Norv Turner will be back next year to coach the Chargers. And he’ll need to hire a new special-teams coordinator.
The team announced that Steve Crosby’s contract will not be renewed. He spent nine seasons with the team.
“We appreciate Steve’s hard work and dedication to this team over the past nine seasons,” Turner said in a statement released by the team.
The move comes as no surprise. Early in the year, the Chargers’ special teams were a mess, with multiple errors and blocked punts.
Still, even with a new special-teams coordinator, Turner had better have a good plan for getting off to a faster start than the team has in his first four seasons on the job. Otherwise, someone from the Chargers could be saying next year at this time, “We appreciate Norv’s hard work and dedication to this team over the past five seasons.”