Norv Turner is the wrong head coach for Philip Rivers

By Kenny Gardner
Philip Rivers and Norv Turner
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This is the sixth season and will more than likely be the last season that Norv Turner is the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

Turner had a .414 winning percentage with the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders before he was hired to be San Diego’s head coach by general manager A.J. Smith.

San Diego had success because they made it to the AFC Championship game in Turner’s first season, but have one playoff victory since then.

Turner gets fired up at times, but for the most part he has a calm attitude.  This is the complete opposite of San Diego’s quarterback Philip Rivers.  Rivers is one of if not the most emotional quarterback in the NFL.

A perfect example of Rivers showing his emotions happened after a playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2007 NFL season.  Rivers could be seen on top of the bench yelling at Colts fans after the game.

Rivers’ actions have been called brash at times, but his dominant personality makes him great at times.

I believe that San Diego should go after a successful head coach who can match Rivers’ intensity.  Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden are two guys who the front office should go after in the off-season.

Cowher has a .623 winning percentage in the regular season and a .571 percentage in the playoffs.  Gruden has a .540 winning percentage in the regular season and is at .556 in the playoffs.

Cowher and Gruden won Super Bowls as well, while the two guys who coached Rivers have not even been to the Super Bowl.  Cowher or Gruden would be a great fit with Rivers if one of them becomes the head coach.

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