“[O]bviously we cannot play as a team. We appear to not be able to handle adversity or finish games. Individual and team confidence appears to be going south … a team going in the wrong direction fast.” — Chargers GM A. J. Smith, a week before the Chargers lost to the Browns
“When will Norv Turner be fired? No more if. Can’t be.” — Kevin Acee, San Diego Union-Times
“I’ve always been a big fan of Norv Turner. I think he gets it. I think he does an outstanding job.” — Pat Shurmur
“It was interesting, before the game I asked those guys, I said, ‘Let’s go for three hours and 15 minutes and just play this thing like a bunch of kids playing in the rain.’ I think they did that.” — Shurmur
A badly managed NFL roster on the downswing came to the North Coast yesterday to face a badly managed NFL roster on the upswing, and naturally the team facing more pressure to win ended up losing 7-6 in one of the ugliest games that will be played in the league this season.