Where Do The Chargers Go From Here?


After Monday's loss to the Denver Broncos, the San Diego Chargers find themselves below .500 with a two game losing streak. While they are not mathematically eliminated from the AFC West Division race, the Chargers have potentially dug themselves a hole that is too deep to get out of. A lot of fans (and even some of the players if you read between the lines) have already turned their sights to winning the wild card. How realistic is that?


Chargers fans, before we analyze what happened and where we go from here, use this space to post your rants, frustrations, and your solutions. Is the season effectively over? Do you see the Chargers turning it around and improving? Or has the window of opportunity closed for the time being? Charger fans, SOUND OFF NOW!





October 20, 2009

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Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 9:17:00 AM

Our defensive and offensive lines are struggling and until we get that fixed we are not going anywhere.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 9:48:00 AM

philip rivers is not the answer the chargers are looking for.he cannot provide the spark the chargers need to get to the next level.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 9:50:00 AM

I strongly believe that Norv Turner is weak minded, we need a head coach that has a killer instinct. There is NO-WAY i would pull L.T. out and we are inside the 5 yrd line, especially if he was in a rythm, and we definately need to get out of playing so much zone coverage in the secondary, we are getting picked apart. It is also clear to me that Mr Merriman isnt 100% but he is getting close. The Chargers dont seem to be very confident in the pass rush area. The play calling needs to improve, these other teams dont fear us like they have in the past. we need a wake up call.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 10:37:00 AM

i totally agree that the worst part of this team is the f*****g head coach!! i really think he is a good offensive coordinator but one of the worst coaches in the past 20 years!! having bad teams he fails, having good teams he fails!!! it doesnt matter how much talent u give to this guy he lacks leadership skills and he DOESNT HAS A KILLER INSTINCT I CANT BELIEVE THAT HE PULLED LT OUT IN THE 2 YRD LINE WHERE WE KNOW THAT SPROLES IS NOT THE ANSWER AND LT WAS GETTING IN A RYTHIM!! FOR CHRIST SAKE THIS GUY IS GONNA KILL OUR TEAM AND IF WE DONT COMPLAIN HARD AGAINST THIS IDIOT AJ WILL KEEP HIM FOR A FEW YEARS MORE!

i still think that we can pull this off but its going to be very hard, lets start thinking that our bolts will not be contenders this year and that we have to rebuild in our def line and off line!

i´m really pissed off for what i saw yesterday i really hate turner and i will never get tired of pointing him as a weak and lousy coach!!! please somebody do something with this guy!! where are the SPANOS?? they need to take care of this ass...e and fire him ASAP, I know that wont happen until next year but the have to do something!!!!!

i still trust our team but not norv! the bolts need our support!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 11:04:00 AM

you dont pull a 210lb back out on the goal line, to put one in that wieghs 180 soaking wet, i love lil Sproles but not on the goal line

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 11:58:00 AM

It all starts with and ends with AJ. He hires a proven loser to coach a talented team. He moves up in the draft to get Weddle and Hester and doesn't move down to get a Larry English. He rewards mediocre play with huge contracts, i.e. Tucker and Castillo and is trying to run Merriman out. He calls out his players for being lost and bewildered when he should man up and accept that he is single handedly ruining this franchise.

Guess it really falls on ownership then for allowing this guy to do this. It's just SHAMEFUL!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 12:28:00 PM

Fellow Charger fans, it's a dark, dark day. And I couldn't agree more with the post above.
Time for some "home truths" here:

1. Norv is a Coach for the Play Book, NOT the players. - That is what has made him a successful OC and a lousy Head Coach. His "explanation" of the moronic installation of Sproles (the smallest man in the NFL) in a naked backfield at the 2-yard line in order to run straight ahead is beyond mind-boggling; he still defends the "recipe" while holding the collapsed soufle and having his men in open rebellion pacing the sidelines. He's astonishing disconnected to what is happening in "real time", every week. Check his clock management history here, and watch the "body language" on the Charger's sidelines. It speaks loud and clear.

