Found January 04, 2012 on
The past 48 hours, since it was announced that the San Diego Chargers would retain head coach Norv Turner, I’ve heard a lot of unrest among the “Bolts” faithful.  Everything from fans saying to just move the team to Los Angeles to them saying they would no longer be renewing their season tickets as long as Turner is the coach and even (this one made me chuckle) saying that having the opportunity to fire Norv and then not is like finding out you have operable cancer and opting against the procedure. As a long time fan and writer for the Houston Texans, I can honestly say that I understand where these guys are coming from. An 8-8 season following a 9-7 one would indicate to most that it is time for a change. Gary Kubiak posted consecutive 8-8 seasons and then a 9-7 campaign, only to see it fall back down to 6-10 the following year. So the cries from the fans, with myself leading the charge, calling for Kubiak’s head are quite similar. But the reason I ask if the Chargers...

NFL Black Monday: Fire Norv Turner!

Although Turner has had moderate success in San Diego, after a dissatisfying 2011, the Chargers should realize now that Norv Turner is no longer the man who will win the franchise’s first Super Bowl. The San Diego Chargers front office has made some very questionable decisions over the years. First, they fired, Marty Schottenheimer, a highly successful head coach, after a 14...

Norv Turner, A.J. Smith Will Return to San Diego Chargers Next Year

Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be back next season, according to the the team. After finishing a disappointing 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the second straight year, there was a lot of speculation that Turner and Smith were both on the chopping block. The team apparently felt differently, despite the decrease in the team's win total each...

It's Official: Chargers Retain Smith And Turner

Moments ago Dean Spanos made it official, announcing that GM AJ Smith and coach Norv Turner will return for the 2012 season. In a statement released at, Spanos said, "Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs. A.J. Smith is the best man... //

Awaiting word on fate, Chargers coach Turner wants to stay

With fans calling for his head, Chargers coach Norv Turner subtly defended himself during his news conference on Monday.

Pagano spurns UCLA, named Chargers DC

New UCLA head coach Jim Mora was hoping to have his staff complete the beginning of this week. Clearly those plans have hit a bump in the road. Thursday revealed more uncertainty. John Pagano was named defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, head coach Norv Turner announced Thursday. Pagano takes over for Greg Manusky, who was fired after one season. Pagano, who'...

Spanos believes Chargers can turn things around 'very quickly'

Chargers president Dean Spanos ended the speculation Tuesday, announcing coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be back with the team next season.

5 NFL coaches already on the hot seat for 2012

The 2011 NFL season hasn’t ended yet, but there are clearly five NFL head coaches which are squarely on the hot seat for 2012, before the season even starts. Several of the coaches on this list were rumored to be on their way out this season, but for whatever reason, have been granted a reprieve for the 2012 season with the expectations of win now, or else. San Diego...

Chargers should be looking for a head coach-defense

As previously reported, the San Diego status quo goes only so far.  The Chargers officially have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. “I’d like to thank Greg for the passion and enthusiasm he brought to our team and coaching staff this past season,” coach Norv Turner said in a statement released by the team. Apparently, passion…

Gary Kubiak or Marvin Lewis, you make the call

The 2011 NFL playoffs open on Saturday with the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium.It's the Texans first trip to the playoffs and Houston's first since the 1993 season.The Bengals have...

Chargers Replace Defensive Coordinator

The San Diego Chargers defense couldn't get off the field last season. So, its playcaller will. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was fired Wednesday, just one year into a two-year contract, after the Chargers allowed opponents to convert 49.2 percent of third downs, the NFL's worst mark since 1995. Hours later, Norv Turner announced Manusky's successor, promoting linebackers...

Luv Ya Steel Blue Podcast: “Lycan the Playoffs”

  On this pre playoff edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue podcast, Mike, Aaron and Pat dive into this epic moment in Houston Texans history. With the Bengals coming to town, the Texans are on deck to make history with their ever playoff game.   The guys touch on Texans awards, the return of Andre and the success of T.J. Yates. It is also revealed the Antonio Smith is a new type of Ninja...
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