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Fire Norv Turner trends nationally on Twitter after Chargers loss

The San Diego Chargers dropped to a game under .500 after losing to the Cleveland Browns 7-6 on the road Sunday, and many fans are not happy with the team.

Minutes after the Chargers lost, the hashtag “#FireNorv” was trending nationally on Twitter. The names of football players, coaches, and teams frequently trend during NFL Sundays, but it likely took thousands of tweets with the “FireNorv” hashtag to get the term trending.

Norv Turner is in his sixth season as head coach of the Chargers, and many have felt for years that the team has underachieved during his tenure. The Chargers went 9-7 two years ago, 8-8 a season ago, and are now 3-4. They haven’t made the postseason since 2009, and the calls for Turner to lose his job have been going on longer than that.

San Diego blew a 24-0 lead against the Denver Broncos on “Monday Night Football” and had the bye week to prepare for their Week 8 game in Cleveland. They only managed six points against a team that had been 1-6 entering the game and ranked 23rd in points allowed. The poor performance was inexcusable, and it’s quite understandable why Chargers fans would have been fed up with the team after Sunday’s loss.

We’ve felt that Norv Turner never should have been hired by San Diego in the first place, and therefore that he should have been canned years ago. Hopefully Chargers ownership will realize that and can Turner — and possibly GM A.J. Smith — before much longer.



Around The Web

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3SHMW7OAOAKVDQOYJDMVKLUYY Tom M.

    Hire Marty as GM and Brian Schottenheimer as HC.

  • http://twitter.com/Iraq619 Iraq

    Amen 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EBJNAPAMAOWH2J545JPT25FNOI Mike

    Has Alex Spanos had enough or he just stealing from the San Diego Fans.

  • fireajsmith

    Norv Turner AFTER inheriting 14-2 roster:
    2007 playoffs: 2-1
    2008 playoffs: 1-1
    2009 playoffs: 0-1
    2010: Does not qualify
    2011: Does not qualify
    2012: FIRED!

  • fireajsmith

    Norv Turner became the fastest coach in NFL history to lose 100 games.

  • fireajsmith

    John Butler hired Marty Schottenheimer, Cam Cameron, Wade Phillips.
    John Butler drafted LT and Drew Brees.

    A.J. Smith hired Norv Turner, Clarence Shelmon, Ted Cottrell.
    A.J. Smith drafted Buster Davis and Larry English.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R35OX5EYSMOLU3P2WF72QTNB3A Christopher Martinez

    I would like to see Rivers benched.  Throwing bombs into double, triple and quadruple coverage.  Under throwing the ball like a freshman high school QB.  Rivers was a mistake and letting Drew Bree’s go was an even bigger mistake.  Marty was step one, Norv was step two, getting rid of brees steep three and treating Tomilson the way they did was the nail in the coffin.    Now its coming back to haunt all of those who have brought this team to its knees

  • 84charger

    The Chargers will NEVER make it to the Super bowl with A.J. Smith behind the wheel. Norv and his play calls 3rd & 10 “lets throw a 5 yard slant so we can come up short and punt”. The defense has put up more points than the offense. Rivers with his side armed release has hit more defenders in the back of the head than anyone in the NFL and to watch Rivers stay in the pocket is horrible. With that trifecta the Chargers or as they are now known as the “Chockers” will never make it to the Superbowl…  

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnpstearns John Stearns

    Ya but then were left with Whitehurst, i’d rather take the chance with Rivers!