Norv Tuner has been on the hot seat for a while now, and his team losing its fourth straight game on Thursday night is further proof that he needs to be fired.
The Chargers were Super Bowl favorites by some, and most had them as a lock to win the division. Now, at 4-5, they are in grave danger of missing the playoffs. We knew it was going to be tough for the Chargers this season, but nobody figured they would lose four games in a row to the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders.
That Chiefs loss probably hurts the most, because the Chargers thought they had the game wrapped but ended up losing in over time.
This team has a lot of talent, and they really should have had no problem beating a Raiders team that was torched by Tim Tebow. Philip Rivers continues to disappoint, but again, everything falls back on the head coach, and Turner is unable to get his team focused and motivated to win the big games.
The Twitter world had some fun at Tuner's expense last night, and one of the best came during the game from Eric Stangel, who is a writer/producer on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Turner struggles with making adjustments, and with each frustrating loss, it's easy to see that his team isn't fully behind him.
When the fanbase is consistently bashing the head coach and tired of his losing ways, it's time for him to go. There's even a website devoted to getting rid of Turner.
Turner could be doing so much more with this team, but they have always struggled in games against lesser opponents.
One fan tweeted out his thoughts about Turner's jobs, but you'll have to really open you ears for it.
There's still plenty of time for the Chargers to turn things around, but they're going to have to get on a roll, which doesn't seem possible right now. San Diego really only has five difficult games left on their schedule against the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens and the last game of the season in a rematch against the Raiders.
The Chargers will need to win their division to make the playoffs because, at the rate they're playing, too many other teams will have a better record to secure a wild car spot in the AFC.
With two AFC West games left to play, the Chargers need focus on reaching the playoffs. If they win their division, though, there is no guarantee that Turner keeps his job. He's had success in the AFC West before, but since taking over for the Chargers in 2007, San Diego's time in the postseason has been rather short.
The countdown for the end of the Turner era in San Diego continues to click, but with each loss this season it picks up more and more speed.