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Chargers announce both AJ Smith and Norv Turner are returning

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Jan 3, 2012.

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    http://www.chargers.com/news/article-1/Turner-Smith-to-return/847b37ec-c22d-41de-a99a-2ccf24641885

    “Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs,” Spanos said. “A.J. Smith is the best man to improve our roster, and Norv Turner is the best man to lead that roster on the field.
    “Together, we have stability and experience that’s hard to find in the NFL. They’ve both been in this league a long time. I don’t think there is anything they haven’t seen or experienced. They’ve led us through some difficult situations.
    “As we’ve seen throughout Norv’s tenure and particularly this past season, the players believe in him, respect him and play hard for him. When we went through that tough stretch, no one quit. The team kept playing hard, and that’s a tribute to Norv’s leadership and the respect the players have for him.
    “Now we will take a hard look at everything, from player evaluation to coaching to the rash of injuries we’ve suffered in recent years. Injuries have killed us. And no one is ever perfect in this business. Player evaluation isn’t an exact science. We need to improve across the board and I’m going to make sure we do.
    “We all have our quirks and faults, but I want A.J. and Norv on my side. They are the right men to help us win a championship.”

    There go my season tickets, same complaints next year
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    Wahoo, another year of mediocrity and declining season ticket sales
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    I am not happy about Norv coming back, but I guess I have to get back on board and hope these two can get it done. The worst part about it will be listening to the endless pissing and moaning from fans for another off season.

    I am fine with A.J. coming back, I don't hate him as much as a lot of people do.
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    Im done. I wont waste my Sundays even watching this crappy team.
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    I just saved $2,500.00 I can always take the family to Disneyland!
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    I've now got $1,600 more to play with, I am sure I can find something better to spend it on......like burning it in my family's fire place
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    Well that are staying, I wonder how many walk! I am going to wipe my rear end with the ticket renewal form and mail it back to them!
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    Sad. The Spanos are perfectly ok with finishing 8-8. Hard to cheer for a team that doesn't give a fuk about winning. AJ had to go, this was bad.
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    As I predicted, Spanos the Buffoon does it again! :poop:
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    Unbelievable. Dumb and Dumber are returning. F£$%ing disgrace.
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    Spanos shows himself to be just as weak and gutless as his head coach. Wow, just wow.

    I guess mediocrity is ok with the owners then...
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    **** you Dean Spanos! **** you AJ Smith! **** YOU NORV TURNER!

    This team is committed to mediocrity and until they get a new owner will never win a SB. ******* piece of shits.
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    Need for another thread on this subject? UNBELEIVABLE!!!
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    Pipe down boy, didn't realize it was a god damn sticky 3 minutes after the announcement.
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    Grand so... won't have to save up for a trip to the US now.. Wow......... effin wow. This is ridiculous. Over n out for weeks from me.
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    Spanos is weak, in fact probably weaker than Norv. How he can accept mediocrity and no playoffs in back to back years just shows the lack of ambition that will ensure this team goes ring-less for many, many years to come.

    This sucks...
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    This is so embarrassing every team in the league is laughing at us right now. We have a season like this and we keep our guys EVEN Mansuky. Hahaha idiots!
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    So 14-2 is unacceptable but 8-8 is? Wow, okay.
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    I feel the same way. Don't think I'll watch this team much come next year.
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    I tend to agree. I wanted Norv gone, but nothing we can do about it. Gotta support the team, they obviously wanted to keep Norv.
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    I'm Done - can't go through this anymore!
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    Seriously though, there's no big name candidates out there right now that would please any Charger fan. So considering Rivers crappy play early in the season and the injuries up front and their somewhat strong finish, I'm will to give them one more chance. But I don't blame fans for being upset.

    Just decompress, wait for the offseason moves and you'll feel better.
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    You've got to be kidding me. I hope the stadiums empty this year. I feel bad for saying that because of the players, but c'mon. I swear Spanos is trying to drive down ticket sales so he can sell/move our team. This guy is an idiot. He has total disregard for the fans and the city. Another year of missed playoffs. I'm sick.
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    I'll remain a fan throughout, no matter how painful the team makes it. But I can find better expenditures for $1600 then season tickets. If the team wants to promote and push mediocrity and teh continuation of the same problems we've had three plus years now, I see no reason to support the team to such a degree
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