Found November 28, 2011 on
SAN DIEGO — This was football in retreat. Norv Turner played it scared. He played to keep his quarterback in one piece.
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The San Diego Chargers have dropped six games in a row for the first time in a decade and find themselves in an unfamiliar position going into December; last place in the AFC West and all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. The Chargers latest setback came on Sunday in a 16-13 overtime loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. For the Chargers, disappointment...
Norv Turner responds to a number of questions at the Monday post-game briefing with reporters including a few about job security. Find out more at NFL.com and Chargers.com. Let us know what you think. Comment below, send us your thoughts via Twitter @nbcsandiego or add your comment to our Facebook page.
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Ever since the untimely dismissal of Marty Schottenheimer following a 14-2 record in 2006, the heat has been on General Manager A.J. Smith and his hand-picked Head Coach Norv Turner. Despite some less than stellar starts in years past, both Smith and Turner have hung onto their jobs due to...
As his San Diego Chargers continue to collapse and fans call for wholesale changes, embattled coach Norv Turner says it's not difficult to continue to prepare for the next game.
The San Diego Chargers offensive line sure couldn't save quarterback Philip Rivers from taking a pounding.
So the man with the headset did.
Head coach Norv Turner, to the boos of tens of thousands at Qualcomm Stadium, made one conservative decision after the next Sunday in key offensive situations, and poor all-around execution had the Chargers hobbling to a 16-13 overtime loss...
The bad news? The Chargers dropped their sixth straight game, essentially eliminating them from playoff contention. Good news? Fans begging for a new coaching staff look primed to get their wish, as Norv Turner and Greg Manusky appear to be five games away from the unemployment line.
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While Jack Del Rio ran out of time, Norv Turner has five games to pull off a miracle.
The 2011 Chargers season essentially ended on Sunday in appropriate fashion. Philip Rivers was erratic and Norv Turner coached not to lose. Oh, and the lasting image of Turner’s last chance in San Diego? His kicker was caught taking a piss on the sideline. Ladies and gentlemen: Nick Novak. We suppose it beats eating a hot…