November 11, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the San Diego Chargers 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Norv Turner "we’re not quite good enough"


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.

ChargerGirl Cindi

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

    I’m glad I’m not holding my breath….Dean Spanos is showing he doesn’t want to eat NORF and AJ’s contracts just yet…..

    I’ve been waiting to hear they’ve both been shown the door to no avail…
    It’s on my wish list to SANTA!

    I feel like Dean is a “Prentender” when it comes to his owner abilities and Robert Kraft is a “Contender”….too bad we can’t get a taste of that for our beloved Chargers…

    • thegorn

      Dean sucks. My only hope (other than the team being sold) is that someone in that family shows some smarts. After all, the Irsay family, formerly the laughing stock of the NFL, finally got it right.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

        Thanks for sharing that…my fingers r crossed

  • http://twitter.com/DangitRuss Russell Grant

    But firing Norv means AJ was wrong and AJ is never wrong, In fact he thought he was wrong one time but he was mistaken.

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

      The Spanos kids all have jobs with the Chargers. They are involved in this cluster f— up to their eyeballs. Playing at being business men with no experience. Watch. They will get rid of AJ and make one of the kids the new GM.

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

        Not that I would EVER be happy with that move… but, even one of the Spanos kids would know that letting all of your pro-bowl talent walk out the door, without replacing it, is ludicrous. Not sure that a Spanos puppy could pick the talent to let walk out the door in the first place. Or, to imply that AJ has been good as of late, either. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, right?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

          That makes too much sense. There is none of that in Chargers management currently.

      • Ignatius

        That’s been said for quite some time and the main man to take the GM is John Spanos, Dean’s son. Right now, he’s the Director of College Scouting and has been working close hand with Ed McGuire, AJ’s right hand man. The problem I see here is a lack of accountability, which again, has been said before many times. They show their faces and sometimes anger their fans when the team wins but there are nowhere to be found when they lose. While beleaguered coach Turner is a dead man walking, at least I give him credit for standing up to the podium and take it all from the reporters and fans but AJ Smith, where is he? Your guess is as good as mine.

        • thegorn

          This is such a screwed up team. It’s no wonder that the Chargers have had an apathetic fan base for many years in their history.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Oh yeah! ha ha

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

    I can’t get over that Spanos is content with this sub par direction that the team has taken under AJ and Norv. Maybe the Spanos are actually more involved in this debacle than the public knows about.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      It would not surprise me one bit.

  • superfood

    No Norv, YOU’RE not good enough. The man needs to go already!!! He should not even be allowed to set foot within San Diego County

  • arnie

    Chargergirl Cindi, i have always maintained, winning an losing are the same in one aspect. It takes a “collective” effort to get either one. Norvs’ fault. AJs’ fault. Williams fault. Nobody’s fault. the entire organization, from top to bottom, have worked collectively, to earn a 4-7 record.

  • thegorn

    It’s too bad the Chargers aren’t a team in the northeast. The fan base would have ripped the Spanos’s, AJ, and Norv a new one a long time ago. F*cking NCTimes and UTSan Diego have coddled the team too long. Acee’s a Spanos mouthpiece.

  • Froderick_Frankenstein

    Norv, king of the understatement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.heath.10236 Chris Heath

    Not quite good enough? Well I’m glad you’re here to tell us about these things Norv.