I’m at a loss for words due to how dismal the first three games of this season have been played. All three phases of the game for the Chargers have looked fairly poor, at times.
Is the season sunk already? I know that we’re only three games in, but it hasn’t been pretty. I’ve seen poor coaching, poor playing and countless opportunities squandered. It goes without saying that the number of penalties on both sides of the ball has been alarming.
Who is to blame for this lack-luster team? Do we blame the coaches, players or both?
If Chargers survive the Cleveland game with all the injuries suffered all over the roster, can the season be turned around?
I’m not so sure the holes in this season can be plugged or enough water bailed out. Did I mention the Bolts’ division rivals are playing at a high level, making things worse? The Broncos enter Sunday with an undefeated 3-0. They play the Vikings at home, providing them a chance to go 4-0. Sadly, the Raiders currently sit in second place with a 2-1 mark. Oakland travels to Chicago to take on the woeful, Jay Cutler-less Bears. They have a real shot at moving up to 3-1. The Chiefs are tied with the Bolts at a mark of 1-2. Kansas City goes on the road for a tough matchup in Cincinnati. They are likely to fall to 1-3, losing to the Bengals.
Will the sun shine and the storm be over when the team gets Gates back? Will No. 85 bring the Offense to life?
Don’t get me wrong, Melvin Gordon and Stevie Johnson have been pleasant surprises this season. Cleveland has the 32nd rush defense in the league. Gordon and Woodhead should have massive games on Sunday.
I can see the Chargers winning and going 2-2 after Sunday as long as they stick to the running game for four quarters. It’s not going to be easy to beat Cleveland.
The San Diego run defense is ranked 26th and the Browns have a decent backfield with Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson. Will the Chargers look dominant against a mediocre Browns team? Or will the “almost champs” show up?
Almost champs, you ask? Yes, they almost win most games…. almost. If the Lions would not have went to sleep thinking they had the victory on lock, San Diego would be 0-3 right now. The Chargers don’t usually get blown out in games; they tend to hang around long enough to give us all heart attacks whether they win or lose.
Will the coaches correct the course of this ship or are the Bolts headed to the bottom of the AFC West; also known as Al Davis’s locker.
If the Chargers do end up in last place in the division, who will go down with the ship? Will people begin to call for the heads of Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco?
Give me your thoughts.