Turner erred in calling for onside kick
January, 19, 2010
Perhaps the worst call by Chargers coach Norv Turner during the 17-14 loss to the Jets was his decision to go for a late onside kick, which backfired and gave the Jets good field position for their final drive of the fourth quarter. Had the Chargers kicked away and put the Jets deep in their own territory, New York coach Rex Ryan might not have gone for the fourth-and-1 that iced the game. By going for the onside kick, the Chargers gave the Jets the luxury of going for the fourth-and-1 because if they failed, the Chargers would have still had a long field to drive.