NFL Coaching Rumors: Panthers Find Strong OC Candidate, Packers Planning Interview, And More

The NFL coaching rumors are full steam ahead right now with the Colts, Giants, Lions, and Cardinals all looking for head coaches. In today's rumors roundup, three NFL teams have new stories regarding coordinator positions being filled or possibly filling up soon. Here are the latest NFL coaching rumors and news you need to know:

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Norv Turner Next Panthers OC?
The Charlotte Observer considers Norv Turner a strong candidate to replace Mike Shula as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator.

Turner is 66 years old and is a respected offensive minded coach. Head coach of the Panthers Ron Rivera was hired by Turner in San Diego in 2008 and now Turner already has two family members on Rivera's staff. So the move for Turner to coach the Panthers offense may be a good fit.

Despite Turner's offensive success and relationships with Rivera's staff, he has never coached a dual-threat quarterback like Cam Newton. This move might not be the match made in heaven both sides believe.

Gus Bradley Will Interview For Packers DC Job
The Green Bay Packers plan to interview ex-Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their defensive coordinator vacancy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bradley's Chargers contract ran out on Tuesday and after a bad head coaching stint in Jacksonville, Bradley was able to turn things around in Los Angeles. The Packers aren't the only team interested in Bradley, the Seattle Seahawks have also shown interest in him. It's important to note that Bradley was the defensive boss of Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll from 2010-12.

Ravens Promote Don Martindale
On Friday the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reported, he believes LBs coach Don Martindale, along with ex-Colts coach Chuck Pagano, "head the list" for the Baltimore Ravens' defensive-coordinator vacancy.

Today the Ravens made the announcement on Twitter that Martindale will be promoted to defensive coordinator. The move isn't too surprising considering the Ravens often promote from within when dealing with their defensive coordinator job. 

Before joining the Ravens, Martindale was the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos in 2010.

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