The Cleveland Browns haven’t officially released any details on whether or not they have met with Norv Turner over the weekend. It is expected that Turner will become the Browns offensive coordinator under new head coach Rob Chudzinski. In other coaching news, the Browns are expected to release defensive coordinator Dick Jauron, fans were hoping the Browns would retain Jauron as the D.C.. Jauron did a good job with the teams defense, one weak point was the Browns in-ability to stop the run. Chudzinski was to interview the Browns current coaching rooster last week, no word has come down about any of the teams current coaches or their future with the team.
Reports are also surfacing about Chud hiring John Pagano bother of the Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. Chud and Pagano worked together in San Diego where Pagano was the Linebackers coach. Multiple sources are reporting that Chud is targeting John Pagano as the Browns defensive coordinator. The hiring of Pagano may not be as easy as Chud thinks, the Chargers refused to grant permission to the Chiefs new head coach Andy Reid to interview Pagano for the Chiefs defensive coordinator. John Pagano remains under contract with the Chargers but things could change quickly once the Chargers hire a head coach.
If Chudzinski hires Turner, that will be a great addition of one of the NFL’s better play callers. Turner’s vacation might be hampering the hire but sources expect the announcement soon. There should be plenty of action coming out of Browns headquarters this week. The team still is hunting for a new G.M.
One more note of interest is the fact that John Pagano is The longest-tenured assistant on the Chargers’ coaching staff.
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