The Spanos family hasn't been great at hiring Chargers head coaches

The Spanos family could have a better track record of coaching hires. Kirby Lee USA TODAY SportsAnother hire like Mike McCoy could sink the Chargers into a decade of mediocrity.They're at a crossroads. But the Spanos family has been known to make a coaching move in the wrong direction one too many times.Take the unpopular 2007 firing of head coach Marty Schottenheimer. It was a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Week 11: Packers vs. Vikings Preview and Prediction

First things first: regular readers of our Packer Fans United blog no doubt recognize that we did not post a post-game review of the Packers loss to the Lions. Reason? Hell froze over and it took us this long to get out.Seriously, what can one say about that dismal, depressing game? Let's move on.So we now get to visit Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, they say. Although, truth...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for: Vikings Raiders

  The Minnesota Vikings travel to take on the Oakland Raiders in a pivotal week 10 matchup for both teams looking to earn a spot in the play offs.   Injuries taking a toll   A smattering of injuries threatens to thwart Minnesota’s unexpectedly hot, 6-2 start. However, this will be no cake walk for either squad as they enter this week’s game with a bevy of injuries. Although...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCoy doesn't expect a bye week Chargers coaching change

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy might not have to pack his office up in his off week. Jake Roth USA TODAY SportsA handful of other struggling franchises have made coaching changes already this season.But the Chargers might not go that route during their bye week -- despite the advantage a proactive divorce from Mike McCoy could bring.“I’m working extremely hard, day in and day...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints need huge makeover in 2015

Stick a fork in this era and start over. The New Orleans Saints can’t pull off what the Norv Turner era of the San Diego Chargers did: Wait too long and pay the consequences. This team is in major need of a complete overhaul. It should start with Sean Payton and the entire coaching staff leaving. Every veteran but Drew Brees should be traded. Even then, I wouldn’t fault the front...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner takes blame for Adrian Peterson’s shrimp/chew snafu

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner took the blame for how it was reported that Adrian Peterson fell ill on the team flight to Detroit last week due to swallowing his chewing tobacco. The Vikings running back insisted the reason he became sick was due in part to aggravating a shellfish allergy by eating shrimp and how his illness was characterized during the FOX...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kruse: Minnesota can find different ways to utilize its $45 million tight end

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph on paper is the prototype at the position, but so far in 2015, he's been almost non-existent. The athletic tight end should be a safety valve as well as a downfield threat; however, Rudolph remains a low option on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's reads. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said not to read too much into Rudolph's slow start and...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner 'can’t ask to be in a better position' over abundance of receivers on roster

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that he couldn't be happier with the depth of the receiving corps and that everything will play out as the season goes along. Charles Johnson, Jarius Wright, Adam Thielen, Mike Wallace, Cordarrelle Patterson, and rookie Stefon Diggs make up a deep group of pass catchers Turner must sift through to find the right combinations...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' coach Mike Zimmer, OC Norv Turner keeping availability of wide receivers close to vest

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner would not say if wide receivers Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace would be able to play this Sunday against the Chiefs. “It’s not really in our best interest to tell Kansas City what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it and why we’re doing it,” Turner said, via the Star-Tribune. “The thing I keep...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer, OC Norv Turner keeping availability of wideouts close to vest

Minnesota Viking coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner would not say if wide receivers Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace would be able to play this Sunday against the Chiefs. “It’s not really in our best interest to tell Kansas City what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it and why we’re doing it,” Turner said, via the Star-Tribune. “The thing I keep...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

How good is the Minnesota Vikings defense?

With the bye week complete, the Vikings had some time to sharpen things up and try to get players healed, rested and ready to go for this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Twin Cities. The Vikings offense has been very sporadic throughout the first four weeks of the season. A depleted offensive line has really hindered the amount of flexibility that offensive...
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers face former coach Norv Turner, Vikings Sunday

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner got his first chance to see Adrian Peterson in nearly top form in the Minnesota Vikings' first victory of the season. Peterson will try to repeat that performance Sunday in Turner's first matchup with his former team, the San Diego Chargers. After being suspended for the final 15 games in 2014, Peterson showed some rust in a 20-3 loss to San Francisco...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Keeping Up with Latest Roster Moves

