To absolutely no one’s surprise, GM AJ Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner have been fired by the club after yet another season of unfulfilled expectations.
The Chargers went 7-9 this season, one game worse than last year’s 8-8 finish. The Chargers last made the post-season in 2008, and were 56-40 under Turner, plus 4-3 in the post-season. The Chargers never got to the Super Bowl under Turner, and seemed excel is generating hype that was never matched by the team’s play on the field.
What remains to be seen is whether or not, once hired, the new regime in San Diego sees Philip Rivers as the quarterback who can get the team back to the Super Bowl.