It certainly looks like it could be Bradford-related. Maybe not benching but perhaps he wanted to do certain things and Bradford resisted . . . and Zimmer supported Bradford.This is strange. He is a really good OC.
Ridiculous speculation moment....maybe he wanted to bench Bradford.
You might be on to something.It's probably because his offense is so reliant on 5 and 7 step drops, and this team is incapable of running it due to terrible pass blocking. I remember last year he was criticized for continuing to call deep drops even through Bridgewater was getting hit on like 75% of those plays. Fast forward to this year and Bradford has been sacked 11 times in the past 2 games.
It certainly looks like it could be Bradford-related. Maybe not benching but perhaps he wanted to do certain things and Bradford resisted . . . and Zimmer supported Bradford.
I suspect it's most likely due to some kind of disagreement with Zimmer about offense and Zimmer's view won out . . . to the detriment of the team with two weeks of awful offensive performance. Turner says "we have to do it my way" and Zimmer says no, so Turner walks.
Just speculation but it's unusual for the OC of a 5-2 team to resign unless that kind of direct disagreement with the HC was happening.
Ah, so your angle is that he was asked to resign rather than upon his own volition. Could be.I think you and the poster above are spot on about the insistence on a certain scheme but without the personnel to pull it off. Can't continue to call deep shots where the QB holds the ball for 4-5 secs while the route develops only to get crushed. Chances are they would have lost bradford at some point in this season if they didn't make the move.
If the o-coordinator doesn't want to adjust well then you have to remove him and go in the direction of someone with a different philosophy which is what looks to have happened.