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Turner coaching for his job Thursday

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08:07 AM ET 11.01 | Playing on Thursday night places a pair of embattled coaches in an even harsher spotlight, where both Romeo Crennel and Norv Turner are under mounting pressure. Get a win and breathe life into a decaying season. Turn this thing around. Ease the weight. These coaches -- these teams -- need it. ... If the stack of losses keeps piling, it all comes pushing down onto the ice where Turner and Crennel stand. Only Spanos knows what he'll do if three straight defeats become four, if the Chargers fall to a 1-6 team in consecutive weeks, if they are left shaking their heads again on national television. He likes to wait until after a season to make a call on a coach. Perhaps a longer break before Week 10 could change his mind.

U-T San Diego

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November 1, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Again??? This gets replayed every year!!!

November 1, 2012  08:11 AM ET

It starts at the top. Replacing Norv will not "fix" the Chargers, any more than the constant coaching changes did in the old days of the Falcons. Only when new ownership and good GMs come in can real change happen.

November 1, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Spanos has been riding this out for years. The Lord of No Rings must have photos of Spanos and a tranny.

November 1, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Poop vs. Vomit. I can hardly wait for this game.

November 1, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Good thing my grandson has a game tonight... I can miss this NFLN broadcast.

November 1, 2012  08:18 AM ET

"Playing on Thursday night places a pair of embattled coaches in an even harsher spotlight,..."

A spotlight? I don't care if it's TNF, who's going to watch? Tune in "Last Resort" instead - kind of hokey, but it's got nuclear submarines and babes, and automatic weapons.

Even if it's the only game on, Chargers-Chiefs is one worth missing. I'd rather take my wife to an organic Vegan restaurant and talk about our relationship.

November 1, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Ladanian Tomlison stated the other day, "Turner and management have failed Rivers".

He is right.

November 1, 2012  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Ladanian Tomlison stated the other day, "Turner and management have failed Rivers".He is right.

Got that right. Big Ben and Eli were soooo lucky in that draft. Had either of them been at SD, they would be in the same situation as Rivers.

November 1, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Got that right. Big Ben and Eli were soooo lucky in that draft. Had either of them been at SD, they would be in the same situation as Rivers.

I can not fault Archie Manning for keeping Eli away from the Chargers. It worked out very well in the long run.

November 1, 2012  08:31 AM ET

It seems like Turner has always been coaching for his job everywhere he's been.

November 1, 2012  08:41 AM ET

When a team gives away guys like Sproles and VJax, there's something rotten at the top.

November 1, 2012  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Again??? This gets replayed every year!!!

Multiple times too!!!

November 1, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Chargers in a tight one. Deciding factors: Qualcomm, night game, desperation. Otherwise: aloha, Norv. And please take AJ with you.

November 1, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Chargers in a tight one. Deciding factors: Qualcomm, night game, desperation. Otherwise: aloha, Norv. And please take AJ with you.

And then there's "Cassel, Quinn or Stanzi? Cassel, Quinn or Stanzi?"

As much as the Chargers seem to be imploding, there's not much good to say about the Chiefs, either.

November 1, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Who gives a damn about a fraudulent coach in Norv who who should have been fired years back. He is there because he has an equally incompetent GM as his boss and they deserve each other.

AND OBTW, don't think I'm going to give that fraudulent elite QB Rivers off the hook either. To think you had mounds of Rivers supporters sayin he's better than HOF Eli........how's that story working out fa ya now buddies!

November 1, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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And then there's "Cassel, Quinn or Stanzi? Cassel, Quinn or Stanzi?"As much as the Chargers seem to be imploding, there's not much good to say about the Chiefs, either.

Yeah, it won't be pretty. Two near-chump teams who, knowing Denver is the division champ already, probably don't even want to be on the field. Alternate possibility: VT v. Miami? Meh.

November 1, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Spanos has been riding this out for years. The Lord of No Rings must have photos of Spanos and a tranny.

Best, and most apt, nickname in all of sports. That clown has to have something on the owner. Even a whack-a-doodle owner like Bill Bidwell would have gotten rid of him by now.

November 1, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Never been a fan of the "coaching for his job". Seriously, isn't that his profession? Shouldn't he always be coaching for his job?

November 1, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Is this coming from Spanos and Smith....if not ...its all horesecrap....Turner and Crennel appear to very good coordinators offensive and defensive ...but neither seem to be able to cut it as head coaches.

 
November 1, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Is this coming from Spanos and Smith....if not ...its all horesecrap....Turner and Crennel appear to very good coordinators offensive and defensive ...but neither seem to be able to cut it as head coaches.

How's the old neighborhood, Sarge? I heard they were starting up limited subway service today. Can they run trains under the East River yet?

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