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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  • Joshua Huffman

    Here’s my question: Why are they so confident in Dowell Loggains? It’s not like the quarterbacks have played well. Since 2008, they’ve started each season with a different quarterback (08-Young 09-Collins 10-Young 11-Hasselbeck 12-Locker).

    Nothing he has done screams “Promotion.” Hopefully, a second year with the same QB will help him. And some roster moves. All anyone can do is hope.

    • Justin Stewart

      Agreed. Nothing to really go off of, besides players liking him. So many unknowns when alternatives like Turner were available. If my job was on the line, I would have gone with Turner.

      Hoping Loggains proves me wrong.

    • Shawn Eagle

      Joshua…..exactly!!!! Munchak is hitching his wagon to him though. Let’s also ask….has he really shown to be a great QB coach?

      The Titans simply won’t go out and do anything to totally overhaul what is obviously broken.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    Well, our Offense was successful under Loggains for that short time last season. Let’s hope he is the correct choice or the head coach will be saying bye-bye.

    • Justin Stewart

      I don’t think I’d say it was successful under Loggains. It still struggled mightily. The special teams and defense beat the Jaguars. But he was working with a system put in by Palmer. We’ll just have to see how this next season plays out.

  • Shawn Eagle

    There are a couple of reasons that Norv was never targeted. 1.) Most people knew he was going to have a very strong shot at going with Chudzinski once he got the Browns job. 2.) No HC wants to hire an OC with HC experience…it makes it too easy for the owner to fire the HC in the middle of the season if the wheels fall off and designate the OC as interim HC…..just my thoughts

    • Justin Stewart

      It’s true. Never want that person looking over your shoulder when things get rough. Even if it is Norv Turner.

  • Justin Snyder

    “The Tennessee Titans have let another great talent slip by as they remain in their cave of solitude.” I love it. We committed to Munch minutes after the biggest joke of a season since we moved from Houston ended before even considering all the experienced winners out there who could be helping us win a SB. Instead, next year will be more of the same. I consider myself a loyal fan and have stuck with these guys for a long time but if we don’t draft solid, I’m out until changes are made. And I know I’m not alone…

    • Shawn Eagle

      I hear ya my friend….but a fan since I was a kid and they were in Houston. I can tell you….its very hard watching an organization that seemingly has no problem putting out a mediocre product year after year.

      Why would they not take a page from more successful organizations and emulate that?

    • Justin Stewart


      It’s the curse of being a Titans fan. Someday the years of loyalty will pay off… maybe. Thought we’d be back in the Super Bowl after the ’08 season… Then ate it hard in Baltimore…

      Never forgiven Alge Crumpler for his fumble….

    • josh gunnels

      Im in your boat. Ive been such a loyal fan through everything but im in a prove it mode now. The only thibg that can make me happy now is an aggressive and smart free agency

  • Modesto Koczwara

    Wow, while watching ESPN OTL they were talking about Greg Williams not being able to coach for the league and were wondering if he will ever play again. I personally think he will, but since we need a DC, do you think Bud Adams will play the risk game and go for Greg Williams?

    • Justin Stewart

      I hadn’t heard that. Gray has the job right now. Maybe in the future, if the Titans fire him, but I really can’t say.

      • Modesto Koczwara

        I meant he has not been reinstated whereas Sean Payton has.