New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Norv Turner named Browns OC; Brian Schottenheimer stays in STL
BALTIMORE – It’s official: Norv Turner is the Browns new offensive coordinator.
The team announced the hiring Thursday.
Turner was atop the Jets' wish list to replace the recently-fired Tony Sparano, but it became increasingly clear (via multiple reports) that Cleveland would be Turner’s eventual landing spot.
Browns PR man Dan Murphy tweeted this pretty neat stat about Turner today: his system has produced NFL's leading rusher five times -- Emmitt Smith (1991-93), Ricky Williams (2002) and LaDainian Tomlinson (2007).
The following people have been linked, at one point or another, to the Jets’ vacant OC gig: Mike Mularkey (former Jags coach), Hue Jackson (Bengals secondary coach), Marc Trestman (former CFL coach who was named the Bears HC), Pep Hamilton (Stanford OC), Marty Mornhinweg (Eagles OC), Cam Cameron (former Ravens (OC), and Pat Shurmur (former Browns HC).
A source, however, told Newsday Wednesday that Cameron is no longer being considered for the job.
In Sparano’s first and only season as Brian Schottenheimer's replacement, the Jets’ offense finished 30th overall.
Speaking of Schottenheimer…he’s staying put in St. Louis.
The Jaguars requested permission to interview the former Jets/current Rams OC for their head-coaching vacancy, but the team ultimately hired Gus Bradley.