At this point, it’s not even about whether Norv Turner gets fired. But this “will they/won’t they” soap opera is pathetic. First it was “No playoffs, no Norv.” Then it was about whether they won their last 5 games. Then it was “Detroit will decide his fate.” I would have rooted against winning at Oakland if I thought for one second that Norv might return. How fucking sad is that? I can’t even get the small consolation of us bouncing the Traitors out without worrying that it would come back to haunt us. The best thing I read today on Twitter was that the Chargers played 4 teams all year that ended up over .500. They went 1-3 against them. If they needed yesterday’s game to get into the playoffs, they would have lost. That’s the mentality under Norv Turner. But at this point, it’s Dean Spanos I am most angry about. Is there any accountability with this team. Albert Brooks, as Dick Ripley in Out of Sight, is the photo to your left. That’s funny. Deano is not. When you are the head of an organization, you need to inspire confidence and be decisive. It isn’t even about the effect that Norv does or does not have on this team. It hasn’t worked and the only thing these 5 years have produced are excuses, a fired defensive coordinator and special teams coach. Each year there is a new excuse. Fuck you, Dean Spanos for making me no longer feel like a Chargers win is a good thing.
Honestly, I agree that AJ is just as responsible as Norv. Shit, he is the one that hired him and is so smitten by him. Remember how there were reports that they were “giddy” to get a coach no one else wanted. Now Norv is throwing AJ under the bus by suggesting that we don’t have enough impact players on D. He wore his OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR Super Bowl ring from Dallas? This is so unbelievably sad. I don’t care if Rivers likes Norv. Yeah, I know Rivers is very much responsible for us missing the playoffs. I was the one who said he should sit for a game, remember? But we don’t even have a strong enough leader to pull that off. I know it’s not unusual for a coach not to know if or why a player is pulled. Norv did it with Mathews and apparently Rex Ryan didn’t know why Santonio Holmes was off the field. He benched himself against the Chargers, by the way. It didn’t matter, because we couldn’t win that game or any other one that would have gotten us into the postseason. While teams like the Jets, Bucs, Colts, Dolphins, Jags and Rams are making or contemplating making movies, we are actually entertaining the idea of standing pat yet again. It’s not even about Norv, but about this team’s acceptance of mediocrity and stubborness/stupidity in trying to peddle this shit to the fans. I, for one, won’t take it. If you thought I was pissed this year, you have no idea the shit storm that Spanos is going to see unless he grows some brains and/or balls pretty quick. I know I am hardly alone on this. Talk to you soon.