June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson smiles during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

LT - "Dean Spanos Gave Them One More Chance"

Former San Diego Charger Ladanian Tomlinson is referring to AJ Smith and Norv Turner and what he says was Dean Spanos ultimatum for this season.  On a panel interview for NFL Network Tomlinson speaks frankly that he believes Spanos will fire both at the end of the season if a trip to the playoffs is not secured.

“I think they are gonna get fired” is the first thing out of his mouth when he is asked what should happen in San Diego.  He goes on to talk about how Marty was fired because AJ Smith did not like him.  Smith made promises when he brought Turner on board and those promises have not been kept.  “Three straight years of not making the playoffs is enough” LT goes on to say and then finishes the thought with “Dean Spanos, the President of the Chargers gave them one more chance to right the ship, and if the don’t make it this year guys, that’s it.”

LT came back and retired as a Charger and is in the thick of this.  I think he hit the nail on the head.  We will see how this plays out in January.


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