2. DC Ron Rivera is, as a coach, VASTLY overrated: If he's not, can someone please explain the ineptness of the entire linebacking corp? Or why an ineffective Merriman is even in the game? Or him rushing on the outside (where he was doing nothing) instead of trying to use his size in the middle? And where is ANY innovation by our defensive staff?!? Jammer (again) and Cromartie (surprise!) both played well, and our safeties again botched it (proving Hart wasn't really THE fault here).

3. A. J. Smith has a serious case of "clay feet" now. Antonio Gates again looked amazingly good for a free agent, but the GM accolades for his aquisition are becoming a little tired now. Instead, we have more questions than answers, more mysteries than mavens. The only things consistent about A. J. now are his sh*tty personality and a "policy" that doesn't allow lower-level coaches to speak to the media. Of course, that "policy" and it's spirit comes with the blessing of...

4. The Spanos' (let's call it Dean), the absentee bunglers-in-training (even though it's been decades) owners of our forlorn franchise. They consistently demonstrate emotional distance and no comraderie, and the resulting "distance" sinks the half-baked plans every time. Let's talk learning curve here: Does the owner/upper management deserve any kind of raise, or even a job? If so; based on what? Really. Shameful indeed.

JLM

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 12:49:00 PM

i think we got rid of the wrong TURNER!!!!wake up A.J. and get us someone like the coach you got rid of!!!

doeboy said... Oct 20, 2009, 1:05:00 PM

1. I do like Rivera but he is a 4-3 defensive coach so in actuality we probably have one lb too many our defense doesn't have an identity i was reading earlier that the Patriots have release a few players in hopes of strikeing a deal with Diego for Mr. Merriman. which i hope doesnt happen like i said earlier in the 3rd post he isnt 100% yet but when he is look out! i believe in the defense but we have to adress what sceme is going to work and make the proper adjuustments.

2. L.T. needs to get atleast 20-25 carries so that we can get some consistancy running the football. he was of to a great start and then right where we know he has a nose for the endzone they sub him for sproles, "OH HELL NAW"hopefully that wont happen again.

3. If Norv was more aggressive we would be very dangerous and well respected, and as of right now teams just know what we are going to do beacause we are too predictable.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 1:35:00 PM

Fire the Spanos family!!! Fire AJ Smith too. This family is more interested in ego than success. The beleaguered Charger franchise needs new owners or we need to let these jack asses move this pathetic franchise up to LA...just like the Spanos' keeps threatening to do. By the way, how have other mediocre NFL teams done in LA?

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 1:42:00 PM

Why do the Spanos insist on screwing things up when they are going well? Didn't these idiots chase both Bobby Ross and Marty Schottenheimer out of town only to replace them with Kevin Gilbride and Norv Turner!?!?! Didn't they chase Seau and Harrison out of town? Didn't they get rid of Drew Brees? Aren't they trying to get rid of Tomlinson and Merriman? When does it end? I can't believe anyone is this stupid! Can someone please explain why the Spanos family takes such strong action to avoid success?

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 2:24:00 PM

As a fan, we are only getting lip service from Norv Turner. We need a coach like the 49's have.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 2:32:00 PM

FU..ING NORV GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!! U RE NOT WELCOME IN THIS FINE CITY AND UR INEPTITUDE IS COSTING US WAY TO MUCH ON YOUR WAY TAKE AJ WITH YOU!!!

U DONT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT COACHING AS SOMEBODY SAID YOU BELONG TO THE PLAYBOOK NOT TO THE PLAYERS U DONT HAVE THE GUTS NOR THE LEADERSHIP THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE A HEAD COACH! AND OF COURSE U DONT DESERVE TO HACE THIS KIND OF TEAM!!!

