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Rivera talked to (wanted?) Norv

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Rivera talked to Turner: Rivera said Tuesday he reached out to Norv Turner about becoming his offensive coordinator, but the wheels were already in motion that would take Turner to Cleveland as part of Rob Chudzinski’s Browns’ staff.

Rivera and Chudzinski worked for Turner in San Diego before coming to Charlotte two years ago. When Chudzinski left for his first head-coaching job in Cleveland two weeks ago, Rivera called Turner, who had been fired after six seasons in San Diego.

But Chudzinski and the Browns were one step ahead.

“He and I did talk. We talked about the opening. One thing he told me was he had a lot to think about,” Rivera after a Senior Bowl practice. “I had heard that (Browns CEO) Joe Banner called him directly during that whole process. That’s the hard part because you don’t know when or what went on in that conversation.”

Turner ended up going to Cleveland and was joined by his son, Scott, who left his job as the Panthers’ offensive quality control assistant to become the Browns’ receivers coach.

“Obviously, they had a jump on us and probably had already laid the groundwork, as far as I knew,” Rivera said.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/22/3805674/source-panthers-to-promote-ken.html#storylink=cpy

The way I read it, this sounds like it was planned before Chud's initial interview, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Yea, the Chud hire makes a lot more sense when you factor in Norv as OC. I bet he went into that interview saying "If you hire me as HC, I'll bring Norv Turner as my OC". Hell, it worked. Can't blame him.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I hope the Browns crash and burn while Rivera leads the Panthers to the playoffs. Maybe I'm just vindictive though -_-

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I dont think the browns need any bad ju-ju from us here to suck....Brandon Weeden (aka Chris Weinke 2.0), will give them all the suckitude they need. Chuds in for a rude awakening going from Cam to Weeden.

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fuging chud

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This is a sign of our turning point. Cleveland is now taking OUR has-been rejects. We have arrived, gentlemen.

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sounds like rivera was out-coached.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I hope the Browns crash and burn while Rivera leads the Panthers to the playoffs. Maybe I'm just vindictive though -_-

Naaw your good.

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This is a sign of our turning point. Cleveland is now taking OUR has-been rejects. We have arrived, gentlemen.

chud and norv both chose to go to cleveland instead of being here.

not sure how that's them taking our rejects.

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Chud and Norv have been talking and planning that all season that's why the offense sputtered until the plan was worked out.

I don't believe for one second chud didn't know he had a hc job lined up.

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It sounds like we were caught pretty off-guard by the Chud hiring. With it happening so fast, it seems like Chud had already set up a direct line to Norv before he was even hired. Which is pretty lame... We should have just fired him immediately and started talking to Norv before anything else could happen.

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Yea, the Chud hire makes a lot more sense when you factor in Norv as OC. I bet he went into that interview saying "If you hire me as HC, I'll bring Norv Turner as my OC". Hell, it worked. Can't blame him.

better plan than rivera's.

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