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Wow, I Guess That Was Good Luck

January 04, 2013 at 12:45am by Scott   •  5 Comments »

This is the only pic of Turner I found where he's not making his Norv Face. Seriously, do a GIS search. You'll see what I mean.
At the end of today’s earlier entry, I basically blamed Ron Turner for Josh Freeman‘s lack of consistency this season. So being the starmaker that I am, FIU offered Turner their head coaching job, leaving the Bucs to hire a quarterbacks coach that can get the most out of Freeman. And even though this will make Freeman’s third quarterbacks coach in four years, I think it’s a good step. Turner didn’t have the resumé to make me comfortable with him teaching Freeman anything, unless you think Curtis Painter is woefully underrated. And if you do think that, please leave this site right now.

By the way, Norv Turner isn’t doing a hell of a lot right now. He’s probably done as a head coach anywhere, and some new head coach might be ready to name Turner as an offensive coordinator. If that doesn’t happen, though, he is a good, proven quarterbacks coach. I know it sounds like the setup for an awful joke, but I’m serious. I’d hire Norv Turner in a second.

5 Comments to “Wow, I Guess That Was Good Luck”


Louie (January 04, 2013 at 12:12pm:

Scott, you’re a genius! Now, you got any recommendations on the next hot stock?


HouseofG (January 04, 2013 at 12:21pm:

But, but, but: “[FIU director of sports and entertainment Pete] Garcia says Turner is “the best quarterbacks coach in America, college or pro. So I’m very excited to get this guy.” Wow, how did we let someone of that caliber get away!? [/sarcasm]


jampersands (January 05, 2013 at 04:16pm:

Was gonna post this in the forums, but noticed they were merely a repository for spam.

Random, unrelated question about our cornerbacks/defense:
Back in the Dungy/Kiffin/Gruden days, we played mostly Tampa 2 D, meaning our corners were mostly playing zone. Consequently, we drafted corners like Ronde, guys who maybe weren’t the fastest one-on-one, but could tackle and understand zone coverage.

Under Raheem it seemed like we mixed things up a bit, playing some zone and some man D with our corners.

Has anyone watched our corners enough under Schiano to know whether they are playing mostly zone or man to man? My gut impression is that they played more man to man, but it’s hard to say if they even played defense at all come the end of the season.

Just asking so I know how to interpret all these draft scouting reports on different cornerbacks. Does Schiano’s D require a guy who can cover man to man and has 1st round speed, or can we get someone who played mostly zone in college?

J. Martin

J. Martin (January 05, 2013 at 05:42pm:

Just read this scary tidbit from a Pewter Report article saying that Wright would likely be released: “With Biggers and Brandon McDonald set to become free agents, the only roster cornerbacks that Tampa Bay can count on as Buccaneers are Anthony Gaitor, Leonard Johnson, Danny Gorrer and Myron Lewis.” Obviously something will be done about this, but for now that’s scary!

@jampersands: I don’t actually know, however reading a few posts on Steve White’s blog has led me to believe the corners play a lot of man. However somebody more qualified would have to give you a proper answer.


jampersands (January 05, 2013 at 06:57pm:

Seems like Wright will be released to me too. I can’t see Dominik paying him $7 mill to play mediocre football and get suspended again. Especially when we could use that money to sign someone with more upside.

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