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Norv Turner goes out meekly

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

    Feb 14, 2007
    Norv Turner goes out meekly

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 28, 2011, 10:35 AM EST
    On Sunday in San Diego, with Norv Turner’s team and coaching tenure on the brink, Turner played it safe.
    Turner coached not to lose, just like Marty Schottenheimer before him. That inevitably led to a loss.
    Turner didn’t trust his veteran quarterback to try to make a few plays at the end of regulation to win the game before overtime. He was happy to let the clock sadly run out while the Chargers had the ball.
    “I don’t look at it in terms of playing scared,” Turner said via Nick Canepa of theSan Diego Union-Tribune. “I was more concerned about Philip taking a big hit. I think we did the right thing.”
    Turner thinks they did the right thing because he doesn’t think his team is very good.
    “No one threw in the towel,” Norv said. “We were sitting there and Philip [Rivers] was having a tough time getting into the end zone, No. 1. No. 2, I don’t think we would have protected and gotten it off.”
    We’re sure the offensive line appreciates Turner not giving them the chance in regulation. In overtime, the Chargers advanced the ball to Denver’s 35-yard line. The next three calls: Run, run, run for a total of zero yards.
    That set up Nick Novak’s 52-yard missed field goal.
    The playcalling was incredibly reminiscent of Schottenheimer’s playcalling against the Jets in the Wild Card game after the 2004 season. Marty called three straight runs in that game for no yards to set up a Nate Kaeding field goal attempt, instead of letting his quarterback (Drew Brees) advance the ball. Kaeding missed from 40 yards out, and the Chargers lost.
    With his head coaching career on the line, Turner had many chances on Sunday to swing for the fences. He could let his team try to win instead of hoping it happened.
    Turner bunted.
  2. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Damn this title.
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  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

    Aug 15, 2006
    I see I'm not the only one who read it and said "YES" only to get Charlie Brown'd as well.
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  4. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006
    no... it got me.... :(
  5. Las Vegas Charger fan

    Las Vegas Charger fan BoltTalker

    Oct 23, 2011
    It's like when peoples outgoing message on their voice mail is
    "Hello, hello? I can't hear you...hello?! Ha! Leave your message at the tone!"
    Hate that crap.
  6. Moses

    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

    Mar 11, 2009
    You know, Vince Lombardi once said that Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

    When you instill negative and weak tactics in your playcalling, sometimes it bites you in the *** and reflects on your team.
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  7. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    It didn't get me
    (yes I am that damn smart)
    Because I'm smart enough to know that he won't be fired until the end of the season
    And if Spanos is really pissed, he'll leave turner in Oakland LOL

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