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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:02:56 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that people would be surprised about TE Gary Barnidge. With TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring) dealing with a minor hamstring injury, it would not be a surprise for Barnidge to make a run at the starting job in camp, according to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi.
Fantasy Tip: Barnidge is a name to keep an eye on if Cameron continues to have issues staying on the practice field, especially early in the season.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:07:50 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have stocked up at the running back position, and it might have to do somewhat with the injury history of RB Trent Richardson. However, it also has to do with the uncertainty at the fullback position, where FB Owen Marecic might be used much under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
Wed, 29 May 2013 09:35:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive players have raved about their first impression of OC Norv Turner's scheme. "Defenses will be shocked to say the least with how much we're running downfield,"WR Josh Gordon said. WR Greg Little said Turner "calls more post and go routes than I've ever run before."ESPN Stats and Information cites that the Browns threw the ball 10 yards or fewer downfield on 73.3 percent of their 2012 passes, and 20 yards or more on only 9 percent.
QB Brandon Weeden, not the confirmed starter but the presumed leader, is more comfortable out of the shotgun, not the timing-based, three-step-drop setup run by Pat Shurmur last year.
Fantasy Tip: The Air Coryell elements in Turner's vertical-based game give Gordon and Little some fantasy sleeper potential and should sustain Trent Richardson's RB1 stock. It's a stretch to say Weeden, if he gets the gig, will be anything more than a low-end No. 2 fantasy QB, but he could be useful in the right matchup plays for bye weeks. Keep an eye on the development of talented but unpolished TE Jordan Cameron, as well.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:49:36 -0700
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin has impressed the coaching staff with his sure hands this offseason. He averaged 16.6 yards per reception in 2012, and his speed has offensive coordinator Norv Turner trying to figure out how to take advantage of Benjamin's speed.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin should be left for your waiver wire in fantasy football drafts, unless he drastically moves up the depth chart.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:46:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system is throwing a lot of passes to the running back position so far this offseason. RB Trent Richardson caught 51 balls last year, but RBs Dion Lewis and Montario Hardesty have also shown the ability to catch passes.
Fantasy Tip: Watch how the pass distribution and playing time on third downs plays out in the offseason, particularly the preseason. Richardson could see fewer passes come his way in 2013.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:25:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns FB Owen Marecic remains on the roster but may struggle to find a role in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system, because it rarely uses pure fullbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Marecic is a thumper and may see time in goal line situations to help pave the way for RB Trent Richardson. Turner's offenses have produced successful fantasy backs before without a fullback, so Richardson should be confidently taken as a No. 1 running back this year.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:09:59 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner praised QB Brandon Weeden, calling him the hardest working player on the team.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:52:02 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the team is working with QB Brandon Weeden to play faster and make quicker decisions this season. Turner said Weeden has improved his footwork a lot this offseason and is working on improving his play under center.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:44:49 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews said players eventually grew tired of former head coach Norv Turner's message and tuned him out. "I think we were just complacent," Mathews said. "The time that we spent there - we spent a lot of time there - it was the same thing over and over again. There wasn't anything new. I think he did everything he could to try to make us win no doubt about it. I just think we really got complacent to where we were and what we were doing and thought we were owed to win games." According to Mathews, talent has never been an issue for the team. "We all had the talent," Mathews said. "I think it was just going through the same routine, doing the same thing over and over again. You go there and you do what you gotta do to get ready for practice, go to practice, get out of practice. It was kind of just a routine thing, it wasn't something new. I think the new coaches being in here is going to be good for us."
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:54:08 -0700
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner attended USC QB Matt Barkley's Pro Day.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:31:20 -0800
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said he excited about working with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, because Turner likes to feature his backs, similar to LaDainian Tomlinson.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:54:07 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said QB Brandon Weeden has some positive upside and can be a really good NFL player. "I saw a young guy that I think now and I thought then has a real positive upside and when I look at him on tape, I haven't spent any time with him, but when I look at the tape I see a guy who can be a really good player," Turner said. "I think a lot of playing quarterback has to do with the people you have around you and getting those guys playing at a high level. People may think it's being unfair to Brandon to say 'well they're being cool about it.' I think it's being fair to him to say 'hey we have a young guy that has some talent and we're going to find out about him.' We're going to coach him and do everything we can to make him the best player he can be and let's see where it goes. He's going to have an opportunity to go compete, play and grow and I'm excited to be working with him."
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:14:01 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said offensive coordinator Norv Turner will also serve as the team's quarterbacks coach.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:25:03 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he'll still oversee playcalling; however, he thinks it's important for offensive coordinator Norv Turner to call plays because it will free him up to be involved more with the defense and special teams.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:19:34 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he wants to refrain from commenting on QB Brandon Weeden's abilities before getting a chance to study him on film. "For me to give a big evaluation on Brandon would not be fair," Turner said.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:12:34 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said his relationship with head coach Rob Chudzinski is a big part of the reason he joined the team. Turner said Chudzinski and he share similar philosophies.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:56:32 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he reached out to Norv Turner regarding the team's offensive coordinator position before Turner opted to become the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. "He and I did talk. We talked about the opening. One thing he told me was he had a lot to think about," Rivera said. "I had heard that (Browns CEO) Joe Banner called him directly during that whole process. That's the hard part because you don't know when or what went on in that conversation."
