The major investment in the Browns in 2013 came on the defensive side of the ball -- Paul Kruger Desmond Bryant Quentin Groves Barkevious Mingo Ray Horton.

The offense added essentially Davone Bess. And Norv Turner.

“He’s probably the biggest asset to this offense” quarterback Brandon Weeden said of the offensive coordinator this week.

As the Browns kick off their season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins Turner is the big-ticket coordinator under the gun.

“It seems I’ve been getting practice at this” Turner said Thursday with a wry laugh. “I’ve been through it the last couple years.”

Turner’s No. 1 priority of course was to pry the square peg Weeden out of the West Coast offense and make him a winner before his AARP membership application arrived in the mail. But as the preseason winded down Turner was addressing brushfires on a few fronts.

Replacing Josh Gordon: The No. 1 receiver’s two-game suspension was announced in June so the replacement plan has been in the works all summer. It involves more Travis Benjamin and Bess.

“We’ve worked all the things we’re going to do with them” Turner said. “They’ve been practicing at a high level. Those guys just have to step up and make the plays.”

The problem is this: Without Gordon Benjamin is the only wideout with any speed. What good is a vertical passing attack without speed at the receiver position?