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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    You guys need to relax, if Brian Murphy wasn't ready for the job Childress wouldn't have hired him. I find it hard to believe that Childress handed him the job, my opinion is that Murphy impressed in the formal interview, told Childress how he wanted to opporate, what he was going to do ect.

    When I look at the majority of our specail teams problems its from an execution standpoint. Staying in gaps, tackling, directional kicking, ect. These things can all be corrected, we'll add some new talent to the group and push foward. 09 stands on its own marits.

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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    With Farwell back I think it will help him out alot

    Erin Henderson, Heath Farwell and Hussain Abdullah should make alot of noise on special teams next year


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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    [size=14pt]Ready to go to work[/size]
    February 3rd, 2009 – 10:08 PM by Judd Zulgad
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    The Vikings’ offseason program won’t begin until April 6, but talking to new special teams coordinator Brian Murphy tonight it sounds like he’s ready to go. The Vikings are set with punter Chris Kluwe and kicker Ryan Longwell but there is no doubt the kickoff and punt coverage and return units need to show improvement in 2009. (The Vikings gave up an NFL record seven returns for touchdowns this season.) Murphy, who had been the special teams assistant to Paul Ferraro for three seasons, made it clear in his interview with coach Brad Childress that there is no time to waste.

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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    [size=14pt]Murphy named special teams coordinator[/size]
    February 3rd, 2009 – 6:48 PM by Judd Zulgad
    http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=2458

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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    "josdin00" wrote:
    Hey, that's the guy whose mom I ran into at Union Station.

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=49318.msg872068#msg872068

    Then I guess when you see her next year you ll have to give her the finger once and for all
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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    "VikingsTw" wrote:
    You guys need to relax, if Brian Murphy wasn't ready for the job Childress wouldn't have hired him. I find it hard to believe that Childress handed him the job, my opinion is that Murphy impressed in the formal interview, told Childress how he wanted to opporate, what he was going to do ect.

    When I look at the majority of our specail teams problems its from an execution standpoint. Staying in gaps, tackling, directional kicking, ect. These things can all be corrected, we'll add some new talent to the group and push foward. 09 stands on its own marits.
    Actually, it was the *cough* "power elite" that brainwashed Childress into hiring Murphy.

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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    [size=13pt]Murphy prepared himself to be Vikings coordinator[/size]

    Brian Murphy says he ready after being promoted to special teams coordinator.

    By Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune staff writer

    Last update: February 3, 2009 - 11:31 PM


    Brian Murphy might have spent the past three seasons as the assistant to Vikings special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro, but that didn't change the way he approached his job....

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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    Murphy said he went through a formal interview with Childress during which he "took him through from scratch" how he would approach things.
    Murphy might have worked under Ferraro but it's clear he wants to put his own stamp on some things.
    Hopefully it's for the better.

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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams

    [size=13pt]Murphy new Special Teams Coordinator[/size]

    2/3/2009

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    Brian Murphy has been named the Vikings Special Teams Coordinator, a position he had assisted with for the past 3 seasons. Murphy served as Special Teams Coordinator/OLBs coach at Wisconsin from 2002-05 before joining the Vikings staff in 2006....


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    Re: Murphy promoted to lead Vikings special teams


    I think Murphy will refocus our special team units, and bring a little passion to the guys he coaches. We can't get any worse than last year, and with a coaching change comes refocused attention. We will be much improved next season.

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