It has been reported by Joe Banner that Rob Chudzinski has hired assistant coaches for the Cleveland Browns. Official announcements have been placed on hold until people return from their family vacations. One of the proposed hires is reportedly Norv Turner the former head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Turner and his family have been on vacation in Hawaii since the end of the regular season. Turner and his family are due to arrive back in the Continental United States soon. Once he arrives back, he will officially accept the Browns O.C. job.
Turner is one of the most respected offensive play callers in the NFL. He went 55-13 in his 3 years with the Dallas Cowboys and he held several other O..C. coaching jobs in the NFL. Turner was fired from his head coaching position with the Chargers after finishing the 2012 season with a 7-9 record. Turner held the head coaching job with the Chargers since 2007.
Chudzinski coached with the Chargers on 2 different occasions, he was the teams tight ends coach in 2005-2006 and Chud was the Chargers Tight ends coach/Assistant head coach in the 2009-2010 seasons. Turner and Chud are very familiar with each other and for that reason Turner is reported to have taken the Cleveland Offensive coordinator job.
Turner has Super Bowl rings to show for his time with the Dallas Cowboys. He was on on Jimmy Johnson’s staff when Dallas won back-to-back Super Bowls in 1992 and 1993. Turner got much of the credit for not only their success. Turner also got a lot of credit for helping to shape the career of Troy Aikman. When Turner arrived in Dallas, he took over a Cowboys offense that was dead last in the NFL in total yards averaging 255.1 yds/gm and scoring 15.2 pts/gm, his impact was immediate.
Lets hope the Norv Turner effect is felt with the Cleveland Browns immediately, the Browns haven’t had a winning season since 2007 when they won 10 games and still missed a play-off appearance.
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