A while back I wrote a post about which Chargers will become free agents after the 2009 season, one Charger I left off the list was Norv Turner. Over the past two seasons Norv’s head coaching ability has come into question by fans, the media and even his own players, but what can not be questioned is his success on the field. In his two seasons as head coach of the San Diego Chargers ,Turner has won 3 playoff games, 2 AFC West titles and has appeared in 1 AFC championship game. Although Turner's contract does not technically expire until after the 2010 season, the 2009 season will be the make or break year for Turner since it is rather uncommon for teams to allow a head coach to go into the final season of his contract as a "lame duck".
The Chargers will have to make a decision about Turner's future at the end of the '09 season. Assuming that Shawne Merriman, Antonio Gates and LT remain healthy this season, what do you think the team needs to accomplish to get Norv an extension as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers?