NFL  > General NFL  > Wow. Norv and AJ to Return?!
January 3, 2012, 03:00 PM
Well, that's what I'm hearing out here on the left coast. I think Rivers had much to do with it - he was vocal about keeping Norv. What the heck . . . they've got another shot. One more reason the Chargers are who they are, and aren't who they should be.

Oh well, who needs Cowher, Fisher, or Gruden (besides the Bolts)? Let's go, Chargers! 2013 - SB or bust. Would normally be in a state of shock here right about now . . . but given the past ill-fated decisions of ownership, I'm only in semi-shock.

And I hate to admit it, but I'm ok with this decision (I know, I know . . .but it's true, I am). For sure, they MUST fire D Coordinator Greg Manusky. He was a mistake.
January 3, 2012  03:15 PM ET

This is a good idea for a new Snickers commercial - not going anywhere for a while?????

January 3, 2012  03:19 PM ET

Oh wow. I'm really surprised by this. But, I'm happy about it as I really didn't want the Chargers with any of those coaches :-)

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January 3, 2012  03:49 PM ET
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That's funny you say that, because I've already had three friends, two Denver fans and one Chiefs fan, e-mail me with the exact same sentiment. And now Raiders fan - Yahtzee! Late Merry Christmas, rest of the AFC West . . . they're staying! Ha.

LOL! I'll take whatever gifts Spanos wants to give.

I will say this though - I thought Turner had lost the team, but they were playing hard for him at the end of the season.

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January 3, 2012  07:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is a good idea for a new Snickers commercial - not going anywhere for a while?????

Hahahahaha

January 3, 2012  07:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's funny you say that, because I've already had three friends, two Denver fans and one Chiefs fan, e-mail me with the exact same sentiment. And now Raiders fan - Yahtzee! Late Merry Christmas, rest of the AFC West . . . they're staying! Ha.

Maybe there is no one they want right now?........After firing Shottenheimer with the 14-2 record, they decided to stand put this time?

January 3, 2012  08:06 PM ET

Maybe Spanos is just trying to alienate the SD fan base in order to justify his move up the coast...

January 3, 2012  10:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Maybe Spanos is just trying to alienate the SD fan base in order to justify his move up the coast...

Very interesting...

January 3, 2012  10:07 PM ET
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LOL! I'll take whatever gifts Spanos wants to give. I will say this though - I thought Turner had lost the team, but they were playing hard for him at the end of the season.

The Chargers finally showed up but it was too little, too late.

January 3, 2012  10:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Very interesting...

Anything is possible...

January 4, 2012  12:21 AM ET
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The Chargers finally showed up but it was too little, too late.

True. But no one in the AFC west wanted it this year.

January 4, 2012  12:24 AM ET
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Anything is possible...

It might backfire. LA is a couple few years away from a stadium and the proximity is so close that the alienation may spread north as well.

You never know though.

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January 4, 2012  01:58 AM ET
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True. But no one in the AFC west wanted it this year.

i agree, it sure looked that way!

January 4, 2012  07:10 AM ET

I'm not surprised to see them keep AJ Smith. San Diego has had one of the most talented rosters in the league (or at the very least, most talented in the AFC West) for most of AJ Smith's tenure.

But Norv Turner has to go.

 
January 4, 2012  07:26 AM ET
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Maybe Spanos is just trying to alienate the SD fan base in order to justify his move up the coast...

A friend of mine in SD told me yesterday the fan base (minimal as it is) wanted a change and the feeling is that going with the status quo will drop attendance, which is the first domino to fall when working to make a move. I believe your assessment is dead on!

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