Skip to comments.Raiders Fired Norv Turner
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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'Tis the Season....
Turner is not Head Coach material. Two failed attempts at it should put him back in the Coordinator role somewhere.
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.
First rate coordinator, I agree; then again, I would agree to being fired and earn $1.75 million next year.
I'm shocked I tell you. Shocked! < /sarcasm>
Not me. Not for $1.75 million. For $1.8 million? Yeah, in a heartbeat.
One division victory in two years? Probably the worst Raider team since '62 (when they went 1 - 13). It's been all downhill for this franchise since Al Davis started public feuding with Marcus Allen in the mid-80s. Yeah, they've had some pretty good seasons since then, and even (luckily) made it to the Big Dance in '02 (only to be slaughtered by the Bucs), but the days of Long, Alzado, Matuzak, Sistruck, Stabler, Lamonica, Plunkett, Otto, Upshaw, Shell, Branch, Belitnikoff, Casper, Hayes, Brown, Allen, Hubbard, Guy, Blanda. .....long gone. The "Raider mystique" is dead.
Buh Bye Norm ... you will be missed by this long time Raider fan ... NOT
I wonder what the buy out is on Pete Carroll's new extension at U$C. Pete could stay in CA and would have some talent to work with.
Now it's time to cut Kerry Collins.
I think Todd Marinovich would fit right in. ;o)
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.
Pete Rozelle is smiling somewhere...
Few things make a football fan happier than watching the Raiders flounder under that senile old coot.
Hey this Raiders fan is sad.
"Thank God" said this 30+ years Broncos fan!
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.
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.
You are so right!
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 :-)
They oughtta fire Al Davis.
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!
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).
I just feel for the next guy who has to work for Al Davis.
I couldn't believe they gave him #12.
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