I´M VERY DISSAPOINTED!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 3:01:00 PM

im very disapointed about the global san diego chargers...
Before the season begins, Norv and AJ knew that this season was a window closing season.We have a lot of key players in their last year of contract and i dont think AJ will sign them all so next year cannot be better.It seems like year after year after year is the same song with the same shitty coaching staff and the same soft players.We need change Charger fans!We worth a change!But AJ dosent seems to care at all and about Norv...
seriously, I live in Montreal Canada and the Head coach Of the Montreal Alouettes(CFL)is A LOT more qualyfied then Norv... He his for sure the worst head coach in the NFL and he cannot make it happened.

San Diego Chargers fan, we need to stand up and show that we care about our team and we dont want to see the Bolts crash!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 3:36:00 PM

I agree, agree, agree…. We all know that we need to make changes. We can also moan how horrible the coaches and managements. But the bottom line is, we need to bring back the competitive spirits of the players like it was few years ago. They are playing like they don’t want to be here. No excitement. They stop playing in the forth quarter. We can call our best plays every down, but if the players don’t execute, we cannot win. Competitiveness, Accountability and Executions will bring the chargers back.

It is not over yet guys....!!! Stay strong...!!!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 3:48:00 PM

Loss to Broncos definitely tough to swallow, but at 2-3 the Chargers are certainly still in the hunt. Playing like they are now they won't be for long!

Chargers special teams usually are among the best in the NFL, but wouldn't you know it, they lose to Denver on two kick returns BY THE SAME PLAYER, IN THE SAME HALF! Once again, Chargers Red Zone ends in a field goal, after driving 90 yards in 6 plays, Chargers cannot drive four more yards in three plays, running the ball straight into Denver's defensive front three straight times! What about using some of those big strong Charger receivers in these situations? Or a roll-out by Rivers or a sweep for LT or Sproules? The Chargers do other teams favors with their predictable play selections!

Denver may be too far ahead to catch, but you never know. They seem alot better and motivated than last year's team that blew a big lead and lost the division to the Chargers on the last day. Their confidence right now is sky high, but a few losses would certainly bring them down to earth.

Take away those kick returns and give the Chargers a few first downs and td conversions in the Red Zone and things would have been normal- a Chargers win. It's little things and fundamentals that are killing the Chargers- play selection, missed tackles, dropped passes, missing blocks, penalties- these things can be improved upon and it doesn't take a team full of stars to win when they are!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 4:23:00 PM

whoever said ... Rivers is not the answer ... no spark. WOW. What game were you watching. Rivers/Sproles are the only thing keeping the Chargers in games. Your opinion oficially "does not count"

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 4:46:00 PM

the players on defense i believe should just get cut, are linebackers stephen cooper, and shaun phillips. also cromartie should just be benched. we need to start antoine cason.. he is much more aggressive than lazy ass cromartie who has at least 1 holding call in every game.. useless cromartie is. phillips he's just spoiled by this city, cooper..he's young, but he's playing like he's old, not a veteran, just old. releasing hart, i thought was a good move. he's too afraid to get hit, or even hit a guy. starting kevin ellison, someone who is physical is a brilliant idea.
as for the head coach... well we all know he isnt the greatest, but we gotta deal with it for now, and just trust him with our great team..
our offensive line is getting better each week.. you saw that in the first half of the game we picked up almost every blitz the broncos sent at us, just they adjusted in the 2nd half, and the chargers didnt.
since the release of marty, the new jersies, and the hire of norv turner... we've just been getting killed.
i still cant believe that just because cromartie had a few starts a few seasons ago with 10 or 11 interceptions, they consider him as the best.. he simply sucks. i know marty was the one who drafted him, but norv just doesnt know how to use his players.

wolfman said... Oct 20, 2009, 4:55:00 PM

The only positive thing the Bolts got going now is Rivers. He was a winner at NC State and he will single handedly make the Chargers a winner also.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 5:46:00 PM

