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Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Projections 2014

RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) Peterson didn’t repeat the 2000 rushing yard season he had in 2012, but he still impressed, rushing for 1266 yards and 10 touchdowns on 279 carries, an average of 4.54 YPC. In his career, he’s rushed for 10,115 yards (already 27th all-time) and 86 touchdowns on 2033 carries, an average of 4.98 YPC. There is minor concern with his age as he goes...
Via The Football Fan Spot
10 hours ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins' Gruden: a night owl who needs his sleep

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Jay Gruden is more of a night owl than an early bird, which puts him in the Joe Gibbs category among Washington Redskins head coaches. Well, not quite. Gibbs would meet with his assistants until the wee hours and then catch a few hours of sleep in the office, sometimes spending days without leaving Redskins Park. Asked if he plans to spend to the night at the facility...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Stedman Bailey This Year’s Suspended Star?

It was only about a minute year ago that you were trying to figure out what to do with Josh Gordon in fantasy drafts. He looked like a terrific talent as a rookie in 2012 and would be aided by the Norv Turner vertical offense in year two. Everything looked to be pointing towards a [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Is Stedman Bailey This Year’s Suspended Star...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer, Turner envision Vikings keeping three quarterbacks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coach Mike Zimmer isn't ready to declare who will be his starting quarterback in a competition between veteran Matt Cassel and rookie Teddy Bridgewater, but Christian Ponder's place on the roster appears set. Zimmer said he doesn't see the team going with just two quarterbacks after offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he sees the value in having...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings will need to rely on Adrian Peterson hard over the next couple years

In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts. He also might be the only running back that can catch Emmitt Smith’s rushing record, but it will be hard this year.  Norv Turner likes to spread the ball around and usually his tight end […] The post Vikings will need to rely on Adrian Peterson hard over the next...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Norv Turner on Bridgewater, Yankey

Offensive coordinator talked about the initial performances from Teddy Bridgewater and David Yankey.
Via min.scout.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect Kyle Rudolph to be a Pro-Bowler this year

Since Norv Turner became the head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2007, the top tight end in Norv Turner’s system has never scored less than seven touchdowns and has fallen short of 700 yards only once. That bodes well for Kyle Rudolph, who made the Pro Bowl in 2012 after catching 53 passes […] The post Expect Kyle Rudolph to be a Pro-Bowler this year appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings have not ruled out running Teddy Bridgewater with the starters

Norv Turner must be really impressed with Teddy Bridgewater because they are considering him to run with the first team.  A matter of fact, Norv went on to say they want to make it happen to see how he reacts in different situations.  “We need to play Teddy with the first line,” Turner said. “We […] The post Vikings have not ruled out running Teddy Bridgewater with the...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater Is Playing At High Level

The last quarterback picked in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft may actually become the first to start under center for his team this upcoming season. The Vikings are going to give Teddy Bridgewater every opportunity to win the starting job and it seems like he’s taking advantage of the moment. Despite being listed as the second-team quarterback on the Vikings first official...
Via Thacover2
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: I'm excited about what Teddy Bridgewater is doing

The NFL requires teams to release depth charts ahead of their first preseason game even if the final version might look markedly different in a few weeks. We point that out because the Vikings' first depth chart of 2014 lists Matt Cassel as the No. 1 quarterback, even if that might not be the case in a month's time. First-round pick Teddy Bridgewater has been solid for most...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater is a heck of a player, has a bright future

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been raving about rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater since they drafted him back in May. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer took his turn in praising Bridgewater while on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Mike Zimmer: Teddy's been very, very impressive. He's got a very bright future here. Will be a heck of a football player. #VikingsCamp ...
Via Pro Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ QB Teddy Bridgewater Impressing Norv Turner

Vikings’ QB Teddy Bridgewater Impressing Norv Turner Already impressing offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will have every opportunity to earn the starting job during the preseason. Vikings' OC Turner: Teddy Bridgewater is playing at an 'awfully high level.' http://t.co/EgL7JTyWjk pic.twitter...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater is playing at an “awfully high level”

It seems like with each passing day,  Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner ends up being more and more pleased with rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Norv Turner said Teddy Bridgewater is playing at an "awfully high level.'' Doesn't think he's struggling because asked to do a lot of things — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 5, 2014 Norv Turner on Bridgewater...
Via Pro Football Zone
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Turner: 'Excited' about QBs; Bridgewater playing at 'awfully high level'

