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Turner addresses team needs for Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    By Johnny McDonald, La Jolla Village News

    Momentum and consistency play vital roles in a winning season and it’s important to keep the players focused, Chargers coach Norv Turner recently told a group of listeners at the Hall of Champions Sports at Lunch.

    And he might have added: a jump-start. Agonizingly, but for a jump-ball Carolina catch and a referee’s admitted mistake of a fumble in Denver, last year’s Chargers could have started 4-0 rather than 2-2. Then the team had to rally remarkably for an even 8-8 record.

    Turner knows he’s an easy target, as fans last year frequently took aim at the head coach when things went wrong for a team with so much talent. Observers have said that boos from the stands bounce off his shoulders. That was the case when the season was headed south.

    According to his staff, not once did Turner press the panic button. He maintained faith in his methods and the patience to carry them out.

    “I think when the year is over, you look back at some of those things and evaluate or have an opinion about it,” Turner commented. “Spending time thinking about it (at the time) certainly doesn’t help us get ready.”

    Despite slow starts, Turner has put the Chargers in the playoffs two straight seasons. “I think we have solved our problems… but we have a very demanding schedule for the first month,” he said. The Bolts open at Oakland, host Baltimore and Miami, then travel to Pittsburgh.

    “There’s a fine line in being ready early. We want to continue to get better as the season progresses,” Turner said. “We were eighth in the league in rushing.”

    He said there’s a misconception about the Bolts’ running game because they threw the ball exceptionally well last year. “Our quarterback (Philip Rivers) had a great year,” he added. When Turner hears internal excuses about not running the right plays (“What are you running the ball for?” “We’re a passing team, throw the damn ball!”) his reply is, “This system works; you guys make it work.”

    “Some may have been critical of LT’s (LaDainianTomlinson) performance last year, but he ran for 1,000 yards. We hope he can get 1,400 this year,” Turner said. “No question we can run the football better. We’ve addressed issues on both sides of the ball. We’ve made some changes in our approach. Different mindset. We need to rush the passer.

    “Thought we did extremely well in the draft. Stressed need for the pass rush.”

    The draft produced a backup running back and a backup nose tackle, a pass rusher, two guards, a safety, a wide receiver and a cornerback. The coach was enthused about Kevin Ellison, a safety-linebacker from USC, cornerback Brandon Hughes from Oregon State, offensive tackle Ben Muth from Stanford, guard Louis Vasquez of Texas Tech and a potential backup running back in Gartrell Johnson from Colorado State.

    “We’re not always able to address things in the draft but we did this year,” he appraised. Getting Shawne Merriman back not only gives the Chargers their defensive mojo again but it adds life to Shawne Phillips and Luis Castillo.

    Turner’s pet expression: “If you want something, you earn it. If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” “Our guys are doing that,” he said.

    He was asked if LT would do much passing.

    “Before I came here, he’d thrown eight passes,” he replied. “With me he has thrown one and that was for a touchdown. Maybe we’ll have him pass again. Pick the right time, right spot. “Teams felt if you stopped LT they had a good chance to win the game. That’s when you have a tendency to force the run. Last part of the season they were defensing for the pass so we ran the ball more, extremely well.”

    Read more: http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-0...esses-team-needs-for-chargers#ixzz0JD9pz0ba&C
     
  2. Ride The Lightning

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

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    in b4 Norv Turner's name being mentioned on the forum induced shitfest
     
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  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Was that a preemptive flinging of poo?:lol:
     
  4. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Well what do ya know?!!!
    This has been my biggest criticism towards his coaching since day one, and now even Norv himself says what he needs to do!!! :yes:

    Hey Conc... aren't you doing to send Norv an infringement? :icon_shrug:
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

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

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    in during Norv Turner's name being mentioned on the forum induced shitfest

    :popcorn:
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    You'd love that, wouldn't you?
     
  7. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Good read Conc, and if we didn't start the season with the walking wounded we may have had a different outcome. I'm just hoping we can catch lightning in a bottle from the opening gun. Having a mean and nasty tude will be a big help also, Ron, let the dogs lose.
     