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:39:38 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he has talked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner about who will call the plays next season but the two have not made a decision at this point.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:48:52 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team checked in with Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner to gauge his interest in their offensive coordinator before he accepted the Browns job. Turner told the Raiders he was not interested in their coordinator position.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:25:12 -0800
The Cleveland Browns announced they have named Norv Turner the team's offensive coordinator.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:17:55 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will hire former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:58 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is expected to join the Cleveland Browns coaching staff under head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:12:40 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is reportedly on just about every head coaching candidate's list of potential offensive coordinators. "They all think they can get him and I think some teams are getting worried about that, especially if you're thinking about a defensive guy," one agent said. "It's like, 'What happens if you don't get Norv?'"
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:20:07 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson could be offensive coordinator options if defensive coordinator Ray Horton becomes the new head coach.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:09:45 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to show interest in former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner for their offensive coordinator position.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:06:43 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is not expected to be interested in the New York Jets offensive coordinator position if the team fires offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:33:12 -0800
Free-agent head coach Norv Turner said he is keeping an open mind about his next team. Turner said he is not in a rush to decide his next opportunity and the process could run over the next several weeks.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:59:48 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is believed to be on New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's short list to become the team's next offensive coordinator.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:07:27 -0800
Updating previous reports, the San Diego Chargers have announced they have fired general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 05:17:35 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner will be fired Monday, Dec. 31.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:50:04 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have a team meeting scheduled at 11am PT. Head coach Norv Turner will be shocked if he is not dismissed before going in to address players for the final time.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:28:10 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner's tenure is expected to be down to its final few hours, and there are plenty of names being bandied about as potential replacements. The Chargers might take a look at Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, unless he is retained. Indianapolis Colts interim head coach and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians might be a fit, as well as former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson and Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, among others.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:37:54 -0800
The New York Jets have San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on their radar if they decide to fire current offensive coordinator Tony Sparano after the season.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:26:37 -0800
Former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci denied a report that he is interested in coaching the San Diego Chargers next season. Mariucci has been out of coaching since being fired by the Detroit Lions in 2005. "I would never comment on a coaching job where there's a coach in place, and the coach down there in San Diego happened to be a very good friend of mine, Norv Turner," Mariucci said. "There's no way I would ever discuss this right now, I don't know where it comes from. Let's just stop the nonsense, OK? Please."
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:45:56 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts could show interest in San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner as a possible offensive coordinator candidate if offensive coordinator Bruce Arians leaves for a head coaching position. Turner is expected to be fired by the Chargers.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 05:52:39 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner isn't ruling out taking a job as an offensive coordinator for another NFL team if he is fired as coach of the Chargers following this season. When asked if becoming a coordinator would appeal to him, Turner said he would want to be in "a place where you have an opportunity to win and be in a situation that there are coaches I've worked with and been around."
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:22:31 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, who is expected to be fired at season's end, will likely have his pick of at least five offensive coordinator jobs. The New York Jets might be interested, although he is not expected to end up there.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:38:38 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said during an interview he knows he is coaching his final season with the team. "We all know in the end what the final outcome will be," Turner said of his job status. Turner is disappointed that word of his upcoming dismissal was leaked out of the team's facility.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:50:02 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said reports of the team firing him at season's end have not affected preparations for Week 14. "The one thing I always feel good about, I got here at 5:30 in the morning and there were guys in the weight room, there were guys in the training room, there were guys already in meeting rooms watching tape," Turner said. "... Any of the reports haven't affected them, and that's what I care about. They're getting ready to go and play their best and give themselves a chance to win in Pittsburgh."
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:23:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos denied a report that stated the team has decided to fire general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner after the season. Spanos said he has not made a decision at this point and will evaluate their job statuses at the end of the season.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:58:57 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will both be fired after the end of the regular season. President Dean Spanos had decided about a month ago that Turner's time was up but only recently convinced himself to do the same with Smith. There will be no last-minute change of plans like before, according to a source close to Spanos' plans. Current director of player personnel Jimmy Raye is the favorite to take over as GM.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:05:53 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner is still not in the clear after his Week 9 win. Owner Dean Spanos had thought through what he might do if the Chargers had lost their fourth straight game, two sources said. Spanos likely would have fired Turner and replaced him with special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:42:26 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner could be fired if the Chargers fail to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in their Week 9 game Thursday, Nov. 1.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:08:59 -0700
The San Diego Chargers are unlikely to fire head coach Norv Turner in the middle of this season despite a three-game losing streak in which they blew late leads in two of the games. There are no viable candidates on the current staff that could take over for Turner, especially since Turner is basically the offensive coordinator, too. Turner's current contract runs through the 2013 season.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:19:21 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said WR Vincent Brown (ankle) is still rehabbing hard and is not close to returning. Brown has not been able to run yet.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:56:30 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said OT Jared Gaither (groin) should not have been on the field when he gave up the game-sealing sack at the end of Week 5. Turner said Gaither strained his groin a couple plays before giving up that sack and was hurting to such an extent that he had no business continuing to play. According to the head coach, it was Gaither's responsibility to signal to the sideline that he needed to come out, rather than try to tough it out. "He should have taken himself out," Turner said. "It was two plays. Something like that, you raise your hand and come out."
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:33:47 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he does not expect PK Nate Kaeding (groin) to kick for a while. Kaeding is seeing a specialist and being re-evaluated.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:26:53 -0700
San Diego Chargers LB Antwan Barnes (knee) may miss the start of the practice week Wednesday, Sept. 26, according to head coach Norv Turner.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:08:36 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said RB Ryan Mathews' carries may be limited at specific times due to his fumbling issues.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 06:18:31 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said TE Antonio Gates had one of his best offseasons in years and expects him to have a big 2012 campaign. "Gates has had the best offseason that he has had in three or four years," Turner said.