Norv Turner And A.J. Smith Returning To The Chargers In 2012

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers talks to quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on January 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

You know things aren't rosy when your owner has to release a statement announcing you won't be fired. That's what happening with the San Diego Chargers as team owner Dean Spanos issued a statement announcing head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith will return in 2012.

"Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs," Spanos said. "A.J. Smith is the best man to improve our roster, and Norv Turner is the best man to lead that roster on the field."

The Chargers have a franchise quarterback and a good-enough amount of talent, yet have missed the playoffs for two consecutive seasons. The Chargers appear to be slowly declining (or just staying the same) so, as a Chiefs fan, I find this to be good news.

Check out Bolts From The Blue and see what the Chargers fans are saying.

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