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  8. Buck Melanoma

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    Hell yes! Woofwoofwoofwoofsnap!!! :tup:
     
  9. wrbanwal

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    I see no reason we won't succeed with his system as long as we bring the heat and stay away from injuries

    :tup:
     
  10. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    So what exactly did he say he needs to do? :icon_shrug:
     
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  11. Concudan

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    Dont even bother. He is just trying to get an argument going so he is in the lime light.

    I liked what Norv had to say. I think he is doing a good job as HC, and when he hoists the Lombardi with the bolts some people are going to be eating crow...

    BFISA, was the only outspoken Norv supporter when the hiring was first announced. I cant wait for him to tell us all he told us so, and we can only say... YES YOU DID!:tup:
     
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    no more trips to the water park

    :no:
     
  13. wrbanwal

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    So, is BFISA the man?

    I thought YOU were the man


    :icon_huh:


    :flag:
     
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  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I can not hold a candle to the master that is Sensai BFISA! :bow:
     
  15. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    think it's going to be a fun year for Bolt fans.
     
  16. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!

    Ron! RON! RON RON!!!!
     
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    No I'm not. I am pointing out that Norv mentioned what I've been saying all along and what you and others have whined and cried about me saying all along.

    Now Norv says the same thing himself? You don't have an argument!!!

    But that doesn't mean things can't change. We can get a lombardi but it belongs to the San Diego Chargers.
     
  18. Concudan

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    What Norv said.
     
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    This is the opening sentence of the article that you supplied... "Momentum and consistency play vital roles in a winning season and it’s important to keep the players focused, Chargers coach Norv Turner recently told a group of listeners at the Hall of Champions Sports at Lunch."

    Again, you have no argument. That is exactly what needs to happen on Norv's part and what I've been saying since day one.
     
  20. Concudan

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    I dont see any quotes around that. I believe that "QUOTATION" marks indicate what he actually said. I provided a list of quotes. I agree with what he said, if you dont that is your right.
     
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  22. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Norv is brilliant.
     
  23. Concudan

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    Didnt I make you a caveman siggie at one time... :icon_huh: :icon_rofl:
     
  24. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Please read over what you provided. This is the opening sentence.
    "Momentum and consistency play vital roles in a winning season and it’s important to keep the players focused, Chargers coach Norv Turner recently told a group of listeners at the Hall of Champions Sports at Lunch."

    I know what quotation marks mean as does everybody else here but read the bolded/sized part of the opening sentence.

    Now reread the part before the bolded/sized area. That is what a head coach is suppose to do. That's what he's hired for.
    Like I said "you have no argument." That is what Norv needs to do.
     
  25. Harley

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    i like the part where b4l says he won't have to eat crow if we win the SB. mighty convenient isn't it...
    but whatever, he's the same dude who praised norv and said he was wrong after one of the charger playoff victories he coached and then went right back to diss'in him over and over and over and over and over and over and over....
    wait, wait, prediction of b4l's response "you're a blockhead harley" then some emoticons for amplification.
     
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    Exactly. That playoff win in Indianapolis was one game where I felt the coaching contributed to the win. So I gave props to Norv.

    If I see another win like that, he'll get them again. That shouldn't be hard to understand.
     
  27. Showmeyourbolt

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    Norv is an average head coach. Hopefully that's enough to get us to a Superbowl.
     
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  28. Buck Melanoma

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    You're "argument" is just as insightful as Trumpy acting as though he just stepped from the burning bush to say that we need athletic fat men in the trenches.

    No ****ing ****. You're grasp of the obvious is simply astounding. :lol:

    You & T-Man should both go on the "Dislocated Elbow" tour from patting yourselves on the back.

    Have a nice ego trip. :icon_toast:
     
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    Don't feed the troll homie - it's not worth it - ignore is a wonderful thing :yes: he just wants the attention he never got from Daddy as a child :p
     
  30. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Another great thread goes down in flames.:icon_evil:
     

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