Strib beat guy Master Tesfatsion (which, by the by, is a ridiculously cool name--Hi, I'm Ted. Hi, I'm Master Tesfatsion...just cool as hell) let us know a little while ago that there are some more changes to the Vikings coaching staff.
Former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who we knew was out when Norv Turner was hired (NORV!), will be moving to Philadelphia to become the quarterbacks coach there. The new quarterbacks coach in Minnesota will be none other than Norv Turner's son, Scott. With no new head coach in place, and Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase removing himself from the Browns job, the Cleveland staff is disintegrating before our eyes. Like I always say, kids, for as bad as we have it sometimes...at least we're not Cleveland.
With rumors of Mike Zimmer's son Adam a candidate to get a job on the Vikings staff, it appears that the Vikings might have multiple father-son coaching combos on staff. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, considering the Browns offense and the Bengals defense were both pretty good last year. Turner the younger was the wide receivers coach for the Browns last year, and started his NFL coaching career as the Carolina Panthers offensive quality control assistant in 2011, under former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski.
For those of you that aren't familiar with anything good that comes out of Cleveland sports...and really, who could blame you...the NFL's leading receiver last year was none other than Browns WR Josh Gordon, who had 87 catches for over 1,600 yards and 9 TD's. Gordon, if you'll remember, torched the Vikings for 10 catches, 146 yards, and a touchdown in Cleveland's September 22nd victory over the Vikings at the Metrodome...which is being demolished as we speak, woo hoo!
So two components of the offensive coaching staff that guided a 4-12 Browns team to the 11th ranked passing offense and the most productive wide receiver in the NFL in 2013, (with no Rodgers, Manning, or Brady) are now on the staff of the Minnesota Vikings. Not too shabby.