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Coach Turner’s Post-Game Victory Speech

Posted by Ricky Henne on November 5, 2012 – 2:10 PM

Head into the Chargers locker room moments after the team’s 31-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs to hear head coach Norv Turner’s victory speech.

 


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Key Notes for Week 8

Posted by Ricky Henne on October 24, 2012 – 10:59 AM


The Chargers have a chance to climb over the .500 mark this Sunday in Cleveland.  Here are some key notes to get you ready for the game at the Browns.

• San Diego leads the series with the Browns, 14-7-1. The Chargers have won four straight matchups, seven of the last eight and nine of the last 11.  That includes three straight wins in Cleveland. The team’s last loss in Cleveland came in 2001.

• The Chargers lead the NFL in run defense, allowing just 71.2 yards per game. Four opponents were held under 60 yards: Oakland (45), Tennessee (38), New Orleans (53) and Denver (57).

• Philip Rivers is 2-0 versus the Browns and has a 118 quarterback rating in the two games (37-53-584, 2 TDs, 0 ints).

• Rivers has an overall record of 40-8 in games in which he has a passer rating of 100.0 or higher. He is the Chargers’ all-time leader in completion percentage (63.7%) and his percentage in 2012 is 66.5%.

• Rivers has started 102 consecutive games. Eli Manning is the only quarterback with more consecutive starts (126).

• Antonio Gates (8,007 yards receiving) moved into fourth on NFL’s all-time list for yards receiving among tight ends.  He is 178 yards behind Dallas’ Jason Witten.  In Week 3, he became only the fifth tight end in NFL history with 600 career catches.

• Gates has 78 touchdown catches, three behind the Chargers’ all-time leader, Lance Alworth, who has 81.

• The tandem of Rivers-Gates has connected on 51 touchdown passes, most by a QB-TE tandem in NFL history.

• Eric Weddle’s nine interceptions over the past 22 games (since 2011) leads the NFL.

• Shaun Phillips has 64.5 career sacks, fourth in team history. Phillips needs one sack to tie Lee Williams (65.5) for third, and he needs 2.5 to tie Gary “Big Hands” Johnson (67) for second. Phillips leads the team with 4.5 sacks, 11 pressures and six quarterback hits. He will make his 99th start on Sunday.

• Mike Scifres’ has 516 career punts, including 206 inside the 20-yard line. Of all of the players with 500 career punts, Scifres has the highest percentage of punts landed inside the 20 (39.9%) in NFL history.  He needs just three punts to tied Dennis Partee for second-most punts in team history (519).

• Quentin Jammer has a chance to make an interception in a third-consecutive game for the first time in his career on Sunday.

• Norv Turner has 114 career wins, tying Don Coryell on the NFL’s all-time wins list. Turner has the best winning percentage in team history (52-34, .605 in regular season and 55-37, .598 overall).

• With a win in Week 2, A.J. Smith became the winningest general manager in franchise history. The team now has 94 wins in 2003-12 under Smith. The team won 92 games under Hall of Fame GM/coach Sid Gilman.

• Twenty-one of the 53 active players are new to the active roster this year: 11 of 25 offensive players and 10 of 25 defensive players.

• The Chargers play the sixth toughest schedule in 2012, based on their opponents’ .520 winning percentage in 2011.

• The Chargers will travel the third-most regular-season air miles of any team in the NFL (25,766). Only Oakland (28,692) and Seattle (26,200) will fly more air miles than the Bolts in 2012.


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Turner Addresses NFL Investigation into “Sticky” Substance

Posted by Ricky Henne on October 22, 2012 – 2:20 PM

Head coach Norv Turner opened up his press conference this afternoon by addressing the league’s investigation into whether or not the Chargers were using an illegal “sticky” substance during its game against the Denver Broncos last Monday night.

Here is what he had to say:

“I might as well get to it right off the bat so you don’t have to bother with the questions.  Nobody from the San Diego Chargers used stickum in the game on Monday night against the Denver Broncos.  Nobody in this organization has used stickum in any game.  The question that has been asked by the league involves a towel that has been used by this organization for over 10 years.  It’s been used by a lot of teams in this league.  The towel is used to dry the balls, dry the gloves the players wear and their arms. The league is looking into the towel.  That’s about where we’re at.”


