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Old 01-15-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Broncos to keep RB coach Turner

ENGLEWOOD -- The Broncos' new head coach has decided to keep one of the team's longest-standing assistants.

Running backs coach Bobby Turner, who has always been considered a key voice in the Broncos' offensive planning since joining the team in 1995 on Mike Shanahan's original staff, will be retained by Shanahan's successor, Josh McDaniels.

Turner and the newly hired head coach met Tuesday, McDaniels' first full day on the job, and McDaniels has asked Turner to stay for his 15th season with the team.

Shanahan routinely lauded Turner's work in the Broncos' running game, and it was Turner who dictated the rotation of running backs on game days and also evaluated many of the backs during the draft process.

An endorsement from Turner led to the signing of more than a few backs during Shanahan's tenure with the team.

"(Turner) loves his guys," Broncos running back Ryan Torain said recently. "He wants you to do everything right, every time, and he won't accept anything else, but you know he loves his guys and wants the best for you."

Turner now formally joins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan on McDaniels' staff. Kansas City special-teams coach Mike Priefer is expected to become the Broncos' new special-teams coach, and veteran coach Dom Capers is expected to join the staff in the coming days.

The battered Broncos backfield had seven different running backs on injured reserve this past season, including five who had started at least one game during the year. They finished 12th in the league in rushing (116.4 yards per game), tied for the lowest ranking in Shanahan's 14 years as head coach.

They also finished 12th in 1999. The Broncos finished in the league's top 10 in rushing yards per game 12 times in Shanahan's tenure and led the league in rushing in 1996.

Terrell Davis, Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, Reuben Droughns and Tatum Bell all had at least one 1,000-yard rushing season for the Broncos with Turner as their position coach.

McDaniels continues to make the rounds in search of assistants to coach linebackers, the defensive line and the secondary. Rick Dennison, who was the offensive coordinator under Shanahan, and wide receivers coach Jedd Fisch have also met with McDaniels about remaining on the staff

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/new...-coach-turner/

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Old 01-15-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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So McD is not stupid. Turner is a huge asset to this team.
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Excellent!

I still blame Turner for Clarett, though.
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and veteran coach Dom Capers is expected to join the staff in the coming days.
And the saga continues.
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Excellent!

I still blame Turner for Clarett, though.
as you should, it was his call. We still only aid him around $4,000 though.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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We still only aid him around $4,000 though.
I don't understand what this means. We still only aid whom?
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as you should, it was his call. We still only aid him around $4,000 though.
And skipped Marion Barber as a result.
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Clarett was a massive **** up, but I think I can let that pass. Nobody bats 1.000, although that was a helluva strike out.
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I don't understand what this means. We still only aid whom?
Woops. paid him 4k.
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The most important part of this article is the blurb about Dom Capers. He's an excellent defensive coach.
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Woops. paid him 4k.
So we paid Turner 4k? I think he makes a lot more than that.
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So we paid Turner 4k? I think he makes a lot more than that.
Clarett
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Excellent!

I still blame Turner for Clarett, though.
He should have known the dude had a drinking problem. Anyone that carries 2 bottles of Grey Goose around with them can't be smart enough to beat any decent test.

Shanny should have given him the lie Detector test before they put the pick in.
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The Clarett pick looks stupid, but Clarett had the best vision of any back I've ever seen. And when he hit the hole, he hit it ****ing hard. If he would have had his **** together, he would have been a STAR.

Side note, I think Thom McDaniels, Josh's dad, coached him at Warren Harding. I'm not sure when Thom started coaching at WGH, but I know he was there recently. He left like a year ago.
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BTW I am glad we are keeping him.
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BTW I am glad we are keeping him.
Me too. I posted this on another thread a while back, but here are all the backs that had at least 1 100 yard rushing game under Turner:

Terrell Davis
Aaron Craver
Glyn Milburn
Derek Loville
Olandis Gary
Mike Anderson
Clinton Portis
Quentin Griffin
Reuben Droughs
Tatum Bell
Mike Bell
Travis Henry
Selvin Young
Michael Pittman
Peyton Hillis

Also Ron Dayne and Andre Hall each had games just shy of 100 with 98.
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