Monday, February 19, 2007

San Diego Chargers Turn to Turner [J. Mark English]

Was Bruce Coslett not available? Apparently not. Of all the coaches in the world available to the Chargers, the go out and hire Norv Turner. Is this really an upgrade over Marty Schottenheimer?
He inherits a team that was an NFL-best 14-2 last season but melted down in its playoff opener, a stunning 24-21 loss to the New England Patriots.
Turner had trouble winning in the regular season, going 58-82-1 in head coaching stints with Washington and Oakland. Schottenheimer had trouble winning in the postseason, going 5-13 overall and 0-2 with the Chargers.
Well I guess this is a team you can't fail with. If Norv Turner can't get the job done in San Diego, he'll never coach again. Of course I thought he'd never coach again after he left Washington, and he's had two jobs since....

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