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Mathews Misses Practice

Posted by Ricky Henne on October 10, 2012 – 4:32 PM

Ryan Mathews sat out of practice today as the Chargers started preperations for the Denver Broncos.  Although the team will not put out an injury report until tomorrow, head coach Norv Turner said he expects everyone who missed practice today to be able to play on Monday night.

Turner was also effusive in his praise of Mathews.  Here is what he had to say about him during his press conference with the media:

“Every time he has adversity or a setback, he comes back stronger.  He’s done that since he’s been here.  Every time everyone wants to count him out he comes back and he’s better.  He’s just a mentally tough guy that when he’s on and he’s right, he’s really good.”

Agree with Turner?  Leave your thoughts about Mathews in the comments below.


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Sound FX – Turner and Rivers Mic’d Up

Posted by Ricky Henne on September 20, 2012 – 10:18 AM

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on the sideline next to head coach Norv Turner or out on the field with Philip Rivers? Well here’s your chance to hear Turner and Rivers unfiltered from their segment on Sound FX.


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Rivers and Turner Mic’d Up

Posted by Ricky Henne on September 18, 2012 – 4:39 PM

Chargers fans are in for a treat Wednesday night as NBC Sports Network will air special footage of Philip Rivers and Norv Turner mic’d up from Sunday’s game.  The one-of-a-kind feature will be shown at 7:00pm PT on NFL Turning Point hosted by Dan Patrick.

Here is an excerpt from the show’s press release:

Each week NFL Turning Point will be built around select NFL match-ups from the previous weekend, and will focus on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game. The show will feature anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long form, Game-of-the-Week style narratives that include the pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.

This week’s episode features compelling in-game audio from Philip Rivers and Norv Turner, who both wore wireless microphones during the Chargers win over the Titans. San Diego routed Tennessee, 38-10, on Sunday to improve to 2-0.

 

 


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High Praise for Turner

Posted by Ricky Henne on September 17, 2012 – 2:25 PM

In case you missed it, Peter King named Norv Turner his Coach of the Week following yesterday’s games.  Here is what he had to say.

This is Turner’s 15th season as a head coach. It is also his first 2-0 start.  Anyone else find that amazing? Turner has gotten Philip Rivers to play relaxed,  and without feeling he has to do everything by himself. With Turner’s defense  now in the hands of new coordinator John Pagano, the Chargers have held their  first two foes to 24 points. That’s what I call a terrific hire.

Read more about Turner and the Chargers in King’s complete article.


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Mathews Still Not Cleared for Contact

Posted by Ricky Henne on September 11, 2012 – 1:51 PM

In his weekly press conference, head coach Norv Turner said that Ryan Mathews still has not been cleared for contact, and that he doesn’t have a firm date yet on when he will be.

“It could be tomorrow, or it could be a week from tomorrow,” he said.  “We’re continuing to evaluate him and hopefully it will be sooner than later.  But again, we’ll get an update tomorrow based on how much he’s able to do in practice, and the day he’s cleared, we’ll let you know.”

Mathews fractured his clavicle on his first carry of the preseason and has been working hard to get back out on the field.  Being cleared for contact is one of the last hurdles needed for him to be ready for game action.


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Turner Excited About 2012 Chargers

Posted by Ricky Henne on August 31, 2012 – 7:21 PM

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.”

What moves do you think need to be made to get the Bolts ready for season opener? Leave them in the comments below.


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Friday Leftovers: Turner’s Chat

Posted by Christopher Smith on July 23, 2010 – 5:29 PM

I’m not sure why — media never turn down free food — but there were leftovers from Norv Turner’s informal chat at Qualcomm Stadium. The chicken sliders and taquitos were my favorites.

There are also a few  tidbits that I haven’t covered on the blog or the main site.

• Jan. 17 is a painful date for Chargers fans, but it’s not unspeakable. Turner has been straightforward in his assessment of the playoff loss to the Jets and talked about it again Thursday, acknowledging that media and fans will measure his team by what they accomplish in postseason play.

I think everyone knows our team’s going to be evaluated once we get to the playoffs. Our guys understand that and that gives us a little chip on our shoulder,” Turner said.

He made a light-hearted joke about it but did say it isn’t fun to dwell on the loss: “That’s why I’m anxious about the season starting because we’ll have some other games to talk about.”

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