Head coach Norv Turner addressed the media moments after the team announced its 53-man roster. Rather than lament over those he had to let go, Turner expressed excitement over the talented players that constitute the 2012 San Diego Chargers.
“To me, we’ve been able to put together a complete roster,” he began. “It’s balanced in terms of offense and defense. I think it’s balanced in terms of veteran players and young up-and-coming players, and it’s got a good mix of new players to the Chargers organization whether it be draft picks or free agents. I think we’ve added to our athleticism and speed, so I’m excited about the roster we’ve put together.”
Now, with the start of the season only 10 days away, Turner is turning his attention towards the Monday night opener vs. the Raiders.
“Right now, the biggest thing is putting together a roster where we can put the best 46-man roster together to go play at the highest level we can on opening day up in Oakland.”
In order to do so, Turner admitted that the team could bring in outside players who were cut today by other teams. As he spoke, the rest of his staff remained in the office sifting through the players who are now free agents, trying to determine if anyone out there could help the Chargers.
“I think everyone in the league looks to see who was cut,” he said. “Certainly we have some guys where we have some injury issues, and so naturally we’ll continue to look to find some guys to either provide depth or can step in when someone is out. That person can play a big part in our season…If we can add a guy that is obviously capable and ready to play (we’ll do so). But to add a guy just to add a guy, that’s not what we’re looking for.”
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