Unprovoked, Turner defends Bridgewater's play

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Norv Turner had something he wanted to get off his chest. As the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator, Turner's responsibilities have included the development of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Turner's knowledge helped guide the selection of Bridgewater in the first round of May's NFL Draft. The year-long education has helped Bridgewater succeed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Vikings Benched Cordarrelle Patterson

#459567002 / The Vikings have made it official. Cordarrelle Patterson has been benched. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner announced that he has been replaced in the starting line-up by former 7th round pick, Charles Johnson. Expectations were very high for the former first round pick entering his second season. During Patterson’s rookie year he made the Pro...
Via TopSportsReport
12 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings replace Cordarrelle Patterson at the X with a WR from Grand Valley State

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner told reporters Thursday that from-the-wilderness pass-catcher Charles Johnson has taken over Minnesota’s “X” receiver position. This is bad news for the Vikings former high draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson. “CJ is playing at a high level,” Turner said, per’s Ben Goessling. “CJ is the starter at X. That’s the position...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Patterson trying to stay positive despite loss of starting role

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Cordarrelle Patterson held court at his locker Thursday, trying to explain his feelings on his downward spiral of a season in which he's gone from one of the league's most exciting players to nearly an afterthought in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. Patterson, a first-round draft pick and Pro Bowl player a year ago, doesn't have many answers -- at least publicly...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings confirm Cordarrelle Patterson is no longer a starter

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- 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,...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Cordarrelle Patterson becoming a cancer in the locker room for Vikings?

Norv Turner put on a show this week against the Carolina Panthers stingy defense, but one player is not happy with the way he is being used.  While Cordarrelle Patterson would not say he was frustrated he sure sounded like he was mad according to the Star Tribune. “The things I want to say are […] The post Is Cordarrelle Patterson becoming a cancer in the locker room for Vikings...
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18 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Jerick McKinnon is “’Vikings RB”

Ben Tate’s arrival wasn’t major cause for concern anyway. The Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers on Wednesday, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday that his arrival was not going to result in a change of their depth chart. “We’re excited about Jerick and what he’s done and I see him as our running back,” Turner said, via the Pioneer Press...
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29 days ago  |  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

Vikings Coach Doing Well After Minor Procedure

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer missed practice Friday to undergo a minor medical procedure, the team announced. The team did not disclose details of the procedure, but said Zimmer will travel with the team for Sunday’s game at Buffalo. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Zimmer had the procedure this morning and is “feeling a lot better.” Turner said the procedure...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 17, 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

Cordarrelle Patterson: “My decoy time, it’s probably up”

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has inexplicably given his most dynamic offensive player, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, two touches in the last two games. Although that fact is very head-scratching, Patterson says he’s not going to turn into a drama queen and demand the ball just yet. Per “I’m not a drama queen or anything,” Patterson said...
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October 10, 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...
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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

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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