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Norv to coach the Raiders?


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Oh my... :laugh:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylc=X3oD...ov=ap&type=lgns

For a guy who seems to have earned a reputation as not being in your face, interesting to see if the Raiders will once again lead the league in penalties.

Norv Turner was hired as the Oakland Raiders' head coach Monday, taking over a team that went from the Super Bowl to 4-12 in just a year.

Turner coached the Washington Redskins from 1994-00 -- making the playoffs only once -- and has been the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator the past two seasons.

He went 49-59-1 with the Redskins, his only NFL head coaching experience.

The Raiders said they would have an afternoon news conference with Turner. He replaces Bill Callahan, fired after two seasons as Oakland's head coach and since been hired by Nebraska.

Turner, 51, who grew up in Martinez, Calif., has 19 years of pro coaching experience. He also has been offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.

Turner began his NFL coaching career as an assistant with the Los Angeles Rams in 1985, and he was on Dallas' coaching staff from 1991-93, when the Cowboys won two straight Super Bowls.

The Raiders interviewed at least five coaching candidates during the past few weeks.

Oakland, plagued by injuries this season, posted its worst record since also going 4-12 in 1997. The Raiders tied with three other teams for fewest wins in the league in the biggest collapse by a team that reached the Super Bowl the previous year.

Turner will face many big decisions, including the status of four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Woodson, 38-year-old quarterback Rich Gannon, 41-year-old receiver Jerry Rice and 37-year-old receiver Tim Brown. Gannon is coming off shoulder surgery.

``Make no mistake about it, 2003 was a year of defeat, and we intend to go through that mountain even though those rocks are coming down and bring this wagon through again. And we'll be there again,'' Davis said last week.

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Patriots' Nation exhales (again) now that the last open Head Coach position is filled. We didn't want to lose Romeo Crennel or Charlie Weis, especially to the Raiders.

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Patriots' Nation exhales (again) now that the last open Head Coach position is filled. We didn't want to lose Romeo Crennel or Charlie Weis, especially to the Raiders.

You said it... :D

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:laugh:

Next year will be great. I'm sick and tired of seeing all these SUVs with the Raiders logo on the back and their crappy attitudes that drive them. Somehow, I seriously doubt Norv Turner is the answer. Of course, across the Bay, we don't have the best coach either... :huh:

Oh well, at least half our team won't be retiring after next year. Good luck, Raider Nation :laugh:

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