Ken Harrison 5:30 p.m., Sept. 4
Charger’s Head Coach- Norv Turner and GM AJ Smith
According to the sources, Kevin Acee reported that the chargers head coach Norv Turner and GM AJ Smith would be fired at the season conclusion. Owner Dean Spanos had made up his mind and is waiting until the season's over to make it official. Dean Spanos responded to the report by releasing a very short, angry (may be annoying) statement stating that he is the only person in this organization who will participate in those decisions and will not share his thoughts with anyone else. The information coming out from the sources are a complete speculation. At the end of the season, another non-playoff year in which the team has blundered and vocalize its path to the finished stating that he will stand by his guys. He wanted to give Turner and Smith a chance to prove themselves, so that they could turn things around. Spanos took a lot of guts to admit this fact and to stand his ground in defiance of public opinion. According to him, it’s his team, it’s his business and it's his thought that has proved to be the best for the team. Since, the day Norv Tuner was hired to replace Marty Schottenheimer ; Spanos has been practically under fire. Earlier he coached one team but the masses wanted him to be fired. To blame a head coach is very easy. He is the only person who came in front and center every day talking to the media. He is the de facto phase of the franchise. And because he is the public face, he is the one who gets the lion's share of the blame when things go wrong. The underlying structural issues has been swept away under the rug and continued to drag the team down regardless the one who is hired as the next face of the franchise. Washington Redskins are on their sixth head coach and they have made exactly the two playoff appearances in the year 2005 and in 2007,during Joe Gibb's stint as head coach, going 11-2 in those games. The Raider's are even worse and they are on their fifth head coach since they fired Turner in 2005 and have not come anywhere close to qualifying for the playoffs. The worst franchise in the NFL could possibly be the Oakland Riders and it would not matter in anyway who their head coach is. Both the franchise’s are under terrible owners who are over interfering in the team's day-to-day operational activities. The Redskins are now under the captainship of Mile Shanahan, who has won the two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and at present they are fighting for the playoff lives.