As if the Vikings didn’t have enough to worry about regarding their dreaded offense-they were blindsided with the sudden resignation of Norv Turner. Enter, Pat Shurmur-Tight Ends coach by day, interim O.C. by night. Shurmur has worked with Sam Bradford in two previous stints with the Rams and Eagles as has had various degrees of success. Bradford had a very good second half of the season last year and Shurmur was a key figure in getting him up to speed in the first four games of his beginning tenure with Minnesota.
Somewhere along the line-after the bye, Norv took back the offensive reigns, and the offense-along with Sam Bradford became non-existent, the offensive line-downright ugly…it was as if we went back in time with no offensive direction, just a bunch of guys counting “one Mississippi, two Mississippi whoa, hold on, I wasn’t ready for the oncoming Rush!”
Our Vikings are thankfully back home playing against NFC North rivals the Detroit Lions. Let’s hope the offensive line isn’t as offensive as it was last week against Chicago. I have a feeling we will get back on track with our winning ways. All three phases will be clicking as the Vikings tame the Lions 30-13.