Following the Chargers’ disappointing loss to the rival Broncos, Chargers GM A.J. Smith gave embattled coach Norv Turner yet another vote of confidence, hoping to quell the rumors that Turner’s job is on the line this season.
“Look, we all know Norv isn’t going anywhere,” said Smith. “The main thing you need in the NFL is consistency, and nobody is consistently average like Norv. Sure we could hire a new coach and hope for 10 or 11 wins a season, but we could end up with someone who only guides the team to like five or six victories. That’s less than the guaranteed seven or eight we’ll see under Norv.”
This marks the 38th time a Chargers exec has given Turner a vote of confidence during the coach’s tenure in San Diego.