Different view..fine. His history doesn't inspire confidence. He's different than Norv. But his history shouldn't really inspire confidence. But at least we won't be seeing Norv's offense. Which is fine if you have the talent. We don't. Which was why Shurmur was signed in the first place. The front offense clearly knew the talent they had, the OC they had, and wanted Shurmur just in case. Well, it's just in case time. Shurmur hasn't shown much in his previous stops. Norv did. When he had the talent. Shurmer didn't, regardless of the talent.
It's frustrating. The front office knew there might be issues before the season began. And the season began...and there were issues. Can Shurmur make a difference? Likely. Enough? Doubtful. Same ole Vikings. One dimensional team. Norv wasn't the answer. From the second they drafted a QB who had no way to succeed in his offense. And traded for another who likely couldn't succeed in it. If you're running an offense with this type of talent, and a focus from the head coach that focuses on defense, you need the talent, or the coach, who can make the most out of the talent on the other side of the ball. I don't think Norv or Shurmur is that guy. Shurmur is closer than Norv, but looking at the history, he isn't the answer either. We'll see moving forward, but likely they'll be in the same situation after the season is over. Either focus on the talent, and guys getting healthy, or a coach who is willing to do whatever he can to get the best out of what he has. There are guys out there that can do that, will the team target one? Who knows. But right not, you can't stick with what Norv is going to do, regardless of talent. He ran his offense with Teddy and scraps, and every one saw what was happening. Including the GM.
This team needed a new guy to coordinate the offense regardless. Can Shurmur do it? Doubtful. Even if everyone was healthy. Zimmer is a guy who can maximize defensive play, regardless of talent. Norv is on the low end of that offensive spectrum. Shurmur isn't on the top end, from his past jobs. Now is the time to start building a *team*, and find an offensive coach. This team has been one dimensional for too long. Based on trades, picks, hires. It's painfully obviously what this team needs, as it has been. Are the people in place to make the moves to fill those holes? I doubt it. But I doubted it when those people were given the power to make those decisions. Let's hope I'm wrong, but the questions are much more clear now than they have been since Favre was signed. And the decision makers made some questionable decisions after that.
Including the Norv/Shurmur silliness that was obvious before this season began. After seeing it play out like this...why? Ownership? General Manager?