Norv Turner gone after all

By Jason Wojciechowski on February 19, 2007 at 6:10 PM

I'm not sure it's disaster for the 49ers that Norv Turner is leaving to become the head coach of the Chargers, but it's not like I'm happy about it, either. The Niners have a young offense that still has some growing to do, and when you take away the guy that's been credited with a lot of the growth that's already been done, you certainly run the risk of retarding that growth.

That said, as long as Frank Gore continues to get the job done, the offense should be fine, but it sure would be nice to see Alex Smith grow into the kind of quarterback that a #1 pick should be.