01-15-2014, 02:35 PM #11814
01-15-2014, 03:25 PM #12
In 2013 with the Browns he finished 27th in the nfl.
In 2006 with the 49ers he finished 24th.
In 2003 with the Dolphins he finished 17th.
In 2002 with the Dolphins he finished 12th.
In 2001 with the Chargers he finished 14th.
In 1993 with the Cowboys he finished 2nd
In 1992 with the Cowboys he finished 2nd
In 1991 with the Cowbosy he finished 7th
Outside of the early 90's with a Cowboys, he hasn't done much as offensive coordinator. He does bring a ton of experience though, and I think he could be a mentor of sorts to Zimmer.
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01-15-2014, 04:28 PM #13
01-15-2014, 06:03 PM #14
I'm pretty freaking excited about this possibility! Too often new HCs don't have the balls to hire a former HC or even a coordinator with the potential to be a HC someday. And, you end up with an off balanced team that struggles mightily at whatever side of the ball the HC isn't an expert at.
This guy has success working with young QBs in Aikman and Rivers and HOF RBs like Ladainian Tomlinson and Emmit Smith. He also has the HC experience to help Zimmer out in difficult situations and key game-time decisions. This isn't a who-dat, moving your buddy in with you (who has no chance of taking your job) type of move, but instead, quite possibly creates a strength opposite Zimmer's improving D that gives us balance and thus improves the other side too.
Hmmm, whats the chances we keep Priefer??? That might be a pretty solid 1-2-3!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!!Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
"Balance it on end and thats the third side of the coin!!" -wookiefoot
01-15-2014, 06:07 PM #15Rookie
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this is looking good. i love the zimmer hire, if norv comes on board and we land our franchise qb, we could improve pretty quickly. the rick is gettin' it done.None
01-15-2014, 06:12 PM #16
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on one hand, you're absolutely correct that he had a tough position. He had a very skilled team that was completely gutted. Lost LT, lost Sproles, lost VJ, other players either left, got injured or have aged to the point they weren't as effective (Gates). Despite that, his team was competitive, and COULD be a contender in any game.
However, too often there were games like last year vs. the Broncos, where they start out hot, get up big and choke in the second half and lose in primetime. I've paid a fair bit attention to the Chargers, they have a somewhat soft spot for me, and would be the AFC team I'd cheer for. He is definitely responsible for some of the issues that team faced. He was not the biggest problem though. The Chargers needed a change of scenery, and I don't disagree with his firing, but he did some great things for them. The offense was consistently one of the best, but they were inconsistent at the same time.
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01-15-2014, 06:53 PM #17
If Turner gets offered the job, he will accept. Any of the 3 candidates for OC that have been mentioned would be good in their own way. Turner, Linehan, and Kubiak. All 3 are previous head coaches, and all 3 have good qualities in running a offense. I hope he brings in a big name DC, even though he will be calling a lot of the plays.
01-16-2014, 09:22 AM #18
01-16-2014, 09:25 AM #19
Yeah, it's all over the internet now. Says to look for Turner to be introduced with Zimmer at Zim's press conference tomorrow morning.
01-16-2014, 09:41 AM #20