Rounding Up Reaction to San Diego's Latest Loss, Another Norv Turner Failure

Nick KostoraContributor IIIDecember 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16: A Charger fan cheers for his team during the game against the Carolina Panthers and the San Diego Chargers on December 16, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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The misery of the 2012 season continued for the San Diego Chargers as the Carolina Panthers blew them out by a score of 31-7 in Week 15.

The heat on head coach Norv Turner's seat is perennially hot, and this performance will do little to swing momentum back in his favor.

The Twitterverse exploded with talk of the Chargers' failures; let's examine some of the highlights:

Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter lamented the entire relationship between team president Dean Spanos and Turner:

chargers down 21-0 to the panthers. what will dean spanos give norv turner after this one? (supply your own punchline.)

— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) December 16, 2012

 

Roland Martin echoed the feelings of most San Diego fans:

Did someone tell the Chargers there was a game today?Spanos should fire Norv Turner right after this game!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 16, 2012

 

Agent David Canter commented on the possibility of Andy Reid taking over the headset in San Diego next season:

Wondering if Andy Reid is watching the Chargers offense & saying maybe I will sit out a year?— David Canter (@davidcanter) December 16, 2012

 

Steve Wyche would apparently rather be anywhere but the Chargers game:

Ouch! RT @iamjrushing: Can someone change the channel on this Chargers game? Oh wait, I'm actually at the game. Damn.

— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) December 16, 2012

 

Even Tony Dungy can't take an optimistic viewpoint in regard to San Diego:

“@tjurnak: @tonydungy do you think the Chargers win against the Steelers was a fluke or a good sign for Chargers?” More a bad sign for Pitt!

— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) December 16, 2012

 

Parody account "Evil Mike Tomlin" chose to target his efforts at Philip Rivers, producing this gem of a tweet referencing a Play 60 commercial between Cam Newton and a young fan:

Chargers expected to replace Rivers with the kid from the Play 60 commercial

— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) December 16, 2012

 

While Eric Stangel called out the lack of production from Ryan Mathews:

Jacob Hester has as many TDs this season as Ryan Mathews... Go Chargers!— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) December 16, 2012

 

Instead of focusing on just one player, Marty Caswell took out frustration on the entire Chargers offense:

Greetings from the 4th quarter, where the Chargers have 109 total yards of offense. ONE HUNDRED & NINE mypict.me/nBVw4

 

Finally, Michael Fabiano asked the question most of us thought as this game progressed:

How did THAT Chargers team beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week?

— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) December 17, 2012