They've missed the playoffs the last two seasons and have one playoff victory the last four years.
Their quarterback was a mess last year, accounting for a whopping 25 turnovers, the most in the NFL.
And, perhaps only in soft and sunny San Diego, posting a double snowman - an 8-8 record - was good enough of a showing for embattled coach Norv Turner and polarizing general manager A.J. Smith to keep their jobs with the San Diego Chargers.
Team president Dean Spanos didn't feel compelled to give Turner and Smith the heave-ho, much to the chagrin of a growing segment of the ticket-buying public.
Something would certainly have to give at the top if the Chargers miss the playoffs a third straight season. Turner has never been on the hot seat like he is now, and it seems like he's been on it since right after the Chargers hired him before the 2007 season.
In an effort to both fill their many holes and perhaps to ward off the hot seat for Turner and Smith, the Chargers loaded up on fre...