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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- After spending the night at the office, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had a surprise early-morning visitor.Offensive coordinator Norv Turner, following the offseason hire of a potential replacement and feeble performances by the Vikings in losing the last two games, came to tell the boss he was quitting for the best interest of both Turner and the team.After taking the leagues only remaining undefeated record into their bye week, the Vikings have stumbled badly. Turners abrupt resignation Wednesday was the latest stunner, with players returning from a day off to learn of the change in leadership on offense. Pat Shurmur, who has five years of experience as an NFL offensive coordinator plus two as a head coach, was picked to replace Turner.I obviously didnt see this coming. I was in here yesterday talking to him. I didnt really think anything was different, said quarterback Sam Bradford, who found out via phone from his wife as he pulled into the parking lot at team headquarters.Zimmers voice cracked and his bottom lip quivered near the end of his news conference while discussing his relationship with Turner. He hired Turner to run the offense after getting the job with the Vikings in 2014.Zimmer said the decision was made entirely by the 64-year-old Turner, but after two seasons of lagging production by the offense Zimmer hired Shurmur as an overqualified tight ends coach for 2016.Norv is a very, very good friend of mine. He has helped me tremendously in the three years that Ive been here, Zimmer said. Hes had an unbelievable career. Hes been, really, my right-hand man.Turner released a statement through the Vikings, stating his tremendous respect for Zimmer, the staff and the players, and his desire to see them succeed without him. He said in subsequent interviews that the decision stemmed from differing views with Zimmer about the direction of the offense.It just got to the point where I didnt think it was going to work with me, so I removed myself, Turner told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.The Vikings have scored only 10 points in each loss after the 5-0 start, with the offensive lines performance the primary concern. Bradford, sacked 11 times over the last two games, said he had no problem with the scheme and that the players felt responsible for Turners departure.The first thing you think about is what you couldve done differently, what we could have done as an offense to prevent this from happening, tight end Kyle Rudolph said. Weve just got to get everybody to do their job. We have the talent and ability to make that happen. There just has to be a little bit more sense of urgency on our side of the ball to go out and execute.The Vikings (5-2) host the Lions on Sunday, still in first place in the NFC North and second in the conference despite their recent struggles. Theyre averaging 2.7 yards per rushing attempt, by far the lowest in the league, and are fourth worst in sacks allowed. The original starters at quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater), running back (Adrian Peterson) and tackle (Matt Kalil and Andre Smith) are all on injured reserve.So while Turners departure could further the post-bye spiral, Shurmurs takeover could also provide a system restart needed for a sputtering group.Its really hard to say. I know that the players really respect Norv. I know the coaches do. I know I certainly do. So well just have to see how that goes, Zimmer said. I do think that its hard to do a lot of things different during the season.Turner, who was calling all of the plays, has been with nine NFL teams over 32 years, almost half of that as a head coach. This was his 10th season as an offensive coordinator in the league. Turners son, Scott, remains Minnesotas quarterbacks coach, and the rest of the staff remains intact.Zimmer became more involved in the offensive planning last year and hired Tony Sparano as offensive line coach along with Shurmur, putting three former NFL head coaches on the offensive staff.Since Norv has been here Ive given him almost 100 percent total free will in everything that theyve done offensively, Zimmer said. Obviously Ill come in and make suggestions, but there really has not been a time where Ive demanded everything from there.Last season, Shurmur had Bradford as his quarterback with the Eagles. His input helped Vikings general manager Rick Spielman make the emergency trade for Bradford on Sept. 3 after Bridgewater was hurt. Shurmur was also Bradfords offensive coordinator in 2010, the quarterbacks rookie year with St. Louis.Ive always enjoyed working with Pat, Bradford said. I think hes a great football mind.---For more NFL coverage: and Wholesale Shoes .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. Wholesale Shoes For Sale . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. Wholesale Shoes Nike . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Replica Wholesale Shoes .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Its Week 10 of the NFL season. Chalks Vegas experts have you covered with comprehensive betting previews for all of Sundays action, included together in one handy file.Dave TuleyLast week: 1-4 against the spread with best bets (marked with an *); 3-1 with over/under best bets; 4-2-1 ATS on picks on all other games; 0-1 on O/U leans.Season to date: 27-24-2 (52.9 percent) on ATS best bets; 21-13 (61.8 percent) with O/U best bets, including Cleveland-Baltimore under 45 on Thursday night; 36-40-1 on ATS leans, including Cleveland +10 on Thursday night; 6-6 on over/under leans.Mike ClayLast week: 6-5-1 on ATS best bets; 8-4 with O/U best bets.Season: 46-32-3 (59 percent) on ATS best bets; 42-32 (56.8 percent) on O/U best bets.Erin RynningLast week: 1-0 on ATS best bets; 1-1 on O/U best bets, 0-1 on O/U leans.Season: 9-9 (50 percent) on ATS best bets; 14-12 (53.8 percent) on O/U best bets; 5-2 ATS on leans, 2-1 on O/U leans, including Cleveland-Baltimore under on Thursday night.RRufus PeabodyLast week: 0-1 on ATS best bets; 0-2 on O/U best bets.ddddddddddddeason: 10-14 (41.7 percent) on ATS best bets; 5-12 (29.4 percent) on O/U best bets; 5-4-2 on ATS leans, 1-2 on O/U leans.Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Friday morning.Matchup: Green Bay Packers at Tennessee TitansSpread: Opened Green Bay -1; now Green Bay -2.5 (-120) Total: Opened 49; now 49.5 PickCenter public consensus pick: 84 percent Green BayPublic perception: The Packers are lucky that the Vikings have gone on a losing streak, or theyd be close to being out of the playoff picture. However, the public still prefers them by a wide margin over the Titans (4-5 SU and 3-6 ATS).Wiseguys view: The sharps were in agreement with the squares that this line opened too short and have bet Green Bay from -1 to -2.5, and it looks headed to 3.

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