“You Gotta Punt The Ball! Norv!”


All Chargers want to yell at Norv Turner for his decisions. We all yell at him through the TV screen or our seats in the stands.

What happens when the starting quartberback, Philip Rivers, yells at him? NOTHING. Norv turns and ignores it.

After Philip Rivers was sacked for an 8 yard loss, the Chargers decided to go for a 55 yard field goal in the 2nd quarter instead of punting the ball away and pinning Drew Brees back. The Chargers missed the field goal, then Philip decided to yell at Norv for not punting the ball away.

No faith in your defense to get the stop? Maybe yell at Norv before he sends out the kicker, instead of yelling at him after he misses the field goal.

Norv ignored Philip and carried on with the game. Maybe Norv should have yelled back at him and said, “Get rid of the stupid football and don’t take that sack, then I wouldn’t have to make that dang decision!” “Who is the effing coach of this team!?!?”

Philip, let the man coach! You asked that the team bring him back and now you have to trust him, even if the decision looks better in hindsight.

What do you all think of Philip yelling at Norv?

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  • http://twitter.com/BoogaP #TheBoltFather

    He should’ve punted.

    • http://twitter.com/BoogaP #TheBoltFather

      I understand it’s indoors etc. Didn’t like the fg attempt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Somebody has to hold Norv’s feet to the fire. I am glad Rivers yelled at least something. Tired of everyone sitting around saying nothing. Keep up the yelling, Phillip!

  • Marktheshark

    He yelled it before the attempt.

    • http://twitter.com/BoogaP #TheBoltFather

      Yes sir he did. You’re right. I was yelling right there with him. Oh well.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      you might be right.. but should he have questioned the coach in that manner?

  • http://www.facebook.com/krickless Keenan Rickless

    Rivers might have told him pre-snap, this clip is just the “I told you so.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    He can yell.. fine by me. Philip should have gotten rid of it, but Norv doesn’t need to exacerbate the situation by making a questionable call. Especially when it could potentially leave Brees with great field position (which it did). Have your BAD ASS punter pin him deep, and let your pass rush get a shot.. isn’t that why we went the direction we did in the offseason? It’s not like their running game could have given them too much space, if we DID put them back within their 5 yard line. But, yeah.. hind sight. I have already mentally moved onto Monday Night Football… lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Daddy_Digital Nick Diaz

    Rivers was speaking for all of us. I couldn’t believe it. 55 yard FG? We gave the Aints good field position because of this. We didnt see what happened before the kick. He may have yelled at him then.

    • http://www.facebook.com/clay.jones.353 Clay Jones

      2nd and goal from the 2 and Nov calls a running play Rivers changed it not once but twice and he wasn’t even under center to make it a little confusing.Against the worst rush defense in the NFl

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001607257814 Will Raborn

    phillip yellin @ Norv <3

  • jon

    this definitely happened pre snap

  • Will

    God forbid if Jay Cutler had done that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/BryanClark75 Bryan Clark

      Cutler doesn’t care enough about the overall direction of the team, the game, or anything else but himself to even think to make that type of remark. At least Rivers gives a crap.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        hahaha.. good point. cutler would be more pissed that they didn’t go on 4th down to try and get a touchdown pass. then when he gets sacked, he will blame it on his lineman!

  • http://twitter.com/pels04 Pels04

    Rivers should be starting QB & HC!! He definitely has the passion for it ha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMCO465CLO3U4VJVR75HVWO3GY joerockt

    But hey, he loves Norv, they all love Norv and his dumb decisions. So go ahead, bash your brains out for 4 quarters knowing that decisions will be made that will probably lose the game for you. PLENTY of examples of this over the years.

  • Scott

    I look at this year as a possible win, win situation. I love the Bolts…truly do, but “if” we make the playoffs (kinda would suck in one way, they give Norv another chance) but we make the playoffs. On the other hand, we don’t make the playoffs and get John Gruden or Bill Cowher as a head coach! Norv completely sucks as a head coach. Excellent Offensive Coordinator, but not a head coach. He has proven himself time and time again as a failure in that role. Let’s move on and improve upper management!

