Mid Season Coaching Change Won't Work For the Bolts

Dave HoganContributor IIOctober 20, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 19: Head Coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers shakes the hand of Head Coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos after the Broncos' 34-23 win during Monday Night Football on October 19, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The consternation of fans at the Q and here at home in the viewing audience is palpable as Norv Turner again runs a 165 pounder up the middle near the goal line.  Still, it is no reason to fire him...yet.

Turner is but a reflection of a Machiavellian organization, and after helping lead the Chargers back from the Brink the last two years, he should at least be given the chance to do the same again this year.  

The Chargers cannot even make simple changes like putting together a viable Defensive scheme to adapt to Jamal Williams' loss on the D Line

On the other side of the ball, ridding themselves of the so-called Offensive Guru would have the disastrous result of a lost season.

It's nice to be desirous of having a coach cheerleader Boy Wonder like Josh McDaniels, or a spitting Bill Cowher, or even Chuckie Gruden who seemed last night like he was in love with this squad.  

The NFL business is driven by the Owners. The Spanos have their fiery coach personality by proxy in GM AJ Smith. So the next time Turner says, "We aren't that good," and Smith states, "We played soft," we know that despite Smith and Turner's confused roles, it most certainly is the player's fault. It is their time to step up and take some of the blame for the disappointing start.