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Norv Turner is an old ball coach, he’ll end up somewhere being an offensive coordinator, but in his last press conference on Monday, he gave an honest evaluation of where the Chargers stand.
Turner seemed to hint that the decline of the Chargers was the lack of talent, not the coaches. In a rare point a finger moment, Turner put his former GM A.J. Smith right under the bus.
Turner stated the team didn’t do enough to keep key players and didn’t draft well enough to compensate in recent years from the teams that were the most talented in the AFC West.
“Someone wrote a few weeks ago that this team is not that far away from the playoffs. I would disagree. I know the things that would have to get done for that to happen.
If this team comes next year and they get some things done to help them get better and are able to make the playoffs, I would hope it would be a surprise to all the Chargers fans, and they would be excited about it,” Turner said, via the San Diego Union-Tribune.
”I would hope it would not be the expectation starting in August because I think you need to give whoever the guy who comes in here and the group he brings in some time to get back this thing back to where it was.”
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Norv Turner, fresh off his dismissal as Chargers head coach, reportedly is a candidate for the Jets offensive coordinator job, even though the position is currently filled.
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...
The San Diego Chargers were another NFL club which was disappointed with their 2012 season and head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith paid the price for their 7-9 record as they were both fired on Dec. 31. As is the custom, the franchise thanked both men for their efforts over the years as Dean Spanos, the Chargers’ president, said they brought integrity and determination...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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.
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