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Chargers will fire Norv Turner and A.J. Smith after season

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06:41 PM ET 12.06 | For years Norv Turner has eluded being fired like the ugly love child of James Bond, but it appears he has finally run out of places to hide. Now finally, after this abysmal season for the Chargers is over, Norv Turner and Chargers general manager A.J. Smith will be fired and fans will be freed of their rule and party like the Ewoks at the end of Return of the Jedi. The duo have brought a lot of hope to San Diego over the years but have miraculously managed to kill it almost as quickly as it was born. It seems every year was the year the Chargers would finally get it together and make the playoffs, or make a Super Bowl run and every year ended the same -- somehting that extends beyond Turner's tenure with the Chargers. This means that while Turner deserve a large portion of the blame, A.J. Smith is real overlord in the situation and he's the one that deservedly so will shoulder the brunt of the blame.

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Norv Turner, AP Photo/Dennis Poroy Norv Turner, AP Photo/Dennis Poroy
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December 6, 2012  06:49 PM ET

Its about time!

December 6, 2012  06:50 PM ET

"For years Norv Turner has eluded being fired like the ugly love child of James Bond,..." One of the least comprehensible things I've ever read.

December 6, 2012  07:00 PM ET
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So Charger fans are going to be roasting people alive?

As long as I am upwind.

December 6, 2012  07:01 PM ET

Maybe they could have the first female head coach? That would fit San Diego perfectly. Maybe get that little chick dating Ponder?

December 6, 2012  07:04 PM ET

Norv Turner.....the Jets new offensive coordinator....

December 6, 2012  07:04 PM ET

Then they could trade Rivers for Romo.

NO I have not been drinking (saving that for later to ease the pain of tonights game).

December 6, 2012  07:06 PM ET

Stella Artois, yeah that will do the job nicely.

December 6, 2012  07:24 PM ET
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Norv Turner.....the Jets new offensive coordinator....

Schotty did a decent job as OC for the Jets , but Sparano gets a grade F as a OC for the Jets! Turner would probably be ok!

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December 6, 2012  07:30 PM ET
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Its about time!

We've heard this before. Ya think it's really going to happen this time?

December 6, 2012  07:49 PM ET

Those empty seats speak pretty damn loudly.

December 6, 2012  07:59 PM ET

"A.J. Smith is real overlord in the situation and he's the one that deservedly so will shoulder the brunt of the blame."

Wow, he's promoted from Lord of No Rings to Overlord of No Rings. Awesome, dude. Awesome.

December 6, 2012  08:11 PM ET
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Those empty seats speak pretty damn loudly.

Norv shouldve been fired years ago!!!

December 6, 2012  08:23 PM ET

Chip Kelly?????

December 6, 2012  08:40 PM ET
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Norv Turner.....the Jets new offensive coordinator....

Norv won't be without work for long.

A.J. Smith? Only if he still wants to be a GM. Then it might take a while.

December 6, 2012  08:42 PM ET
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Chip Kelly?????

He's got a pretty sweet gig where he's at. And all the Nike schwag he could ever hope for.

December 6, 2012  08:43 PM ET
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Norv Turner.....the Jets new offensive coordinator....

Or the new HC...

Someone fire Mike Tannenbaum before he seriously considers that as an option.

December 6, 2012  09:02 PM ET
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Norv shouldve been fired years ago!!!

Norv wiped that smelly brown spot off your nose! The hachet is coming down hard ....watch the toes!

 
December 6, 2012  09:09 PM ET
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Norv wiped that smelly brown spot off your nose! The hachet is coming down hard ....watch the toes!

I know I have three toes left! 2 toes on one foot and the pinky toe on the other!

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