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QUIZ: Name every Oakland Raiders head coach since the Super Bowl XVIII win

Can you name every head coach of the Raiders since the Super Bowl XVIII win in the 1983-1984 season?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chargers are connected to Super Bowl 50 in so many ways

The San Diego Chargers knew Ron Rivera long before he became "Riverboat Ron."He was just a defensive assistant then. Now he's wearing a different shade of bright blie -- as the head coach of the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers.Rivera isn't alone. When Super Bowl 50 kicks off in two weeks in Santa Clara, Calif., plenty of participants on both sidelines can thank the Chargers for...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Norv Turner still in charge of offense despite hiring of Pat Shurmur

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer turned some heads when he brought in Pat Shurmur as an offensive assistant, starting speculation current OC Norv Turner may not return for the 2016 season. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, Zimmer says Turner still is in charge and the Shurmur hiring was to add a little more to the mix. Goessling writes: 'Zimmer said after the season he anticipated...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings now have three former head coaches on staff

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has surrounded himself with an extremely experienced staff. With the recent addition of Pat Shurmur as an unspecified offensive assistant, Zimmer now have three former head coaches helping him out.Shurmur, offensive coordinator Norv Turner and newly hired offensive line coach Tony Sparano have each held head-coaching positions in the past...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings hire Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator

Just a day after interviewing him, the Minnesota Vikings have hired former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and interim head coach Pat Shurmur. Give no subsequent announcement that neither Norv Tuner nor his son Scott Turner is leaving, it can be assumed that the staff remains intact; though Shurmur’s role has yet to be defined. Shurmur made a name for himself as quarterbacks...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings interview former Philadelphia Eagles coach

The Minnesota Vikings lost running backs coach Kirby Wilson to the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday leaving a vacancy on the offensive coaching staff. On Friday, the Vikings interviewed former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and interim head coach Pat Shurmur. It is unclear which position he was interviewing for, but the move has implications for the Vikings coaching staff...
Via EndZoneScore
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter Holly Sonders Getting Photo Requests From NFL Players, Coaches

Holly Sonders is most famous for her work at the Golf Channel, but she has expanded her reach to cover the NFL for FOX, making her the perfect person to answer a question about the differences between athletes in each sport. Sonders appeared on Golf Digest’s weekly podcast this week with Cory Bradburn, and she was asked how her interactions with golfers and NFL players and coaches...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings coach Zimmer shifting focus to offense in year three

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer's mark on the Minnesota Vikings was always going to be defense first.Two years into his time running the team, much of the work that's ahead for Zimmer will surround the teaching, strategy and talent on the other side of the ball.Zimmer's first move was to fire offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, following a season of struggles at the position that...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer fires Vikings assistant coach after line struggles

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Mike Zimmer's mark on the Minnesota Vikings was always going to be defense first. Two years into his time running the team, much of the work that's ahead for Zimmer will surround the teaching, strategy and talent on the other side of the ball. Zimmer's first move was to fire offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, following a season of struggles at the position...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings fire offensive line coach Davidson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has fired offensive line coach Jeff Davidson following a season of struggles at the position that began with two veteran starters landing on injured reserve. Zimmer revealed the decision to not renew Davidson's contract Tuesday when asked if his entire staff would return for 2016. Zimmer called the offensive line's performance...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers front office makes another horrible move

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The San Diego Chargers will never learn. They threw away every shot at winning a...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from Chargers’ 2015 season

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The San Diego Chargers had one of the more disappointing seasons in franchise history...
Via cover32
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Seahawks to test mettle in arctic conditions of Minnesota versus the Vikings

Your 2015 Seattle Seahawks are in the Playoffs! “Playoffs? Don’t talk to me about the playoffs!” – Jim Mora Sr. Well Jim, we’re in the playoffs. It’s time to start talking about how we’re going to get past our first opponent, the Minnesota Vikings. Unlike Jim in his now infamous post-game interview, the Seattle Seahawks are diving into the Wild Card round; this time...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Blame offensive coordinator Norv Turner for Vikings’ final play

Many are blaming quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and head coach Mike Zimmer for the Minnesota Vikings’ strip-sack to end Thursday night’s 23-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. However, the majority of the blame should fall on the shoulders of offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Play-callers often take the heat when players fail to execute. And on the final play—in which Cardinals...
Via The Sports Daily
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Not all RBs embracing NFL's shift away from power run game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Adrian Peterson struggled with a new system, so he got what he wanted. DeMarco Murray had trouble in a different offense, so he was benched. More NFL teams are running the ball out of shotgun and pistol formations instead of an I-formation or a split-back set. Power football has become more old-fashioned than old school. It's been a tough trend for some of the...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Zimmer blows off Peterson’s ‘outcoached’ comments

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear he doesn’t put much stock in Adrian Peterson’s critical comments on how the team was “outcoached” in Sunday’s 38-7 thrashing at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. In fact, Zimmer indicated he really doesn’t care much about what anyone has to say about anything. “I don’t really worry about other people’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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

A 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 out, to figure this thing out and turn it around,” McCoy told ESPN's Eric D. Williams.He doesn't sound like...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  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...
Via cover32
November 10, 2015  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 29, 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...
Via 60 Max Power O
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...
Via 60 Max Power O
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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