Norv Turner Has Taken the Chargers Further Than Marty Schottenheimer Ever Did
Really, it is as simple as that. True, the Chargers weren't as good during the 2007 regular season as they were during the 2006 regular season, but firing Schottenheimer wasn't about the regular season. It was about the Chargers getting closer to the Super Bowl. And while Schottenheimer's inability to play nice with Chargers general manager A.J. Smith might have been overlooked if his team could perform in the playoffs, the fact is, his team couldn't perform in the playoffs, and that's how Smith could convince the owner to fire the coach of a 14-2 team.
And now that decision has worked. Congratulations to Norv Turner, who proved a lot of us wrong yesterday.