After U-T San Diego's Kevin Acee reported that San Diego Chargers GM A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner will be fired at the end of the season, old Norv probably didn't even flinch.
He's heard it all before, even last season, around the same time. He's been around a long time and knows it all goes with the territory.
"It's part of the deal," he said. "The one thing I always feel good about, I got here at 5:30 in the morning and there were guys in the weight room, there were guys in the training room, there were guys already in meeting rooms watching tape. ... Any of the reports haven't affected them, and that's what I care about. They're getting ready to go and play their best and give themselves a chance to win in Pittsburgh."
He was also asked if this weighs on his and the coaching staff's mind while preparing: "I don't think so,... so, you know, that's what I was trying to refer to. Our staff was here doing cards, preparing for practice when I got here at 5:30 in the morning."
"It's an outstanding staff, and I think they've done an outstanding job for this football team."