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Serious Business: 1/4 San Diego Chargers Links

Week 17 Quick Reads - Vince Verhei
Floyd finished with a DVOA of 51.9%, making him kind of the Sammy Sosa to Jordy Nelson's Mark McGwire (see note below). Each of Floyd's catches produced a first down against Oakland. Six gained at least 10 yards, capped off by a 43-yard touchdown. He also drew a 13-yard DPI flag.

Chargers bring back Norv Turner, apparently hate the playoffs - MJD
You know, it's not even bringing Norv Turner back that makes me unhappy. What makes me unhappy is that the Chargers can have two consecutive mediocre years where they finish well below where their talent dictates they should, and they don't change anything. Not the coach, not the GM.

Spanos explains reasons for keeping Turner, Smith - Kevin Acee
Citing "stability" and his belief that Turner and Smith give the Chargers "the best chance to get back to the playoffs," Spanos on Tuesday announced his decision that both men will return in 2012.

View from the top with Dean Spanos -
Chargers President Dean Spanos explains why he’s decided to retain General Manager A.J. Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner.

Dean Spanos listens to players, not fans - Bill Williamson
For anyone who is wondering why San Diego ownership took a U-turn and decided to keep coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith after another playoff-less season that was considered to be do-or-die for both, here’s your answer: "I’m loving it," San Diego running back Mike Tolbert said moments after learning that there will be status quo in San Diego in 2012. "I’m a big fan. I love playing for coach Turner … I can’t get enough of this news."

Chargers: What needs to be done - Bill Williamson
Running back Ryan Mathews: Smith’s big trade to move up to get Mathews with the No. 12 pick in 2010 looked to be a good decision in Mathews’ second season. He ran for 1,091 yards and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Mathews should only get better and offer the Chargers’ offense great balance.

Players celebrate San Diego decision - Bill Williamson
"It’s exciting. I think there’s still a great level of disappointment in the season with the way it ended and us not playing into January. It’s exciting to know from a continuity standpoint that our head coach is coming back. It wasn’t the season we wanted but I think there’s no doubt keeping that continuity gives us the best chance to win. Take a little time off and gear up again."