SAN DIEGO — Speaking to the media Monday, Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he knew who his team was. He said he knew where his team was at.
At 4-6 and with one win in the past six games, to many Chargers fans the team remains an enigma.
“At some point you are what you’re record is,” Turner said. “We’ve been doing everything we can to fix the things that’ve kept us from winning,” he added.
“When you’re winning it’s because you’re coaching well, you’ve got good players and you’re playing at a high level,” Turner said. “When you’re not winning then there’s things you need to do better in coaching, there’s things you need to do better from a personnel standpoint and then you need to play better.
“I’m not going to sit in here and nail it down to one thing, because that’s the easy way out. We’ve put ourselves in this position because we can’t play through an entire game,” he said.
Turner agreed with a reporter’s question as to whether it was a little late in the season to be talking about trying to find ways to put together a complete game.
“Sure it is,” Turner said. “But that’s where we’re at. That’s who we are. It’s something we haven’t been able to do. Again, you want to get into specifics of why we haven’t been able to do it then you go back through the different games. It’s a turnover here; it’s a late hit on the quarterback here. It’s certain plays that have kept us from doing that.”
After another loss to the Denver Broncos last week all but ended their hopes of a division championship, Turner remained resilient about his team.
Turner said that his team does as good a job of preparing and getting ready to go as any team he’s ever been around.
On Wednesday they began another week of practice, getting ready for the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.
“Are we going to be good enough to beat Baltimore? I don’t know,” Turner said. “That’s why you go play the games. That’s why you go do the things we do to get ready. But I know this group will get ready.”
In other news the Chargers signed long snapper Kyle Nelson Tuesday to fill the roster spot left vacant by Mike Windt, the team’s third-year long snapper. Windt was placed on the Injured Reserve list following a wrist injury during the game against the Broncos.
At press time the Chargers had approximately 10,000 tickets still remaining for Sunday’s home game. A local TV blackout appeared imminent. This would be the second home game blacked out this season.
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