Originally Posted by AdumbGuy
You know, the same idiot GM that fired marty after he went 14-2 and replaced him with the venerable Norv Turner.
To be fair, firing Marty wasn't idiotic. He was choking away playoff games every year as usual (including the most idiotic challenge of all time during his last playoff game with the Chargers), he was insubordinate (the same reason he was fired in Washington), and he was trying to hook his family members up with jobs regardless of qualification. The time had come for a new coach.
Replacing Marty with Norv Turner was so dumb, it helped cripple the franchise for a very long time and cost AJ his job (AJ's shit drafts and cheapness played a role in that too).
And getting rid of Brees wasn't THAT idiotic. At the time, it was extremely questionable whether he'd ever play again because of his shoulder injury (brought on by, surprise surprise, Marty being stubborn). And Rivers ended up being an elite quarterback until the past couple years.