Norv Turner the Worst Ever?


Is Norv Turner the worst coach EVER!?!?? This LA News Network claimed that Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice says that Norv Turner is the worst coach he has had at ANY level! Worst EVER!!!

Jerry Rice is the best WR of all time and he has been able to play for a lot of GREAT coaches in his time, so I can understand if Norv Turner is the worst that HE has ever played for.

BUT Norv Turner may not even be the worst coach that the San Diego Chargers have ever had holding the clip board. From 1997-2001 the Chargers had some of the worst coaches EVER!! Kevin Gilbride and Mike Riley were given the opportunity to lead the Charge and failed miserably at their attempts. Kevin Gilbride was fired in the middle of his second season in 1998 and finished with a record of 6-16. That is a winning percentage of 0.273. Mike Riley took charge in 1999 and was released after the 2001 season and finished with a record of 14-34, a winning percentage of 0.292. Neither of these head coaches have been given an opportunity to head coach at the NFL level since their failed attempts with the Chargers.

As poor of a head coach that you may or may not think Norv Turner is, just look 10 years back and know that there were much worse coaches that this team has had to endure.

In the NFL, the head coach will take too much responsibility in both the wins and the losses. I remember that people were arguing that Marty was too predictable and that he will never win us a playoff game. The expectations are HIGH for our San Diego Chargers, and whoever is holding the clip board for the Chargers will get criticism until he can bring that championship to our town.

I am only defending Norv from being the worst EVER, I still say that Norv is far from good. In the offseason, not NOW, the Chargers should re-evaluate the head coaching position. The San Diego Chargers roster is one of the best rosters on paper every season, and the team does not perform to the expected level.

There are STRONG head coaches that are available for the Chargers and it seems that we are set up like the Los Angeles Lakers before their Championship run. We just need to bring in that strong leader, for the Lakers it was Phil Jackson, to take us to the Championship level. Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher are both Championship coaches that are available, and Gruden in particular gushes every time he speaks about the Chargers and Philip Rivers.

This season is far from finished and GM AJ Smith has said that he is committed to Norv Turner as the head coach. This might just be me (and every other Charger fan) hoping for that situation to come forth. We all are allowed to dream, aren’t we!?

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  • Autumn Wind

    Pretty quiet around here. You’re all jamming up the suicide hotlines I presume. All that smack and the Dolts couldn’t deliver. Busy planning your conference showdown with the Chiefs and overlooked the Raiders did ya? Like I said earlier in the season, Dolts and Donks on the way down; Raiders and Chiefs on the way up. Get used to it; this cycle should last a few seasons. Racquel has been scarce lately. Bet she’s been crying in her Jamba Juice. Maybe she should stop shopping for Coach Purses and start suggesting new coaches. Again Eugene is a nice guys and a great OC, not HC material. What no LT hate lately, you’re slipping.

  • ChargelGal72

    Sorry, sweetie, I don’t do Coach purses. I’m more on the high end of the market. Louis Vuittons – you’ve probably never heard of that before. Oh, and LT who??? It was awesome how you blew up that article and then slipped off the radar once they got blown away that following Sunday. Classic! And let me ask you something, darlin’, how many times did LT, err, Tomlinson play in a blow out game as a Charger? NONE! Thank you very much. And don’t worry, dear, we welcome haters like you. Keeps us going!! GO BOLTS!!

    • Autumn Wind

      Now that’s funny! You know that thing said Louie Vitton on it when you bought from a van in the Target parking lot. BTW, I’m not a LT or Jets fan. If you had any football knowledge outside that Lombardiless team, you’d know.

      • msgts

        So who are you a fan of, Autumn Wind? With that salty attitude of yours, I would guess the Bills or the Bengals.

  • ChargelGal72

    Great… I’m dealing w/ a 12 year old who can’t spell. Sigh…

    • Autumn Wind

      Great… I’m dealing w/ a 45-year old house wife who can’t see sarcasm. Sigh…

      • Sean P.

        Is you name autumn wind cause you blow? I have yet to understand how any of your remarks are even intelligent? Good think thy still make Dick and fart jokes so you can laugh.

        • Autumn Wind

          Sean P. says:

          December 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

          “Is you name autumn wind cause you blow? I have yet to understand how any of your remarks are even intelligent? Good think thy still make Dick and fart jokes so you can laugh.”

          Really? Sean P, you question my intelligence with a post like that? Really…

          • msgts

            I was not encouraging the imbecile. I was encouraging Sean P.

        • msgts

          Good one, Sean P. Autumn Wind is full of hot air.

          • Autumn Wind

            Come on Cheryl don’t encourage the imbecile.

  • ChargelGal72

    By the way, given you have ‘Lombardis’ under you belt – do you think you’re interested in the HC position? Ernie is going to post up the ‘Help Wanted’ ad shortly.

  • http://www.twitter.com/kencaminiti21 Phil

    Clearly, the only way to settle this is with a mud wrestling match between Racquel and Autumn Wind.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      DONE… bring the cam. we will post it on the site! :)

    • ChargelGal72

      Sounds like fun to me! Let’s do it! Lol!

      • http://www.twitter.com/kencaminiti21 Phil

        IDK Raquel, if this Autum Wind person is a Raider fan she’s probably checking in at 5’4 190 and has a tatoo of Darth Vader on one arm and Skeltor on the other. You better bring your Manny Pacquiao quickness.

        • ChargelGal72

          You know what they say, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall!” I’ve got some Pacquiao and Kung Fu fighting skills in me ;) You know, my Cream Corn/Oil/Mud wrestling days were mostly done for sh*ts and giggles… think she has a fun bone in her…? Weighing in at 190, she might be better of doing the Tolbert Hustle. Ha!

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  • Autumn Wind

    msgts says:

    December 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    “I was not encouraging the imbecile. I was encouraging Sean P.”

    Ooh snap CC, you got me on that one girl! At least be a good big sister and check him before he goes out in public.

    • msgts

      Don’t have to. We aren’t in Oakland.

      • Autumn Wind

        There it is! There’s the hate. Let flow Cheryl, let it all out sweetie. It’s not good to keep that bottled up inside. Indict a whole city why don’t you? Let’s not limit it to just Raider fans. Let’s get em all why don’t we? We’ll show “those kind” in Oakland.

        • msgts

          LOL – Hate? Nothing could be farther from the truth! Some of my best friends live in Oakland AND are Raiders fans! I don’t know why you are taking it so personally. After all, you are not a Raiders fan (by your own admission) and YOU are the one that used “indict” and “Oakland” in the same post – too funny! Sorry if I struck a nerve, Autumn Wind. Not my intention at all. Hope you learn to lighten up. Life is too short as it is (especially in Oakland – oops, did it again!)

  • Autumn Wind

    CC. Nothing personal here, just stirring dookie. I DO appreciate you sense of humor. It’s on point!

    • msgts

      Troublemaker ;) Thanks for making the day more interesting tho! LOL Peace!

      • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

        its easy to stir around the dookie after a terrible looking loss like we had…. BUT this was fun to keep checking in on :)

        • msgts

          Agreed! Now, Chargers, wipe the dookie off your shoes and WIN next week! :D

  • Chiefswill win

    There is no way your failing team will win next week. I say get that dookie off your shoes, and out of your eyes. HAIL TO THE CHIEFS!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      oh brotha… i have no doubt in our chargers beating y’all down!!!

    • msgts

      The Chiefs will be lost in the storm of the Super Chargers!

    • msgts

      More like HAIL NO to the Chiefs! :)