The Norv Turner Effect?

May 16, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner points during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

National Football Post just posted an article called the Norv Turner Effect. Their idea of the Norv Turner effect is a complete 180 of what San Diego Chargers fans think when they hear that term.

Here is the title of the post:

The Norv Turner Effect
The Cleveland passing game should receive a big boost in 2013 thanks to the addition of the team’s new offensive coordinator.

Is that right? A big boost?

The same Norv Turner that has Philip Rivers shaking in his boots any time he has to take a 7 step drop?

Remember when we thought that Norv Turner would be good for our running game because of what he was able to do with Emmitt Smith? I don’t think Ryan Mathews excelled with Norv at the helm. Ladainian Tomlinson seemed unhappy with the system as well.

It’s funny how long greats like Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman will last on the resume.

Norv Turner is supposed to save that Cleveland Browns. Remember how well Norv Turner’s offense did in Cleveland last season? SIX POINTS!!!! SIX! That is an offense that has Philip Rivers running the ship. Who is the Browns quarterback again? Who are their receivers?

I don’t see Norv Turner being a saving grace for their offense this season. He wasn’t able to make the pieces work in San Diego the last few years and wouldn’t make any adjustments to his scheme. His personnel wouldn’t allow for deep drops, but he still wanted to force the issue.

First down, run up the middle. Second down, run up the middle. Third down, quarterback save us!

The Norv Turner Effect…. You write the definition!

Topics: Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    i wish i never had seen that picture of Norv’s legs

  • Stefanie Smith

    If Chud is not careful, Norv will get him canned. And if he was so great, how come Jerry Jones didn’t pick him up for Dallas? The guy has not produced in years. Nice man, but not a good coach.

    Ernie: remember that video you would play when Phillip was yelling at Norv to kick a field goal?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      oh man… forgot about that!!!! Philip should have just called the plays. ha

      • Stefanie Smith

        Yeah. It’s like Norv wasn’t even listening.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Philip was only doing what we were all doing at the stadium or TV! KICK THE STUPID FIELD GOAL NORV!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

      We should place our bets now on how long it will take for the Norv Turner Effect to grab hold of the Browns….Norv is washed up…

      • Rob Base

        I say 2 months

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        It happens slowly over the course of 6 years… losing one less game a season, but inexplicably finishing the season so strong, that you keep him around for one more year.

        • Nick in PB

          You said it Pete! But that was with a GOOD team! The Browns aren’t exactly stacked when it comes to personnel! For some reason, the good ol’ boys in this league still think he has the magic touch. What they will soon find out is that his touch is Black Magic!

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            It doesn’t matter… the Browns were 5-11… in 5 years they will be 0-16 with Norv. If you could go negative, he would.

    • Rob Base

      Watch Chud get canned and they promote Norval!

  • Sergio Quintero

    His offense didn’t adjust to a horrible Oline, the inside dive was the most frustrating thing to watch for years as a charger fan.

    By the end of the season he kind figured lets throw it less, and much shorter and Philip trimmed his Int’s and become solid again.

    I just look at better and more modern schemes, that take advantage of the rules in favor the offense, a young defense on the rise, and the 2nd easiest schedule, and 9-11 wins is not so out of the realm of possibility; especially considering Norv isn’t there to take 1-2 wins a year.

    • Nick in PB

      You got it right Sergio!

      • Sergio Quintero

        Norvy never heard of no-huddle offense, and easy throws to the WR’s, and the absolute obsession with that dive play.

        Watching the Broncos, Patriots run offense with non mobile QB’s, and then Norv; its pretty incredible how much easier they make the lives of their QB’s in comparison.

  • Blue&gold_blood

    3rd down , HB draw!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      3rd and long special!

      • tubbs45

        This magical little play call… still make me ILL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

    The Norv Turner Effect is the sound that comes from the toilet when it is flushed….so glad they finally canned his behind.

    • Nick in PB

      I swear my toilet goes “noooorrrvvvv” every time I flush!

  • pachanga8889

    run, run, pass, punt!!!!

    • Blue&gold_blood

      Or if inside the 30..
      Run, run, Pass, field goal..

  • tubbs45

    The Norv effect… I think I get that after eating bad TJ tacos and a long Tequila bender…

    • Rob Base

      Rivers should of pimp slapped him.

  • Rob Base

    The Norval Effect
    The Cleveland passing game should increasingly decline in 2013 thanks to the addition of the team’s new offensive coordinator Norval Turner. Hopefully that’s not too posted and copied for your taste Paul have a great day buddy.

    • Stefanie Smith

      That was a good one, Rob.

  • Cgoodness13

    To bad they didn’t do a article on the Norv-factor, in other words lack of motivation, predictable, and complacent lol

    • Nick in PB

      It amazes me how people still believe in him??? WTF It seems that nobody in the NFL will say that Norv did a bad job with the Chargers. Well, maybe he wasn’t a good Head Coach but he can still call plays… ask someone in SD if that’s true! I can hear the laughter now!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        I always hear that he would do much better if he only focused on offense… Pretty sure that is all he focused on anyway

  • Cgoodness13

    How about doing a article on what the hell is that thing growing on his neck?! thing’s discusting.

    • Cgoodness13

      Never mind, found a pic of norv as a child, he was born different.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        LOL…

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    The Norv Turner Effect – When you watch a fully stacked team with a winning record (which is overflowing with exceptional talent) continue to get better & better… crescendoing in glorious postseason victory.
    … except it’s in reverse.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    We should “Caption This” photo of Norv. I’ll start.

    “Hey there, rookie!!!! Don’t bother showing too much effort. You aren’t going to impress me. I’m only going to play the veterans, no matter how good you are”.

  • Nick in PB

    Good article Ernie! You said it… run up the middle on first and second down, pass on third and long. At least they have Richardson. Norv was a one trick pony! The only reason he was considered a good offensive coordinator was because he had Jimmy Johnson behind him kicking people’s butts!

  • FitzWilly

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO Long Wrinkles

    You worthless sack of baby batter

    The Norv Turner Effect = Gonorrhea/Syphilis

  • arnie

    Let’s get this straight. The Chargers get call out, and will probably only win 6 games, maybe 8 in 2013, based on Rivers performance, by all the “experts”. And now we are to believe there will be an explosion of offense, in Cleveland, according to these same “experts”?
    Here’s my question. What evidence do these experts base that on?
    How can the “experts” completely ignore the fact norv coached PR into those 47 turnover on two seasons?
    Maybe they have a point. And maybe there won’t be any runs, “UP THE MIDDLE”?

  • 1961 Fan

    Rivers and Norv were at odds the last two years; too bad they did not say it publicly, instead they played “kissy face” to each other at the press conferences. The only time Norv got some balls was when leaving the team at his last press conference he said ” we didn’t have the players” unfortunately that may be the case this season.

  • OGsnakes1322

    I am glad that pace of sht is out of here!!!!!!!
    10 & 6 chargers!!!!!!!

    • OGsnakes1322

      I mean 10 wins 6 lost!!!!

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