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Cordarrelle Patterson a Work in Progress

As fans, it's easy for us to say, "This player is a bust" or, "That player is done in the league," but so much more happens inside a locker room than we can imagine. Players may be fighting through injuries, coaches may be exploring new wrinkles in the playbook, and as fans, we only know what's been reported or made public. In Cordarrelle Patterson's case, it's clear that head coach...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Vikings backup QB Hill sees career come full circle

MANKATO, Minn. -- Shaun Hill's wife, Ashton, asked him this question midway through the offseason: If there were one place the veteran quarterback would like to live for the rest of his life, where would that be? Hill didn't hesitate. "It's easy," he said. "The Twin Cities. So signing there was a no-brainer." Fortunately for Hill, the feeling from the Minnesota Vikings was mutual...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Vikings backup QB Hill sees career come full circle

MANKATO, Minn. -- Shaun Hill's wife, Ashton, asked him this question midway through the offseason: If there were one place the veteran quarterback would like to live for the rest of his life, where would that be? Hill didn't hesitate. "It's easy," he said. "The Twin Cities. So signing there was a no-brainer." Fortunately for Hill, the feeling from the Minnesota Vikings was mutual...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy BridgewaterADP: 123.4 QB: 18 Teddy Bridgewater took over the starting quarterback role in Week four last season for the Vikings, when stopgap solution Matt Cassel went out with an injury. Norv Turner eased him into the offense, gradually releasing the reigns as Bridgewater showed that there wasn’t much that was too big for him to handle. He finished with a 64.4 percent completion...
Via Zone Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings turn to Turner tandem for Bridgewater's development

The Minnesota Vikings are comfortable moving forward with Teddy Bridgewater as the starting quarterback in 2015. He showed a lot of promise as a rookie, and the young passer receives top-notch tutelage under the team's two Turners.Norv Turner is Minnesota's offensive coordinator. His son, Scott, is the Vikings quarterbacks coach. They have their differences in coaching style, but...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Mike Wallace aims for more than deep throws with Vikings Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace catches a pass during practice at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, ... OC Norv Turner: 'Teddy Bridgewater can become a top QB Minnesota Vikings OC Norv Turner: 'Teddy Bridgewater can become a top quarterback'. Teddy Bridgewater #5 of...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater is a top-five quarterback in Norv Turner’s eyes

Teddy Bridgewater is capable of being a top-five NFL quarterback in the eyes of Norv Turner but it may be a bit soon to back up that claim. Teddy had a decent rookie season putting up a 14:12 Touchdown/Interception ratio to go along with 2,919 yards and an 85.2 QB Rating. Is that worthy of being mentioned as a top five quarterback? There are plenty of other names in the NFL at...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings OC Norv Turner calls Teddy Bridgewater a 'top-flight' QB

There will always be doubters and detractors, but they won't sway Norv Turner's opinion of his quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator stood by second-year pro Teddy Bridgewater this weekend, putting down any so-called experts who may disagree with him. "The one evaluation we care about is ours," Turner said, via Derek Wetmore of 1500ESPN.com. "Based on where we...
Via Fox Sports
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TE Kyle Rudolph ready to have a breakout year

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph believes the second year in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system will be huge. Rudolph has qualities similar to New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski and Turner's penchant for involving the tight ends in the passing game he will see an increased role. He finished wih 24 grabs for 231 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. “The tight...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings need production from the tight end position

The Minnesota Vikings offense under offensive coordinator Norv Turner, has all the tools to be a potent unit; however, the tight end position must improve production wise to help achieve that goal. Kyle Rudolph has all the physical tools to be an elite tight end, but injuries and a multiple quarterback rotating through the past few seasons hasn't helped him get to the next level...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind the Scenes at the Vikings Billion Dollar Stadium

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit the ENORMOUS new Minnesota Vikings stadium being funded by: the state of Minnesota, the city of Minneapolis, with over half of the funding coming from the team itself.Words can not express the pure awe I was in while walking through the skeleton like building. Through an anonymous private tour with an engineer working on the project, I wasn...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Cordarrelle Patterson looking to have a better connection with Teddy Bridgewater

