If you haven’t heard the news, on Friday Chargers owner Dean Spanos announced that the San Diego Chargers will be staying in San Diego for the 2016 season. Some players were ecstatic, including a fired up Philip Rivers and a very encouraging tweet from Charger Running Back, Danny Woodhead.
Can’t wait for this season and knowing we will be playing at HOME! Let’s go San Diego!
— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) January 29, 2016
But, in perfect Charger fashion, there seemed to be two players who weren’t that excited about the decision made Friday:
So it’s looks like we are going to be in San Diego for another season. The stadium better be packed. The fans got what they wanted.
— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) January 30, 2016
Staying in San Diego 4 another year..Every home game better be sold out..Charger blue everywhere Fans got what they wanted Now come support
— Melvin Ingram (@MelvinIngram) January 30, 2016
Keenan “Corner Back slayer” Allen and Melvin “Supa-Melv” Ingram. Yes, they threw gas on a very well lit fire and proves even more that they still don’t get it.
Melvin Ingram, the number 18 pick in the 2012 NFL draft hasn’t been the playmaker the Chargers expected him to be. He has missed a total of 19 games in his career and has only started in 28 of 64 total games. He has a total of 16.5 sacks, with 10.5 of those coming this season (a career high, previous high was 4). That averages out to 4.1, so roughly 4 sacks a season.
Keenan Allen, a 3rd round pick in 2013, has been a lone bright spot for the Chargers. He had a heck of a season, before lacerating his kidney in a week 8 match-up versus the Ravens. He ended his year with 67 receptions for 725 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Why do I bring up their stats? Well, for one, Ingram has been rotational at best. He has had one solid year under his resume. ONE. Keenan was a true #1 receiver last season, that is undeniable. Isn’t he supposed to be a leader? Aren’t they both supposed to be leaders? Calling out fans for lack of support on social media while your team went 4-12 is ridiculous. How about you guys win some games? You’ve made the playoffs one time since 2010, and it doesn’t seem like that will change for awhile.
Oh, and this isn’t the first time Keenan has made a bone-headed post on social media. Here’s this, from his Instagram, right after being blown out in Minnesota:
Maybe the lack of leadership comes from their head coach:
— Artie Ojeda (@ArtieNBCSD) January 30, 2016
Whatever it is, it needs to change because 2016 will come and go. This is a very important year for not only Keenan Allen and Melvin Ingram, but for the city of San Diego.