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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 in the league as a 14-2 season in 2004 kicked off a remarkable run of success. That success was due largely to the great job Smith did drafting in his first couple years as general manager. As the years went on, though, talented players left in free agency, and Smith's draft touch disappeared, resulting in too many picks and a roster increasingly held together by baling wire and string. Oh, and when he wasn't letting talented players leave, Smith was feuding with them, including standouts like left tackle Marcus McNeill and wideout Vincent Jackson.
Norv Turner was hired after Smith fired Marty S...
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Norv Turner was fired by the San Diego Chargers and decided to take a final parting shot at his former team. See what he said.
Yesterday, the Chargers fired head coach Norv Turner. Today, he had some not so nice words to say about the team (Credit: AP Photo)
On Monday, the San Diego Chargers fired head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith. While today, Smith took the high road and said the team was right to fire him, Turner took the low road and took a few shots at the Chargers.
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When Black Monday began there were a few names on the anticipated hit list that were all but certain.
Two of those names were written in bold with the largest font possible.
In a pair of moves that are possibly three years to late, the San Diego Chargers have parted ways with Head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.
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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 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...
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...
It's decision time for Dean Spanos, the president of the San Diego Chargers.
Norv Turner already is a step ahead of Spanos. The coach thinks he's going to be fired Monday morning.
Turner watched his San Diego Chargers beat the rival Oakland Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday that seemed to sum up the state of the franchise.
The Chargers (7-9) will miss the playoffs...
Norv Turner expects to be fired Monday morning. Turner watched his San Diego Chargers beat the rival Oakland Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday that seemed to sum up the state of the franchise.
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...
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...
Consultant Ron Wolf says the San Diego Chargers began interviewing candidates on Tuesday to replace fired general manager A.J. Smith.
The Chargers aren't giving specifics, but Wolf says Tuesday's interview was in San Diego and didn't involve an outside candidate. That would leave Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel who is known to be a candidate...