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Bobikus


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norv could probably be a successful OC again since he could devote all his time to the offense and not have to deal with badly mangling other coaching aspects.

The Chargers have been competent drafters lately. If AJ Smith had positive input on that, he could probably find work in a drafting department for a team, although I have the feeling Smith would have too much of an ego to handle going from being GM of a team to going back to being a scout. He's also 63 and likely has the cash to retire comfortably anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
Should have happened three years ago. I would welcome Turner to be the OC in MN, he has done good things with QBs and running games.


Ponder isn't an Air Coryell QB
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JammerHammer21 wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Should have happened three years ago. I would welcome Turner to be the OC in MN, he has done good things with QBs and running games.


Ponder isn't an Air Coryell QB


Yeah, Norv is a better fit in Baltimore or even Chicago.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woooohooooooo, that makes a good ending to an awful day
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AJ Smith is probably the worst GM in the NFL
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

game3525 wrote:
MrDrew wrote:
DontTazeMeBro wrote:
Someone is going to get a great playcaller.


Have you watched the Chargers in the last few years?


Yeah, Norv hasn't been a great playcaller since 2009.


I'm not sure, to be exact; but I think he was being sarcastic.

At least, I hope...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hammertime52 wrote:
AJ Smith is probably the worst GM in the NFL


Not really......
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not sure why but I'm happy for this news. Congrats to Charger fans...


You are a Bengals fan, you know what suffering from incompetent coaching and management is like. Cool


Probably. Not always uphill with changes, but good luck...
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Didn't we hear this last year or something to this degree? Anyways I will believe it when I see it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd most overdue firing in the league.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tzimisce wrote:
Letting them hang around as lame ducks seems awfully cruel.

And yet utterly deserved. I still think AJ is getting scapegoated a bit (this resistance to drafting OL before the 3rd round has been part of the team's approach for far longer than he or John Butler were with the team - dating all the way back to '85), but this is a franchise in need of a breath of fresh air and a new mantra - so to speak.

A clean break is needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of course, Dean Spanos has to go and be a wet blanket...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000106869/article/chargers-norv-turner-aj-smith-reportedly-out-at-seasons-end

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Spanos later released a statement denying the 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. I will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now -- from sources or otherwise -- is pure speculation."

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 year too late, but it's well deserved for both....

This roster and all the offseason moves have been disgraceful in the last 3-4 years....

Yes, we hit on some picks from the last 2 drafts, but considering how we've failed in so many others, you can't really use that as an argument to keep Smith.

Norv just has an ill effect on everyone around him, when it comes to being accountable.
He has that regular "responsability" speech, but on the hardest of times he always makes excuses, and honestly I think he stopped giving 100% this season.


The real problem is seeing who comes in next.... Jimmy Raye and John Spanos for GM seems to be the choice.... that's not something who will keep anyone feeling warm and fuzzy...
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Assuming Mike McCoy gets a HC gig this offseason, I wonder if Norv would want to come and 'stick it' to the Chargers by becoming the Broncos OC? I am not sure of the fit from a scheme perspective because Peyton is more of an intermediate passer at this stage of his career rather than a deep ball QB, but it is an interesting notion nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He could come to Oakland now that Al is gone (RIP AL) and use Palmer, DMC and OL to fully potential, 'cause everybody knows Greg Knapp is awful, besides D. Allen Sad
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