The team needs to focus on getting strong linemen on both sides of the ball. The power house teams all start with great lines. The RBs would be better with linemen to open holes and passing is better when the QB is protected. The defensive line get zero pressure on other teams so those QBs and RBs tear us up. We can't be a contender with players that play for the media coverage but can't push around or dominate the opponent. AJ and company need to forget fancy WRs, LBs, etc and trade for some talented linemen (like New England and NY Giants) and keep drafting future hall of fame linemen to build this team up. There must be some good linemen stuck out there on the Browns, Tampa Bay, Titans, etc. that would consider moving to San Diego.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 6:45:00 PM

THIS TEAM IS LAZY AND HAS ALOT OF EXCUSES IT STARTS WITHIN .NOBODY HAS PRIDE ON THIS TEAM ITS SAD.THE ONLY STARS I CAN SAY THAT SHOW UP IS RIVERS AND SPROLES THE TEAM NEEDS TO USE THEESE TWO FOR EXAMPLES LT IS TRULY DISSAPOINTING I TRULY THINK HES HAS EXHAUSTED THE TEAMS FINACES FOR A BETTER PLAYER.WE NEED A BIG FULL BACK AND TRULY EXPLOSIVE BACK LT YOUR TIME IS UP IM SO TIRED OF SEEING HIS FACE ON TV PLEASE LET THIS GUY GO MERRIMAN I THINK HE NEEDS TO GO TOO NO PRODUCTION NO PAYCHECK GET THEESE TWO BOZO,S OFF OUR TEAM.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 6:45:00 PM

It all starts and ends with the owner. Old man Spanos is a tough old guy but his son Dean appears weak in comparision. Now they have a junior Spanos who looks like a teenager in a high level position???? Owner picks the GM who picks the coach (proven loser who continues trend). If they wanted to pay me a ton of money to coach the Chargers, I would. Probably mess it all up but I would take the job and hang out till I was shown the door so it's not norv's fault. He needs a job like the rest of us and he's just doing what he always does, lose. GM also makes final desision on personnel (buster, weddle, hester). GM is pulling the strings on one ugly puppet baby.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 7:35:00 PM

The problem with the Chargers now(and has always been) is Phiwip Wivers the trash talking crybaby. Have you seen Drew Brees play?

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 8:05:00 PM

To me it seems like LT is getting sick of the same crap every year (including myself) that there is no way he will want to come back and play for Turner or A.J. Smith next year.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 8:07:00 PM

All you Phillip Rivers haters out there are morons. Its not his fault the offensive line blows goats.

Jeff Williams said... Oct 20, 2009, 8:34:00 PM

Of the top 100 things wrong with the Chargers, Rivers is not on that list. Give Rivers time in the pocket and he basically will be Brees.

arnie said... Oct 20, 2009, 8:43:00 PM

i could go on and on about the O-line, the D-line, AJ's personell decisions, Norv's coaching abilities, etc....but none of it matters. thier are people who would pull stats out of thier butts to say Norv is a good coach, and LT is washed up. just as the same can be said there are stats that could say Norv is horrible, and LT has still got it. but in all that back and fouth of varied opinions, only one rings true..

"YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE..."

there is plenty of blame to go around, from top to bottom. and plenty of good things to build on. either way...

"YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE".

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 9:02:00 PM

Our Problems:
1.)O-line- incapable of giving our boy Rivers the time.. and LT would be everything he was in 2006 if they could just BLOCK!.
2.) D-line- incapable of shedding blocks and stopping the run.. I miss JAMAL
3.)Norv- you need to go... you can't call plays if your life depended on it.. taking LT out on a goal line situation.. wow.. my whole group of friends was literally yelling at the TV.
4.) AJ- you are a prick
5.)Cromartie- biggest pansy on our team.. can this guy tackle??? seriously. all he does is point the finger..
6.) Injuries- injuries have plagued us in the past couple of years but we can still be a good team and we are still underperforming. Merriman needs to get back to old form. LT seems like he is back. Watching him make those cuts and that burst that we all remember was a great sight to see in last nights game.

The list goes on.. and on..

