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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Pat Shurmur : Full offseason will help Sam Bradford


    Tue, 21 Feb 2017

    AFC Rookie Grades: East | South | West | North Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur , who took over the duties midway through the season, believes a full offseason in the program will help the rapport between Bradford

  14. Vikings' Patterson: I could 'take my talents elsewhere'


    Thu, 26 Jan 2017

    More Columns > ORLANDO, Fla. -- The sudden retirement of Norv Turner and promotion of Pat Shurmur to Vikings offensive coordinator last season -- a role that Shurmur gained permanently this week -- finally had former first

  15. Vikings name Pat Shurmur offensive coordinator


    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

    More Columns > Pat Shurmur 's interim tag has been removed. After replacing Norv Turner as the Vikings offensive coordinator when Turner resigned midseason

  16. Jamison Crowder leads Top-10 slot receiver separation


    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

    necessity. In the early going of the year, he was seeing more of a 65-35 percent wide-to-slot lineup split. When Pat Shurmur took over the offense mid-season he put more of an emphasis on getting the ball out of Sam Bradford 's hands quickly

  17. Adrian Peterson tops Fantasy Hipsters overrated plays


    Wed, 21 Dec 2016

    s not a sign that All Day needs to say good night, I don't know what is. Plus, since Norv Turner bounced and Pat Shurmur took over as offensive coordinator, Minnesota's rush percentage is 33.6 compared to 42.6 under Turner. They

  18. Colts keep playoff hopes alive in best showing of 2016


    Sun, 18 Dec 2016

    liability at this point in his career, but his skill set is ill-suited to the quick-passing attack installed by Pat Shurmur in a desperate midseason coverup for poor pass protection. Sam Bradford had no chance to establish a rhythm during

  19. Jeff Fisher, Jim Caldwell highlight era of patience with coaches


    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

    John Harbaugh in 2008). Lewis, Harbaugh and Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin have watched Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur , Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine and now Hue Jackson stride the Browns ' sideline. In a related note, the Browns are

  20. Next Gen Stats: Lack of passing counter dooms Vikings


    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    Diggs downfield through the heart of the Packers ' defense in his first start for the team. Turner's departure and Pat Shurmur 's installation as offensive play-caller brought along a new philosophy. Stefon Diggs moved to playing primarily

  21. What we learned: Cowboys extend winning streak to 11


    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    he riddled defenses with accurate downfield strikes when he wasn't getting lit up by opposing pass rushers. Since Pat Shurmur replaced Turner in early November, Bradford has been asked to oversee a quick-hitting attack designed to spare his

  22. Zimmer to miss 'TNF' after emergency eye surgery


    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    Thursday night's vital matchup with the Cowboys , the Vikings will likely turn to newly promoted offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur or offensive line coach Tony Sparano. Both coaches have head coaching experience -- Shurmur with the Browns and Sparano

  23. Marquess Wilson emerges as Bears top wide receiver


    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

    rookie Laquon Treadwell can't get on the field. Kyle Rudolph has target totals of three, eight, three and 10 since Pat Shurmur took over as offensive cooridnator. It's much harder to predict his volume now than it was when he was averaging

  24. It's all about Blount in Week 11 daily fantasy


    Sat, 19 Nov 2016

    Peterson will shadow Stefon Diggs , even into the slot. While that's intimidating, Diggs runs such shallow routes since Pat Shurmur took over that he should still have a solid reception floor. Diggs has 13 catches in back-to-back games, and went

  25. Week 11 fantasy football matchups, starts and sits


    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

    combination that's going to lead to a lot of fantasy wins. Stefon Diggs , WR -- FLEX: Under interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur , the Vikings have incorporated a short-range quick-passing game which has improved Diggs' outlook. Kyle Rudolph