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More 'Black Monday' casualties. This one was expected, as both Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith have been relieved of their duties.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos already had his mind set early in the season according to reports, and as other firings across the league came down, he added his to an already busy day.
“I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each and every day,” Spanos said in a statement via the team's website.
“Both Norv and A.J. are consummate NFL professionals, and they understand that in this league, the bottom-line is winning. My only goal is the Super Bowl, and that is why I have decided to move in a new direction with both our head coach and general manager positions. I am committed to our great fans, and we will do whatever we possibly can to achieve that goal.”
Turner finishes his tenure with the Chargers with a 59-43 record. Smith was with the team since 2001 and was promoted to GM in 2003 after Joh...
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Jon Gruden will leave the Monday Night Football booth to
become the next head coach of the San Diego Chargers, predicts Daniel Jeremiah
of NFL Network.
Jon Gruden. This is the perfect opportunity for both
parties. Gruden gets a proven veteran quarterback in Phillip Rivers and a
decent amount of authority in player personnel, while the Chargers get a
big-name headline grabber...
San Diego linebacker Takeo Spikes and Oakland running back Mike Goodson have been ejected after a skirmish in the second quarter of Sunday's game.
Spikes had to be restrained by field judge Scott Edwards from going after referee John Parry. As he was leaving the field, Spikes took off his helmet and flung it. Teammate Melvin Ingram caught it.
Backup tight end Randy McMichael...
SAN DIEGO - Chargers coach Norv Turner sounded like a coach resigned to his fate. "We're going to meet tomorrow and with the team and I'm sure they will start looking for a new coach," said an emotional Turner about his future with the Chargers after they earned a 24-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday before 66,486 at Qualcomm Stadium. "To have...
The NFL Network is reporting that the San Diego Chargers have fired head coach Norv Turner. There has been no official word as of yet whether or not general manager A.J. Smith will be fired as well. This move comes as no surprise, Turner’s demise has been rumored for several weeks and he could see the handwriting on the wall. Turner said after Sunday’s game, “Obviously, we’re...
The 2012 NFL regular season is now concluded. The San Diego Chargers struggled through yet another disappointing season. Changes appear on the horizon for the Chargers this offseason however with head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith rumored to be fired. Questions also remain about QB Philip Rivers, after another tough season. The Chargers will now prepare for the...
The San Diego Chargers officially fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith on Monday. San Diego finished 7-9 this year and went 8-8 last year. The Chargers missed the playoffs for the third straight year. "I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each and every day," team president Dean Spanos said in a statement...
After ten years, it's time for change in San Diego as team president Dean Spanos fired longtime general manager A.J. Smith after a disappointing 7-9 season. Joining him in the unemployment line is head coach Norv Turner.
Summing up the A.J. Smith era in San Diego is hard. After succeeding to the top job after the death of John Butler, he built one of the most talented rosters...
Current San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner expects to be
fired by the team after another disappointing season, reports Dan Hanzus of
"Obviously, we're going to meet with the team, and I'm
sure they'll start looking for a new coach," Turner said after Sunday’s 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, via The
As they have for the...
After firing general manager A.J. Smith on Monday, San Diego Chargers team President Dean Spanos is reportedly planning to interview four candidates for the vacant position.
Chargers' director of player personel, Jimmy Raye, will be interviewed this week as a candidate to fill the vacancy, but the team has also received permission to talk to at least three other candidates...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the San Diego Chargers are planning on targeting a coach other than Andy Reid for the coaching vacancy.
Various reports around the league suggested that Reid wanted to coach the Chargers next season and was even preparing a coaching staff that would be ready to go from the moment the Eagles let him go.
Reid will still be one of the most sought...
One of the least surprising moves on “Black Monday” (one day following the end of the 2012 NFL regular season) were made by San Diego Chargers team chairman and president Dean Spanos, who officially announced on New Year’s Eve that general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner will be fired.
“I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each...
Chargers inactives: RB Edwin Baker, ILB Donald Butler, CB Greg Gatson, TE Ladarius Green, ILB Gary Guyton, OT Stephen Schilling and WR Mike Willie.
Source: CBS Sports
Oakland Raiders (4-11) at San Diego Chargers (6-9)
Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs by a long shot. I have a rule against making significant plays on completely meaningless games. If the teams might not care about a game, I shouldn’t either. There’s just no way to predict what kind...