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Norv Turner is going to be in San Diego for a while

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.

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26 Responses to “Norv Turner is going to be in San Diego for a while”
  1. efangule says: Dec 13, 2009 10:37 PM

    HAHHAHAH
    Suckin for you Charger Fans!
    Norv only knows how to save his job at the end of the year, but will continuously never do anything with it.
    Run that dude out of town as fast as you can. A monkey could get that team to where its at now!

  2. aec4 says: Dec 13, 2009 10:44 PM

    Rivers is NOT one of the top 5 valuable players in the league. When the chips are down, he’ll fold. Against fast corners, they’ll jump his routes because of his awkward release.

  3. vbedford says: Dec 13, 2009 10:50 PM

    Bummer i was hoping the 49ers would get him back
    as oc. Season is not over yet and they still have not gone far in the post season. With the coaching pool
    really full in 2010 i would have thought they would have wanted to interview Shanahan ,Cowher or even Gruden. All better HC’s than Turner.

  4. Tdk24 says: Dec 13, 2009 10:55 PM

    let’s see, he beats a team that always loses games in december and he coaches a team that always loses in the playoffs. i guess it makes sense that he gets an extension.

  5. FumbleNuts says: Dec 13, 2009 10:58 PM

    Well Norv, let’s see what you can do with Rivers down the home stretch?
    Watch those fast corners!

  6. johnster says: Dec 13, 2009 11:04 PM

    Hey, at least you don’t have coach cupcake, the red head jeni-us, and jerky jones running your team into the ground to feed the owners ego.

  7. bigbolt says: Dec 13, 2009 11:21 PM

    @aec4
    You’re a moron. Rivers is EASILY one of the 5 most valuable players in the league. The kid has been a winner in all stages of his football career. Awkward release doesn’t mean squat. Against fast corners??? hahaha. So, there are corners in the nfl who aren’t fast? who do they play for?

  8. J.Cannon says: Dec 13, 2009 11:50 PM

    CHARGER’S V. VIKING’S IN THE SUPERBOWL?

  9. kiDDD says: Dec 14, 2009 12:43 AM

    I love how Dolt fans talk so much trash about how good they are. Then when playoffs come around their games have to be bought out by some radio or TV station because they cannot sell out the game themselves. The only way they make it past the first round is if they get a bye…Then they will be eliminated in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

  10. Red says: Dec 14, 2009 1:08 AM

    “Rivers is NOT one of the top 5 valuable players in the league. When the chips are down, he’ll fold. Against fast corners, they’ll jump his routes because of his awkward release.”
    Are you kidding me? Rivers has the second highest career passer rating in NFL history. Say what you want about the Chargers, say what you want about Norv and LT, but Rivers is clearly an elite quarterback.

  11. sportsking84 says: Dec 14, 2009 1:50 AM

    Turner took over a 14-2 team 3 years ago, and hasn’t matched what Marty did with them. Sure they might get a bye, but they also play in a pretty weak division.
    Don’t forget that Norv always chokes in the playoffs. I don’t understand the logic behind this. Why give him an extension now instead of waiting to see what they do in the playoffs.
    What happens if they get beat in their first game in the playoffs?

  12. sportsking84 says: Dec 14, 2009 1:50 AM

    Turner took over a 14-2 team 3 years ago, and hasn’t matched what Marty did with them. Sure they might get a bye, but they also play in a pretty weak division.
    Don’t forget that Norv always chokes in the playoffs. I don’t understand the logic behind this. Why give him an extension now instead of waiting to see what they do in the playoffs.
    What happens if they get beat in their first game in the playoffs?

  13. BorisBulldog says: Dec 14, 2009 2:05 AM

    Turner and Rivers both crap their pants in the play-offs!
    I’m sure they rock during the season though!

  14. peruano88 says: Dec 14, 2009 2:45 AM

    @ vbedford
    no way that AJ would hire someone who would challenge his power in football operations. i personally would’ve loved to have cowher here, but cowher would want more than just head coaching duties, as would the other top candidates.

