December 3, 2011

Chargers Set to Fire Norv Turner

By - Kris Fletcher

The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that Chargers head coach Norv Turner will almost certainly be fired at the end of the season, with general manager A.J. Smith likely to follow him out the door.

Photo by: Getty Images
According to sources close to the team, president Dean Spanos feels he has "no choice" but to dismiss Turner, with the team currently mired in a six-game losing streak and almost certain to not make the playoffs.

Turner was understood to have been told last month that he quickly needed positive results to save his job, but November only added four more defeats, to leave San Diego fourth in the AFC West standings.

Since joining the Chargers back in 2007, Turner has amassed a 45-30 record, and led the team to the playoffs three times. However, since 2010, he's only 13-14, including a 9-7 postseason-less campaign last year.

One name I've heard circulating as a possible replacement for Turner is Jeff Fisher, former head coach of the Tennessee Titans.

Of course, this is just speculation, but I do think Fisher would be a solid choice to take over. He's still fairly young (only 53), and already has a good track record of success. He has a career record of 142-120, and in 1999 he led the Titans to their lone Super Bowl appearance. Which by the way, would still be one more than San Diego has ever been in.


  1. One of, if not THE MOST underachieving teams in football over the last half decade. They should have canned Turner aftr last season. I like Jeff Fisher, so I agree he would be a suitable replacement if that is in fact who they go with.

  2. Every season the Chargers are one of the league's biggest disappointments. This season is no exception. Turner definitely needs to go.