According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, two separate sources have informed him that there was a “serious chance” that the Chargers would have fired head coach Norv Turner following Thursday night’s had he lost to the Chiefs.
This coincides with Kevin Acee’s statement from yesterday.
Considering how bad the Chiefs are this season, it would have been hard to argue against such a move. San Diego is now 4-4 and only half a game out of first place. The Chargers also have a very soft second-half schedule which rates as No. 29 in our Strength of Schedule rankings.
If Norv can’t get this team above five-hundred by the end of the season, then he’s clearly not fit to run a team. I’m sure a number of people have felt that way for awhile now.
Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego joined Pro Football Talk Live this afternoon and mentioned that he believes the Chargers will fire head coach Norv Turner if they end up losing to the Chiefs this weekend.
Turner has been rumored to be on the hot seat for a number of years now, but a home loss to a team that’s as bad as the Chiefs are, would certainly warrant a change. Previous reports have indicated that it’s unlikely that a change would be made during the season, but you would have to think that the Chargers’ front office would strongly consider this move if they drop another game to a bad team.
According to the Associated Press, the San Diego Chargers are unlikely to fire head coach Norv Turner during the season.
Turner has once again come under criticism for the team’s up and down start to the 2012 season. The Chargers are currently 3-4, but this weekend’s loss to the Browns was fairly demoralizing.
Owner Dean Spanos isn’t know for “knee-jerk reactions,” and the fact that Turner is also the team’s play-caller makes it seem even more unlikely that they would shake things up in the coming weeks, assuming that improvements are not made.
Turner’s contract runs through the 2013 season, which also helps his chances of finishing out the season, since the Chargers would have to eat some amount of his salary.
“You’re coaching on a week-to-week basis,” said Turner on Monday. “I’m coaching to do the best job I can to get our team ready to play Kansas City. All those other conversations, they’re going to take place. You know they’re going to take place.”