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Old 01-30-2017, 01:44 PM
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Experience at all the coordinator positions... It looks like another solid hire IMO. It has been a while since he was a ST coach... but experience under Noll is a feather in the cap. ST couldn't get any worse... could it?
good point.
a varied background is always a good thing.
it's just funny to me that a lot of these coaches will be coaching/training our guys in positions they haven't been doing in some time.
but im with ya, appears to be a good hire.
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George Stewart completed his 10th season on the Vikings staff in 2016 and his 28th season of NFL coaching. The Vikings’ WR corps benefits from Stewart’s decades of experience and ability to put players in the best situations to succeed.

Over the years, Stewart has been a part of successful programs, highlighted by 8 playoff appearances and 3 NFC Championship games with San Francisco in 1997, Atlanta in 2004 and Minnesota in 2009. Recently, Stewart helped win 4 Division titles in the past 12 seasons – consecutive NFC North titles with Minnesota in 2008 and 2009, winning the NFC South with Atlanta in 2004 and an NFC West title in 2002 with San Francisco.

During his Vikings tenure, Stewart has coached Harvin to 2009 Rookie of the Year honors and Sidney Rice to a Pro Bowl berth in 2009. The 2011 season saw Harvin’s production increase even more, as he set career-highs in receptions with 87 and receiving yards with 967. He also tied his career-high for receiving TDs with 6. His 87 receptions ranked 6th in the NFL. Harvin also set team-records for most rushing yards in a season by a WR with 345 and most career rushing yards by a WR with 587.

The 2009 Vikings became only the 2nd team in NFL history to have 6 players catch 40+ passes in a season. Rice enjoyed a breakout season and Harvin established himself as multi-talented offensive threat. Rice’s 1,312 yards ranked 2nd in the NFC in 2009 and he became only the 4th Vikings WR in team history to eclipse the 1,300-yard mark. Rice’s 201 yards vs. Detroit ranks as the 4th-best single-game mark in Vikings history.

Stewart was able to get Harvin acclimated to the pro game and spurred him to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year. Harvin tied for the NFL rookie lead in receptions and yards. Harvin excelled on offense and special teams, earning a Pro Bowl berth as a return man and setting a new Vikings record with 2,081 total net yards. His 60 catches ranked 2nd only to Randy Moss’ 1998 debut season when he had 69 receptions in Vikings history for rookie catches.

In 2008, the Vikings WRs contributed to much of the success of an improved passing attack. The Vikings led the NFL with 13 TDs through the air of 20+ yards. Berrian had a career year, setting highs in yards with 964 and TDs with 7.

Throughout Stewart’s coaching career, he has been fortunate to learn from some of the game’s all-time greats, beginning both his playing and early coaching careers under college legend Lou Holtz. Stewart went on to work in the NFL side-by-side with Chuck Noll, Sam Wyche, George Seifert and Dan Reeves, all men who led teams to the Super Bowl.

During Stewart’s tenure in Atlanta, the team won the NFC South title in 2004 and advanced to the NFC Championship game against Philadelphia.

Prior to joining Atlanta, Stewart was an integral part of the San Francisco 49ers’ success from 1996-2002, as the team advanced to the playoffs 5 times in those 7 seasons. In 1997, the 49ers won the NFC West with a 13-3 mark and eventually lost to Green Bay in the NFC Championship game. Stewart tutored Terrell Owens, J.J. Stokes and Tai Streets, with Owens making Pro Bowls and All-Pro in 3 straight seasons from 2000-02. Owens had 17 games over the 100-yard receiving mark and 5 games with 150+ yards. He broke a 50-year-old NFL record when he caught 20 passes for 283 yards against the Bears in 2000 en route to his career-best day.

Stewart’s 1st taste of NFL coaching came in Pittsburgh from 1989-91, where he coached special teams on Noll’s staff. In his debut season in 1989, he helped Rod Woodson to a Pro Bowl as a return man. Following Pittsburgh, Stewart went on to spend 4 years coaching Tampa Bay special teams, where he helped K Mike Husted earn All-Rookie honors in 1993.

Before making the move to the NFL, Stewart spent several years in the college ranks, making his final stop as the Notre Dame LBs coach from 1986-88. Under Holtz’s tutelage, the Irish steadily improved from the coach’s opening season in ‘86 to become national champions in 1988, a year in which the team finished 12-0 and defeated West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl.

Stewart and Holtz began working together in 1983, when Stewart got his start in coaching as an Arkansas graduate assistant, working with the Razorbacks’ TEs. When Holtz moved from Arkansas to Minnesota as the Golden Gophers head coach in 1984, Stewart accompanied him as the offensive line coach, his 1st exposure to the state where he would return in 2007. In 2 short seasons, Holtz and his staff quickly turned the Gophers program around, finishing 7-5 in 1985 and winning the Independence Bowl over Clemson, the 1st bowl victory for the Gophers since the 1962 Rose Bowl.

