Chargers hoping Turner is final piece to puzzle
Knowing he inherited a team ready to win, new coach Norv Turner isn't changing too much about the Chargers' formula for success, writes John Clayton.
SAN DIEGO -- The hangover from January's playoff loss to New England lingered with Chargers players. They woke up the next morning believing the worst -- that their coach, Marty Schottenheimer, was going to be fired.
Weeks later, the firing occurred. For the first time in NFL history, a 14-win team was an orphan. Quarterback Philip Rivers, halfback LaDainian Tomlinson, tight end Antonio Gates and linebacker Shawne Merriman had to put the pieces back together.
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Training camp reports
Jeffri Chadiha, John Clayton, Matt Mosley, Len Pasquarelli and Mike Sando are traveling the country to bring you the latest news and information from all 32 training camps. For more camp coverage, click here.
Thursday, July 26
Pasquarelli: Steelers' camp physical
Saturday, July 28
Clayton: Vikings placing faith in Jackson
Sunday, July 29
Pasquarelli: Saints' Bush eager for Act II
Monday, July 30 Pasquarelli: Bucs' Gruden likes what Garcia offers
Sunday, Aug. 5
Pasquarelli: McGahee at home in Baltimore
Monday, Aug. 6
Mosley: There's a new sheriff in Dallas
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Chadiha: Spikes savors his opportunity in Philly
Thursday, Aug. 9
Clayton: Whisenhunt whipping Cards into shape
Saturday, Aug. 11
Clayton: San Francisco brimming with confidence
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Pasquarelli: Bengals' Johnson a true workhorse
Thursday, Aug. 16
Chadiha: Even-keeled Losman ready to lead Bills
Friday, Aug. 17
Mosley: Texans' Williams sets bar high in Year 2