  • jcarraboltjc

    I wonder if Rivers is now questioning his support of Turner during the off season when Turner’s fate was being evaluated by Spanos? Oh yeah, one other thing….DON’T TAKE THE SACK WHEN YOU ARE IN FIELD GOAL RANGE RIVERS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/BryanClark75 Bryan Clark

      A very good point, you simply cannot take sack there. The thing is, when Rivers holds the ball and doesn’t get sacked is when we get big gains… Big risk / reward, otherwise it seems to be a pass to the back half the time. They need to make a bigger effort to get the ball to Royal, who can make quick moves, get open quickly, and still get better yards than a dump to the running back would get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557731672 Ivan Wolf Beals

    I don’t really have a problem with it. He is a fiery gamer with the team, including Norv. You are right though, Philip has been taking too long to get rid of the ball at times. Especially poignant after the talking heads pointed out how fast he gets rid of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BryanClark75 Bryan Clark

    Uh, I think…. This is something that happens every single week. Impassioned players and coaches battling other players and coaches who are also earning a paycheck for a reason, and things get heated. Looked to me like he said “you gotta punt “THIS” ball, so I bet it was before the FG was attempted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BryanClark75 Bryan Clark

    The guy with the NFL hat who pops up behind Rivers’ left shoulder right after he shouts NORV! looks fake.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahah… water boy has a fake hat!

  • Natethegraeat60

    If Novak made the FG then is Phillip still yelling?

  • http://twitter.com/tmusgrove Tim Musgrove

    1. Norv knows that in hindsight it wasn’t the best decision. He probably followed a hunch that Novak had a hot foot (look back: Novak had made several in a row, with extra distance, and I’ll bet he’d made several longer than 55 in practice), and still, in the end, this was wrong, because of the riskiness of giving Brees that field position. Norv knows this and Philip knows he knows it.

    2. Both Norv and Philip know that the QB yelling at the HC like that is bad form.

    3. Both Norv and Philip know that Philip is just like this: he’s hot-tempered and mouthy, and by 5 minutes later it means nothing.

    The only ones still talking about this, are us fans.

  • mike

    if you were going to try a 55 yd field at least do it with your reg kicker. Also 4th and 2 why not try to pick up the 2yds with a player who was getting 5,to 10 yds with every touch.

  • Mark Viguri

    Norval was sending a message to Rivers. It should have been a 47 yd FG. Good for Norv it also showed he believed his Dee could hold Brees which they did.

  • 1961 Fan

    This not a new situation. They squabbled all last year. As far as Rivers being in favor of Norv, he has to put a happy face on a bad situation, after all he gets a 1 mil game check X 16. I still remember five to six seasons ago when all you young squirts thought this guy was so terrific. He still has more losses than wins.
    Re: Gruden is a happy talker, can he get my Bolts to the promised land-not this bucket of Bolts. Cowher will not come this far West or work for a numb nut like Spanos. Our Chargers are mediocre at best; you better get used to it. Over the last fifty years I have seen it before, many times.
    Pops

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      mediocre at best seems harsh… what would you consider those 3 teams we beat then?

  • Ron

    Philip has enough to worry about on third downs. You don’t yell at the coach,and the coach should put him in his place.

  • 1961 Fan

    Arnie
    The three teams we beat; Raiders-Titans-Chiefs, three tomato cans. You should ask what team of significance have we beat. The Saints had lost three in a row and came back to win a pivotal game for them. If you cannot win the AFC West then you are a mediocre team. Check the stats for 2010 & 11, then tell me how great my Chargers are. Stop sugar-coating this mess that is Dean Spanos’s fault. Try reading what the other posters are saying.
    Pops

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