Norv Turner continues to defy expectations by coaching a tough, smart Chargers team that consistently peaks late in the season.
And it looks like he’ll get to continue defying expectations in San Diego a while longer.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Turner will get a contract extension, possibly right after this season ends. Turner’s current deal runs out after the 2010 season.
Acee says there wasn’t much doubt Turner was getting a new contract, but Sunday’s win in Dallas has helped to solidify his standing.
Turner’s team can solidify a playoff berth with a win next week. They would also clinch a bye in the AFC with a victory over the Bengals, and a loss by the Broncos to Oakland.
Turner deserves a lot of credit for helping to maximize an offense that
is not effective on the ground. Philip Rivers is one of the five most
valuable players in the league, and Turner is a huge reason why.