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When does the prudent owner fire a turd like Norv Turner?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by powayslugger, Nov 25, 2012.

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When does Norv get the ax?

  1. During the season

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  2. After the season

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  3. He beats astronomical odds and in spite of what very Charger fan wants... He keeps his job.

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  1. HollywoodLeo
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    You have to imagine that even if profit is the only thing Spanos cares about that the public pressure from his customer base is high enough to warrant a change just to appease them.
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    Probably around 2008
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    This is true. But we're talking prudent. Prudence preaches actually NOT making a change at this point even with success with this particular coach out of reach. Too often teams go with the interim coach who manages to get just enough success to give them the leg up on the competition come hiring time and the issue is that the message to the players is that the same crap mantra from the previous crap administration is going to be acceptable (as if last season's decision wasn't enough of that).

    As an owner, you don't want to rob yourself of the opportunity of a full-scale coaching search. Granted, all this is assuming Spanos is a prudent owner - and while he has the conservative part of prudence down, I'm not sold on him having the "sensible" part to the equation.
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    I just meant getting rid of Norval (and AJ) in general. Not necessarily right away.
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    You'd only fire a coach mid season if you thought
    1) It would inspire your team to get its **** together
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    2) You had a viable alternative on the staff

    Neither would happen with us, so neither will a coaching change
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    A staggering number..

    Ron Riviera, coached under Norv here in SD as a DC.. is 1-11 in games decided by a TD or less.. Any relevance here?
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    Ineptitude breeds ineptitude. The Panthers are literally the only other team out there in the league that can rival us in terms of ability to find ways to blow leads and lose games.

    When we play them later in the season it's literally going to be the Keystone Cops Bowl of who wants to piss away the game worse.
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    The Norv Turner coaching tree!
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    More like a cactus...
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    Rivera should be given a lot of latitude since he's got one of the youngest rosters in the league vs Norv having one of the most veteran rosters. Plus it's only rivera's second year as a HC.

    Bottom line is that AJ and Norv need to be booted ASAP. AJ first so Spanos can begin the official process immediately.
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    I was thinking more in the tumbleweed range.
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