The San Diego Chargers appeared to be on their way to a fourth win of the regular season on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos after entering the second half with a commanding 24-0 lead. Unfortunately for the Chargers, their lead would disappear as the Broncos ended up scoring 35 unanswered points for the 35-24 win–putting Norv Turner in a difficult position when it comes to taking most of the blame.
When these types of things happen, it falls on the shoulders of the head coach and Monday’s game against Denver was just one of many examples of times when Turner has let the team down. The argument can be made that San Diego has been a Super Bowl caliber team since Turner took over the head coaching job in 2007, and while the Chargers made the playoffs in each of his first three seasons–they’ve failed to make the postseason over the last two years.
Philip Rivers has proven throughout his career that he has what it takes to lead this team to the playoffs and San Diego has been contenders every year since 2004. However, keep in mind that Turner took over a team that went 14-2 in 2006, and the fact that he has yet to get this team to a Super Bowl shows the type of impact he really has as a head coach.
It should have happened a year or two ago, but there are plenty of questions surrounding why Turner is still the coach of the Chargers–especially after Monday’s loss to the Broncos.
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