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Report: Chargers’ Turner, Smith To Be Fired At Season’s End

Kevin Acee, of the North Country Times, is reporting that San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith will be fired at the end of the 2012 NFL season.

Both men have been on the hot-seat for the last couple of seasons and with 2012 turning out to be another disappointment, it appears ownership is ready to move on.

From Acee:

Not only will head coach Norv Turner be gone at the end of the season, but general manager A.J. Smith will be fired as well, as the Chargers make a monumental break from an era that was arguably the most successful and most disappointing in team history.

Sources said this week that Chargers President Dean Spanos essentially decided at least a month ago that Turner’s time was drawing to a rapid close. Spanos, sources said, has more recently resigned himself to the fact that Smith can’t be kept in the current environment of plummeting performance and fan unrest.

Chargers president Dean Spanos released a statement, refuting Acee’s report.

“There is only one person in this organization who will make those decisions and that’s me, and I haven’t shared my thoughts with anyone.”

He went on to say:

“I will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now – from sources or otherwise – is pure speculation.”

Yeah, right, whatever. I’d be willing to bet my pinky finger but maybe not my thumb, that Turner and Smith are fired the say after the season ends. Spanos had to release this statement because if he didn’t he’d look like a huge a-hole for allowing the coach and GM to finish the season knowing they are lame ducks.

Looks like changes are coming once again to the turbulent AFC West.

Would any of you be interested in Norv as KC’s offensive coordinator next season?

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Chargers

  • steve james

    Wow you don’t like Dabol I take it?

    • Patrick Allen

      No Daboll’s been terrible.

      • Doc

        I agree. Daboll has not been what he was hyped to be. Since we will be cleaning house, may as well get a OC too.

        • ArrowFan

          Daybull was everything he has proven to be, a bad OC. We all hyped him up because that’s what we do.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Daboll’s responsible for our offense and we have the lowest scoring offense in the NFL. What more needs to be said.

    • Patrick Allen

      besides, the entire coaching staff is toast.

  • Chief Hokie

    I’ll take your pinky finger and raise you a kidney.

    • Patrick Allen


  • big chief

    Crennel back to DC and Turner at OC and Gruden, Kelly or Cowher (I doubt he would come) as HC. Marty as GM maybe.

  • Danny W

    I’ll take Norv as the O coordinator any day of the week.