Posted December 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
Norv Turner knows the end is likely near for him with the San Diego Chargers. General manager A.J. Smith might be out soon, too. There are two games left to play before an offseason of uncertainty begins. And, the New York Jets' Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum know the feeling. Regular playoff participants a few years ago, both franchises are struggling to the finish line. And a winter of big changes could be in store. ''It's been difficult, in terms of offensively, and I can only speak for my side of the ball and what I'm able to contribute,'' Chargers tight end Antonio Gates said. ''Not playing up to our expectations and not playing up to the level that we've set and the standard of what we set for ourselves, sometimes it's frustrating because you do everything the right way. You prepare and you work hard. ... Not being able to capitalize on the season, it's been tough.'' Both the Chargers (5-9) and Jets (6-8) are out of the playoff race, and the two will play Sunday at MetLife ...
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