Turner: Chargers Not As Good As You Think

Baltimore Ravens beat San Diego Chargers, 31-26

By Eric S. Page
|  Monday, Sep 21, 2009  |  Updated 8:34 PM PDT
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Fans are still reeling from Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Ravens.

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Whether he's trying to deflect criticism of his play-calling or delivering some kind of pre-emptive strike, coach Norv Turner has a message for fans: The San Diego Chargers aren't as good as outsiders think they are.

At the start of his weekly news conference on Monday, however, he said that he believes the team can get there.

Some local critics, though, don't think they can, including 619Sports.net's Chris Ello, who wrote that "the reason I can’t see [the Chargers in the Super Bowl] is because Norv Turner coaches like a wimp."


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The Chargers (1-1) lost their home opener on Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens, 31-26.
    
Although quarterback Philip Rivers threw for a career-high 436 yards, fans booed when Turner called for a field goal on third-and-goal on the Baltimore 5-yard line with 10 seconds to go before halftime. San Diego's final drive ended when Ray Lewis stuffed Darren Sproles on fourth-and-2 from the Baltimore 15 in the closing seconds.
 

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