CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Turner household might be rising throughout the Carolina Panthers group.
The crew is interviewing Norv Turner for its vacant offensive coordinator place, stated an individual acquainted with the state of affairs. The particular person spoke to The Related Press Thursday on situation of anonymity as a result of the crew doesn’t talk about potential teaching candidates.
The Panthers fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey Tuesday, two days after a playoff loss to the Saints.
If the 65-year-old Turner is employed, he is anticipated to herald his son Scott as quarterbacks coach. Scott Turner is an offensive analyst on the College of Michigan and beforehand labored for the Panthers as an offensive high quality management coordinator from 2011-12.
It could even be fairly a household reunion if each are employed.
Norv Turner’s brother, Ron, is an offensive guide for the Panthers and his nephew Cameron is the crew’s assistant quarterbacks coach.
After initially giving Shula a vote of confidence on Monday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera fired him a day later saying that the crew’s offense wanted a “completely different perspective” and “completely different concepts” going ahead.
Carolina was 11-5 this season and completed 19th in complete offense below Shula, however once more struggled transferring the ball by the air ending 28th within the league. Quarterback Cam Newton turned in his worst two quarterback rankings of his profession within the final two seasons.
Norv Turner started working within the NFL in 1985 as a large receivers coach for the Los Angeles Rams and later received two Tremendous Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys as an offensive coordinator within the early 1990s.
Turner has labored as the pinnacle coach of the Washington Redskins (1994-2000), Oakland Raiders (2004-05) and San Diego Chargers (2007-12) and was a mixed 114-122-1 with 5 playoff appearances however no Tremendous Bowl appearances. Whereas in San Diego, Turner employed Rivera as his defensive coordinator earlier than the Panthers employed him as head coach in 2011.
Turner final labored within the NFL from 2014-16 because the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.
Former St. Louis Rams large receiver Torry Holt praised Turner on Twitter, tweeting “prepare for Bang eight’s, Deep Digs, Energy Run sport, and a ton of shifts on offense. His type will problem his gamers. Excellent offensive MIND.”
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