Cleveland Browns Make Right Call With Hiring Norv Turner
After finishing with just five wins during the 2012 season, the Cleveland Browns have used the last couple of weeks to make a few changes on their coaching staff to make sure they bounce back next year. One week after naming Rob Chudzinski their new head coach, it appears the Browns have found their new man at offensive coordinator for next season–former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner.
The Chargers made the decision to part ways with Turner after the team fell short of the playoffs for the third-straight season despite having a talented enough team on paper to compete for the AFC West title. Since taking over the head coaching job in 2007, many wondered why San Diego decided to go with Turner in the first place considering how much he struggled as a head coach throughout his career, but being on the sidelines as offensive coordinator for the Browns seems like the perfect fit for him.
Turner may not be popular when it comes to being a head coach, but he’s certainly been praised for his ability as an offensive coordinator over his career. Turner has plenty of experience with numerous talented teams throughout his career as an offensive coordinator and the Browns’ offense certainly has the potential with all of the talent they have on paper–they just need to figure out a way to get the job done.
Then again, Cleveland’s offense ranked 25th overall in 2012–so it really won’t take as much work for Turner to improve.
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