Turner gives Chargers what Schottenheimer couldn't

In Seattle's NFC wild-card playoff win over Washington on Saturday, Mike Holmgren showed in five plays why he's probably the most dangerous coach in the playoffs, John Clayton writes.

Originally Published: January 6, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- The watery eyes were evident in Norv Turner's face, a swelling of emotions stemming from the season-long burden he has carried as Marty Schottenheimer's successor in San Diego.

Turner wouldn't say he was crying -- "it was probably the rain," he shrugged -- but who could blame him if he did spill a few tears? He entered the playoffs facing more pressure than any other head coach. He was, essentially, hired to do what Schottenheimer couldn't -- win a playoff game.

Even ...

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