Report: Spanos 'no choice' but to fire Smith, Turner

Sources told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune that team president Dean Spanos feels as if he has "no choice" but to fire both head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith at the end of the season.

The Chargers, expected to be a strong contender in the AFC West, began the season 4-1, but are now mired in a six-game losing streak and sinking quickly out of the playoff chase. According to Acee, only a miracle run to the playoffs (i.e. winning out) could save the two men's jobs.

While Turner is almost a certain goner, a source indicated to Acee that there is now about a 75 percent chance that Smith will be fired too.

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