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Norv says Browns will attack

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Browns players like Josh Gordon and Greg Little have said in recent days that the team’s new offense will push the ball down the field.

Now, the man who’ll be running the offense has made it clear that the modus operandi will be to take the ball to opposing defenses.

“We’re trying to create a mindset, from an offensive standpoint, that we’re going to go attack,” offensive coordinator Norv Turner recently told the team’s website.  “Coach Chudzinski stood up in front of our team and if he said it once, he said it 25 times in the last seven weeks, ‘We are going to be an attacking team.  We’re going to attack on defense; we’re going to attack on offense; we’re going to attack in the kicking game.’  I want to attack and I want to go, but we’ve got to get good.”

Turner sees the youth of the team’s roster as a benefit.

“We are real young, so that’s a plus,” Turner said.  “When you take a bunch of young guys, you have a chance to improve and improve at a faster rate than when you take over a team with a lot of veteran guys.”

Of course, their quarterback isn’t young, but he’s not experienced.  And while there’s plenty of speculation that the Browns would like to move on sooner than later from 2012 first-rounder Brandon Weeden, Turner gushed about the second-year player.

“I’m excited about Brandon,” Turner said. “When I put on tape, I watch what a guy does real well and then, project it into what we’re going to do.  I see a lot of things that project awfully well.  It’s hard being a young quarterback in this league.  It’s hard being with an inexperienced guy when everyone around you is inexperienced, but I think everything Brandon went through last year will make him better.”

If it doesn’t, they’ll find someone else.  Or they’ll go with one of the guys they already have.

Either way, there’s reason for long-suffering Browns fans to have some hope.  Though the Browns may still keep losing, they’ll at least go down swinging.

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31 Responses to “Norv says Browns will attack”
  1. pooflingingmonkey says: May 27, 2013 6:46 PM

    Turner later added “I’m just glad to still have an NFL coaching job, even if it is Cleveland.”

  2. highwaiianjahwaiian says: May 27, 2013 7:00 PM

    The offseason when you actually get news about the browns.. http://i.imgur.com/wGDi8.gif

  3. j0esixpack says: May 27, 2013 7:02 PM

    Going down the field often in an aggressive offense can pay some big dividends

    It’s also a high risk offense that results in a lot of INTs

  4. elmaxoh says: May 27, 2013 7:04 PM

    Did he said young QB ?

  5. bchapman2011 says: May 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    I don’t doubt for one second that they will attack and be aggressive. The only problem is that the majority of possessions will result in interceptions due to poor qb play.

  6. brassknuckles47 says: May 27, 2013 7:09 PM

    Oh yeah. This from the coach that took the Chargers into the toilet, the Raiders in last place, and the Redskins in the dumper. Yeah……good one!

  7. seaeagle707 says: May 27, 2013 7:11 PM

    Now this is news! When can any of you remember a Browns coach or coaches making positive statements about the team? Forget Haslam and his woeful handling of his business. I’d bet that Cleveland wouldn’t care if their Dawgs were playing in hand-me-down high school threads, IF they were playing winning football.

    Forget knocking Norv. He proved it in DC, and SD, that he’s no great shakes running the whole team. But I’d bet on him to do a bang-up ,job getting the Brown’s O into shape.

  8. hifive123 says: May 27, 2013 7:12 PM

    He said it 25 times in seven weeks? Wow. That’s a lot. That’s just over three times a week.

  9. brownspower says: May 27, 2013 7:18 PM

    …”there’s reason for long-suffering Browns fans to have some hope. Though the Browns may still keep losing, they’ll at least go down swinging.”
    =====================================

    You nailed it Mike. It’s going to be fun watching this team playing to win rather than playing not to lose. They probably won’t be a playoff team this year, but if our owner can stay out of jail, we’ve got a good start on being there every year after for a long time!

  10. craigmaitland says: May 27, 2013 7:23 PM

    Browns don’t have a Qb to “attack”.

