Norv Turner felt he was holding Vikings offense back: ‘It just wasn’t working’

Norv Turner felt he was holding Vikings offense back: ‘It just wasn’t working’

In an interview with NFL.com, former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner shed a little light on his hard and abrupt decision to resign from the position on Wednesday – a move that left head coach Mike Zimmer just as surprised as the rest of us.

“Sometimes, you feel like you might be holding them back,” Turner said, “holding them back from things all getting on the same page. I don’t want anyone to think I was bailing. It just wasn’t working.”

Turner, 64, hasn’t quite slammed the door at coaching again in the near future, but bouncing around to and from different locations has been a little taxing for his wife.

“It’s something people may not understand,” he added. “It’s not me against somebody else. The situation was such … I don’t think I could get done the things we needed to get done. It wasn’t something you just wake up and decide. It’s been building. It wasn’t going to work with me. So let me get out of the way and let them have a chance to make it work.”