The NFL is reportedly investigating the use of Stickum by the San Diego Chargers based upon a towel found after their Monday Night Football loss to the Denver Broncos. Today head coach Norv Turner had this to say about the investigation:
"Nobody in this organization has used Stickum in any game," Turner said Monday. "The question involved a towel that has been used by this organization for over 10 years. It’s used by a lot of teams in this league. The towel is used to dry the balls, dry the gloves that the players wear and their arms. The league is looking into the towel. That’s about where it’s at."
Click here for the full story, but if the Chargers are found using an illegal substance, you can bet they will earn a fine, and possibly lose a draft pick(s).
So what do you think? Is this one of those things, where all the teams do it, but the Chargers just got caught? Or is this the towel company’s fault, not the Chargers? Or do you think the Chargers are totally cheating?
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“Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs. A.J. Smith is the best man to improve our roster, and Norv Turner is the best man to lead that roster on the field.”
- Chargers President Dean Spanos
Norv Turner gets to keep his job. Sorry San Diego.
Who gets a pink slip this season? Any Reid, Tom Coughlin or Norv Turner
If you’re asking us to predict who will get the pink slip this season, we can guarantee you that whichever way we go will be wrong. If you’re asking for one of our opinions on who should of the three, well, I’d say Norv Turner has to go.
Coughlin is on the least hottest sheet, because he’s got a ring most recently and he can beat the Patriots. He has yet to lose the team as bad as he had the year prior to winning that Super Bowl and his team still has a chance to make the playoffs.
Reid gets one more season, unless he loses another two games or more. He didn’t get Mike Vick's ribs hurt, he didn't cause DeSean Jackson's contract situation, and he isn't the 1st year Defensive Co-Ordinator. Yes his team should be doing much better, but for a guy who's had that city in the post-season far more times than not, I feel, you have to let him do him another season. Barring any Jeff Fisher type stunts/antics.
Therefore, it has to be Norval who goes. The Chargers have had so much going for them over the years and had such potential squandered, that there’s nothing left but to bring in another coach. Each year if it’s not been one thing it’s been another, and nothing is worse than bringing the same exact team year in and year out. All these receivers, and how many are hurt each week? How many Chargers are injured each week in general? What’s the last big defensive move they’ve made since ditching Shawn Merriman? They’ve added nothing, leaving themselves only room to regress. It has to be Norv.
It’s the annual Black Monday holiday. What a fantastic way to start the 2011 off-season. Who’s in, who’s out.
Too soon to tell
- Tony Sparano
- Tom Cable
- Jeff Fisher
- Marvin Lewis
- Gary Kubiak
- Jason Garrett
- Leslie Frazier
- Tom Coughlin
- Jack Del Rio
In but should be Out
Remember, there were already four coaching changes mid season.
- Wade Phillips
- Josh McDaniels
- Brad Childress
- Mike Singletary
Some think it was head coach Norv Turner’s halftime speech that sparked the San Diego Chargers win over the Tennessee Titans last week, but we beg to differ. Everyone knows Turner has no human emotions, thus, it must’ve been the fact that the Bolts didn’t want to lose in front of Colin Farrell, that led them to victory.
Sooo….why is Norv Turner still coaching for the Chargers?
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