Stewart was a standout guard for the Razorbacks from 1977-80 and helped the squad share the 1979 Southwest Conference title. The team played in 4 straight bowl games during Stewart’s playing tenure as Arkansas returned to national prominence under Holtz. Stewart was an All-SWC honoree as a junior in 1979, served as a team captain in 1980 and earned a spot on the Arkansas Team of the Decade for the 1970s. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981 but spent the season on injured reserve.

Stewart has a bachelor’s degree in education from Arkansas and is a native of Little Rock, AR, where he graduated from Parkview High School in 1977.
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So...
I guess there's a good chance we sign percy harvin?

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I guess there's a good chance we sign percy harvin?

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Throughout Stewart’s coaching career, he has been fortunate to learn from some of the game’s all-time greats, beginning both his playing and early coaching careers under college legend Lou Holtz. Stewart went on to work in the NFL side-by-side with Chuck Noll, Sam Wyche, George Seifert and Dan Reeves, all men who led teams to the Super Bowl.
This paragraph tells me a lot of what I need to know about this guy. Fantastic mentors to have. I am not a football coach, but I always hear that most good WRs (aside from the athletic freaks) require a great attention to detail... e.g. route running. There may be parallels with special teams... got to have attention to details. Blockers, gunners and returners all have to focus on discipline, timing and angles. Little nuances that can make all the difference in the world. In short, ST for this team has been sloppy at best for years... hopefully Stewart brings these missing aspects to our team.... his pedigree implies that he may.
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Some Background on Stewart:

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George Stewart has been alongside many of the greats. Coaches like Chuck Noll, George Seifert, Dan Reeves and Sam Wyche and players like Jerry Rice, Rod Woodson, Tim Brown and Gary Anderson. Terrell Owens once told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Stewart was a “special coach,” and someone who “elevated him to a Pro Bowl receiver.”

Stewart, who is a native of Little Rock, Ark., came to Fayetteville after graduating from Park View High School in 1977. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Arkansas and played a part in returning the Razorbacks to national prominence under a legend of the college game, Lou Holtz.

Stewart, who played offensive guard from 1977-80, was an All-SWC honoree as a junior in 1979, and a team captain in 1980. During his playing career, he helped the squad earn a share of the 1979 Southwest Conference title and make appearances in four-straight bowl games.

He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981, but spent the season on injured reserve due to a knee injury.

Stewart got his start in coaching 1983, when he was hired by Coach Holtz as a graduate assistant working the with the Razorback tight ends. In 1984, Holtz was named the head coach at the University of Minnesota and he took Stewart with him as his offensive line coach. The experience gave Stewart his first look at the state where he would return over 20 years later. The Gophers had immediate success and went 7-5 in 1985 and won a bowl game for the first time since 1962.

Stewart’s final college coaching job was at Notre Dame, where he tutored the linebackers from 1986-88. The Irish capped the 1988 season with a 34-21 Fiesta Bowl victory over West Virginia to finish the year 12-0 and claim the national title.

Following the 1988 season, Noll gave Stewart his opportunity to jump into NFL coaching, as he served as special teams coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1989-91. It was there that Stewart helped Woodson earn a Pro Bowl berth as a kickoff returner. Following his time at Pittsburgh, Stewart went on to spend four years working with the special teams unit in Tampa Bay.

The opportunity to work Siefert came next for Stewart as he was a part of the San Francisco 49ers’ success from 1996-2002. During the span, the team advanced to the playoffs five times in seven seasons. While in San Francisco, Stewart coached special teams (1996-99) and the wide receiver (2000-02) group, which included Owens, J.J. Stokes and Tai Streets. Owens made Pro Bowl appearances in three straight seasons (2000-02). Before working with Stewart, Owens’ career-highs for season receptions was 67, a mark he shattered with 97, 93 and 100, respectively, in 2000, ’01 and ’02. Owens set his career-high in receiving yards with 1,451 in 2000 and touchdowns with 16 in 2001. He broke a 50-year-old NFL record when he caught 20 passes for 283 yards against the Bears in 2000 en route to his career-best day.

In 2003, Stewart joined Reeves as the wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons. During his time in Atlanta, the team won the NFC South title in 2004 and advanced to the NFC Championship game against Philadelphia.

In 2007, Stewart returned to the state of Minnesota as the wide receivers coach for the Vikings. The 2008 season was his 26th in a coaching career that began in Fayetteville, Ark.

Stewart’s career has been highlighted by a national championship, seven playoff appearances in the last 13 years, two NFC Championship games (San Francisco in 1997 and Atlanta in 2004), and three NFC Division titles in the past seven seasons – 2002 (San Francisco), 2004 (Atlanta), 2008 (Minnesota).
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Thanks for this post DW! Stewart has an impressive resume once I got a look at it.
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This hire sure sounds like an upgrade!

Why are these hires so un-CHARGERS like?

Oh, right... McCoy isn't in CHARGE anymore... BOOYA!
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I know he's hired for a different job but hopefully he can work with Tyrell Williams a little bit.
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Needs to be more love for George Seifert.

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