Refresh  
  Page last updated on Thu May 05 04:34:33 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
NORV TURNER FEELS NO PRESSURE IN SAN DIEGO
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 02:30 AM EDT

If Norv Turner is on the hot seat, he isn’t letting on.

The San Diego Chargers are in a free fall, with only a home game Thursday night against the struggling Kansas City Chiefs likely to stop it.

Then again, most people thought the Chargers would win at Cleveland on Sunday, but they lost 7-6. San Diego Chargers (3-4) hasn’t scored a touchdown in its last 6 quarters and has lost 3 games in sequence to fall a game behind Denver in the AFC West.

Among the losses were 2nd-half collapses at New Orleans, where the Chargers surrendered a 10-point lead, and against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos at home, where San Diego coughed up a 24-0 halftime lead and lost 35-24.

The Chargers beat the Chiefs (1-6) 37-20 at Kansas City on Sept. 30.

Naturally, fans continue to call for Turner’s job, with some also venting at General Manager A.J. Smith, who hired Turner in 2007 regardless of a losing overall record in prior stops with Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.

”You’re coaching on a week-to-week basis,” Turner said when asked if he’s training for his job. ”I’m training to do the best job I am able to get our team ready to play Kansas City. All those other talks, they’re going to take place. You know they’re going to take place.”

Turner claimed he hasn’t spoken about his job status with either Smith or team President Dean Spanos.

It’s doubtful Spanos would fire Turner during the season for a number of reasons. There’s no viable candidate on the staff who could step in and replace Turner, especially with a game Thursday night. Turner is also the de facto offensive coordinator given that he calls the plays. Spanos isn’t prone to knee-jerk reactions, and he’s not subject to eating salary if he doesn’t have to. Turner’s contract runs thru 2013. Scores

Turner’s job status was a hot topic at the end of each of the last 2 seasons. Spanos decided to keep Smith and Turner in January even though the team missed the playoffs for the 2nd straight year. San Diego has only one playoff win the last 4 seasons.

On Sunday, wide receiver Robert Meachem dropped a certain touchdown pass from Philip Rivers in the 3rd quarter. Meachem has struggled since the San Diego Chargers signed him and the oft-injured Eddie Royal to replace the departed Vincent Jackson.

”We’ve not been able to put together the type of consistency we need to,” Turner recounted. ”Usually, it’s a different thing in each situation where you’ve got a chance to make a big play. You only get so many in a game. One play it could be protection, one play it could be we did not make the throw we wanted to make, one play it may be we’re still attempting to get on the same page.

Yesterday, obviously, we had a couple of opportunities for big plays. One was where Meach wasn’t able to think up a big catch.”

When pressed on why the Chargers are not on the same page after 8 weeks, Turner expounded: ”It’s where we are at. When we’ve made those types of plays, we’ve managed to move the ball.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
BASKETBALL 3/8/2016 - 4/12/2016
HOCKEY 3/8/2016 - 4/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Toronto Raptors
2
St Louis Cardinals
3
Miami Heat
4
Toronto Raptors
5
Philadelphia Phillies
05/05/2016
ATP - Madrid, SpainSIMON, GILLES vs. MURRAY, ANDY03:00 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesHERBERT P-H / MAHUT N vs. CARRENO BUSTA P / VERDASCO F03:00 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesROJER J-J / TECAU H vs. BELLUCCI T / MAYER L03:00 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, SpainCHIRICO, LOUISA vs. GAVRILOVA, DARIA03:00 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, Spain, DoublesCHAN H-C / CHAN Y-J vs. KING V / KUDRYAVTSEVA A03:00 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, Spain, DoublesHINGIS M / MIRZA S vs. HLAVACKOVA A / HRADECKA L04:15 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainGASQUET, RICHARD vs. NISHIKORI, KEI04:20 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesBHUPATHI M / MARTIN F vs. PEYA A / ZIMONJIC N04:20 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainBERDYCH, TOMAS vs. FERRER, DAVID05:00 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, SpainHALEP, SIMONA vs. BEGU, IRINA-CAMELIA05:00 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, Spain, DoublesGARCIA C / MLADENOVIC K vs. BABOS T / SHVEDOVA Y05:30 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesKONTINEN H / PEERS J vs. MURRAY J / SOARES B05:40 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, SpainCIBULKOVA, DOMINIKA vs. CIRSTEA, SORANA05:40 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainDJOKOVIC, NOVAK vs. BAUTISTA-AGUT, ROBERTO06:15 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainKYRGIOS, NICK vs. CUEVAS, PABLO06:20 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, Spain, DoublesMAKAROVA E / VESNINA E vs. KUZNETSOVA S / PAVLYUCHENKOVA A06:45 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesKUBOT L / MATKOWSKI M vs. BRYAN B / BRYAN M06:55 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesPOSPISIL V / SOCK J vs. HUEY T / MIRNYI M07:00 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainSOCK, JACK vs. SOUSA, JOAO (POR)07:40 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, Spain, DoublesBOPANNA R / MERGEA F vs. CUEVAS P / GRANOLLERS M08:25 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainRAONIC, MILOS vs. TSONGA, JO-WILFRIED09:00 AM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs STL CARDINALS10:45 AM PST
ATP - Madrid, SpainNADAL, RAFAEL vs. QUERREY, SAM11:00 AM PST
WTA - Madrid, SpainSTOSUR, SAMANTHA vs. TIG, PATRICIA MARIA12:30 PM PST
MLBDET TIGERS vs CLE INDIANS3:10 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs BAL ORIOLES4:05 PM PST
MLBTEX RANGERS vs TOR BLUE JAYS4:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBMIL BREWERS vs CIN REDS4:10 PM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs CHI CUBS5:05 PM PST
NBAMIA HEAT vs TOR RAPTORS5:05 PM PST
NHLDallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues5:05 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs CHI WHITE SOX5:10 PM PST
MLBSEA MARINERS vs HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBNY METS vs SDG PADRES7:10 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs SFO GIANTS7:15 PM PST
05/06/2016
NHLTampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders4:05 PM PST
NBASAN SPURS vs. OKC THUNDER6:35 PM PST
05/07/2016
NHLSt. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars10:05 AM PST
NBATOR RAPTORS vs MIA HEAT2:05 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals4:15 PM PST
NBAGST WARRIORS vs POR TRAIL BLAZERS5:35 PM PST
NHLNashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks7:00 PM PST

x