to one interception...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 27, 2014  |  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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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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