Peterson: Turner 'a brilliant mind...perfect guy' to lead offense


Vikings fans, your nerves can be calmed a tad by the most recent Adrian Peterson news.

After the reigning MVP gave the menacing statement "trust me, I'm watching" when referring to Minnesota's head coach search a few weeks ago, AP had nothing but positive things to say about new offensive coordinator Norv Turner today.

Speaking to Tom Pelissero of USA Today: 

“I’ll tell you, our pass offense has really struggled in the past couple years. I think [Turner] is going to be the perfect guy to come in and get us on the right path.”

Peterson added that Turner is "a brilliant mind" when discussing his feelings on the former San Diego Chargers head man.

Turner has been in coaching for 39 years, his humble beginnings coming at the University of Oregon as a graduate assistant. Turner worked his way through the college ranks at USC and got his first head coaching shot with the Redskins in 1994.

Turner lasted as head man in Washington until 2000, and took the reigns in Oakland in 2004 for two years before heading to in-state rival San Diego in 2007.

Turner's head coaching record is 114-122-1, and he's posted a 4-4 record in the postseason.

Peterson's assessment of the Vikings passing situation is at the very least correct, as Minnesota finished in the bottom 10 in football each of the past three seasons in the passing game.

While in San Diego, Turner's Chargers finished top 10 in the league every season from 2008-2011, making Peterson's enthusiasm look warranted.

Turner last served as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

Next Up


Alleged drunk driver crashes into Chisago Co. deputy's squad car

The deputy was taken to the hospital afterwards.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns has lost 7 family members to COVID-19

The Timberwolves forward "hasn't been in a good place" since his mother died last April.

Leah Ottman, aka LOTT

Acclaimed Minneapolis violinist and singer Leah Ottman dies at 33

She also performed as LOTT, the name of her solo project.

Target gift card

Holiday shopping? Target gift cards are discounted this weekend

You have to be a Target Circle member, but that's free to join.

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

prison, Rush City cell block

Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

leech lake band of ojibwe sign

11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.