Deadspin released a piece that has the 16 worst coaches in modern NFL history. Guess who wasn’t on the list?!?! BUT another former San Diego Chargers head coach did make the list:
Kevin Gilbride has bounced around the league for so long as an offensive coordinator it’s hard to remember he actually spent more than one season as the Chargers’ head coach, and that his brief tenure in San Diego was an unmitigated disaster. Just how bad did things get in those 22 games? Gilbride immediately went into petty-autocrat mode with the press, forbidding reporters from watching practice and limiting the media’s access to players. He proceeded to go 4-12, which earned him the opportunity to draft Ryan Leaf. Just six games into Gilbride’s second season, with Leaf already shitting the bed as his QB, the Chargers couldn’t take it anymore and fired Gilbride. He’s openly lobbied for multiple head coaching gigs since, but no one seems to want him.
Now brings the discussion: Which of the horrible of horribles was worst? Was Kevin Gilbride worse than Norv Turner?
Our teams were terrible under Kevin Gilbride and he was an awful head coach, but the expectations from that team were nothing near what Norv had. Gilbride never had a good roster and he had to deal with Ryan Leaf.
My vote goes to Norv Turner being the worst of the two, but Gilbride still is bad.