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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
2 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...
Via Thacover2
3 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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Chargers Control St. Louis?

It's been an up and down season thus far for the San Diego Chargers. After starting off with a promising 5-1 record, they went down the familiar lane of losing three out of their next four games, bringing back the kind of memories that Norv Turner would do to the group.With the wild card race being so tight in the AFC, this next contest against the Rams should be considered a...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
6 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...
Via cover32 - Vikings
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
21 days ago  |  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...
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...
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 NFL.com: “I’m not a drama queen or anything,” Patterson said...
Via Down and Distance
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?
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Likely to Play the Hot Hand at Running Back

Minnesota Vikings Likely to Play the Hot Hand at Running Back With Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson in a boat-load of trouble and indefinitely banned from the team, the Vikings may go with the hot hand between running backs Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon this week. Norv Turner hints at hot-hand … The post Minnesota Vikings Likely to Play the Hot Hand at Running Back appeared...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
September 20, 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...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
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...
Via NESN.com
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Full of it: With two fullbacks, Vikings still see value in position

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jerome Felton heard the rumors and wondered about his place in the Minnesota Vikings offense under new coordinator Norv Turner. The Cleveland Browns fullback, when Turner was the offensive coordinator there last season, was the 225-pound Chris Ogbonnaya, not exactly the bruising thumper typically lead-blocking in the running game. "Probably early in the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 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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Via Next Impulse Sports
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...
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...
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...
Via Sportsnaut
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 19, 2014  |  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...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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