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Coaches on the Hot Seat

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Norv Turner, San Diego. The Chargers coach almost lost his job after finishing 8-8 last season, but team president Dean Spanos opted to give it one more try with Turner and general manager A.J. Smith. San Diego is 52-34 since Turner took over in 2007 but has gone 17-15 in the past two seasons and has only three playoff wins despite having had one of the better rosters in the NFL.

The players went to bat for Turner after last season, and it worked. They'll have to do it again this season by making the playoffs, a decidedly tougher task now that Peyton Manning is in the division and Kansas City has loaded up. Another 8-8 season and Turner -- and probably Smith -- will be gone.

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