Originally posted on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 12/21/11

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Seahawks won 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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. Leading up, the argument for firing th...
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