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Sun, 17 May 2015 19:39:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has opened up the playbook to give receivers more chances to make explosive plays, head coach Mike Zimmer said at rookie minicamp.
Fantasy Tip: If Turner does open things up a bit, it would be good news for Teddy Bridgewater and the receiving corps. However, the talk of a more pass-friendly playbook may or may not amount to much when the season begins. For now, the fantasy value of Bridgewater and the rest of the Vikings' offensive players remains unchanged.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:50:03 -0700
Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has studied videos of past tight ends offensive coordinator Norv Turner has worked with before.
Fantasy Tip: If Rudolph takes time like this to look at how Turner operates his offense, that's a good sign. The team's quarterback situation will determine how the receivers fare in 2014, but if the passing game excels and uses the tight end more often then Rudolph could bear watching.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:43:28 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he wants to be involved with the team's offense and has talked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner to learn more about the offense.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:47:02 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner met with Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas Thursday, Feb. 20.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:31:24 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects RB Adrian Peterson to catch 50-60 passes out of the backfield in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: If those numbers play out, that would almost double Peterson's catch total from a year ago, and would obviously increase his value in point-per-reception leagues. This is something to monitor as training camp gets underway in the fall to see exactly how he is being used.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:08:21 -0800
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the Vikings will rely on offensive coordinator Norv Turner to help evaluate their options at quarterback for the upcoming season. Minnesota would like to have a veteran quarterback and a young passer, in addition to QB Christian Ponder.
Fantasy Tip: It is anyone's guess who starts the season for Minnesota this year, but their quarterback position doesn't figure to offer much in the way of fantasy value, regardless of who is running the ship.
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 11:42:00 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said QB Christian Ponder will be given a legitimate shot to win the starting quarterback job. "I've been impressed with Christian and the things he does in terms of his movement," Turner said. "He moves extremely well on the run. He's made a lot of big plays. The starting point with any quarterback to me is eliminating those (bad) plays. That would be one of our starting points." Ponder is currently the only quarterback the Vikings have under contract.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:07:46 -0800
Minnesota Vikings new offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the team will search for a young quarterback to lead the team this offseason. "Quarterbacks come from a lot of different spots," Turner said. "A third-rounder wins the Super Bowl and there's some pretty good players who weren't drafted high. I think everybody is in agreement: We're trying to add a young quarterback to the organization. So, you just gotta make sure it's a good one wherever you get him."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:08:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants to run a balanced offense that is good at all things. "It's all about balance. We need to be good at all things. Balance is the most critical thing."
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 01:36:27 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings could make a play for New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was linked to Mallett before the 2011 draft before the Patriots took him, and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner was interested in Mallett prior to the 2013 campaign.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:24:18 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson endorsed head coach Mike Zimmer as the team's new leader. "I'm just looking forward to heading in the right direction. I feel like the organization did a great job of bringing in Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner," Peterson said. "I feel like we're putting the pieces in the right place so I'm just excited to see who all we bring in (to coach) other positions and to see which direction as far as bringing in players to help us accomplish our goal of winning a championship."
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:05:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is happy with the hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner and called him "the perfect guy to lead us and get us on the right path." The Vikings were ranked 23rd in the league in passing offense last year, and they were ranked 31st in the league in 2012. "I'll tell you, our pass offense has really struggled in the past couple years," Peterson told USA Today Sports. "I think (Turner) is going to be the perfect guy to come in and get us on the right path."
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:43:45 -0800
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said offensive coordinator Norv Turner will have ample input on the team's quarterback situation this offseason.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:16:44 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wanted to hire former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner as the new offensive coordinator last offseason, but owner/general manager Jerry Jones rejected the idea because he believed Turner's offensive philosophy was too similar to that of Garrett.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:20:40 -0800
Updating earlier reports, the Minnesota Vikings hired Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner to be their offensive coordinator and Browns wide receivers coach Scott Turner to be their quarterbacks coach.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:03:26 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are close to an agreement to hire Norv Turner to be their offensive coordinator.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:35:23 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens have not asked permission to interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner for their offensive coordinator position at this time.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:54:44 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have received permission to interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner for their offensive coordinator position.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:43:15 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens may look to Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner or former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski to fill their offensive coordinator position.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:32:34 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner is "very likely" to be fired. The Browns are looking for an offensive play caller to become their next head coach.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:02:56 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that people would be surprised about TE Gary Barnidge. With TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring) dealing with a minor hamstring injury, it would not be a surprise for Barnidge to make a run at the starting job in camp, according to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi.
Fantasy Tip: Barnidge is a name to keep an eye on if Cameron continues to have issues staying on the practice field, especially early in the season.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:07:50 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have stocked up at the running back position, and it might have to do somewhat with the injury history of RB Trent Richardson. However, it also has to do with the uncertainty at the fullback position, where FB Owen Marecic might be used much under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
Wed, 29 May 2013 09:35:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive players have raved about their first impression of OC Norv Turner's scheme. "Defenses will be shocked to say the least with how much we're running downfield,"WR Josh Gordon said. WR Greg Little said Turner "calls more post and go routes than I've ever run before."ESPN Stats and Information cites that the Browns threw the ball 10 yards or fewer downfield on 73.3 percent of their 2012 passes, and 20 yards or more on only 9 percent.
QB Brandon Weeden, not the confirmed starter but the presumed leader, is more comfortable out of the shotgun, not the timing-based, three-step-drop setup run by Pat Shurmur last year.
