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Sources: Turner questioned Browns’ move
- Updated: Jan 1, 2014
Browns Fire Rob Chudzinski
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner spoke up when Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner talked to the coaching employees Monday in regards to the firing of coach Rob Chudzinski, in keeping with sources conversant in the scenario.
Whether it was a challenge or a relaxed question seems a matter of interpretation. Two sources stated Turner was angry and spoke that means, another mentioned he simply stated his considerations as a part of a routine dialogue that takes place when such strikes are made.
Both manner, Turner clearly requested why the employees was advised the plan was for a protracted-time period rebuild when the dedication from the entrance office did not final a yr. Turner also detailed his concern that the coaching employees worked with handicaps given the personnel on the field, the sources mentioned.
Amongst his factors had been that the workers was informed repeatedly the workforce was building for 2014, that the working again situation was by no means solved after the trade of Trent Richardson, the roster was consistently juggled, and the staff fired a coach after he had to begin three different quarterbacks.
The dialogue followed Haslam laying out the pondering behind the firing of Chudzinski, which led to questions concerning the lengthy-term plan for the crew. Just a few seconds of calm adopted, and Haslam requested if there were extra questions.
Turner then spoke, and introduced up the lengthy-time period plan and why the coaching employees wouldn't be allowed to see it via. The implication was that coaches felt they went along with selections all season that pointed to a dedicated rebuild, then had the lack of success in 2013 used in opposition to them.
Haslam and Banner defined the choice the same method they did to the media: The shortage of progress late within the season was a downward trajectory the entrance office didn't settle for.
Sources mentioned Turner did a slow boil throughout the season on the expertise the coaches got. That Chudzinski was fired given these limits prompted him to speak up.
Turner has been an NFL coach for 30 years, for 14 as a head coach with the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.
He is not anticipated to stick with the Browns. Banner stated the team would allow all of the assistants to seek other jobs and that the new hire would determine his employees.
The Browns have started the process of changing Chudzinski.
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has agreed to interview with the Browns, a source tells ESPN's John Clayton.
The Browns, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are enthusiastic about interviewing Bowles. In accordance with the source, Bowles will interview sometime later in the week with the Browns.
Seahawks defensive Dan Quinn is scheduled to interview Wednesday in Seattle with the Browns, a league source tells NFL Insider Adam Schefter.