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09:43 AM ET 01.08 | Before deciding to keep A.J. Smith and Norv Turner, Chargers owner Dean Spanos did a lot of research and kicked a lot of tires around the league. He decided to maintain the status quo for a variety of reasons. The Chargers believe they have one more good year left with their core group of players. It made sense, in terms of maximizing opportunity, to keep that core group with the general manager and coach who have a vested interest in them. This also is a big year for the Chargers in their stadium quest, and Spanos wants to be able to focus on that as much as need be.

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January 8, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Why Chargers kept Norv

Because they're stupid.

January 8, 2012  09:50 AM ET

... because they don't want Philip Rivers to get all the blame when they suck again next year.

January 8, 2012  09:51 AM ET

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". -Albert Einstein

January 8, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Will there be an interim coach by week 8?

January 8, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Why Chargers kept Norv

He has dirt on the owners?

January 8, 2012  09:59 AM ET

because it hurts so good?

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January 8, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Actually, keeping Norv makes more sense than keeping AJ Smith.

January 8, 2012  10:05 AM ET

OK. I'm over this one. Where's the next thread?

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January 8, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Maybe the players want Norv. Maybe they want someone to blame again next year, like Dr. B-f-G says. Maybe they believe the late-season surge promises bigger things next year. MAYBE it's the OWNERS who have to go in San Diego.

January 8, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Low self esteem?

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January 8, 2012  10:21 AM ET

I wonder if this doesn't have something to do with the amount of money that would be owed if they fired him and he still had time left on his contract.

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January 8, 2012  10:23 AM ET

Because if it ain't broke don't fix it? Hmmm, doesn't fit.
OK, I give up, why did they keep him?

January 8, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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I wonder if this doesn't have something to do with the amount of money that would be owed if they fired him and he still had time left on his contract.

It never stops colleges from firing right after contract extensions...It sure wouldn't stop anybody in the NFL....

 
January 8, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Because if it ain't broke don't fix it? Hmmm, doesn't fit. OK, I give up, why did they keep him?

when it's broke put 3 in 1 oil on it....

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