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    ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

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    Re: ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Two things.........

    1. Why the hell was Murphy not one of the 1st coaches, if not the first (along with Bevell) to be shit canned by Frazier? The fact those two weren't ousted right away or even at this point, makes me wonder if Frazier is our guy.

    2. How horseshit does your ST play have to be, wherein your organization looks at the hiring of Murphy as an improvement at the ST coaching position?

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    Re: ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Not sure why you think Murphy should have been the first to go. I thought special teams was one of our strengths this year(relative to our offense and defense and where they were.
    Punt Net avg 9th
    Punts inside the 20 5th

    Kick returns avg 17th
    Punt returns avg 21th
    FG% 1st

    Kickoffs(we kick) 23rd.

    Ok not that impressive, but we did better than Carolina in every category.

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    Re: ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by "jmcdon00" #1087848
    Not sure why you think Murphy should have been the first to go. I thought special teams was one of our strengths this year(relative to our offense and defense and where they were.
    Punt Net avg 9th
    Punts inside the 20 5th

    Kick returns avg 17th
    Punt returns avg 21th
    FG% 1st

    Kickoffs(we kick) 23rd.

    Ok not that impressive, but we did better than Carolina in every category.
    You gotta admit that the bulk of those punt stats can be directly attributed to Kluwe's lights out performance this year. Not sure how much the ST coach is to thank for that. I have heard Kluwe in interviews mention that he's pretty much learned everything he is going to learn in his career and at this point it's all on him to execute the way he knows.

    We were below average in both return categories which lends me to believe that this team needs work in that area. We have some solid players playing STs so I personally think that coaching is to blame for a fair share of those subpar return stats. Murphy probably took more heat than he deserved but I'm not sad to see him leave either.

    Hester cost Murphy his job in Minnesota.

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    Re: ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Hester will miss him and might demand to be traded to Atlanta, New Orleans, or Tampa Bay.

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    Re: ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by "BloodyHorns82" #1087852
    We were below average in both return categories which lends me to believe that this team needs work in that area. We have some solid players playing STs so I personally think that coaching is to blame for a fair share of those subpar return stats. Murphy probably took more heat than he deserved but I'm not sad to see him leave either.

    Hester cost Murphy his job in Minnesota.
    Hester and others made the Vikings return staff look poor; there is no doubt. The below average stats proved it.

    The Vikings starting position for opponents after a kick off was abysmal. The Vikings field goal percentage was good because they did not risk long field goals.

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    Re: ST coach Murphy doesn't wait, goes to Carolina

    Bye Murphy.

    We'll miss you :P


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