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Chargers to fire AJ Smith and Norv Turner at season's end

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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000106869/article/norv-turner-aj-smith-reportedly-out-for-chargers-at-seasons-end

Kevin Acee of the U-T San Diego reported Thursday that general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner will be fired at the end of the season. Acee's sources said that Chargers president Dean Spanos "essentially decided at least a month ago" that Turner would be let go. Spanos also decided recently that Smith will be let go.

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This is a move that should have been done a long time ago. You never wish to see people lose their jobs, but this is in the best interest of the Chargers' franchise

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not surprised. the chargers are a mess. Imo they did a terrible job replacing vincent jackson with robert meachem and eddie royal. malcom floyd is a good wr, but not a number 1.

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I may not be surprised if the Chargers go after Bruce Arians for a head coaching job. Do you think they will?

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Took them long enough, too late now. Maybe you should have fired both of them 3 years ago. What clowns.

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Oh say it ain't so.

I wonder if Eli Manning will send his condolences to Mr. Smith.

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I wonder if the Chargers will go after Stanford coach David Shaw.

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All these reports end up being false so I don't believe it til it happens.

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I may not be surprised if the Chargers go after Bruce Arians for a head coaching job. Do you think they will?

Someone on the forum told me that Arians has gone on the record and said he is happy as an OC here and will not take a HC position

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Update:

"There is only one person in this organization who will make those decisions and that's me, and I haven't shared my thoughts with anyone. I will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now -- from sources or otherwise -- is pure speculation."

Similar rumblings occurred late last season, but Spanos changed his mind and kept Turner around.

"Those with knowledge of plans that are already in motion said it seems certain there will be no last-minute change of heart this time," Acee wrote.

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Firing a 14-2 coach = Karma

Yup, WH what comes around goes around A.J. Smith. Goodbye sir in several languages...

AFRIKAANS tot siens

ALBANIAN ditën e mirë

ALSATIAN wédersah

ARABIC ma'as-salama

ARMENIAN tstesoutyoun

AZERI sag olun

BAMBARA an'kié

BASQUE adio / agur / ez adiorik

BELARUSIAN Да пабачэння (da pabačennia)

BENGALI biday

BERBER gha-tamgraout

BOBO ka tanga dia

BOSNIAN do viđenja (formal) / ćao (informal)

BRETON kenavo

BULGARIAN довиждане (dovijdáne [formal] ) / cíao

BURMESE thwa me knor

CATALAN adéu / a reveure

CHECHEN adika yoyla

CHEROKEE donadagohvi (to one) / dodadagohvi (to many)

CHINESE (MANDARIN) zài jiàn (simplified: 再见 - traditional: 再見)

CORSICAN salutu

CROATIAN do vidjenja (formal) / ćao (informal)

CZECH na shledanou

DANISH farvel (formal) / hej hej (coll.)

DARI khudafez

DOGON amayugotoro

DUTCH tot ziens

ENGLISH good bye

ESPERANTO gxis revido

øis revido (Times SudEuro font)

ESTONIAN head aega

EWÉ sofézi

FAROESE farvæl

FINNISH näkemiin

FLEMISH tot ziens

FRENCH au revoir

FRISIAN oant sjen

FRIULAN ariviodisi

GALICIAN adeus

GALLO a la perchenne

GEORGIAN ნაxვამდის (nakhvamdis) / mshvidobit

GERMAN auf Wiedersehen (formal) / Tschüss (informal)

GREEK antio / geia sas

HAITIAN CREOLE orévwa / babay

HEBREW lehitraot

HINDI namaste

HUNGARIAN viszontlátásra

ICELANDIC bless

INDONESIAN selamat tinggal / sampai ketemu lagi

IRISH GAELIC slán (pronounced "slawn")

ITALIAN arrivederci

JAPANESE sayônara

KABYLIAN a themlilith / ar thoufath / kim dhilahna

KHMER chum reap lhear

KINYARWANDA murabeho

Korean:

KRIO bye bye / na im dat

KURDISH bi xatre te

LAO sok di / phôp khan mai

LATIN vale (1 pers.) / valete (X pers.)