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 9:14:00 PM

I think Norv is doing a fantastic job. Lt isn't to old and slow. Merriman is back to his roid day form. We will win the division also.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 10:11:00 PM

whoever said this "I think Norv is doing a fantastic job. Lt isn't to old and slow. Merriman is back to his roid day form. We will win the division also."

i love you for saying that.. 'cause you see all of us, including myself, all hating on norv turner.
good man/woman you are.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 10:57:00 PM

BoltHype has done it again by asking a burning question about our beloved San Diego Super Chargers season. First of all, I'd like to thank all of the previous posters before me. I'm a Los Angeles Charger fan and I'm constantly surrounded by god-awful chokeland traitor fans who don't even know the names of all three of their QB's. I love seeing all the passion that the SD Charger fans have! I would also like to say that although I am disappointed in this 2-3 start let's not forget that there are still 11 games left. Last year the Chargers finished with a mediocre 8-8 thanks to the denver donkeys implosion at the end. I know everyone is all freaked out thanks to this "new and improved" donkey squad. Sorry to say but they only won by 11 points against an injured Chargers squad. A struggling Merriman, IR Jamal Williams and an 8 weeks out Nick Hardwick is enough to make turn the Chargers from super to mediocre. Back to the donkeys, anyone remember the Chargers going 8-8 back in 2002 during Schottenheimer's initial season? The Bolts started with a 6-0 record and look at what else happened. I say there's no need to be worried until week 9. If the Chargers aren't 4-4 by week 9 then I'd definitely be concerned about where the team is going. This team can and will turn things around as soon as all of the players are healthy. Bring back a healthy Hardwick, let Merriman get healthy and hopefully Ian Scott can step up and fill Jamal Williams shoes and things can definitely improve. LET'S GO SAN DIEGO SUPER CHARGERS!

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 10:59:00 PM

Anyone see the Chokeland Traitors upset the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints upset the New York Giants? Just something to think about when the Chargers play these teams.

Anonymous said... Oct 20, 2009, 11:31:00 PM

Our Chargers ARE still numerically competitive for this season; So let's not panic and scramble for the bandwagon exits just yet, okay?
But this potential Super Bowl death march of a season is already fully *screaming* for change and restitution from the Charger brain trust! It's TIME, gentlemen, for YOU to finally get YOUR sh*t together! A.J. and Dean/Team Nepotism, I'm talking to you fat cats. Grow up, garner some personal, social, and football sophistication and DO YOUR JOBS!!!
Otherwise, us peasants are gonna make a Citizen's Arrest on your dumb ass! We're tired of it all, the attitudes, the ineptitude, the embarrassments. It's all just too much. Love it or leave it, guys.

JLM

Malner Proudbum said... Oct 21, 2009, 1:06:00 AM

When a team is unsuccessful for DECADES... mediocre for DECADES... no Superbowl win for DECADES... then it's deeper than just one head coach. It's a loser, numb-skull culture from the very, very top. Owners who don't know how to construct a successful football team... as if the instructions came on a shrink-wrapped DVD with instructions in badly translated Chinese.

Why the fans of San Diego are brainwashed in accepting this loser mentality is beyond me. No doubt their next head coach will have just been fired off a 1-15 season and run out of the town that he's arriving from.

If someone told me the San Diego Chargers are football's version of 'Springtime for Hitler' (the musical that the Producers schemed would make more money by being a flop)... I'd believe them.

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 8:03:00 AM

LaDainian Tomlinson is the greatest Charger of all time. He was back running like his old self. So for Norv Turner to take LT out of the game at the goal line to run it up the middle with the smallest guy in the NFL on the 2 biggest plays of our season (vs Ravens & Broncos) thus far is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE!!!

In the NFL, all you want is an opportunity to win. We had the opportunities, and the head coach blew the games for us.

Norv Turner is a proven loser. I say FIRE HIME RIGHT NOW!! The guy is on a Dan Henning, Kevin Gilbride level. Just terrible. Why waste time with this crap? We'd be 4-1 without those two idiotic playcalls.

