You can say all you want about Norv Turner, but the fact is he knows how to run an offense. The Cleveland Browns are set to announce him as their new offensive coordinator as soon as Turner and his family return from their vacation in Hawaii.
After witnessing last year’s poor debacle of an offense from Pat Shurmur and Brad Childress, Turner is a complete 180 degree turn. For years he helped run the high flying attack of the San Diego Chargers’ offense that consisted of a gunslinger quarterback, strong running game, eerily consistent tight end play, and a vertical passing game that Browns fans should be salivating for.
As far as talent and personnel, do those ingredients sound familiar? Like him or not, Brandon Weeden is the gunslinging quarterback, Trent Richardson will be the solid runner, Jordan Cameron is just waiting for an opportunity to flourish like Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham, and Josh Gordon should be that vertical game. Given the Chargers resume over the past five to seven years, I believe.
Although he’s not coming to Cleveland to head coach, since 2007, Turner and his high powered Chargers’ offense won 56 games. Turner won no less than seven games during his time in San Diego. When was the last time Cleveland won just seven games? Try and remember 12 years (2001) ago when Butch Davis held the reigns in Berea. Oh. In 2007 under Rob Chudzinski‘s offense, Cleveland won ten games and didn’t make the playoffs. With the talent and potential wearing orange and brown now, you have got to believe that good times are ahead.
With the help of some solid moves in free agency, especially at receiver (cough, Dwayne Bowe, cough) and another smart draft, bringing aboard Turner will do nothing but help this starving-for-greatness Browns team. To steal a line from the folk stock broker film “Boiler Room” with adding my on twist, Browns fans must “Put your faith in Chudzinski, Turner, Joe Banner, Jimmy Haslam, and the Cleveland Browns organization as a whole, and they promise you will never have to ask for it again”.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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