Now it’s official. Jim Caldwell is the new head coach of the Detroit Lions.
So who’s the offensive coordinator that Ravens fans will want fired come January 2015? Norv Turner appears to be the top candidate. Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com thinks Turner is a perfect fit for Baltimore.
The biggest reason to bring Turner to Baltimore is his potential impact on quarterback Joe Flacco. Look at Turner’s history with quarterbacks: Troy Aikman, Alex Smith and Philip Rivers. Everything the Ravens do this offseason should be focused on helping Flacco rebound. And, in terms of a play-caller and mentor, the Ravens couldn’t do any better than finding a way to get Turner to Baltimore.
Of course, the main problem is that Turner is still under contract with the Cleveland Browns despite the fact that head coach Rob Chudzinski was fired.
The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zriebec tweets that the Ravens could also promote wide receiver coach Jim Hostler to the position.
If Ravens stay internal with OC hire, WR coach Jim Hostler is the most logical candidate. He was OC for 49ers in 2007,l 2007.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) January 14, 2014
Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com put together a list of other potential candidates including Brad Childress, the aforementioned Chudzinski and Ben McAdoo.
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