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While the San Diego Chargers kicked off their season with a win over the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders, it's been a turbulent ride since.
The Norv Turner era could be coming to an end as a result.
In what is expected to be Turner's last game as coach, San Diego tries to go out on a strong note Sunday against an Oakland team still deciding who to start in place of the injured Carson Palmer.
Turner - possibly along with general manager A.J. Smith - is expected to be fired at seasons end. The Chargers (6-9) haven't made the playoffs since 2009 and are set to finish with their worst record since going 4-12 in 2003.
"There's a lot of speculation that way and I know people assume that," said Turner, about to conclude his sixth season in San Diego. "As I said to our team, probably four or five weeks ago, this is really an outstanding group of people, aside from what they are as football players.
"Obviously we're playing a divisional rival. You&...
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Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that the Jets have interest in both Chargers current head coach Norv Turner and former Ravens OC Cam Cameron as potential replacements for offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
Turner figures to be fired on Monday and even admitted that he intends to continue coaching next season. As for Cameron, he’s already available after Baltimore surprisingly...
The San Diego Chargers say they have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Sunday's season-finale against the rival Oakland Raiders.
The sellout snaps a string of three straight blackouts for the Chargers, who will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. Overall, the Chargers had four games blacked out this year.
The sellout is likely due to interest by...
The Oakland Raiders have announced that they have placed DT Richard Seymour on the injured reserve list.
Seymour suffered a hamstring that could force him to miss a portion of next season, which is really big news when you consider that he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
With the Raiders in the midst of a complete rebuild, it is pretty safe to assume...
Terrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.
Coach Dennis Allen announced Friday that he is picking Pryor to start Sunday's game in place of the injured Carson Palmer. Pryor and Matt Leinart had been splitting time in practice earlier this week, but Allen decided to go with the younger Pryor.
According to Adam Schein of Sirius XM NFL Radio, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said that both Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will share the first team reps this week with Carson Palmer out with a rib and lung injury.
Allen says Leinart and Pryor will both get snaps with Raiders first team. QB with best practice week will start at QB. #RAIDERS
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) December...
Raiders quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice on Wednesday.
However, coach Dennis Allen did not select a starter for Sunday's game in San Diego.
Both played in last week's loss to Carolina when Carson Palmer went out with cracked ribs and a bruised lung after being hit from behind by Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy.
Allen said Wednesday...
With Carson Palmer slated to miss the Oakland Raiders’
regular season finale due to his bruised lung, the question becomes which
backup, Matt Leinart or Terrelle Pryor, will get the start Sunday against the
San Diego Chargers. Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reported yesterday
that Pryor and Leinart split first-team reps yesterday, adding even more
intrigue to the situation...
This piece is the second in a few in which I attempt to predict what things will change and what will stay the same for Dennis Allen’s second year coaching the Silver & Black. I hope that my predictions turn out to be more accurate than the Mayans’.
In a previous piece I went through the coaching staff and predicted that defensive coordinator Jason Tarver would be...
Oakland QB Carson Palmer won't play in Week 17 after taking a big hit and suffering two broken ribs and a bruised lung.Fantasy Spin:Matt Leinart took over but we expect Terrelle Pryor to see work as well. Neither holds much fantasy value in the final week of the season.
According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network was on Inside the NFL and stated that Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, Chargers head coach Norv Turner and Eagles head coach Andy Reid will all be fired at the end of the season.
Michael Lombardi said on ‘Inside the NFL’ he thinks Ron Rivera, along w/ Andy Reid and Norv Turner, ‘certainly’...