Found March 10, 2013 on Zone Blitz:
When the clock struck 0:00 on a 7-9 season that had, for all intents and purposes, ended in late November, San Diego ownership was quick to cut the cord on the Norv Turner/A.J. Smith era. And so a new run begins in 2013 – and this team is not devoid of talent. Philip Rivers has been down the last couple years, but with some help at some key spots (offensive line anyone?), we may find that he still has game. Other pieces are injury prone and inconsistent. So who knows what this Chargers team is really all about. Ernie Padaon, editorial director for Bolt Beat, told us what he thinks the Chargers need to do to get back on track. Zoneblitz: What were your thoughts on the firings of Norv Turner and A.J. Smith? Padaon: We needed to clear the air of that stink that Norv and AJ brought onto the team. It was a downward spiral with them running the team and it was time for a breath of fresh air. Zoneblitz: What do you think of the hirings of Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco to replace them? Padaon:...

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