Norv or Rich?
I haven’t written about sports in ages, but I’ve got to ask any NFL-fan readers: I’ve long considered Rich Kotite to be the most inept head coach of my lifetime, but I’ve got to tell you, the job Norv Turner is doing in San Diego has really put him in the running. To recap, the Chargers went 14-2 just two years ago, but because the general manager couldn’t stand Coach Marty Schottenheimer, he fired him…to hire Norv, who’d already proven himself a failure in two head coaching jobs. That was the genius move of all time, in my opinion, and I said so. Now the Chargers, having entered this season as favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, are four games worse than the Atlanta Falcons, who just spanked ’em in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score. The Chargers are now 4-8, one of the league’s worst teams. Yes, I know that they lost their season opener on a bad call, and yes, I know that they lost Shawne Merriman early in the season. Still…4-8? Sorry, but Norv Turner may have surpassed Rich Kotite as the worst NFL coach of my lifetime.