Apr 4, 2007 1
Usually, where there’s smoke there’s fire, and there’s definitely smoke on the Michael Turner front. It certainly appears the Chargers are willing to let Turner go, perhaps for less than the 1st and 3rd round tender that has been applied to LT’s backup.
There are three teams interested in Turner: the Bills, Titans, and Packers. I would love for him to go to the Titans; it would be a perfect fit. Head coach Jeff Fisher loves to pound the rock as much as anyone, and a strong running game would make a difference in the development of QB Vince Young. The threat of Young would also help Turner, since you really can’t focus on a back when Vince Young is on the field. Offensive coordinator Norm Chow ideally wants a big back and a little back (think LenDale White and Reggie Bush at USC). Turner’s the big back – 5’10, 237 – but he can also run very well and shows surprising quickness to the corner. He can bust off the long runs, and in fact ran ahead of the speedy Pacman Jones on one of his long runs last year against the Titans. In [...]