"HEY! DOES THIS SHIRT MAKE MY GUT LOOK BIG?!"
Norv Turner's first game of the 2012 season ended with a victory. Say what you will about Oakland's woes at the long-snapper position, it should be pointed out that the Chargers defense kept putting the Raiders in situations where they were required to punt.
It seemed the Chargers coaching staff did well to scheme for this game as the defense was able to keep Darren McFadden in check most of the game. In fact, the Chargers held the Raiders to just 45 rushing yards on 20 carriers; that's just a 2.3 YPC average. That's pretty good in my book. Also encouraging: the Raiders were held to just 5-for-15 (33.33%) on 3rd-down conversions, and just 0-for-2 on 4th down.
On the offensive side of things, it took a little while, but Philip Rivers and the offense found a bit of a rhythm in the game. There wasn't much running game to speak of. Whether that lies on the offensive line's shoulders or the group of backs, that's up to you to decide.
There did seem to be quite a bit of excitement in this game as Rivers had overthrown the ball a few times, and Antonio Gates missed catch he should have easily made in the endzone. Everyone was amped up, but once they settled down, it looked like Norv's team was prepared well enough to battle the Raiders.
Did Norv Turner do enough to get his team ready for the game? Did he not do enough? Let us know in the poll and comments after the jump.
How would you rate Norv Turner's performance as Head Coach of the San Diego Chargers?
10 (Perfect!) (27 votes)
9 (44 votes)
8 (117 votes)
7 (83 votes)
6 (43 votes)
5 (21 votes)
4 (7 votes)
3 (2 votes)
2 (5 votes)
1 (Awful, Fire Norv!) (18 votes)
367 total votes