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  1. Vikings expect to continue hot-hand approach at RB


    Fri, 13 Oct 2017

    use both of them and then [McKinnon] had the hot hand, and we just kind of stuck with him," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Thursday, via the team's official website . McKinnon was clearly the better runner on Monday. The 25-year

  2. QB Index, Week 6: Class of '04 woes; Cam Newton back


    Wed, 11 Oct 2017

    4 INT | 179 rush yds | 2 rush TD Additional QB notes Case Keenum , Minnesota Vikings: Credit offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for doing a fantastic job with Keenum. He's undeniably been the best free-agent quarterback signed last offseason

  3. Does NFL have offensive line problem? Plus, Jared Goff's growth


    Sun, 17 Sep 2017

    principles and concepts -- including the option shovel pass, zone read and fly sweep -- to help Smith find his groove or Pat Shurmur utilizing a wide array of quick-rhythm concepts designed to get the ball out of Bradford's hands, these guys put

  4. Jim Schwartz 'very comfortable' with Doug Pederson


    Wed, 13 Sep 2017

    have a large number of former head coaches on staff. The Minnesota Vikings , for example, have two (Tony Sparano and Pat Shurmur ). The dynamic between someone like 31-year-old Rams head coach Sean McVay and 70-year-old defensive coordinator

  5. Sam Bradford leads Week 1 fantasy football deep dive


    Wed, 6 Sep 2017

    aerial weapons. All the talent in the receiving department intersects back at Sam Bradford , who looked at home in Pat Shurmur 's offense last season. Bradford gets a bad rap in some circles, but don't discount his tangible fantasy ceiling

  6. Vikings' D, Sam Bradford's progress have Mike Zimmer optimistic


    Tue, 22 Aug 2017

    little run threat to help him. Now Bradford, 29, has had an offseason to work with his teammates and a coordinator, Pat Shurmur , who has a lot of history to draw on in sculpting the offense around Bradford's skill set. "I think [Bradford

  7. Streaming Week 1 fantasy football quarterback starts


    Mon, 21 Aug 2017

    fantasy points per contest -- and that includes a 7.6-point dud in Week 15. With a full offseason in coordinator Pat Shurmur 's system and a deeper rapport with a healthy Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen , Bradford and the Vikings passing attack

  8. Revisiting late-summer trades: Greg Olsen, Sam Bradford thrived


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017

    compressed the amount of time he had to learn the offense and develop his timing with the pass-catchers. The presence of Pat Shurmur -- his coordinator when he was Offensive Rookie of the Year in St. Louis -- on the Vikings ' staff surely helped

  9. 2018 free agency preview: Bill comes due for WRs


    Fri, 11 Aug 2017

    reality of how to handle him and Bradford contractually. This is Bradford's job to lose. His history with coordinator Pat Shurmur and status as the team's starter allows Bradford an opportunity to earn another big contract in a career full of them

  10. Packers' O could be unstoppable; Dalvin Cook set for big season


    Fri, 4 Aug 2017

    teams have to think about stopping." With the Vikings ' offense continuing to evolve under new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Bradford, Cook's versatility and explosiveness not only makes him a better overall fit than free-agent addition

  11. Sam Bradford wants more explosive plays from Vikings


    Fri, 4 Aug 2017

    tendency to take the safe throw runs counter to his stated desire to explore the explosive corner of the playbook in 2017. Pat Shurmur 's offense will still consist mainly of high-percentage short throws, but if the Vikings ' offensive line is better

  12. McCaffrey, Cook among rookie runners turning heads


    Tue, 1 Aug 2017

    fine about the progress of Dalvin Cook . "[He] tries to make the most of every rep he gets," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said, per ESPN. "You see him do a lot of things really well, and if he does make a mistake, he's able to correct

  13. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: TEs


    Fri, 28 Jul 2017

    a lock No. 1 option in drafts. ... Over his last eight seasons as either a head coach or offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur has produced two top-10 and four top-15 tight ends. Shurmur utilizes the position as his leading tight end averages

  14. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: WRs


    Fri, 28 Jul 2017

    Thielen posted career highs across the board, but 45 percent of his receiving yards came in just three games. ... Pat Shurmur has been a head coach or offensive coordinator in each of the last eight seasons. During that time, he's had just

  15. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: RBs


    Thu, 27 Jul 2017

    Mike Remmers (free agents), not to mention Pat Elflein in Round 3 of the NFL draft, should bolster the unit. ... Pat Shurmur has helped produced six top-20 fantasy backs in his last eight years as a head coach or coordinator. That includes

  16. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: QBs


    Wed, 26 Jul 2017

    game that struggled to produce without superstar Adrian Peterson . ... In nine starts under offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur , Sam Bradford averaged 271 passing yards but threw for just 12 touchdowns. On a positive note, he did have a 74

  17. Sam Bradford more confident after full offseason


    Sun, 23 Jul 2017

    season [the resignation of Norv Turner as offensive coordinator], having worked with [new offensive coordinator] Pat [ Shurmur ], I think that really helped me just because we have a really good relationship and I felt like we were able to communicate

  18. Best late-round fantasy football wide receiver values


    Sat, 15 Jul 2017

    to Sam Bradford at quarterback in Week 2 (via an offseason trade) and then later transitioning from Norv Turner to Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator following Week 8. In 2017, a fully healthy Stefon Diggs , Bradford and Thielen should be

  19. Best late-round fantasy football quarterback values


    Fri, 14 Jul 2017

    being asked to take on an expanded and unfamiliar role. This season, Bradford will have the luxury of working with Pat Shurmur once again. Shurmur took over after Norv Turner quit last season and he and Bradford have history from their time together

  20. NFL's five most underrated receiving corps in 2017


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    I had with outgoing Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson , who told me at the Pro Bowl that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur planned on utilizing his weapons more effectively in 2017. With an entire offseason under his belt as OC, Shurmur

  21. Vikings, Browns among underrated fantasy offenses


    Wed, 7 Jun 2017

    Turner resigned following a Week 8 loss to the Bears), which caused him to slide more prominently into the slot under Pat Shurmur . As a result, his route tree grew in a different fashion, as you can see below. My how things have changed. Here

  22. Under-the-radar X-factors for the 2017 NFL season


    Fri, 2 Jun 2017

    in OTAs, Treadwell has enjoyed a "great, in my opinion, five-and-a-half weeks," per offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur . Stefon Diggs , the underrated Adam Thielen and wild card Michael Floyd are also on the roster, but Treadwell's

  23. Mike Zimmer taking break from Vikings after surgery


    Tue, 23 May 2017

    Zimmer has plenty of loyal lieutenants and assistants with previous head coaching experience like Tony Sparano and Pat Shurmur . Defensive coordinator George Edwards has also been by Zimmer's side for all four seasons in Minnesota. Here's

  24. NFC North projected starters: Will Bears exceed expectations?


    Thu, 18 May 2017

    S: Andrew Sendejo » Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Sam Bradford have worked together under three different head coaches in three different cities. Their best season together came

  25. NFC summer subplots: One huge question for each team in 2017


    Wed, 17 May 2017

    Bradford were on the same page. Zimmer said he thinks Treadwell will be better this year with more familiarity with Pat Shurmur 's offense. The current duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs is viable, if not great. With Treadwell's presence