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Face in a new place: Norv Turner

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltssbbound, Jul 19, 2007.

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    Face in a new place: Norv Turner

    Forget the two Super Bowl rings with Dallas. The remarkable work with quarterbacks from Troy Aikman to Alex Smith. The immediate improvement of every offense he has ever presided over as coordinator.


    Forget all that. For Chargers fans, the numbers that count with Norv Turner are 58-82-1, his record as a head coach with Washington and Oakland. Marty Schottenheimer -- he of the stellar regular seasons (14-2 last year, best in the NFL) and miserable postseasons -- was sent packing after his latest playoff one-and-done. In his place is Turner, who has directed one team to the playoffs in nine seasons as a head coach.

    This is the man to get the Chargers to the Super Bowl?

    More faces in new places
    Randy Moss, Patriots
    Thomas Jones, Jets
    Willis McGahee, Ravens

    Don't scoff -- not yet, anyway. At both of his previous head coaching stops, Turner was handed 4-12 teams. He led the Redskins to a division title in 1999 and four winning records in seven years before becoming the first victim of owner Daniel Snyder's quick trigger in 2000. Then he inherited a disaster in Oakland that only got worse after he was fired. He won nine games over two seasons with the Raiders.

    After a quick stop to resuscitate the offense in San Francisco, Turner has slid down the coast to San Diego. Talk about your changes of scenery. In Oakland, he had Kerry Collins, LaMont Jordan and an increasingly disillusioned Randy Moss. Now he has Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates. In all, 18 starters return from a team that ranked first in scoring offense and seventh in scoring defense a year ago. Six offensive players, two defensive players and three special teamers were invited to the Pro Bowl.

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    :icon_eek: Someone who doesn't think Norv will fall on his *** and is a terrible HC?

    This guy actually looked a the bolts instead of sucking on morty's reg season record and just stating the "Loss of our entire coaching" staff as has been mentioned several times.
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    Yeah, unlike most writers, he seems to know we haven't forgotten that Marty got canned.
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    This is what kills me, Marty wasn't fired because of the playoff loss. It was the letting go of the coaching staff then wanting to hire his brother. Can some writer actually get this fact straight?:icon_shrug:
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    I think the biggest deciding factor was when he turned down the one year extention to his contract.

    Understandably, AJ and Spanos didn't want a lame duck coach.
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    That will be decided when the season begins.
    Will Moss actually play or continue to throw hissy fits?

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