Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
The San Diego Chargers were another NFL club which was disappointed with their 2012 season and head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith paid the price for their 7-9 record as they were both fired on Dec. 31. As is the custom, the franchise thanked both men for their efforts over the years as Dean Spanos, the Chargers’ president, said they brought integrity and determination to the club, but winning is the bottom line and they understand that’s why a change needs to be made. Spanos said the team has just one goal and that’s to become Super Bowl champions and he’ll make whatever changes are necessary to achieve it. It was San Diego’s first sub-500 season since back in 2003 and the first for Turner, who joined the club in 2007. The team made the payoffs for three straight years under Turner, but has now missed them in the last three. He leaves the franchise with an overall coaching record of 56-40 in regular season play. His overall NFL record is 114-122-1. Smith joined th...
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