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Norv Turner thinks Chargers’ schedule is conducive to a fast start

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The San Diego Chargers haven’t been fast starters during Norv Turner’s tenure as their head coach, and that was particularly painful last season, when the Chargers lost five of their first seven games and missed the playoffs despite going 7-2 from Halloween on. This season Turner thinks things will be different.

Appearing on NFL Network just minutes after the Chargers’ schedule was released, Turner said he’s glad to see the Chargers getting home games in Weeks One, Three and Four.

“There’s no question,” Turner said. “Being home three out of the first four, opening at home — we haven’t done that in the last couple years. It’s time for us to get off to a great start, and being at home should help us.”

Of course, getting three home games in four weeks early in the season means a stretch later in the season of mostly road games. For the Chargers, that means they host the Dolphins on October 2, then don’t have another home game until they host the Packers on November 6. Turner is less enthused about that stretch of the schedule.

“I don’t like being away from our stadium for a month,” Turner said. “We go about a month and four days from playing at our stadium and I don’t know that’s fair to our fans.”

But if Turner is right about the fast start, and the Chargers come home on November 6 with a winning record, the fans in San Diego won’t mind.

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13 Responses to “Norv Turner thinks Chargers’ schedule is conducive to a fast start”
  1. jaggedmark says: Apr 19, 2011 7:58 PM

    Fast start? That’s Norv’s specialty. bahahahahaha

  2. brownsfn says: Apr 19, 2011 8:19 PM

    Only thing this schedule is conducive for is good ol’ Norv finally getting fired for good from the NFL…

  3. raiderapologist says: Apr 19, 2011 8:34 PM

    Norval says;
    “We go about a month and four days from playing at our stadium and I don’t know that’s fair to our fans.”

    Chargers fans are resigned to unfairness, Norv. They have you.

  4. ottawaravensfan says: Apr 19, 2011 8:37 PM

    sure

  5. boknowsvt says: Apr 19, 2011 8:42 PM

    Isn’t “fast start” and a “Norv Turner coached team” some sort of oxymoron?

  6. beauregard says: Apr 19, 2011 8:48 PM

    On the other hand, if the Dolts do start slow again and you lose those early home games you’re really hosed.

  7. Deb says: Apr 19, 2011 10:21 PM

    Fast start? Look out … that’s gotta mean a slow finish.

  8. Canyonero says: Apr 19, 2011 11:02 PM

    Another year when Philip Rivers wonders what might have been had he gone to the Steelers.

  9. jrfrom508 says: Apr 19, 2011 11:04 PM

    if 1-1 is a fast start. moronnnnn. NE has your number you unbelievable jackass. how is paying tommy ball game and BB conducive to a fast start for your choke artist extraordinaires?

  10. socalseahawker says: Apr 20, 2011 12:00 AM

    I hope the puppet enjoys his last year coaching the Bolts. Jeff Fischer will be manning this ship next year.

  11. aintsfan says: Apr 20, 2011 12:10 AM

    raiderapologist says:Apr 19, 2011 8:34 PM

    Norval says;
    “We go about a month and four days from playing at our stadium and I don’t know that’s fair to our fans.”

    Chargers fans are resigned to unfairness, Norv. They have you.

    You forgot about the Spanos family and the “King of No Rings!” ROTFL!

  12. siggy00 says: Apr 20, 2011 3:55 AM

    The T in Turner, really stands for Trash.

    Just like this website.

  13. toe4 says: Apr 20, 2011 5:28 AM

    2-2 would be a fast start for the Chargers.

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