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Published October 30, 2012
POINTING FINGERS: In San Diego, Jay Paris writes Chargers President & CEO Dean Spanos’ “lack of getting his hands around a deteriorating situation which begged for bold action is inexcusable.” Instead of “ushering in a new era of Chargers football after last year's stinker, Spanos felt keeping his two trusted lieutenants was the path to respectability.” Spanos, in keeping GM A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner, “proved his loyalty, or was it his frugality?” Paris: “If looking for someone to blame, Spanos is your target” (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 10/30).
END OF THE LINE? In Newark, Steve Politi writes of NFL Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, “This has to be it for Tannenbaum, right?” He “can’t survive another season like this, not with the Jets showing no signs that 3-5 will become anything but 6-10 in a couple months.” Tannenbaum might have “built a team that reached back-to-back AFC title games in 2009 and 2010, but he’s also responsible for the paper thin roster now” (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 10/30).