Josh Gordon says new Browns OC will have tough act to follow

Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) warms up before the start of the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is emerging as one of the best young pass catchers in the NFL, but he will need to avoid growing pains next season with the Browns set to name a new offensive coordinator.

Gordon flourished under Norv Turner, but the veteran coach left the team to join Mike Zimmer’s staff with the Minnesota Vikings where he will also serve as the offensive coordinator.

With a new offensive coordinator set to join the Browns staff, Gordon says that the new man in town will have some mighty big shoes to fill.

“You cannot replace Norv Turner,” said Gordon, via “That’s a legendary Hall of Fame coach. If it’s the same offense, heck, we’d be lucky to have it. Anything else, West Coast, I’ve run it before with (Pat) Shurmur. Maybe more exotic, but I doubt it. We should be OK, I think.”

As long as Gordon can get along with the new addition to the coaching staff, he should continue to blossom as one of the top receivers in the game.

However, if there are some issues between Gordon and the new hire, we could hear those old trade rumors beginning to rumble again.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon, Norv Turner

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  • Gary

    Really? Where did Turners offense get us? 19 points per game average. 6 times we scored 13 points or less. How many times was Gordon left out of the offense? If you watched the games you would know.
    I didn’t see a good offense under Turner. And can’t say how Shanahan will do till season starts and who we have for players.

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