What an awful second half for Philip Rivers and Norv Turner. Turner continues to be one of the worst play callers in football. First, at Miami, he ran Ricky Williams ragged. Now he arrives in San Diego with weapons galore and a young fire balling quarterback and cannot even keep an 11 point lead? The defense of San Diego is hereby excused from the ensuing rant.
Have you ever seen a worse 4-2 team? Chargers fans are going on and on about how they avoided their slow start that has plagued them under Turner, but in reality this team is far, far worse than what we have seen in years past.
This was a team that could barely beat the Dolphins, one that got blown away by the Patriots, and surrender here to the Jets after a stellar game, haplessly leading to collapse. The Chargers barely skated by the Broncos, and today showed their true colors, laying down in a fourth quarter that was not even dominated, but one that the Chargers let slip away too easily.
Why was Norv Turner calling pass plays on first and ten? Does he not trust his breakout RB Ryan Mathews? Does he think that 11 points in insurmountable? Does he even deserve to coach football?
Yes, yes, and no. Turner continued to cal WRl Vincent Jackson’s number, after a break out season has him high on the lists of the WR rankings. The cover guys that had the job of stopping Jackson thus far has not exactly been a murderers row of defensive stoppers. He began with the Vikings, Patriots, Chiefs, Dolphins, and Broncos. Sadly enough, the Chargers had to roar back in week one against the Vikings and had their hands full with Miami.
So why throw the ball into a cornerback group with three first round picks in Darelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Kyle Wilson? Why throw it when you are in field goal range? Why keep going to Jackson if he is not making his catches and his targets keep resulting in picks?
This team is loaded and needs to play like one. It does not matter if Norv Turner takes them to the playoffs. He does not deserve to win, and does not deserve a job.
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