Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 12/3/11

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Seahawks won 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, head coach Norv Turner may not be the only member of the San Diego Chargers organization about to lose his job unless the 4-7 franchise enjoys a miraculous turnaround down the stretch. Acee reports that sources are telling him of the increased chances that general manager A.J. Smith could be facing unemployment as well. It's been the second straight disappointing season for the Chargers, and as much as Turner's in-game strategic gaffes are near the heart of the problem, it's been Smith's contentious relationships with many of his best players and insistence on trading up for players like Ryan Mathews and Eric Weddle — losing valuable depth picks in the process — that has set the Chargers on the wrong path since they went 13-3 in 2009. "The decisions are not made," one team source told Acee, "but everything is lined up." Another source told Acee that "the needle on (Smith's possible firing) has moved from 50/50 to 75/25 (in fav...
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