Report: Vikings fire Scott Turner

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The Vikings have fired quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reported Monday night.

Turner is the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who resigned during the 2016 season. Scott Turner had been the quarterbacks coach in Minnesota for three seasons. He started in 2014, the year the Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater.

Turner was the wide receivers coach with the Browns in 2013 when his father was the offensive coordinator. He had coached in high school and in the college ranks before getting his first NFL job as quality control coach with the Panthers in 2011.

60 responses to “Report: Vikings fire Scott Turner

  1. But Bradford had a Hall of Fame season according to the purples. I almost feel bad for them – their best day of the year got postponed on Sunday for another week at least. Silly purples!

  2. Why not, the Vikings have finally identified the offensive problems that have plagued them all season, and its not the lack of a running back or substandard WR’s or an offensive line that resembles a sieve, it’s Scott Turner.

    Now that the Vikings have solved their biggest problem this early in the off season, what’s left for the fans to do except start predicting a Superbowl.

  3. All the nepotism in the NFL is something else. Norv Turner probably held his son’s need for a job over the Vikings’ heads and they actually gave in, even though they were just hiring Norv Turner and not someone with an actual brain. Kyle Shanahan, who did such a great job as Johnny Manziel’s offensive coordinator, is a frontrunner for a head coaching spot. Mark Davis’s first actual job came when he was fifty-freaking-five because when your father is Al Davis, you get NFL money but you don’t have to work for it. I mean, even Bill Belichick only got a look because his dad was a football genius. Is it even possible to be unemployed if your father was a big shot in football?

  4. Team falling apart!
    “New” stadium falling apart !
    But have no fear Viking fans, the draft is right around the corner and then the off season championship !

  5. Going 3-8 the after Columbus day will make a team feel change is needed.

    Theodore’s rookie year, he learned an offense and played well, AP returned after his off the field issues, and it seemed like Theodore, needed to learn a new offense. Now that Norval is gone, he will need to learn a new one again. If he can go.

    What I don’t understand is how everyone that was building up Theodore, then after he goes down with injury everyone jumps off of his bandwagon and onto Bradford’s after 3 weeks.

    If anyone should go its that GM, 3 1st round pickes on QBs since 2011. 2 on WR’s. One of whom has never got over 500 recieving yards or 50 catches, while the other had 1 catch in his rookie season.

  6. No signs of Nepotism there, no sir-ee! That’s OK, Lions fans had to endure Marinelli’s Son-in-law, Joe Berry as the DC!

  7. Well, I see the Barneys have finally chosen their scapegoat for the 2016 season. Well played.
    They must just play circus music on a continual loop at Viking Headquarters.
    skoLOL!!!!

  8. Sorry Vikings, but Minnesota has moved on. We will check in with you in January each year to see if you made the playoffs. Enjoy the new stadium regular fans can’t afford to go to. Bud grant, the purple people eaters, and randy moss were fun to watch. But it’s inevitable for this breakup to happen. We are moving on to a hotter, younger lover.

    This is a KAT town now. That’s Karl Anthony Towns. In a couple years, that name will be mentioned in the same breath as Lebron and Durant.

  9. so they brag about Bradford breaking the completion % record …. but then they fire the QB’s coach …. makes a whole lot of sense …. but I imagine dimwit Zimmer kept his kid around

  10. taintedsaints2009 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 9:22 PM
    Packer fans, seriously, we get it. The packers are better than the Vikings. There, now can you sleep at night?
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    We never sleep.

  11. No surprise. Even though they haven’t announced it, you can bet Pat Shurmer will get the OC job on a full basis. I’m sure he has his own people he wants to bring in.

  12. taintedsaints2009 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 9:22 PM
    Packer fans, seriously, we get it. The packers are better than the Vikings. There, now can you sleep at night?

    ****

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 9, 2017 9:36 PM

    We never sleep.

    ****

    But you do eat, obviously.

    ****

    upnorthvikesfan says:
    Jan 9, 2017 9:43 PM

    No surprise. Even though they haven’t announced it, you can bet Pat Shurmer will get the OC job on a full basis. I’m sure he has his own people he wants to bring in.

    ****

    They did announce it.

  13. The O-Line stinks it up and it’s the QB coach’s fault? Seem to me the QB play wasn’t bad at all.
    First five draft choices and or Free agent moves should all be offensive linemen.

  14. Pretty bad year for Rick Spielman. Bradford trade and no playoffs was a complete bust. Treadwell and Alexander have pretty much no impact. Now we have a terrible Oline, WR core is still questionable at best, RB is now questionable, and QB is up in air with Teddys health and Bradfords average play. There is just no impact players on the offense. The window almost looks closed after an injury filled 2016 and trading away future picks. Not good.

  15. They should have fired whoever put the offensive line together. Their offensive line is the worst in the NFL.

  16. Replacing him will be Kyle Shumur, Pat’s son, who is giving up his chance to play at Vanderbilt to take this “legacy” position. Jed York immediately asked the Vikings permission to interview Kyle for their open Head Coach position.

  17. h0metownzero says:
    Jan 9, 2017 10:28 PM
    Viking fans sure are some sore losers.

