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FoxSports.com: Peter Schrager's NFL Coaching Hot Seat

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10. Norv Turner, San Diego Chargers

2012 Record: 5-8

Season High Point: Commanding 24-0 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos on national television.

Season Low Point: Giving up 35 straight second half points and losing that very same game to Denver on national television.

Outlook: The San Diego Chargers may be the best 5-8 team in NFL history. What do I mean? With Sunday’s blowout of the Steelers in Pittsburgh, the Chargers have outscored their opponents 292-281 on the year. But scoring differential isn’t what matters. Wins and losses are. And in Norv Turner’s case, a gutsy win in Pittsburgh in a game no one gave them a chance may have been too little too late. It’s been a long year for Chargers fans. If the Week 6 second half collapse against the Broncos wasn’t bad enough, the 7-6 loss to Cleveland two weeks later certainly was. Then came the fourth-and-29, “Hey, Diddle, Diddle, Ray Rice over the Middle” play vs. the Ravens in Week 12. Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego reported that both Turner and GM A.J. Smith would be fired at the end of the regular season. Team chairman Dean Spanos said, "I will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now — from sources or otherwise — is pure speculation." Speculation or not, the Twitter hashtag “#FireNorv” has been a Sunday staple on Twitter for the greater part of the 2012 season. The fans have had enough of Norv Turner. He’s a nice guy and a proven play-caller, but a change is needed in San Diego.

Schrager Forecast: 80 percent chance of pink slip. - Peter Schrager (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Courtesy of FOXSports.com



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