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Bleacher Report – Vikings

In early stages of Norv Turner’s system, it’s about QB’s photo memory

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – During his 30 consecutive seasons in the NFL, Norv Turner has had players join his team on a Monday and learn his offense in time to play on Sunday.

Turner’s “Air Coryell” offensive system uses a numbers scheme — instead of verbiage — to identify passing route combinations, as established by Don Coryell in the 1960s, and initially uses code names for plays that have deeper concepts behind them.

“It was based on knowing you’re going to have constant change,” Turner told 1500ESPN.com. “They wanted a system that was easy to learn in terms of…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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