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner are hoping that soon to be third-year receiver Cordarrelle Patterson can flourish after finishing his rookie 2013 campaign strong, however, struggling throughout the entire 2014 season. After sending four draft picks to New England in 2013 to move up to draft Patterson in the first round, the Vikings are...
Via 60 Max Power O
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Which Minnesota Viking has the best-selling jersey in the state? It's not surprising that a Vikings player was the best seller in Minnesota, but the player might be. With a load of options available including Adrian Peterson, ... Fantasy: Top 50 Running Back Ranks, PPR Scoring 1) Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings - The cyborg is back and will be running with a vengeance. Trust...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner says return of Adrian Peterson 'sets the tempo for this team'

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner made it quite clear that the return of Adrian Peterson has energized the team and has the play-caller praising his work ethic. “It’s great having (Peterson) back,” Turner said, via Vikings.com. “His presence, he really sets the tempo for this team. It’s fun to watch him practice because he’s all out, going 100...
Via 60 Max Power O
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Minnesota Vikings Become an Offensive Powerhouse?

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – JUNE 4: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a drill during practice on June 4, 2015 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) In 2014, the Minnesota Vikings scored a total of 325 points, averaging about 20 points per game. They ranked 20th out of the 32 teams in the NFL in terms of point production. This...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings OC Norv Turner: 'We want to be a top-10 offense'

Norv Turner has set a lofty goal for his second season as the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator."We want to be a top-10 offense," Turner told the Vikings' official website. "We want to be an offense that helps win games. Stats aren't as important to me. There's key areas where we want to be good. We want to protect the ball. We want to be a great two-minute, great red-zone...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Minnesota Vikings Coach: Mike Zimmer is 'one of the finest coaches I've ever seen'

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Jerry Burns attended a minicamp practice this spring and was thoroughly impressed with this year's team. "This team has a lot of faith in their coach," Burns said, via the official website of the Minnesota Vikings. "You can see how they go out here and they practice hard. I know they will play hard. I just like every aspect of this team." For Burns...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner looking for WR Charles Johnson to have a breakout season

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson gave a taste of what he could do in a limited role in 2014, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes the pass catcher is ready for primetime. Along with the addition of Mike Wallace could create serious problems for opposing defenses this season. Turner coached Johnson in Cleveland in 2012, and when the team had the opportunity...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Norv Turner lands at No. 2 for top offensive coordinators in NFL.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner's experiences working with offenses are well documented and he was even called the 'quarterback whisperer' by his former signal caller Brad Johnson. Turner has been able to develop a long line of successful quarterbacks, running backs, wideouts, and tight ends in his vertical strike offense. Now in charge of Teddy Bridgewater...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: These two Chicago Bears fans are the best things ever

Everyone loves passionate sports fans. But it’s even better when it’s a young fan who shows their pride at such a young age. Have a look at these two awesome and adorable Bears fans, as posted by former Bear gret Walter Payton’s son on Twitter: Nic is @paytonson ‘s Matt Suhey. Best buds. @walterpayton #Bears #Sweetness pic.twitter.com/rXkSNZwtL9 — Jarrett W. Payton (@paytonsun...
Via cover32
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Norv Turner gets strong ranking in NFL.com offensive coordinator rankings

The Minnesota Vikings offense has plenty of talent surrounding the team in 2015. They also have one of the league’s mastermind offensive geniuses in Norv Turner. Turner ran a dangerous San Diego Chargers offense for five years, and NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks ranked him highly in his top 10 offensive coordinators. Brooks ranked him second, behind only Josh McDaniels (who is the offensive...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson seeks a new 'normal' with Vikings

Minnesota Vikinsg running back Adrian Peterson was back on the practice field after a long, tumultuous 2014. Things have certainly changed to a point where he wanted out after he felt the team didn't support him enough in the wake of child abuse charges. But that all looks to be in the rearview mirror, at least on the surface. "It's normal, but of course it's different," Peterson...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Turner looking forward to utilizing Peterson this season ► Norv Turner called all of 25 plays for Adrian Peterson last season before a child-abuse scandal exiled the star running back and robbed the Minnesota Vikings ... Peterson Is In 'Unbelievable Shape' ► While there was a lot of excitement about Adrian Peterson's return to the Minnesota Vikings, there were also some...
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June 08, 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
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