The San Diego Chargers followed a 13-3 regular season in 2009 with an early playoff exit when they lost to the New York Jets in their first postseason game.
Coach Norv Turner says that not only are the Chargers not over that loss to the Jets, they won’t be over it until they get back to the playoffs.
“That one is hard to take,” Turner said on XX Radio in San Diego, via Sports Radio Interviews. “That one won’t leave until we get back into that position again. I think that’s the way our guys feel. I think that is going to push and drive us, not only through the off-season, but it’s going to push and drive us through the whole year.”
Turner used the word “redemption” to describe what will motivate the Chargers.
“We had a great year, but we didn’t finish it the way we wanted to,” Turner said. “To get the redemption we want, we need to get back to that spot and play the way we are capable of playing.”