MANKATO, Minn. -- Norv Turner has a different perspective on the interceptions thrown by rookie Teddy Bridgewater and veteran Matt Cassel in recent practices as the two compete for the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback job. Turner, Minnesota's offensive coordinator, is pleased with the progress of Bridgewater and said the team wants to see Bridgewater play behind the first...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater receives very high praise from his offensive coordinator

Today the Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said some pretty interesting things about rookie Teddy Bridgewater. This was moments after the team announced that Matt Cassel would be the starting quarterback on the first depth chart released.  Turner said Bridgewater has been playing at an “awfully high level,” per the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris […] The post Vikings...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Report: August 1, 2014

It’s August 1st, which means NFL preseason games are closing in. To me, that’s when football “officially” starts. The Minnesota Vikings were kind enough to allow Sportsnaut in to the “media family” for an up-close look at Vikings training camp. What did I learn in the morning walk-through? A lot. Within minutes, it was clear things are different with the Mike Zimmer lead...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Says Mike Zimmer Restored His Faith in Vikings

Adrian Peterson wasn’t happy at the end of last season. The team hasn’t been very good while he has been there and he was vocal about not liking the firing of Leslie Frazier. Now his tune has changed and everything is all good now that Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner are around: “I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t feeling good about being here in Minnesota at the end of last season,”...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner explains what makes Teddy Bridgewater special

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner did an interview with The Star Tribune and explained to them just how special rookie Teddy Bridgewater is. The first thing Turner talked about is Bridgewater’s quick release. “Look at this one,” Turner says. “The tight end is running an 18-yard out. Teddy drops. One, two, three, four, five and, bam, the ball’s out. See how quick...
Via Pro Football Zone
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudolph rewarded, now ready for big season under Turner

MANKATO, Minn. -- From his considerable film work to returning from a broken foot and losing 15 pounds, Kyle Rudolph dedicated himself this offseason to getting ready for Norv Turner's tutelage. Rudolph, 24, saw the potential with Turner coming in as the Vikings' new offensive coordinator. Minnesota saw the potential in its big tight end, too. The two sides hope the offseason...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson won't play much in preseason but 'excited' about Vikings' new offense

MANKATO, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson has proven he doesn't need much of a dry run to be ready for the NFL season and he likely won't get much of one this season as he adapts to a new offense with coordinator Norv Turner. Peterson, who missed the preseason in 2012 following reconstructive knee surgery, went on to win the MVP award that season and rush for the second-most yards...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Zimmer proud of forcing change on offenses

MANKATO, Minn. -- Norv Turner is assessing the entire Minnesota Vikings' offense as the team's offensive coordinator, and one vital position group is becoming harder to play and judge. Turner noted the difficulty playing offensive line in the NFL and matching up against exotic defensive alignments and defenses utilizing unique ways to keep offenses off balance. Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings receiver Patterson day-to-day with foot injury

MANKATO, Minn. -- Cordarrelle Patterson is hard to miss at training camp. He was even easier to spot Friday with his multi-colored dreads hanging out of a bucket hat instead of a helmet. Patterson, the electric second-year receiver and returner, missed practice as the Minnesota Vikings opened training camp at Minnesota State University on Friday. Patterson was held out and is considered...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Norv Turner says Teddy Bridgewater Should Have Been a Top-10 Pick

The Minnesota Vikings knew they needed a franchise quarterback, so they traded up in the NFL Draft to select Louisville gunslinger Teddy Bridgewater with the final pick in the first round (No. 32 overall). So far, so good for the Bridgewater experiment. Norv Turner was brought in this offseason to led the Vikings offense, and he’s loving what he’s seen from his young quarterback...
Via Standing O Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater Should Have Been Top-10 Pick

It seems the Minnesota Vikings are beyond pleased with their draft day acquisition of Teddy Bridgewater.  According to the teams official website, Vikings offensive coördinator Norv Turner believes the organization got the steal of the draft when Bridgewater slipped to the final pick in round one. “I think he probably should’ve gone in the first 10 picks,” Turner said...
Via Thacover2
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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