View Full Version : Football Norv Turner is taking a stand.

Hammock Parties
11-09-2010, 10:53 AM
Don't even THINK about blocking a punt against the Chargers.

They are now a punt protection JUGGERNAUT the likes of which the NFL has never seen.


Chargers coach Norv Turner made a bold guarantee on Monday.

Another road win this season? A new stadium? Philip Rivers will indeed break Dan Marino's single-season record of 5,084 yards passing? The Bolts (4-5) will win the Super Bowl?

Oh no. Dial it back. Way back.

Norvstradamus has a much simpler goal.

''We will not have another punt blocked for the rest of the season,'' a defiant Turner declared less than 24 hours after the Bolts extricated themselves from yet another special teams blunder to beat the Houston Texans 29-23.

Texans linebacker Stanford Keglar blew through the line and deflected Mike Scifres' punt less than two minutes into the game and Houston recovered at the Chargers 8. It was the fifth San Diego punt blocked or deflected this season, and Arian Foster scored on the next snap for a 7-0 lead.

Turner's guarantee came after he was asked if the start of the bye week would be the best time to fire special teams coach Steve Crosby.

''There's about five guys I'd let go before him,'' Turner said, ''and that'd be the five guys who've had mental errors and given up blocked punts. He's not out there doing it. He gets them ready to play. When I can put a tape on Friday of a guy doing it right, and then not doing it right on Sunday, that's not Steve Crosby. He does a great job getting these guys ready.

''We've had some issues. It's been different guys,'' Turner continued. ''In two or three cases it's been a guy who's been put into new position because of an injury and they haven't handled it very well. Over the next five days we're going to fix the issues we have in the punting game. We will not have another punt blocked for the rest of the season, because we're going to get the right guys in there. We've gone a long time around here without ever having a punt blocked and we can get that done."

11-09-2010, 10:56 AM
They're going to go for it on fourth down for the rest of the season?

Mr. Arrowhead
11-09-2010, 10:58 AM
my goodness, 5 blocked punts, is that some kind of record?

Sofa King
11-09-2010, 11:01 AM


11-09-2010, 11:05 AM
Norv is teh special...

Sofa King
11-09-2010, 11:16 AM
over/under on 2 1/2 more.

Garcia Bronco
11-09-2010, 11:29 AM
He's implementing the "swinging gate"

T-post Tom
11-09-2010, 11:41 AM
I wonder if Norm has ever told his wife that he took out the trash when he really had not...

11-09-2010, 11:43 AM
he didn't have a leathery bible to swear on so he just put his hand accross his face

11-09-2010, 11:43 AM
Norv is eating himself into a Subway commercial

11-09-2010, 02:16 PM
he didn't have a leathery bible to swear on so he just put his hand accross his face

You could upholster a couch with his neck skin: