If things go poorly for Norv Turner on Thursday night in San Diego, he reportedly could be unemployed Friday. And if Turner gets pink-slipped while A.J. Smith continues on as the Chargers' general manager, I'm going to question the wisdom of team president Dean Spanos – all day, every day.
Turner, who on Monday told reporters he was coaching "on a week-to-week basis," may be fighting for his job when the 3-4 Chargers host the 1-6 Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Kevin Acee told profootballtalk.com on Thursday that a Chargers loss could trigger Turner's immediate departure, with special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia taking over as interim coach.
That would be a terrible idea, on many levels. Globally, going interim is seldom a wise course of action – I'll get to that a bit later. And in this specific case, scapegoating Turner for Smith's sins would be downright preposterous.
For starters, the roster assembled in recent years by SmithRead More »from If Chargers make mistake of firing Norv Turner now, GM A.J. Smith must go, too