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Raiders Fired Norv Turner
Yahoo Sports ^

Posted on 01/03/2006 1:52:09 PM PST by Paul8148

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders fired coach Norv Turner on Tuesday following consecutive losing seasons in which the team managed only one victory in its division.

The 53-year-old Turner, who had a year remaining on his contract worth about $1.75 million, had known his job was in jeopardy for the last two months after struggling to get the most out of star receiver Randy Moss and an offense that also included quarterback Kerry Collins, receiver Jerry Porter and running back LaMont Jordan.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: coach; fired; nfl; norvturner; oaklandraiders; sports
Pat Hill would be an interting pick........
1 posted on 01/03/2006 1:52:09 PM PST by Paul8148
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To: Paul8148

'Tis the Season....


2 posted on 01/03/2006 1:53:20 PM PST by keithtoo (Leftists/Democrats - Traitors, Haters and Vacillators)
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To: Paul8148

Turner is not Head Coach material. Two failed attempts at it should put him back in the Coordinator role somewhere.


3 posted on 01/03/2006 1:54:45 PM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash DD.)
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To: Paul8148

They're dropping like flies. He'll make a fine OC somewhere, but no team should be stupid enough to ever hire him as a head coach ever again.


4 posted on 01/03/2006 1:55:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Maximus of Texas

First rate coordinator, I agree; then again, I would agree to being fired and earn $1.75 million next year.


5 posted on 01/03/2006 1:56:18 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: Paul8148

I'm shocked I tell you. Shocked! < /sarcasm>


6 posted on 01/03/2006 1:56:19 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: SF Republican

Not me. Not for $1.75 million. For $1.8 million? Yeah, in a heartbeat.


7 posted on 01/03/2006 1:57:35 PM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash DD.)
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To: Paul8148

One division victory in two years? Probably the worst Raider team since '62 (when they went 1 - 13). It's been all downhill for this franchise since Al Davis started public feuding with Marcus Allen in the mid-80s. Yeah, they've had some pretty good seasons since then, and even (luckily) made it to the Big Dance in '02 (only to be slaughtered by the Bucs), but the days of Long, Alzado, Matuzak, Sistruck, Stabler, Lamonica, Plunkett, Otto, Upshaw, Shell, Branch, Belitnikoff, Casper, Hayes, Brown, Allen, Hubbard, Guy, Blanda. .....long gone. The "Raider mystique" is dead.


8 posted on 01/03/2006 2:01:15 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Big Surprise...


9 posted on 01/03/2006 2:02:01 PM PST by ToddBush (She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.)
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To: Paul8148

Buh Bye Norm ... you will be missed by this long time Raider fan ... NOT


10 posted on 01/03/2006 2:02:10 PM PST by clamper1797 (Proud member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club VA-93 aboard the USS Midway CVA-41 1972-1973)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); akorahil; albee; A message; andyland; Argh; b4its2late; BADROTOFINGER; ...


NFL PING

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11 posted on 01/03/2006 2:05:00 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Happy New Year)
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To: Paul8148

I wonder what the buy out is on Pete Carroll's new extension at U$C. Pete could stay in CA and would have some talent to work with.

Now it's time to cut Kerry Collins.


12 posted on 01/03/2006 2:09:17 PM PST by Carling (http://www.marriedadults.com/howarddeanscreamaudio141jq.mp3)
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To: Carling

I think Todd Marinovich would fit right in. ;o)


13 posted on 01/03/2006 2:14:44 PM PST by TheBigB (Never banned or suspended even once! Ask me how!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Couldn't have happened to a better guy. Al Davis has been a cancer in the NFL for years, and I'm delighted to see him getting his due now.


14 posted on 01/03/2006 2:16:35 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Said the night wind to the little lamb . . . "Do you see what I see?")
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To: Alberta's Child

Pete Rozelle is smiling somewhere...


15 posted on 01/03/2006 2:22:12 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Alberta's Child

Few things make a football fan happier than watching the Raiders flounder under that senile old coot.


16 posted on 01/03/2006 2:43:43 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: ToddBush

Hey this Raiders fan is sad.


17 posted on 01/03/2006 3:32:02 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
.....long gone. The "Raider mystique" is dead.

"Thank God" said this 30+ years Broncos fan!

MoodyBlu

18 posted on 01/03/2006 3:43:34 PM PST by MoodyBlu
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To: GSWarrior

19 posted on 01/03/2006 3:44:05 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Maximus of Texas
Turner is not Head Coach material. Two failed attempts at it should put him back in the Coordinator role somewhere.

Or he could try to go to the college ranks and rehabilitate his image like Pete Carrol did.

Turner may not be head coach material, but he did walk into two bad situations.

20 posted on 01/03/2006 4:10:50 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: Mr. Mojo
The "Raider mystique" is dead.

Very true, the Raiders have not adapted well to the world of free agency and a salary cap. They are very much stuck on a "win now" panic mode and that is no way to build a winner.

21 posted on 01/03/2006 4:14:31 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: Mr. Mojo
...but the days of Long, Alzado, Matuzak, Sistruck, Stabler, Lamonica, Plunkett, Otto, Upshaw, Shell, Branch, Belitnikoff, Casper, Hayes, Brown, Allen, Hubbard, Guy, Blanda. .....long gone. The "Raider mystique" is dead.

You are so right!

22 posted on 01/03/2006 4:15:09 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: dfwgator
They're dropping like flies. He'll make a fine OC somewhere, but no team should be stupid enough to ever hire him as a head coach ever again.

That goal-line series against the Giants ought to put the brakes on that as well. Nothing like reinforcing failure with the slowest QB in football :-)

23 posted on 01/03/2006 4:47:40 PM PST by steveegg (Take two - throw those long knives at the DemonRATs and lieberals - and include the RINOs)
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To: Paul8148

They oughtta fire Al Davis.


24 posted on 01/03/2006 6:20:40 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Paul8148

I can't say I didnt see this coming, because Norv was a dead man walking after the Miami loss. I wouldn't mind Al (that's Mr. Davis to you) hiring Pat Hill but considering that we've never hired a coach from the college ranks (and that Fresno State has a real habit of losing games they should win) I have my doubts.

This is just one Raider fan's opinion. GO RAIDERS!


25 posted on 01/03/2006 6:24:17 PM PST by GOP_Raider (The MSM's worst nightmare: Conservatve, Republican, Raiders Fan)
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Commitment to Senility


26 posted on 01/03/2006 7:05:01 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Maximus of Texas

He'll be hired by the Lions.......


27 posted on 01/03/2006 7:17:13 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("What does a guy have to do to get fired around here?" - Darryl Rogers, former Lions Coach)
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To: Dan from Michigan
He'll be hired by the Lions.......

One can only hope ;-) (sorry, but we on the west side of the Lake have to have our illusions for the next 24 years).

28 posted on 01/03/2006 8:14:51 PM PST by steveegg (Take two - throw those long knives at the DemonRATs and lieberals - and include the RINOs)
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To: dfwgator

I just feel for the next guy who has to work for Al Davis.


29 posted on 01/04/2006 4:44:43 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: TheBigB

I couldn't believe they gave him #12.


30 posted on 01/04/2006 4:45:43 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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