Teaching key trait of new Browns’ staff

Posted by Vic Carucci on January 25, 2013 – 10:42 pm

By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor

You’ve got questions and comments that you submit to the Browns’ official Facebook and Twitter pages. Here’s what I have to say about what you have to say:

Ron – This is the kind of coaching and teaching we’ve needed. Our young core is gonna take off.

I agree that there’s reason for optimism regarding the coaching/teaching from the (mostly) new staff, Ron.

Head coach Rob Chudzinski, offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and defensive coordinator Ray Horton are superb teachers in their respective areas of expertise.

Chudzinski and Turner should do plenty to help with the development of every quarterback the Browns carry. They will provide the technical training that all quarterbacks need, but especially younger ones that fill the current (and likely will continue to fill the future) depth chart at the position.

Horton is a hands-on defensive coordinator who will stress the finer points of technique work with all of the defenders, but especially with the defensive backs; he spent 10 years in NFL secondaries before launching his 19-year coaching career in the league.

And the position coaches will be expected to meet that high standard on both sides of the ball.

Bill – Norv Turner is back at doing what he does best, coordinating a great, downfield, faster offense. And knowing the Browns are giving him the leadership of this offense is exciting!

Agreed, Bill.

His vision is something that should be a good fit for many of the young players the Browns already have on offense, because youth tends to equal speed. And the team will no doubt place a heavy emphasis on adding fast players through the draft and free agency, per the template of vice president-player personnel Michael Lombardi.

Turner wants everything in the passing game to happen much quicker than it did, including the quarterback’s release of the ball.

There will be more pressure on the offensive line to maintain blocks longer as receivers run those deep routes, but it’s fair to expect that that talented unit is mostly up to the challenge.

Turner’s leadership of the offense is important, because he can carry the playbook and game plans on which he and Chudzinski collaborate into games with a sense of consistency when it comes to calling plays. That should help make for a more efficient process.

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