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NBC San Diego:
So, what does Dean Spanos do now?
The final whistle Sunday to the San Diego Chargers season-finale win doubled as the offseason's starting pistol, turning all eyes to the team president.
Spanos is expected, likely sometime toward the middle of the week, to announce the job statuses of coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, who've drifted into hot water with playoff absences the past two years.
A locker room in emphatic support of Turner provided a fitting final impression, bouncing the Oakland Raiders from the playoffs with a dominant offensive effort, keyed by a four-play, 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter in a 38-26 road win.
The inspired victory did a few things.
It snapped a three-game losing streak to the Bay Area rival, secured the No. 18 spot in April's draft, and extended, with 406 points, the franchise's NFL record for most consecutive 400-point seasons to eight. It also set a franchise record with eight straight years without a losing...
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There will be no change atop the San Diego Chargers.
Dean Spanos announced Tuesday that general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner will both be retained for the 2012 season despite a two-year playoff absence.
“Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs,” Spanos said in a team release. “A.J. Smith is the best man to ...
You probably have a friend who doesn't follow football that closely and thinks the Chargers are really great. He likes that they have Antonio Gates, who is a killer in fantasy, and Vincent Jackson. He thinks Philip Rivers deserves to be mentioned with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He believes that San Diego...
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Chargers ended Oakland's playoff hopes by beating the Raiders 38-26