  15. Lance19 says: Dec 14, 2009 2:52 AM

    “Fast corners?”
    Is that supposed to sound insightful?
    Guess there’s no “fast corners” in the NFL since
    –despite having more 20+ completions
    than anyone but Brees–
    only Favre & Garrard have less INTs than Rivers.
    Throwing the ball far downfield, yet avoiding
    interceptions is about the fastest way to get a
    top passer rating. No one in the NFL was within
    EIGHT POINTS (!) of Rivers’ 105.5 last year.
    Fast corners?!?
    Next time don’t just type what your
    mom says during the commercials.

  16. prfdiva says: Dec 14, 2009 3:56 AM

    much as I get a chuckle out of Norv, one can’t deny that he has the Chargers playing well when it counts most….chargers will win the west, get a bye and probably defeat the colts in the divisional round.
    chargers are great in december but what happens come January….or February if they make it that far???
    chargers vs vikes….certainly possible!

  17. Child_Please! says: Dec 14, 2009 5:02 AM

    I see their are a lot of sore loser ‘Boys fans in here talking idiotic.

  18. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Dec 14, 2009 5:51 AM

    I’m a Pats fan (which means no Chargers fan) and IMO Rivers is one of the most valuable players in the league.

  19. DnBrnc says: Dec 14, 2009 6:28 AM

    I agree, aec4. The Chargers should have lost today. I can’t believe that they are on this winning streak. They aren’t as bad as their slow start, but they aren’t as good as this winning streak. I think that the Bengals have a good chance this Sunday.

  20. Terry says: Dec 14, 2009 7:09 AM

    Very “soft” coach!

  21. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Dec 14, 2009 7:09 AM

    …but Jerry Jones got the fans at Cowboys Stadium shiney, new 3D glasses.
    Can’t beat that.

  22. Filbertkiwi71 says: Dec 14, 2009 7:25 AM

    If you are going to trash talk, at least do some research.
    You need to have tall corners that can cover tall receivers. Speed isn’t the only factor to take into consideration.
    The Cowboys shouldn’t have won the game. As many injuries as the Chargers have, they still beat the Cowboys.
    The Chargers have a lot of injuries this year, but not at the skilled positions. That is a big difference from this year and last year, and the year before when they had injuries at the skilled positions.

  23. Filbertkiwi71 says: Dec 14, 2009 9:14 AM

    # vbedford says: December 13, 2009 10:50 PM
    “Bummer i was hoping the 49ers would get him back
    as oc. Season is not over yet and they still have not gone far in the post season. With the coaching pool
    really full in 2010 i would have thought they would have wanted to interview Shanahan ,Cowher or even Gruden. All better HC’s than Turner.”
    —————
    What the hell has Shanahan done since Elway and Terrell Davis retired?
    Cowher isn’t as good as everyone makes him out to be. Yeah, he won a SB, but there were plenty of questionable calls in that game.
    Gruden won a SB, but that team faded fast after that.

  24. Filbertkiwi71 says: Dec 14, 2009 9:16 AM

    # kiDDD says: December 14, 2009 12:43 AM
    I love how Dolt fans talk so much trash about how good they are. Then when playoffs come around their games have to be bought out by some radio or TV station because they cannot sell out the game themselves. The only way they make it past the first round is if they get a bye…Then they will be eliminated in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
    ============
    You have them confused with the Vikings. The Vikings had problems selling out a playoff game.

  25. Filbertkiwi71 says: Dec 14, 2009 9:18 AM

    # Terry says: December 14, 2009 7:09 AM
    Very “soft” coach!
    ———-
    Evidently you didn’t see him on the sidelines yesterday. He was anything but soft. Rivera was very vocal as well. If you could read lips, they weren’t saying have a nice day. They were fired up and emotional. Not like the over the top nonsense of a Rex Ryan.

  26. KFANRube says: Dec 14, 2009 10:19 AM

    I as a big Chargers fan have never been big on Norv but those of you who say they will just lose right away in the playoffs obviously haven’t watched the last 2 seasons? 07 they beat the Titans 17-6 then went on to beat the defending champs Colts in Indy with no LT and Rivers also went down in that game. They eventually lost to NE in the AFC champinship who went on to win the Super Bowl. They also played that game without LT and Rivers was obviously in pain and played when most guys wouldn’t or couldn’t. Then in 08 they beat a red hot Colts team who had rattled off 9 in a row before entering the playoffs, with No LT. Then they lost to yet another Super Bowl winner Pittsburgh once again with No LT. Say what you want but I’d rather have my team hot finishing the season then the start.

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