NFL Rumors: Will Norv Turner finish the season as head coach of the San Diego Chargers?

By Kenny Gardner
Norv Turner San Diego Chargers
Jake Roth-US Presswire

The San Diego Chargers are on a free fall right now after starting the season with a 2-0 record.

San Diego is 1-4 in their last five games which includes three losses to teams with a combined 3-13 record at the time of the games. But according to Matt De Lima of, The Associated Press reported that Chargers head coach Norv Turner is unlikely to be fired this season.

After making it to the AFC Championship game during the 2007 NFL season, San Diego was eliminated in the second round in 2008, lost their only playoff game in 2009 and did not make the playoffs the last two seasons.

Turner is responsible for a major part of the play calls on offense and San Diego is struggling in this phase of the game. San Diego is averaging 22 points per game which ranks 18th in the NFL while they average five yards per play which ranks 29th in the league.

San Diego was unable to score in the second half of a loss against the Denver Broncos two weeks ago after scoring 24 points in the first half, and was only able put up six points in Sunday’s loss against a Cleveland Browns team that allowed 26 points per game prior to Sunday.

The Lightning Bolts show how inconsistent they are on a weekly basis.

San Diego’s next game is tomorrow against the Kansas City Chiefs.  KC gives up 6.1 yards per play which ranks 27th in the league while they allow 29.9 points per game which ranks 29th in the NFL.

Turner should have been fired after last season, but he was not and it was one of the mistakes made by San Diego’s general manager A.J. Smith during the off-season.


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