Found December 21, 2011 on
NBC San Diego:
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 a slew of too-sexy draft picks that made about as much splash as feather on boiling lava.
But for the sake of countering an often vehement opinion that Turner and Smith must go, what if it's wrong?
What if letting them walk would be a mistake? What if the bulk of this movement is displaced frustration, an "Off with their heads!" knee-jerk reaction to losing like Her Majesty queen in Wonderland?
There will come a day — maybe on New Year's, maybe in the weeks afterward — when this San Diego season ends and Chargers president Dean Spanos must decide the fate of his franchise's heads.
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Wide receiver Vincent Jackson is not practicing with the Chargers Thursday while nursing his groin injury.
Jackson was absent from the practice field yesterday as well, but coach Norv Turner does expect him to play on Saturday at Detroit.