Updated Hot Seat Watch for Norv Turner After Awful Week 10 Loss

Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 01:  Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers looks on during pregame warmups for the game with the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 1, 2012 in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 31-13.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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What's that smell?

Oh, never mind. It's just Norv Turner's pants going up in flames, due to the excessive heat emanating from his seat. 

After the San Diego Chargers started out the season with an impressive 3-1 start, Turner's gang has since gone 1-4.

Some of the losses are worth noting, too: The Chargers gave the New Orleans Saints their first win of the season, gave up a 24-0 halftime lead to the Denver Broncos (losing that game by a score of 35-24) and lost to the Cleveland Browns

After the team's latest loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Turner turned an innocent question posed by the media into an opportunity to rant about how bad his team was playing, while never once owning up to his own failures as a coach. 

The Chargers can't be counted on for only one thing these days: You know they'll do something that makes you sigh with disappointment, at least a couple of times per game. 

The truth about Turner is that he's never once gotten the most out of his team. 

Throughout Turner's tenure, the Chargers have fielded some of the most talented teams in the NFL, yet the players have never been able to put it all together for longer than a couple of months at a time, at best. 

Making matters worse this season, the team isn't quite as talented on offense as it has been in years past.

A.J. Smith let Vincent Jackson, Darren Sproles and others leave, thinking they overvalued themselves, but Philip Rivers has struggled immensely as a result. His interception totals are up and he's making terrible decisions with the football late in games. 

This team needs a new leader—someone who will inspire the men to greatness, rather than the relative mediocrity we've seen since Turner joined the franchise. 

It's only a matter of time now—Turner won't last much longer in San Diego. 


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