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Continued: Jim Souhan: Brad Johnson recalls Norv Turner as coach with great feel for the game

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 3, 2014 - 7:55 AM

“When I watch my kids play video games, they’re calling real plays against real coverages,’’ he said. “Kids are learning at such a faster pace. Guys are throwing for 5,000 yards now. You couldn’t do that 15 years ago. The rules would not allow it. The offenses wouldn’t allow that.

“Now, you’d better learn at a young age if you want to advance to the next level. My kids can draw up a corner blitz, a Mike-Sam blitz, and they’re 10 years old. They can tell you, in a one-back set, whether the play is going to be a run or a pass by the depth of the back in the formation.

“In the youth coaching I do, we have kids out here in their full pads on July 10. It’s ridiculous. The colleges and pros haven’t even started camp yet. But that’s how these kids improve so much.”

Turner could wind up coaching someone like a young Johnson — a talented long shot. Or Turner could wind up coaching someone like an older Johnson, an experienced quarterback passed over by other teams.

Either way, Johnson endorses the Vikings’ new offensive coordinator.

“I wish I had had more time with Norv,’’ Johnson said. “He helped my career. He helped me learn how to make proper reads, how to make the right throws. To have that kind of relationship with a coach, that’s what ever player wants.”

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500-AM. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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