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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Christian McCaffrey, Curtis Samuel rejuvenate Panthers' offense


    Fri, 12 May 2017

    his stellar play might've prompted the team to rebuild the offense around his skill set. First, the team installed Pat Shurmur as the permanent offensive coordinator after he served as the team's play caller following Norv Turner's surprising

  21. Mike Zimmer: Latavius Murray can aid passing game


    Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    shotgun, the team likely feels Murray's experience in the formation is more in line with what offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur wants out of a power back. Last season with the Raiders , 256 of Murray's 480 snaps came from shotgun, per Next

  22. Best team fits for notable remaining free agents


    Thu, 16 Mar 2017

    million or less? If not, a return to Minnesota makes the most sense. Even if he's not a perfect fit for coordinator Pat Shurmur 's system, he has sentimental value to the Vikings that could show up in his paycheck . BEST FIT: Minnesota Vikings

  23. Cordarrelle Patterson wants to stay with Vikings


    Sun, 12 Mar 2017

    Bowl and finally seemed to get some opportunities in Minnesota's offense under interim (now permanent) coordinator Pat Shurmur . When we spoke at the Pro Bowl back in January, he was adamant that his next destination would have to make some assurances

  24. Spielman: 'No idea' what Peterson market will look like


    Wed, 1 Mar 2017

    struggled in 2016. Spielman added that he's spent a portion of his offseason in meetings with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and coach Mike Zimmer discussing what type of running back would best fit their scheme. "Are we going to be more shotgun

  25. Vikings GM: Laquon Treadwell will 'be a good player'


    Fri, 24 Feb 2017

    get him on track. He is going to be a good player with us. I do believe that in my heart." Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur also chimed in recently, calling this offseason "critical" for the 21-year-old. While their checklist is long