Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 1/1/13

SAN DIEGO - 2009: Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in San Diego, California. (Photo by NFL Photos)
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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