Kyle Rudolph Thinks Norv Turner Would Be “Awesome” as OC

Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass and Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) tackles him in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Viking players have universally endorsed the Mike Zimmer hire – most of the endorsements don’t even seem coerced – leading to a veritable orgy of happiness among players, the fanbase and I’m guessing Viking management. That’s what I call a true home run hire.

And the home run will only become a greater home run, at least from a fan point-of-view, if the Vikings follow up the Zimmer hire by getting Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.

At least one Viking player has already gone on record as being in support of Turner. Kyle Rudolph spoke to KFAN’s Tenna B this morning and offered his perspective on Norv with the Vikings.

“If he is the guy, I think that would be awesome for the personnel we have here in Minnesota,” Rudolph said.

The response seemed a tiny bit canned, but I still think there is probably some sincere excitement among Viking players at the prospect of Norv coming in. Turner has a proven track record as an offensive mind.

A guy like Rudolph, who didn’t always get consistent targets under Bill Musgrave, is probably extra-excited at the prospect of Norv, who has always been known as a tight end-friendly coach. Turner’s scheme did great things for Jordan Cameron last year in Cleveland and similar production could be in the offing for Rudolph.

If, you know, the Vikings can find someone capable of getting him the ball. Always that caveat.

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  • 3kolu

    You had to go there with the “Caveat Emptor.” I’m sure the Vikings will be fine. It’ll come as no surprise to me if the FA market just all of sudden became a crowded one. I see the Vikings being aggressive in FA. I’d entertain the idea of the Vikings giving up one of their 3rd rd picks picks for Ryan Mallet. You talk about throwing downfield. Picking up Mallet fills a few different criteria. He’s young, strong-armed and he’s a possible franchise QB. We’ll see, exciting times in Minnesota.

  • David Crosby

    Finally!! The Vikings are wheelin and dealin. Time to turn this ship around baby!!