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08:03 AM ET 12.29 | The coach and GM jobs are secure for at least the beginning of 2011, so what about the talent? Now that Dean Spanos and A.J. Smith have stuffed the ballot box and re-elected Norv Turner as Chargers sheriff for 2011, it's time to open the wallet, put pride aside and make sure their coach's pistol is fully loaded. And that means bringing back receiver Vincent Jackson, a silver bullet. If the Chargers' president and general manager are going to enthusiastically commit to Norv, clearly against the townsfolks' wishes, at the very least they should give him the opportunity to begin next season -- if there is a season -- with guns blazing.

San Diego Union Tribune

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December 29, 2010  08:10 AM ET

I see another botch job by that crack management team.

December 29, 2010  08:24 AM ET

Yeah signing Jackson to a long-term contract makes perfect sense, about four months ago...

December 29, 2010  08:30 AM ET

"V-Jax"? Alright, enough with the "cool" nicknames.

December 29, 2010  08:37 AM ET

So, Schottenheimer wins 14 games and loses in the first round of the playoffs and is fired. Norv Turner, however, fails to make the playoffs this year and keeps his job?

December 29, 2010  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So, Schottenheimer wins 14 games and loses in the first round of the playoffs and is fired. Norv Turner, however, fails to make the playoffs this year and keeps his job?

see comment no. 1

December 29, 2010  08:44 AM ET

They should have done this a long time ago!

December 29, 2010  08:58 AM ET

I'm talking about the AF tank woman for $17 bucks. ^^^^^

December 29, 2010  08:59 AM ET

There is no way in hell Smith does this (signs Jackson). It would insure that he looks like a fool.

December 29, 2010  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

There is no way in hell Smith does this (signs Jackson). It would insure that he looks like a fool.

I hope he goes to the Colts so Peyton can have a big physical receiver he can throw to down field.

We all know J.A. Smith isn't gonna sign him because it would make him look bad for not giving him what he is worth in the first place.

December 29, 2010  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

There is no way in hell Smith does this (signs Jackson). It would insure that he looks like a fool.

Looks like???

December 29, 2010  10:38 AM ET

A.J. Smith cost the Chargers a playoff berth.

December 29, 2010  10:41 AM ET

People, if your V-Jack why would you sign in SD....you know Smith is a jerk....get out why you can.....make them Franchise you...again if CBA contains.....but no way I resign with SD if I am VJACK. Bigger question why would anyone deal with a an owner and GM that treats his employees like dirt.....get out and get out now!!

December 29, 2010  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Looks like???

Good point.

December 29, 2010  10:56 AM ET

A.J. Smith general managed this team right out of Super Bowl contention. If they picked a "Worst NFL Executive of the Year" who do you think it would be? He must think he is running a plantation or something.

December 29, 2010  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah signing Jackson to a long-term contract makes perfect sense, about four months ago...

good one. If it makes sense now then it should have then. That AJ sure is one smart GM.

December 29, 2010  11:13 AM ET

They better sign him! Or come to the Giants!

December 29, 2010  11:48 AM ET

Norv Turner is hands down an awful coach.....how this guy is still employed in the NFL is beyond me.

December 29, 2010  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So, Schottenheimer wins 14 games and loses in the first round of the playoffs and is fired. Norv Turner, however, fails to make the playoffs this year and keeps his job?

It's A.J.'s ego ... he couldn't keep Shotz quiet and fired him to do so ... Turner knew coming in that if he plays ball with "No Rings Smith", he'll be fine.
Let LT go and the running game is no better ... maybe worse?
Top QB whose best target is the TE? Granted Floyd stepped up and played great, but the mosh pit of injuries was carried by Rivers. Statistically a top 2 or 3 defense and yet still miss the playoffs? There were games they were simply out-schemed.

A.J. needs to go first ... remove the EGO from business.

December 29, 2010  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

good one. If it makes sense now then it should have then. That AJ sure is one smart GM.

So how much of this will be influenced by the team's focus\threat on LA and a new stadium instead of being in SD?

And to rethink my own comments above ... is SD ownership showing the owner's hand by being so conservative about changing management with a pending CBA?

 
December 29, 2010  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah signing Jackson to a long-term contract makes perfect sense, about four months ago...

They wanted to sign him 4 months ago but Jackson wanted to become the highest paid WR in the league. Hes not even cloose to the best so the Chargers shouldnt have paid him what he was demanding. If he was reasonable, they wouldve signed him.

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