Football gambling handicappers fully respected the Chargers in 2006 when they posted a NFL betting record of 14-2 straight up and 9-7 against the spread. But in a bizarre football gambling result in the playoffs as the top seed the Chargers lost a heartbreaker to New England 21-24 as they fumbled away a game clinching interception.
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired shortly after with the excuse that he had a poor NFL betting track record in the playoffs. Enter Norv Turner. Turner has the football gambling reputation as an outstanding offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
He also has the football gambling reputation as an inept head coach. In previous football gambling stints as the head man with the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders he had losing records and was fired for his inability to field consistently winning teams.
Yet somehow he was determined to be the right fit for the Chargers, who looked like the team to beat in 2007. Turner firmly established himself as a liability to start the 2007 football gambling season as the Chargers lost 3 out of their first 4 games.
This was a team that was touted as a likely AFC champion that now had to scramble to make the football gambling post season, which they did with a strong second half rally before losing in the AFC title game at New England. Still it was evident that San Diego lost its polish and edge.
In 2008 it was even worse as San Diego stood at 4-8 straight up with 4 weeks remaining in the football gambling campaign. Again, they rallied to finish 8-8 and make the playoffs thanks in large part to playing in the pathetic AFC west division. Turner has once again demonstrated his inability to improve a team.
San Diego has gotten worse on his watch. For trend handicappers this is a team that is labeled “handle with care!”
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