December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner speaks during the post game press conference after a win against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Miss the Norv Turner Boat

Surprise, surprise. The Tennessee Titans have let another great talent slip by as they remain in their cave of solitude, promoting from within. Norv Turner is one of the best offensive minds out there and Titans fans were praying for the Titans to bring him in, if only just to interview him.

But there will be nothing of the likes as the news has broken that Norv Turner has been signed by the Cleveland Browns to be their offensive coordinator.

I guess you can take that as a sign that Dowell Loggains will be the Titans offensive coordinator headed into the 2013 season, as many have suspected. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing by any means, it’s just a little more suspenseful, considering the fact that he couldn’t do much to turn around the Titans offense in the last few weeks of the 2012 season and that Turner would have been a much more secure hiring, considering his successful stints as an offensive coordinator in the NFL.

Here’s to hoping Loggains is the Titans secret weapon. He’s a younger guy, and the players seem to respond well to him. If he can build a system around the players he has and get Jake Locker to perform well, I’ll be happy. If nothing else, you have to feel better about his hiring than you did when the Titans announced they had hired Chris Palmer a few seasons ago. We all shook our collective heads at that one.

Mind you, this doesn’t necessarily mean Loggains has the job, but the Titans want to win in 2013 and Turner would have been the guy to hire.

Goodbye Norv. Though we never had a shot with you, I’ll miss you none the less.

 

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