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Chargers set to fire Head Coach Norv Turner, GM A.J. Smith

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    about 3 years too late.

    or if you're a NE fan. about 3 years too early.
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    Why would you want them to get better? I like them the way they are now. ;)
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    Interesting potential scenario:

    SD and KC both clean house
    Both bring in 4-3 defenses
    Two teams worth of 3-4 defenders are sprung, and available to BB

    The downside would be basically giving the Broncos the AFCW title for the entire Manning era.

    Also, this would put Smith in play for the Jets.
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    I read that originally as "Chargers set fire to coach Turner, GM Smith"
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    Well the team is going down in flames!

    Makes no sense, but I pressed reply and had to put something (i thought was) witty!
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    I'd be more than happy to accept Eric Weddle in a trade from the Chargers.
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    What took them so long?
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    Weddle for Patricia and a conditional pick? :p
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    4 years too late
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    Now they'll be available for Woody to hire if he decides to move on from Rex and Tanny.
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    Put the word "fans" after "Chargers", post that in a SD forum, and you'll never have to buy yourself a drink in that city again.
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    Spanos has responded to the report:

    Spanos denies report that Smith and Turner will be fired | ProFootballTalk
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    Yeah that'd be expected. Can't really admit to that unless he wants to fire them now lol. I don't know why he doesn't. Even if chargers win final 4 games they deserve to be canned.
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    It'd be amazing and Witchcraft if the Chargers went 4-0 to finish and Norv kept his job!
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    Hope those losing teams out there have already purchased their supply of Norv Away.
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    Late runs and second half heroics have saved the duo more than once. River too for that matter. I think whomever inherits that team will have some talent but more issues, Rivers being one and culture being the other.

    They'd be a fascinating addition to the circus for several reasons. AJ has alway been a proponent of the GM is the thing philosophy. And while a good talent evaluator he hasn't been a great character evaluator and he butts heads with anyone who doesn't fall in line. Used to working under a tight cap, albeit with lots of drafted talent to cover his play. NY would leave him with a largely bare cupbord (aside from two high priced corners including one who needs an extension or there will be trouble, two pretty solid OLmen, a promising young DE, an overpayed diva WR and a QB controversey). And a media who doesn't suffer aholes with attitude all that well compared to his lifes experience dealing with SD and Buffalo level media scrutiny. Norv as OC would be even more interesting as he always is with or without requisite talent. They do have the requisite names that would create the PR buzz Woody persists in craving.
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    NY would leave him with a largely bare cubbord

    this HAS to be an intentional misspelling of cupboard, right?...I mean I read that and immediately I think Rex has devastated every smorgasbord within 150 miles of the Meadowlands leaving only the little mom and pop "cub" bords left...you know, those choke and puke "all the Jimmy Dean pork sausage and pancakes you can eat for $2.99" diners that dot the metro NJ/NY landscape...?
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    I wonder if Spanos now regrets firing Marty after a 14-2 season. At least back during Marty ball days, they'd get to the post-season... and now they have... Norv. I'm actually very surprised by how long Norv has lasted. IMO the firing of Marty after a 14-2 season was one of the greatest injustices in NFL history.

    And no I'm not related to Marty or anything, I just felt he really got shafted. Most teams would give their left nut for a 14-2 season, and instead this guy gets fired to be replaced by a guy that has a hard time getting to .500.

    I pray the Jets hire Norv.
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    I did the same thing, I was afraid that I was going crazy.
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    Andy Reid will take that job. Reports are that he has a house out there.
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    Andy's a West Coast offense, 4-3 man-coverage defense kind of guy. That would require a lot of player personnel changes.
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    Assuming the Jets would hire him as an OC, why would you pray that? If they hire Norv and find themselves a decent quarterback, that offense could turn it around (provided they actually find themselves a number one wideout as well). Stay far away from the Jets, Norv. Just say no.
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    This is unfortunate news for the Patriots. You could always count on Norv to screw up.

    And that "denial" by Spanos was anything but. We'll see what happens but I suspect some coaching and personnel changes coming in SD.
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    LOL never thought of this angle...

    I definitely pine for the days when the Steelers and just a handful of other clubs ran the 3-4, and all those college DE/LB "tweeners" would just tumble down the draft boards. We got Porter and Gildon in the 3rd round; that type of talent goes in the 1st or 2nd now.

    Interesting though, I kind of feel like the Pats may have done the same thing with "move" TEs -- I think those types of more one-dimensional-type TEs (thinking Hernandez here, not Gronk) used to slip a couple of rounds longer than they do now.
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    The Chargers just seem like a dysfunctional organization.

    The mediocre coaching from Turner was to be expected, based on his track record. But the implosion of Rivers has been kind of stunning. He has really not even been a good QB (let alone "elite") for two seasons now. I really don't get it--he's 30, not 38.
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    Good point. If those clubs switch over, there would be more players for the Steelers as well.

    I think that, in the case of the TEs, the Patriots and Saints changed the game there.
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