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...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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6 days ago  |  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 — Jarrett W. Payton (@paytonsun...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner gets strong ranking in 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’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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace on fellow wideout Charles Johnson: 'This dude is pretty dope'

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson is a relative unknown in the Twin City let alone the rest of the country, but fellow wideout Mike Wallace said that will change this season. "I had never seen him before and he was running by people and making plays,'' Wallace said, via "So I was like, 'This dude is pretty dope.' '' Vikings play-caller Norv Turner...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Purple Fantasy Forecast | Vikings Fantasy Football Preview

Day by day June is slowly ticking away and with every passing second we get closer to August and the start of many fantasy football drafts around the world.  Today we take a look at the Minnesota Vikings roster to see if there are any players worth pinning your fantasy hopes on and where may be a good spot to take them. RB Adrian Peterson Peterson and the Vikings appear to have...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Adrian Peterson seeks a new 'normal' with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings 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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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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Kalil: 'It's the best I've felt in a long time'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Matt Kalil's performance for the Minnesota Vikings last season was frequently dissected, and dissed. For him, 2014 is best left forgotten. ''What are you going to worry about last year for?'' he asked. ''I'm focused on this year and excited to get after it again. It's fun to play. It's fun to be out there.'' Any left tackle's mistakes are usually on full...
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13 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner says WR Mike Wallace is 'getting a feel for our offense'

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been impressed with new receiver Mike Wallace and the coach says the pass catcher still has the deep speed to challenge defenses. “Mike looks really fast,” Turner said, via “I don’t know if he needs a double move (to create separation from defenders). He’s getting a feel for our offense. He’s a...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Can Provide What Dolphins Could Not for Mike Wallace

Maybe a change of scenery (and personnel) is just what Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace needed.Wallace, after seemingly failing to discover his niche within the Miami Dolphins' offense, has come to Minnesota in hopes of rediscovering the explosiveness he exhibited as a Pittsburgh Steeler. With Teddy Bridgewater at the helm of a crafty Norv Turner offense, Wallace will be given the...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Turner has great quote in defense of Bridgewater

Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater choked during a particular portion of his pro day workout last year. This was something that may have caused him to slip to the 32nd overall pick in last year’s draft. The exact drill where Bridgewater struggled was when he was to throw a pass over raised brooms which were supposed to simulate an oncoming pass rush. Bridgewater’s...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vikings are getting new plays from the one and only Bob Stitt

The Cult of Stitt is growing. Bob Stitt, who became a go-to guru among college coaches for his innovative schemes at a high-academic D2 school, has moved on to a bigger stage --FCS powerhouse Montana -- and he has continued to gain admirers. Now even NFL coaches are coming to see him. Last month, Minnesota Vikings QB coach Scott Turner paid a visit to Stitt at the University of Montana...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Norv Turner’s Impact on the Minnesota Vikings Offense

With Christian Ponder under center from 2011-2012, the Minnesota Vikings’ passing offense was anemic at best. In those two seasons, the Ponder-led Vikings finished 28th and 24th, respectively, in total passing yards. Bill Musgrave, the offensive coordinator at the time, relied heavily on the legs of Adrian Peterson.Peterson famously rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, leading the Vikings...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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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December 18, 2014  |  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...
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December 04, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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