Remembering Norv Turner: Chargers Aren’t Close to the Playoffs

By Ernie Padaon

December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner speaks during the post game press conference after a win against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Norval. Norval. NORVAL.

Remember when we fired Norv Turner last year around this time? As he was leaving he shoved out of the door he had some parting shots for the roster of the team. Let’s walk down memory lane here:

“Someone wrote a few weeks ago that this team is not that far away from the playoffs. I would disagree. I know the things that would have to get done for that to happen. If this team comes next year and they get some things done to help them get better and are able to make the playoffs, I would hope it would be a surprise to all the Chargers fans, and they would be excited about it,” Turner said, via the San Diego Union-Tribune. ”I would hope it would not be the expectation starting in August because I think you need to give whoever the guy who comes in here and the group he brings in some time to get back this thing back to where it was.”

Looks like we only needed one season in order to get back to the playoffs. It was a bit of a surprise, but who doesn’t like surprises! Sorry Norv, we know that you held the team back.