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    Vikings want offensive coach to feature Patterson

    *Sources suggested to NFP this week that one of the reasons the Minnesota Vikings officials have demonstrated such interest in experienced coaches with offensive backgrounds (Caldwell and Whisenhunt), besides the preference for a guy who can fix the teamís quarterback situation, is the belief that the club needs to emphasize wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson even more in 2014. The clubís first-round pick in 2013, Patterson was a scintillating performer at times, in just about every way possible. The former University of Tennessee standout registered four receiving touchdowns, but also added three scores on the ground, and two more on kickoff returns.

    Patterson led the league in kickoff runbacks, with a 32.4-yard average. His 10 runbacks of 40 yards or more also led the NFL. But he also averaged just 10.4 yards per reception, on 45 catches, and Minnesota executives feel the numbers can be dramatically improved in his second season. Not simply with better, more consistent play at quarterback, but also with a design that emphasizes Patterson more and takes advantage of his enormous play-making talents. The club will interview defensive-oriented candidates as well (like Dan Quinn, Todd Bowles, Ray Horton and possibly Mike Zimmer), but seem to be leaning toward a coach with more offensive expertise. That could bode well for Whisenhunt or Caldwell, or for current coordinators such as Darrell Bevell (Seattle) or Jay Gruden (Cincinnati).


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    Quote Originally Posted by PInfante97 View Post
    *Sources suggested to NFP this week that one of the reasons the Minnesota Vikings officials have demonstrated such interest in experienced coaches with offensive backgrounds (Caldwell and Whisenhunt), besides the preference for a guy who can fix the teamís quarterback situation, is the belief that the club needs to emphasize wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson even more in 2014. The clubís first-round pick in 2013, Patterson was a scintillating performer at times, in just about every way possible. The former University of Tennessee standout registered four receiving touchdowns, but also added three scores on the ground, and two more on kickoff returns.

    Patterson led the league in kickoff runbacks, with a 32.4-yard average. His 10 runbacks of 40 yards or more also led the NFL. But he also averaged just 10.4 yards per reception, on 45 catches, and Minnesota executives feel the numbers can be dramatically improved in his second season. Not simply with better, more consistent play at quarterback, but also with a design that emphasizes Patterson more and takes advantage of his enormous play-making talents. The club will interview defensive-oriented candidates as well (like Dan Quinn, Todd Bowles, Ray Horton and possibly Mike Zimmer), but seem to be leaning toward a coach with more offensive expertise. That could bode well for Whisenhunt or Caldwell, or for current coordinators such as Darrell Bevell (Seattle) or Jay Gruden (Cincinnati).


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    I sure hope as hell that the Vikings do not hire Darrell, I just do not understand why the Vikings are interested in him?

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    We don't need a coach who is going to feature Patterson, we need a coach who has the confidence in his coaching abilities to hire an OC who will be able to run an offense that accomplishes that objective.

    Fans some times get too wrapped up in whether a HC is an offensive or defensive coach oe what their scheme is but in a head coach what you look for is a guy who can assemble a competent staff on all 3 sides of the ball (offense, defense and ST) and let them do their jobs while overseeing the whole processwhile letting them do their jobs. Any time any HC gets too involved in either side if the ball it generally steps on the toes of the coordinator and takes away their attention from the whole picture, which is where their attention needs to be.

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    Caldwell ?......Please noooo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpledoom View Post
    Caldwell ?......Please noooo.
    I rather have Caldwell over Bevell but it is not Caldwell's fault that the Colts went 2-14 without Peyton though....

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    Why everyone so down on Bevell? I kinda think it would be OK to hire someone thats been here before...

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    why not just hire the best candidate that has a good offensive & defensive systems??? Not hiring the best candidate because he's from the defensive side of the ball makes no sense. Calvin Johnson seemed to do just fine under Schwartz.. I really hope the caldwell thing is just rumors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    We don't need a coach who is going to feature Patterson, we need a coach who has the confidence in his coaching abilities to hire an OC who will be able to run an offense that accomplishes that objective.

    Fans some times get too wrapped up in whether a HC is an offensive or defensive coach oe what their scheme is but in a head coach what you look for is a guy who can assemble a competent staff on all 3 sides of the ball (offense, defense and ST) and let them do their jobs while overseeing the whole processwhile letting them do their jobs. Any time any HC gets too involved in either side if the ball it generally steps on the toes of the coordinator and takes away their attention from the whole picture, which is where their attention needs to be.
    Agreed. The choice of coordinators will make or break a team. Lovie hired Frazier as DC. I'm going to assume the Bucs will be challenged defensively with the Tampa 2 defense.
    And the key to Patterson flashing is simply playing him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PInfante97 View Post
    Why everyone so down on Bevell? I kinda think it would be OK to hire someone thats been here before...
    Bevell didn't do much with Tarvaris Jackson as QB. He struck gold with Russell Wilson.
    I don't feel it will matter much who the next coach is if they can't find a QB.
    The Seahawks are loaded with talent. Perhaps the guy they should try to hire is their GM !

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    Quote Originally Posted by PInfante97 View Post
    Why everyone so down on Bevell? I kinda think it would be OK to hire someone thats been here before...
    Because he sucks dude, Bevell is not a good offensive coordinator, he has done nothing with Taravis Jackson and Favre made him look good and are you serious? Does that mean you want Les Steckle, Mike Tice, Brad Childress, and Leslie Frazier back as head coach?
    Last edited by VikingsFan1234; 01-05-2014 at 11:29 AM.

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