Go Chargers!

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 11:38:00 AM

They look like a sandlot team. Every play looks like "desperation left" or "desperation right" on 3. Who's coaching this team, anyway. Better yet, who hired Norv? Maybe we ought to get rid of him.

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 1:23:00 PM

Can't the Chargers ownership somehow lure LOU SPANOS a-w-a-y from the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive staff? Please?! It would be nice to have at least ONE Spanos living in this city who not only was interested in football, but had a real NFL resume to back it up too! Please?!
Will someone please convince me that the Chargers management and coaching staff are NOT Peter Principle poster-boys; shining examples of the those "who have risen to the level of their incompetence". Please?!

Pissed Off Charger Fan said... Oct 21, 2009, 2:08:00 PM

why can EVERYONE except AJ and Dean see that the douchebag Norv has to go? Until we get a REAL coach, we will not win anything. Its getting harder and harder to watch.

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 5:04:00 PM

That guy who says rivers ain't the answer up at the top. get a clue, we have never been so close to having a franchise QB in years. Brees got AJ'ed out of town, Humphries was a gamble that worked and Fouts is, well we will never get another Fouts. Beware, get rid of Rivers and you will spend another ten years with Fluties and Tolliver etc etc. You sir are dumb and we have way more things that need improving before a QB. Like: owners with huevos, GMs who listen to their coach, coaches who inspire, Defensive Ends who puch people, Nose Tackles with solid ankles, Centers with solid ankles, Offensive Guards who block, Fullbacks who block, Safeties who cover, defensive Backs who tackle and cover and then maybe even a Middle Linebacker (like old Gary Plummer). So get a clue

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 6:20:00 PM

Once again, it's not norv's fault! He has a losing record, he never came in here and said he was a winner. This is probably his last head coachng job. This is by far the most money he'll ever make. Who wouldn't hang out if someone is willing to throw money at you? Would any of you out there say no if AJ came knocking at your door and said, heres a million bucks, come and coach the chargers. You may not know what you're doing but you will take the money and coach as best you can.

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 10:13:00 PM

who said this "Once again, it's not norv's fault! He has a losing record, he never came in here and said he was a winner. This is probably his last head coachng job. This is by far the most money he'll ever make. Who wouldn't hang out if someone is willing to throw money at you? Would any of you out there say no if AJ came knocking at your door and said, heres a million bucks, come and coach the chargers. You may not know what you're doing but you will take the money and coach as best you can."

you're dumb..

if i was paid millions to coach a team.. i think i would wanna keep my job so i can be paid millions more. and i would work my ass off for that kind of money.

i'm not saying norv is working his off.
but you said "who wouldnt hang out if someone is willing to throw money at you?"
that makes 2. you and norv turner.
2 out of millions. possibly billions.
two dumbasses who don't know how to coach or think things through.

Anonymous said... Oct 21, 2009, 10:15:00 PM

p.s.
i hate norv turner.
but he's a charger.. you dont dis a charger like that, saying that he's just "hanging out"

Anonymous said... Oct 22, 2009, 1:14:00 AM

God I really, truly hate to say it to all you Norv-haters our there (because he IS so remarkably unremarkable so often), but the Chargers most serious problems are on the DEFENSIVE side, and that's NOT Norv's hang. No Gruden, Cowher, or fill-in-the-blank Head Coach is going to be directly responsible for fixing that defensive pile of crap we currently field, but that *IS* the task at hand. There'll be no calvary coming to our rescue from out of town this season, so it's simply time to "nut up or shut up" and work with what we have! And that plenty fair too, because no matter what the unlimited progressions of our imaginations and vitriol about our collective disappointment, the NFL rules always allow for EQUAL amounts of players from both teams to contest every play. We're still IN this thing, no matter our expectations or dashed hopes; and THAT'S why they play the game on the field. On any Sunday...

