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How can Norv Turner be an NFL head coach?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Twoback, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    San Diego is down 3 points inside the final minutes. Would like to get a TD and take the lead, but a FG potentially forces OT. Unfortunately, a penalty puts SD in a tough situation.
    This is how the play-by-play describes it:
    3rd and 15 at IND 42 (1:49) (Shotgun) P.Rivers pass short left to B.Manumaleuna to IND 29 for 13 yards (T.Jennings).

    Unfortunately for SD, the run after catch leaves the Chargers 2 yards short. So they're stuck kicking the field goal. This is how the play-by-play describes what happens next:

    Timeout #1 by SD at 01:35.

    Excuse me? Instead of allowing the play clock to swallow the next half-minute and then call TO to send Kaeding onto the field, Turner immediately calls time and saves Peyton Manning a full 95 seconds to take a shot at a game-wnning drive?
    How does that guy have a job this morning?
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Same reason John Fox is employed, I guess.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If a coach with a clue takes this job, the Chargers could be in the Super Bowl next season.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    LT is done.
    And, Rivers' short-armed passing is a negative.
  5. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    The same way Wade Phillips can be a coach?

    A resume as Jimmy Johnson's OC can only go so far.
    Give me Aikman, Irwin and the art of legally pushing off and Emmitt Smith on third-and-3 and I can coordinate.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Turner is a great OC. He's a horrendous HC though.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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  8. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Point taken.
    But I couldn't head coach.
    Which means just because you can coordinate doesn't make you a head coach.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    San Diego deserves what it gets for the way it fired Schottenheimer.

    If they did it the right way, they could have hired Cam Cameron and I don't know if they'd be a Super Bowl team, but they'd be a hell of a lot better than they are right now.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There are plenty of great coordinators who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a HC job.

    The great ones like Monte Kiffin, know their place and stay there.
  11. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    I'll agree with the first part, but ... Cameron? I laughed when Miami hired him, and speaking as a Bills fan, I wish he was still there.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Guys.... get a fucking grip.

    The Chargers are two games back of Denver ONLY because of Hochuligate.

    On top of that, they have lost three other games in the final 30 seconds. All of this with no Shawne Merriman and LT and Gates on one leg.

    Norv takes a hit for his time management last night, but he gets a pass this year....Oh, and they could STILL win the division at 8-8.
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