Fantasy Tip: The Air Coryell elements in Turner's vertical-based game give Gordon and Little some fantasy sleeper potential and should sustain Trent Richardson's RB1 stock. It's a stretch to say Weeden, if he gets the gig, will be anything more than a low-end No. 2 fantasy QB, but he could be useful in the right matchup plays for bye weeks. Keep an eye on the development of talented but unpolished TE Jordan Cameron, as well.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:49:36 -0700
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin has impressed the coaching staff with his sure hands this offseason. He averaged 16.6 yards per reception in 2012, and his speed has offensive coordinator Norv Turner trying to figure out how to take advantage of Benjamin's speed.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin should be left for your waiver wire in fantasy football drafts, unless he drastically moves up the depth chart.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:46:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system is throwing a lot of passes to the running back position so far this offseason. RB Trent Richardson caught 51 balls last year, but RBs Dion Lewis and Montario Hardesty have also shown the ability to catch passes.
Fantasy Tip: Watch how the pass distribution and playing time on third downs plays out in the offseason, particularly the preseason. Richardson could see fewer passes come his way in 2013.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:25:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns FB Owen Marecic remains on the roster but may struggle to find a role in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system, because it rarely uses pure fullbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Marecic is a thumper and may see time in goal line situations to help pave the way for RB Trent Richardson. Turner's offenses have produced successful fantasy backs before without a fullback, so Richardson should be confidently taken as a No. 1 running back this year.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:09:59 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner praised QB Brandon Weeden, calling him the hardest working player on the team.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:52:02 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the team is working with QB Brandon Weeden to play faster and make quicker decisions this season. Turner said Weeden has improved his footwork a lot this offseason and is working on improving his play under center.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:44:49 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews said players eventually grew tired of former head coach Norv Turner's message and tuned him out. "I think we were just complacent," Mathews said. "The time that we spent there - we spent a lot of time there - it was the same thing over and over again. There wasn't anything new. I think he did everything he could to try to make us win no doubt about it. I just think we really got complacent to where we were and what we were doing and thought we were owed to win games." According to Mathews, talent has never been an issue for the team. "We all had the talent," Mathews said. "I think it was just going through the same routine, doing the same thing over and over again. You go there and you do what you gotta do to get ready for practice, go to practice, get out of practice. It was kind of just a routine thing, it wasn't something new. I think the new coaches being in here is going to be good for us."
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:54:08 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner attended USC QB Matt Barkley's Pro Day.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:31:20 -0800
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said he excited about working with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, because Turner likes to feature his backs, similar to LaDainian Tomlinson.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:54:07 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said QB Brandon Weeden has some positive upside and can be a really good NFL player. "I saw a young guy that I think now and I thought then has a real positive upside and when I look at him on tape, I haven't spent any time with him, but when I look at the tape I see a guy who can be a really good player," Turner said. "I think a lot of playing quarterback has to do with the people you have around you and getting those guys playing at a high level. People may think it's being unfair to Brandon to say 'well they're being cool about it.' I think it's being fair to him to say 'hey we have a young guy that has some talent and we're going to find out about him.' We're going to coach him and do everything we can to make him the best player he can be and let's see where it goes. He's going to have an opportunity to go compete, play and grow and I'm excited to be working with him."
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:14:01 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said offensive coordinator Norv Turner will also serve as the team's quarterbacks coach.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:25:03 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he'll still oversee playcalling; however, he thinks it's important for offensive coordinator Norv Turner to call plays because it will free him up to be involved more with the defense and special teams.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:19:34 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he wants to refrain from commenting on QB Brandon Weeden's abilities before getting a chance to study him on film. "For me to give a big evaluation on Brandon would not be fair," Turner said.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:12:34 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said his relationship with head coach Rob Chudzinski is a big part of the reason he joined the team. Turner said Chudzinski and he share similar philosophies.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:56:32 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he reached out to Norv Turner regarding the team's offensive coordinator position before Turner opted to become the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. "He and I did talk. We talked about the opening. One thing he told me was he had a lot to think about," Rivera said. "I had heard that (Browns CEO) Joe Banner called him directly during that whole process. That's the hard part because you don't know when or what went on in that conversation."
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:39:38 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he has talked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner about who will call the plays next season but the two have not made a decision at this point.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:48:52 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team checked in with Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner to gauge his interest in their offensive coordinator before he accepted the Browns job. Turner told the Raiders he was not interested in their coordinator position.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:25:12 -0800
The Cleveland Browns announced they have named Norv Turner the team's offensive coordinator.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:17:55 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will hire former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:58 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is expected to join the Cleveland Browns coaching staff under head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:12:40 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is reportedly on just about every head coaching candidate's list of potential offensive coordinators. "They all think they can get him and I think some teams are getting worried about that, especially if you're thinking about a defensive guy," one agent said. "It's like, 'What happens if you don't get Norv?'"
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:20:07 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson could be offensive coordinator options if defensive coordinator Ray Horton becomes the new head coach.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:09:45 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to show interest in former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner for their offensive coordinator position.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:06:43 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is not expected to be interested in the New York Jets offensive coordinator position if the team fires offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:33:12 -0800
Free-agent head coach Norv Turner said he is keeping an open mind about his next team. Turner said he is not in a rush to decide his next opportunity and the process could run over the next several weeks.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:59:48 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is believed to be on New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's short list to become the team's next offensive coordinator.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:07:27 -0800
Updating previous reports, the San Diego Chargers have announced they have fired general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 05:17:35 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner will be fired Monday, Dec. 31.