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    So says the troll on another team’s article. Can you say irony?

  18. This was ordained the minute Norv bailed on the team mid-season. Let me explain this slowly so Packer fans can understand in between Jordy Nelson rib updates and beer-belly puffing: Turner Jr worked under his old man and his old man’s offensive system with Teddy; the new O-coordinator has a bit different system, will be primarily working with a different QB, and thus needs a QB coach more familiar and better suited to his system. Besides, Norv moved back to CA, and Scott can no longer stay in his basement.

  19. I only read these comments occasionally, but I see a continuing trend. A few people are happy with antagonizing others with their comments.

    Just look at their names, “almightycabbage” or “tokyosandblaster” and I could go on. I ask myself what kind of individual calls themselves this? Or there is one that isn’t even bright enough to change his name. “Carlgermanmiesterzigheil” I think was his?

    These are leaders of their community and someone to be proud of. I hope they are happy with what they post daily and have raised their children to follow the lead!

  20. Hey Packers trolls, go comment on your damn team!

    Firing Turner had to be done!
    Between Scott & Norv, the passing game has been mostly stagnant for the 3 years they were there. Below average passing stats across the board.

    So since Packers fans want to run their their collective big mouths, you better hope your team backs it up this week or all of Vikings Nation will blast your overrated team!

    How overrated? The Pack won ONE road game vs a team with a winning record! Week 17 at Detroit
    Just to get to the Super Bowl, Green Bay will have to win back to back road games against winning teams!
    Not gonna happen. Your defense is too inexperienced in key spots & will get torched in the passing game
    Your overrated Packers NEEDED to win vs NYG just to make sure that Aaron Rodgers had ONE MORE playoff victory at Lambeau than Eli!

  21. Question for Packer posters: How would your season have turned out if Rodgers had blown out his knee a week before the season started, you lost your C, RT, LT, and LG on offense, lost your potential HOF RB, and had average WRs?

  22. tremoluxman says:
    Jan 10, 2017 11:15 AM
    Question for Packer posters: How would your season have turned out if Rodgers had blown out his knee a week before the season started, you lost your C, RT, LT, and LG on offense, lost your potential HOF RB, and had average WRs?
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    Losing AD at this point is no great loss, this isn’t 6 years ago. Secondly, you probably had an upgrade at QB with the trade. Last year we lost almost every offensive line starter so I know it sucks but it happens. It was the managements fault for drafting a slow WR and not signing someone like Anquan Boldin in the off season. You put all your chips in on defense which is not a bad idea but they got wore out when the offense couldn’t stay on the field.

    To be honest, losing AR would have been killer to us but our back up isn’t terrible. We probably would have come in second to the Lions. 😉

  23. tremoluxman says:
    Jan 10, 2017 11:15 AM
    Question for Packer posters: How would your season have turned out if Rodgers had blown out his knee a week before the season started, you lost your C, RT, LT, and LG on offense, lost your potential HOF RB, and had average WRs?
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    Bradford was better than Bridgewater. The O-line problems are similar to the Packers defense issues, right now. They went 5-0 without Peterson. Your receivers enjoyed the highest rated completion rate in the league.

    The bottom line: It’s hard to make it to the SuperBowl. There’s a lot of luck involved, good and bad. Packer fans know this. Viking fans are just learning.

    The comments you’re getting from Packer fans now, is payback for the relentless “choker” shade your trolls having been throwing at Green Bay for years.

    Payback is brutal, but I won’t apologize for it. You guys made the bed…..sleep in it.

  24. uh, yeah. you guys always use grace and maturity. especially when it comes to korey stringer, roofer safety, 35w and child abuse.

  25. Frazier28/7 says:

    uh, yeah. you guys always use grace and maturity. especially when it comes to korey stringer, roofer safety, 35w and child abuse.
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    I’m disappointed, you left out the Love Boat, Whizanator, turning your draft pick choices late only to lose your turn and your head coach scalping his Superbowl tickets.

    Let’s face it, the Vikings have a rich history of ineptness, don’t sell it short.

  26. Frazier28/7 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 1:31 PM
    uh, yeah. you guys always use grace and maturity. especially when it comes to korey stringer, roofer safety, 35w and child abuse
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    Those are fringe-dwellers. You have them too.

  27. Not a surprise. Pat Shurmer is in charge of the offense now, and one would expect him to build a staff around himself that he’s comfortable with. He’s the guy that got Bradford to Minnesota, and unless Bridgewater can come back, Bradford is likely here to stay.

    Now, when does Tony Sparano get the ax? I get that the OL had injuries out the wahzoo this year, but it was his job to get better production out of the players he had available, and that didn’t happen.

  28. The Vikings biggest problem is not injuries, because all teams lose players due to injuries. And all teams can say they lost some very close games due to a variety of excuses.

    Vikings probably would have been a top-10 team during these last 4 years, if they were good at selecting talented players. The Vikings biggest problem that the owners need to deal with is their GM. Rick Spielman said after the Sam Bradford trade, “The one thing that I will not do, and I promise you this, is put our organization in a situation where it’s going to inhibit us or hurt us going into the future,” Minnesota finished the last 11 games at 3-8.

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