Anonymous said... Oct 22, 2009, 9:31:00 AM

"Once again, it's not norv's fault!"

I laugh everytime I hear this BS. Norv Turner is the head coach. He calls the plays, he's the one whose supposed to be motivating these guys, and he's the one who doesn't trust the greatest Charger of all time. This team has gotten progressively worse during his tenure, and now seems to have no direction and a weak identity. The guy tries not to lose instead of trying to win.

And how can a head coach of a football team have no responsibility for anything that happens on the defensive side of the football? That's a ridiculous thing to say. A real head coach influences offense, defense, and special teams.

AJ Smith, get off your high horse and hire us a real football head coach! Gruden, Dungy, Billick, Shanahan, Holmgren...anyone!

Anonymous said... Oct 22, 2009, 3:33:00 PM

"Once again, it's not norv's fault!" ????

W-T-F???? In this latest P-O-S game he was out couched by a 33 year old who has less coaching experience then Turner has losing seasons and a head coach. This 1st year 33 year old head coach has a team every expert predicted to finish below 500 at 6-0. How? They played with spirit. They played every play. The made adjustments at half. Charges did none of that... Sure would be nice to have a head couch that could coach.

And for those that still think Turner is a offensive guru (including 1/2 the ding-dongs on national TV), W-T-F are you smoking. On the famous pull LT so we run little-D and not score play, he was out couched AGAIN, by a 33 year old 1st year head couch. If he is an offensive guru, Charges should score TDs in the red zone, not field goals. Peyton has rarely had a running game and he scores TDs. Rivers, our receivers, Gates, little D and LT out of the backfield should be able to score more often then not. A OK offensive coordinator is all we need!

Not scoring those 4 points made it a two position game in the 4th. Denver took it to the Chargers cause we had to pass every play. Denver played with more emotion in the 4th, when it counted most, and the rest is history.

So, fire Norv now. That's right, NOW. Start rebuilding for next year. Maybe we get on a roll this year, maybe not. But bring in a decent head couch and look what can happen (it worked for the donkeys)!

Anonymous said... Oct 22, 2009, 4:49:00 PM

Lets look at some stats folks. Norv Turner has had loosing records in nearly all his seasons as a head coach and an assistant head coach. Of the top ten most loosing coach he is doing GREAT at being number 3 !!! Number 10 was Ray Rhodes just for info.

SPANOS and AJ pop your head out of your BUTT !!! I know you guys won't read these BLOGS anyways. You fired Marty/Ross after winning seasons and even in 1 case a SuperBowl appearance. FIRE NORV TODAY !!!! You shouldn't have hired him in the first place. Look at his Raider years !!!

Jimmy Johnson, Mike Shanahan, Bill Cowher, John Gruden and even Shanon Sharpe would be a better manager than NORV !!! The bottom line SPANOS family and AJ is you don't know how to be managers let alone executives yourself. NORV couldn't lead a horse to water let alone make him drink it with his SOFTIE personality. You got the players get someone that knows how to lead and use them or let them lead and make the plays themselves as they could do better than NORV calling the plays !!!

YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said... Oct 23, 2009, 11:37:00 AM

Even though we are 2-3 i'm not ready to pack it in just yet. i do not want Norv in there but yet and still he is, lets just hope they turn it around, this year, fire NORV and bring in Gruden... Besides you all know A.J. Smith had dinner with him last Monday night!!!!! i wonder what was said at that table.. (A.J.)" John, we wanna bring you in, but we are going to wait till the end of the year. Hopefullly we will make a strong playoff run." (Gruden)" Ok, A.J. i will be ready when you call upon me. So for all you faithfull Chargers fans it's going to happen.

Anonymous said... Oct 23, 2009, 11:48:00 AM

Charges are toooooooooo predicitable. Play calling sucks. Chargers need a coach with some creativity, NOW!

Anonymous said... Oct 27, 2009, 12:32:00 PM

heard Gruden met with the Redskins before last nights game. Act now AJ!

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