06 Dec 2012
Normally, XP has a policy against linking to "rumors" posts. We only link to news when it happens. But we've been waiting for this for so, so long that we have to celebrate just the idea that it is finally going to happen. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Chargers will finally get rid of Norv Turner and A.J. Smith after the season. Turner can go back to being a very good offensive coordinator who doesn't have to actually motivate the locker room or manage late-game strategy, and Smith can go back to... I don't know what he's specifically good at, actually. He used to be good at drafting, but not lately.
UPDATE: Hmmm, this was apparently reported last December as well. Maybe we shouldn't be too excited. Sigh.
31 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2012, 12:14pm by Other Dean
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