Ex-head coach says it's possible, but it should be greeted as surprise Norv Turner has heard people say the Chargers are a quick fix, that they're close to solving their roster issues, that this three-year playoff drought can end next year. He's heard people expect the 2013 Chargers to make the playoffs. His message in his final San Diego media conference: don't. Turner was fired Monday, and afterward, he discussed the overall deficiencies he sees in the roster and the work that lies ahead. "Someone wrote a few weeks ago that this team is not that far away from the playoffs," Turner said. "I would disagree. I know the things that would have to get done for that to happen. If this team comes next year and they get some things done to help them get better and are able to make the playoffs, I would hope it would be a surprise to all the Chargers fans, and they would be excited about it. "I would hope it would not be the expectation starting in August because I think you need to give whoever the guy who comes in here and the group he brings in some time to get back this thing back to where it was." San Diego made the playoffs in Turner's first three seasons as head coach before being shut out the past three. Turner said he thinks the Chargers were the most talented team in the AFC West those first three seasons and not the most talented team in the most recent. "We've had too many changes," Turner said. "We've lost too many people." Turner referenced his first head coaching tenure with the Redskins. Washington made the playoffs in 1999, his sixth year there, going 10-6 and winning in the wild-card round before losing in the divisional. Turner was fired 13 games into the 2000 season with a 7-6 record. The Redskins have made the playoffs three times since, in 2005, 2007 and 2012. "And they thought they had Super Bowl talent in 2000," Turner said. "...Every team thinks they have the best team. I think the lesson I know, and I've known it for a long time, evaluate your own players; keep your best best players. Evaluate your own players and understand who can and who can't. "There aren't any quick fixes. Free agency is not the way to go. It's to supplement. You have to draft well, and you have to keep your best players."