Will A Chiefs Win Get Norv Turner Fired?



The Kansas City Chiefs are so bad that losing to them could be considered a fire-able offense.

At least that is what Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego thinks.

This from Pro Football Talk:

"Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego believes that owner Dean Spanos will indeed pull the plug on the Norv Turner experiment, if the Chargers fall to 3-5 by losing to the 1-6 Chiefs. Acee also believes that the job would then go to special-teams coordinator Rich Bissacia for the balance of the season."

Interesting. Norv has been on the hot seat for a while in San Diego. The Chargers have mostly underachieved, considering their talent level, since Turner took over for our boy Marty Shottenheimer, who was fired after a 14-2 season.

I find it hard to believe that the Chargers would fire Turner, even if the Chiefs murder the Chargers tonight.* The fact of the matter is, the Chargers are in the thick of the AFC West race and firing Turner could make their recent struggles even worse. We’ve seen San Diego make late runs in the past and there is no reason to believe they can’t do it again. If the Chargers owner is unhappy with Turner, fine, but it would make the most sense to wait to fire him until the team is out of contention.

As of now, that isn’t the case.

*I know. #lolchiefs