Multiple outlets are reporting that Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski will have the play-caller almost every team without an offensive coordinator wants: Norv Turner. The New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings (while they still have yet to fire OC Bill Musgrave) were all spots where Norv would have made sense.
They are also saying that another member of Chud’s staff will be Norv’s son Scott, and that the Browns will be moving to a 3-4.
The Browns are a team chock full of young talent on both sides of the ball: CB Joe Haden, LB D’Qwell Jackson, FS Usama Young, DT Ahtyba Rubin, DT Phil Taylor, DE Frostee Rucker, RB Trent Richardson, LT Joe Thomas, TE Jordan Cameron, and WRs Greg Little, Josh Gordon and Travis Benjamin. Snagging Norv Turner as OC could set the precedent for a crucial off-season where a few FA pieces and a strong draft could turn the Cleveland Browns into a Super Bowl contender. A lot of this will depend on who the QB is, whether it’s Brandon Weeden, Alex Smith (not the first Alex Smith to be a Brown, has worked with Norv before) once he is released, Matt Moore, or maybe a draft pick or some combination heading into OTAs.
A switch to a 3-4 would likely mean defensive coordinator Dick Jauron would be let go. But – like former Browns DC Rob Ryan – he’d be contacted very quickly by many teams in both the NFC and AFC.
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