The injuries are piling up and you can bet Will McClay has been a very busy man trying to find the best available talent for the Cowboys. You would think the Cowboys were on the Madden cover this year with all the devastating injuries we have incurred this season. Here are the latest injury updates: Terrell McClain, DT, toe (IR) Tony Romo, QB, clavicle (IR w/return) Dez Bryant,...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Bounce Back Against the Lions

After a rough Week One, the Minnesota Vikings bounced back against the Lions in impressive fashion. The Vikings effort was much different this time around and this is what everyone expected from the team. Three reasons why the Vikings won: Winning the battle in the trenches Unlike week one, the Vikings took control of the offensive and defensive lines early and dominated the the...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner: We have a lot of work to do as an offensive group

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner wasn't happy about how his offense ran in the season opener against the 49ers and said that the unit has 'a lot of work to do.' After a dominant preseason, second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got a wake up call and Turner now has to correcting the mistakes that have been made. “We have a lot of work to do as an offensive...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Peterson will bounce back from disappointing performance

Adrian Peterson’s long-awaited return to the NFL didn’t exactly live up to its billing on Monday night. Peterson gained 31 yards on 10 carries and caught three passes for 21 yards in the Vikings’ 20-3 loss at San Francisco. Peterson told that his team’s performance was “embarrassing.” Like a lot of Week 1 developments, however, quiet nights from Peterson...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zimmer on Vikings ugly loss: Just not ready for prime time

The Minnesota Vikings, a team may pundits pegged to be a potential sleeper team heading into the 2015 season, were everything but that in their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, instead putting the team’s fans to sleep with an ugly, sloppy and embarrassing 20-3 loss. Head coach Mike Zimmer, who has gone to great lengths over the past few months to downplay...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner in a better place than a year ago

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that he's more comfortable than his first season with the team and feels his unit is ready to make a big jump. With Teddy Bridgewater under center, and a revamped receiving corps, Turner believes the group is ready to get off to a better start this year. “It was a year ago in Week 1 we had all those guys, and we opened...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite key losses, Norv Turner still wary of 49ers defense

Regardless of all the 49ers roster turnover in the offseason, Viking head coach Norv Turner isn't underestimating his Week 1 opponent.“I know people are talking about the players they’ve lost,” Turner said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “But in terms of looking at them, they still have a group of guys that play at a high level, play extremely hard and they don’t give up...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Norv Turner on Vikings O-line: 'We have a lot of work to do'

There is cause for concern in Minnesota when it comes to the Vikings' offensive line situation. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner recognizes the problem and realizes that time is running out to do something about it. "We have a lot of work to do in the offensive line and we don’t have a whole lot of time to get it done before the opener," Turner said, per Kent Youngblood of the...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings working on fixing offensive line after injuries

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has a lot of work to do in evaluating and figuring out what the opening day lineup for the offensive line is going to be. After a season-ending injury to Phil Loadholt, while John Sullivan missed the past two weeks of training camp with back spasms. "We’re getting a lot of practice at it because we went through the entire...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner: We’re going to be a good running football team

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the return of running back Adrian Peterson may have added the potent kick to the running game, but there are others who have the play-caller believing the team's ground game will be very productive. “I think it’s really difficult to make an assessment  of the running game in the preseason,” Turner said, via the Star...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers had no choice with Philip Rivers

Some decisions in the NFL are simple to make. Number-one on that list is if you have a quarterback that is considered anywhere around the level of good or better you do everything in your power to keep him on the roster. This was the case with the San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers. This is why Rivers got a four year-contract worth $83,250,ooo with $65,000,00 guaranteed, and...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Offensive Weapons

The expectations for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 season are through the roof, even though they finished the chaotic 2014 season with a 7-9 record. The high expectations and optimism surrounding the Minnesota Vikings stem from three key players: Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater, and Mike Wallace. The Vikings success will depend on the play of these three offensive players...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Unsung Hero – QB Coach Scott Turner

We all know who Norv Turner is – the offensive-minded guru whose tenure in the NFL has spawned some of the greatest quarterbacks and greatest offenses to ever play the game. His resume’ is chalk-full of success on the offensive side of the ball – from the great Cowboys teams of the 1990s to the high-powered Chargers of the 2000s, Norv Turner has left a tremendous mark in the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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