  11. jakec4 says: May 27, 2013 7:30 PM

    Don’t you need a real QB before you “attack”?

  12. henryjones20 says: May 27, 2013 7:30 PM

    still waitng for a new coach say we gona sit back and react to what the other teams do.hell naw we ain’t bout attackin!! lol

  13. arbiterflick says: May 27, 2013 7:36 PM

    Oh whatever.

    For the past 5 years I’ve watched Norv run cowardly plays. 3rd and 2 at midfield with 4 mins to play? Run up the middle.

    Everybody knows Norv plays not to lose, he doesn’t play to win.

  14. mrbigass says: May 27, 2013 8:13 PM

    Attack on offense and defense?

    Right. It’s called football…….

  15. thefox61 says: May 27, 2013 8:21 PM

    “Now, the man who’ll be running the offense has made it clear that the modus operandi will be to take the ball to opposing defenses.”
    Unfortunately, those opposing defenses will be there waiting to take the ball away.

  16. johndont says: May 27, 2013 8:23 PM

    Gee, the coach says, his offense is going to attack, what the hell is that. I call it football.

  17. fumblenuts says: May 27, 2013 8:29 PM

    “Norv says Browns will attack!!”

    “Horton said defense will attack!!”

    Should be an interesting season coming for the Browns. Wishing them all the best!

  18. raiderlyfe510 says: May 27, 2013 8:38 PM

    We should have brought Norvell back to run the offense. He would have been perfect for Carson Palmer and DMac.

  19. apmn says: May 27, 2013 8:38 PM

    An attack of sadness?

  20. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: May 27, 2013 8:40 PM

    …says the guy who took a 14-2 team and turned them into 7-9.

  21. kane337 says: May 27, 2013 8:50 PM

    Don’t all offensive coordinators say they will attack? Isn’t that what they are supposed to do?

  22. papacoyote says: May 27, 2013 8:57 PM

    This is how Norvee will attack run to the left side 1 yds and a run up the middle for 1 yds, 3rd down a pass for 50 yds to know where that why he is called 3 and out Norvee.

  23. securb2013 says: May 27, 2013 9:32 PM

    The Browns host Miami’s new beefed up pass rush week one. I wonder what Norv will say after the game when someone actually attacks back.

  24. pmars64 says: May 27, 2013 11:01 PM

    As a Browns fan, I wish these guys would just shut up. It’s just springtime blowhard chatter. It means nothing until they actually play the games. You can be aggressive all you want, but if your QB blows, none of this will matter. I’m sure guys like Babe Laufenberg and Bobby Douglass with cannon arms could chuck it all over the field. Too bad their brains were as dense as cannons, too.

  25. bigtimebrownie says: May 28, 2013 12:42 AM

    God help me, this is my team. Attacking starts with not dropping the football, a line that opens wholes and Richarson hitting them…c’mon team, don’t embarrass us anymore.

  26. peytonsneck18 says: May 28, 2013 1:22 AM

    This is like a home owner putting up a “Beware of cat” sign, nobody is afraid

  27. carlsbadboltfan says: May 28, 2013 1:28 AM

    Mr. predictable strikes again. Just ask any of us Charger fans. Browns fans, good luck. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

  28. jimmysee says: May 28, 2013 2:32 AM

    What a refreshing change!

    Anyone who followed the Browns the last few years knows their offensive strategy was to *not* push the ball down the field.

    Norv may have hit on something new and unique here!

    At least for the Browns.

  29. d10ballfan says: May 28, 2013 8:38 AM

    “I want to attack and want to go, but we’ve got to get good”, Coach Chud.

    Haha….great quote. Yeah kinda of have to be good in the NFL.

  30. banjaxedbengal says: May 28, 2013 9:23 AM

    Annnnd they’ll still be in last place.

  31. jefbob says: May 29, 2013 8:24 AM

    Why are the Bengals and not the Browns tagged here?

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