Norv Turner came clean about the 4-7 San Diego Chargers loss on Sunday. You can read the interview in it’s entirety here, but I will give you a snapshot. On the whole, what I took away from the interview was that he is finally admitting that he does not have what it takes to move the Chargers forward. I do not think there is anyone in the world of football that will disagree with that. What I think is amazing is that he also does not believe the guys think they are good enough.
Norv said “our guys kind of willed themselves to be in that game and to be in a position where they had a chance.” What a blow to the guys who go out there and do their best and are being handicapped by a head coach that does not know how to manage a game. No wonder we are losing.
Another nugget of wisdom “right now we’re not quite good enough to get over the hump and win them, but that’s an excellent football team we played. That’s a team that’s 8-2. In a number of areas, we were out-manned in that game.” Translation, he has basically given up.
When asked if the 4th and 29 play summed up the entire season, ““I don’t know. I guess for you guys, you can say that. And it’s easy to say.” I couldn’t agree with you more on that one Norv.
It is time to turn the page on the Norv Turner era. The Saints managed to keep it together without a head coach and the Chargers can too. Fire him now. Let the team start healing and move on and lets get a coach that knows how to win.