Norv Turner's Press Conference Meltdown: Bolts Coach Losing Job Soon?

Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

Norv Turner came unglued after his San Diego Chargers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11 when a reporter asked if the loss was unacceptable.

It was a rant of muted proportions, as he responded with:

What do you think? Answer it for me. Is it acceptable? No, it's not acceptable. You know the answer to that. Is that...acceptable having a blocked punt and having an interception for a touchdown? No. OK? That's not what we're trying to accomplish out there. We're trying to win games, and those things are keeping us from winning.

Even though Turner's rant wasn't on par with some of the legendary ones we've seen in the past, it's clear that he's feeling pressure to perform. If he wasn't feeling the pressure, he wouldn't have responded to such a basic question with as much passion as we saw. 

Turner's job is clearly on the line. 

His team has been under-performing for years, and the mistakes we've seen from his offense in the second half of games is inexcusable. 

He and quarterback Philip Rivers are joined at the hip, and both have been regressing badly the past two seasons. 

Turner turned a simple question into an opportunity to vent his frustrations. It's just too bad it took him this long to finally get fired up about his team's underwhelming production and general bad play.


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