Former Chargers fullback Lorenzo Neal, during a Tuesday spot on XX 1090 in San Diego, complained about the decision of coach Norv Turner to yank LaDainian Tomlinson from the field in the shadow of the end zone.
“Yeah, L.T.’s lost a step,” Neal said, “but losing a step for L.T. is still as good as anybody in the league.”
Neal suggested that the move might have caused the team to “lose” L.T., and Neal placed the blame directly on Turner.
Neal also pointed at Turner as the reason for the team’s slow starts and general struggles over the past three years.
Regarding whether Turner is a good head coach, Neal offered a less-than-glowing endorsement, praising Turner’s offensive abilities but saying that the “jury’s still out” on whether Turner is a good head coach.
Some would say the verdict already has been returned — and that the Chargers are the ones caught serving the sentence.