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If Arians Leaves Indianapolis Colts, Norv Turner Could Take His Spot

October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner reacts during their game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook – USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians will be a hot head coaching candidate this offseason. His name is swirling out in our parts as a possible successor to Norv Turner. If Arians does skip out of Indy, there is chatter that Norv could take the open offensive coordinator position in Indy under Chuck Pagano.

We can make a nice little trade of coaches. Norv can help develop young Andrew Luck and lead that offense, while Arians can work on fixing the veteran Philip Rivers and our offense. The Colts have a big play offense and are playoff bound, while the Chargers have a struggling offense and have a losing record.

Norv will get to work with a young stud quarterback and probably get that offensive genius tag placed right back on him. He wouldn’t have to worry about calling timeouts, disciplining players, clock management or any other things that head coaches should be doing. Not like he did before.

How do you think Norv will do as an offensive coordinator again?

Topics: Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers

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  • JoseSD

    I think he will do good as indy’s oc, Alex Smith had only one respectable year in my opinion as a QB not a game manager and that was with norv as oc. Luck has betterpocket mobility and scrambling skills than Smith and is a phenomenal QB so I bet Norv will do great things there. He’s not supposed to be a Head Coach players love him but I don’t think they fear/respect him. There’s no accountability Cason didn’t get pulled when he was constantly burned, Bigby didn’t get chewed out for refusing to tackle with proper form. Clary isn’t replaced by Harris for being a human turnstile. But Mathews is in the dog house for fumbling once in his first game back. Correct me if im wrong but I don’t remember him fumbling after that but Philip gets a pass for 4 fumbles against Carolina cause the o line is terrible

    • Ernie Padaon

      One more fumble for Ryan. But that was all. Decent in that department this year

    • Jim Dishman

      indy has no use for him…….

      • arnie

        i agree. i think it has more to do with the “system” of support, from the top down, rather than one coach. norv would want to run “his” offense. which means luck would have to learn a new system. And Arians would have to take on more than being a HC in san diego

  • Stefanie Smith

    Didn’t Pagano pick Arians? Or did the owner? What about Pagano? How would he feel about Norv as the OC? Not so sure it would work. Norv needs to go where a team is rebuilding-take a back seat for awhile and let the fallout settle a little.

    Don’t get me wrong. Personally, I think Arians would be an excellent choice for coach. He has a leadership quality that Norv did not have. He helped to fire up those players and still remain loyal to Coach Pagano. I highly doubt that Pagano or the Colts’ organization would want him to leave in exchange for Norv.

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