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The Chargers lost six straight games at one point this season, a stretch of failure that put coach Norv Turner on the hot seat? Does Rivers have to lead an unlikely run to the playoffs to save his coach's job?

Chargers fighting for playoffs, Norv Turner

Norv Turner was done. The San Diego Chargers' GM, A.J. Smith, was right behind. They're the kind of reports you expect to surface during a six-game losing streak. But as the Chargers showed in a 34-14 thumping of the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday night, ownership may have to wait a little longer to clean house. Perhaps maybe until after a Chargers playoff...

Weighing the Turner, Smith Decision

Maybe the most vocal fans are right. Maybe San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner is a victim of the Peter Principle: Climb up the corporate ladder until stumbling over incompetency — from aces as an offensive coordinator to a joker as head coach. Maybe they're right about general manager A.J. Smith: Just an overconfident King Midas who's lost that golden touch, seen in...

Chargers QB Philip Rivers thinks Norv Turner should remain as head coach

It has been another disappointing season for the San Diego Chargers, but the club holds on to slim hopes to reach post season play down the stretch. Despite all the rumors of San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner being on the hot seat, Chargers starting QB Philip Rivers thinks that Norv Turner should remain the head coach of the team regardless of how this season...

Turner could boast, but he wouldn’t

Norv Turner is not the type to gloat after a victory.

Philip Rivers Doesn’t Believe Norv Turner Should Lose His Job

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers made an appearance on XX Sports Radio in San Diego with Darren Smith and discussed by head coach Norv Turner shouldn’t be fired,  no matter what the outcome of the season is. “We expect to go win these next two and see what happens, but whatever happens, that’s the way [...]

Philip Rivers Backs Norv Turner: ‘It would be Crazy’ if He Were Fired

The Chargers are coming alive late in the season like usual. They have won three in a row and are now 7-7. The win streak comes after a disastrous six-game losing streak that featured a botched exchange leading to a loss against the Chiefs. A few weeks ago, it was a near certainty that head [...]

Resilient Chargers Rock the Ravens

Norv Turner stood strong behind the San Diego Chargers media podium Sunday night, wearing an all-business expression while discussing the short week ahead. Game plan. Practice. Thursday flight to Detroit. Face a talented team on Christmas Eve. Then he was asked what this roller-coaster season has been like, and the head coach caved with a smile. “For me?” Turner said with a pause...

**** Norv

I'm sure you read this. Ross- I tried sending this to you last night. It wouldn't go thru. I took that as a sign that even the universe was rejecting that article as an idea. Bottom line- good teams don't lose winnable games. Norv Turner loses winnable games. How much of Norv turner's tenure has been spent playing "catch up football?" If the team is...

Ravens lay massive egg in San Diego...

How does a team that looks so good the past four weeks suddenly turn into slow-motion garbage at SnapDragon Stadium (formerly Qualcomm) in San Diego on prime time TV?It happened to the Ravens on Sunday Night Football. And it's because Chargers' guru Norv Turner stole the show by completely negating the main strength of both the Ravens' offense and defense with masterful...

Sunday Fantasy Chat: Goodbye Norv Edition

It's time for us to start taking control of these prime time games. I'm sick of the Jaguars. I'm sick of the Rams and the Bucs and the Colts (coming next week). And I'm sick of Norv Turner and his hangdog face. The 2011 Chargers aren't dead yet, of course. But the Baltimore Ravens stand in their way. Ray Lewis is ready to bark. Philip Rivers is ready to bark...

V-Jax Not Practicing Thursday

Wide receiver Vincent Jackson is not practicing with the Chargers Thursday while nursing his groin injury. Fantasy Spin: Jackson was absent from the practice field yesterday as well, but coach Norv Turner does expect him to play on Saturday at Detroit.
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