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  1. Patriots-Steelers: Who has the edge? Plus, NFL-wide questions

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    Sat, 16 Dec 2017

    from different throwing [angles]. All that he lacks is the escapability on a constant basis." WHAT are the chances Pat Shurmur is a head coach next season? (submitted by @mgssmu and @californialion ) The Vikings don't want to lose their

  2. Potential head coach/GM pairings; five big questions for Week 14

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    Sat, 9 Dec 2017

    Giants , who are consulting his old boss, Ernie Accorsi -- just as Carolina did when it hired Gettleman. Vikings OC Pat Shurmur and Vikings assistant GM George Paton: Another obvious connection. Shurmur has a lot of supporters within the league

  3. NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: New England Patriots take No. 1

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    Tue, 5 Dec 2017

    rather, the unit put forth solid team defense while yielding just nine points (on three field goals). Also of note: Pat Shurmur and Case Keenum 's use of the running backs, flipping the offensive script Sunday on the defending NFC champs, who

  4. NFL Week 12: Nine takeaways from Thanksgiving Day

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    Fri, 24 Nov 2017

    better field vision, looking off reads and picking perfect moments to use his feet to move the chains. With coordinator Pat Shurmur dialing up another masterful game plan and Minnesota's line playing as well as any league-wide, Keenum's play

  5. Vikings overpower Lions, take control of NFC North

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    Fri, 24 Nov 2017

    better field vision, looking off reads and picking perfect moments to use his feet to move the chains. With coordinator Pat Shurmur dialing up another masterful game plan and Minnesota's line playing as well as any league-wide, Keenum's play

  6. The Debrief, Week 11: Major revelations as 2017 season unfolds

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    Tue, 21 Nov 2017

    stretch like it did a year ago. Pat Shurmur , offensive coordinator, Minnesota ..... league. I wanted to highlight Pat Shurmur for putting it all together, for ..... with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Pat Shurmur 's offense is one of the most

  7. Vikings dominate in second half to wear down Rams

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    Mon, 20 Nov 2017

    the game. Keenum recognized an all-out blitz was coming on his touchdown throw to Thielen. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has done a great job scheming guys open all season and was on a roll in the second half of this game. 5. After a touchdown

  8. NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Patriots rise, Cowboys plummet

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    it, and right quick. Minnesota's offense scored 35 points in its first 31 plays. Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur not only won the chess match, but nearly every move therein. If Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith don't get home for

  9. Eagles' culture, Kareem Hunt's challenge, Vikings' confidence

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    Fri, 3 Nov 2017

    the talent is better, especially on offense, where the players on the O-line are an ideal fit for what coordinator Pat Shurmur wants, and running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon have stepped in nicely for injured rookie Dalvin Cook

  10. NFL assistant coaches on the rise; five big questions for Week 8

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    Sat, 28 Oct 2017

    Kansas City Chiefs; Teryl Austin, defensive coordinator, Detroit Lions . Those who would be getting a second chance: Pat Shurmur , offensive coordinator, Minnesota Vikings; Jim Schwartz, defensive coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles; Mike McCoy

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

  14. Jim Schwartz 'very comfortable' with Doug Pederson

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    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

  15. Sam Bradford leads Week 1 fantasy football deep dive

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    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

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

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    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

  17. Streaming Week 1 fantasy football quarterback starts

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    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

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

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    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

  19. 2018 free agency preview: Bill comes due for WRs

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    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

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

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    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

  21. Sam Bradford wants more explosive plays from Vikings

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    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

  22. McCaffrey, Cook among rookie runners turning heads

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    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

  23. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: TEs

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    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

  24. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: WRs

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    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

  25. Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: RBs

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    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

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