LATVIAN uz redzēšanos

LIGURIAN ciâo / adîo / scignorîa

LINGALA tokomonana / kende malamu / tsciou

LITHUANIAN sudie (meet again in a long time)

iki pasimatymo (meet again soon)

LOW SAXON houje / duuj

LUXEMBOURGEOIS äddi

MACEDONIAN dogledanje

MALAGASY veloma

MALAY selamat tinggal

MALAYALAM pinne kanam

MALTESE saħħa / ċaw

MAORI ka kite anoo

MAPUCHE (MAPUDUNGUN) pewkayal

MARATHI punha bhetu

MONGOLIAN bayartai (Баяртай)

MORÉ wend na kond yindaaré

NORWEGIAN ha det

OSSETIAN фæндараст

PAPIAMENTU ajo

PASHTO de khudai pamon

PERSIAN khodâfez / be salâmat / kheyr pish

POLISH do widzenia

PORTUGUESE adeus / até à próxima

ROMANI devlesa

ROMANIAN la revedere

RUSSIAN До свидания (da svidaniya)

SAMOAN tofa

SARDINIAN adiosu (sarde) / a nos bidere (logudorese) / a si biri (campidanese)

SCOTTISH GAELIC beannachd leat (singular, familiar)

beannacht leibh (plural, respectful)

SERBIAN do vidjenja (formal) / ćao (informal)

SHIMAORE kwahéri

SHONA sara zwakanaka (plural: sarai zwakanaka)

SINDHI mokilani

SLOVAK do videnia

SLOVENIAN z bogom / nasvidenje

SOBOTA dovidenja

SPANISH adiós / hasta la vista / hasta luego / nos vemos (MEX + STH AM)

SWAHILI kwa heri

SWEDISH hej då

TAGALOG paalam na po

TAHITIAN parahi / nana

TAMIL paarkalame

TATAR sau bulygyz

TELUGU malla kalustham

THAI สวัสดีค่ะ (sawatdii kha) - woman speaking

สวัสดีครับ (sawatdii khrap) - man speaking

TURKISH hosça kalin (to someone staying at the place you're leaving)

güle güle (to someone leaving the place you're staying at)

UDMURT dzéch lu (common form for one person)

dzéch lue (polite form for one person or common form for two or more people)

UKRAINIAN do pobachennya

URDU alvida / phir milengay

VIETNAMESE xin chào tạm biệt

WALOON (orthographe à betchfessîs) a rvey / ki ça vos våye bén

WELSH hwyl

WEST INDIAN CREOLE an lot soleil

YIDDISH zayt gezunt

YORUBA odabo

hamba kahle (to one person if he is going)

hambani kahle (to more than one person if they are going)

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Yup, WH what comes around goes around A.J. Smith. Goodbye sir in several languages...

SERBIAN do vidjenja (formal) / ćao (informal)

Khm...write rather Čao... ć stand for an other letter... I speak a litle Serbian/Croatian.

To the original post: It might come true...chargers were predestined for better performance...Sorry Norv, it isn't working.

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That's what they said for the past 3 seasons.

there are some reports that UT has it wrong, then again maybe wasnt supposed to be leaked just yet

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Yup, WH what comes around goes around A.J. Smith. Goodbye sir in several languages...

AFRIKAANS tot siens

ALBANIAN ditën e mirë

ALSATIAN wédersah

ARABIC ma'as-salama

ARMENIAN tstesoutyoun

AZERI sag olun

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hamba kahle (to one person if he is going)

hambani kahle (to more than one person if they are going)

bayone = %&%*{(_)(}((%&^%#*^&{)((+*)*(*$^&$(P*}_|)UY^_(_}_&*&_}+&^%^$+_*)_*(^%$$@&@

u sure YIDDISH zayt gezunt Get well soon זייט געזונט שנעל / האָט א רפֿואה שלמה

(Zayt gezunt shnel / Hot a refue sheleyme)

/// Goodbye (Biz shpeter) שפּעטער ביז (Adie) אַדיע

http://www.omniglot....ses/yiddish.php

though is a song called Zayt Gezunt (Farewell) so i am confused,, mom used to know but dementia so wont ask

http://www.myspace.c...rewell-81009461

I really have no idea and not even bothering with hebrew

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When was the last time the Chargers successful? 1963 they beat the Boston Patriots 51-10 in the AFL Championship Game.They were in five AFL Championship Games including the first one as the Los Angeles Chargers.

One Superbowl appearence1994

So fast forward to today they are not winning heads will roll.

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When was the last time the Chargers successful? 1963 they beat the Boston Patriots 51-10 in the AFL Championship Game.They were in five AFL Championship Games including the first one as the Los Angeles Chargers.

One Superbowl appearence1994

So fast forward to today they are not winning heads will roll.

Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow, Junior Seau, LaDamian Tomlinson

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When was the last time the Chargers successful? 1963 they beat the Boston Patriots 51-10 in the AFL Championship Game.They were in five AFL Championship Games including the first one as the Los Angeles Chargers.

One Superbowl appearence1994

So fast forward to today they are not winning heads will roll.

they have had some good seasons with Fouts, Humphries, Rivers at QB, but never have been able to get it done in the playoffs really. Like the other poster said, lots of good, great players. Winslow, Joiner, Dean, Muncie, LT, Gates, Seau, Fouts, Rivers, etc.. Personally ,after that chargers announcers comments to the effect of calling all Colt's fans cud chewing farmers I hope they lose every game.

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