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WHAT WE KNOW AFTER WEEK 4

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Concudan
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    Chargers 30, Cowboys 21 — Don’t sleep on San Diego. Seriously.

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    This isn’t Norv Turner’s team. Mike McCoy and his new staff have brought a new attitude to this team and Philip Rivers has shown glimpses of his glory days. The last time a national audience saw the Chargers play, they let a 21-point lead slip away against the Texans in Week 1. They lost a tough one in Week 3, too. But Week 4 was different.

    Trailing 21-13 at the half, the Chargers defense shut out the Cowboys and Rivers hooked up with Danny Woodhead and Antonio Gates for touchdowns.

    This team has shown a tremendous amount of grit and toughness and Manti Te’o even made his debut, racking up three tackles. He was nowhere as productive as Cowboys do-everything linebacker Sean Lee, who had an interception for a touchdown among 18 tackles and a tackle for a loss.

    It seems easy, but Dallas struggles when it doesn’t get DeMarco Murray the ball. In three years, each time Murray has had more than 20 carries in a game, the Cowboys have won. That’s happened nine times. Bill Callahan needs to follow the formula. Get DeMarco the rock.
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    This Chargers team does show a lot of grit and toughness. The Norv mentality is fading a little more every week. Defense is still a concern. I hope Pagano can get things turned around soon. Wish we would have kept Shawn Phillips and/or Antwan Barnes.

    I feel that they should be 4-0 but I'll take 2-2 as long as this team keeps showing improvement.

    Keenan Allen is impressive for a rookie. Personally, I'd like to see LaDarius Green get worked in to the offense a little bit more.
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    I'm mesmerized by this gif.... can't. stop. watching. :inlove:

    That's pretty much the same celebration I did in my living room after that play :roflmao:
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    The attitude on this team is changing the way they play and I have yet to see them go flat. The defense has much work ahead of them but there is no quit. The ILB's made a difference in toughening up the middle, closing down the expressway of last week.

    Can't wait to view the coaches film. Both lines won the physical battles when it mattered most, forcing the difference in the game. I'd like to see more TO's (turnovers) from the defense, not only would it be great for the offense, it would be a giant step forward in their growth.

    It's hard to believe that the offense could get much better than it has been so far this season. If RM can crank it up and bust a few loose they'd have to be considered one of the better units in the league. I like what I see and if it can only get better than it may be one hell of a ride.
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    We also know that Freeney may be out for the year:unsure:
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    - Our backup OL are better than our starters.

    - Philip Rivers is the real deal. 105 completions on 142 attempts, 74 % while averaging 36 attempts a game. 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and only has been sacked 6 times. Pretty big turn around.
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    You aren't going to have many easy games if your defense averages .5 turnovers per game.
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    Takeaways help big time, no doubt about it.
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    Dunlap, Troutman, Hardwick, Schilling, and Fluker should be our offensive line.

    Or, move Troutman to RG and place Rinehart in at LG.

    But kudos to Mike Harris when he faced Demarcus Ware! Mike Harris looking dramatically improved.
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    Something I saw on the sidelines that made me smile. Right after the fumble/touchback with just over two minutes to play, Hoculi and company are reviewing the video to see that the right call was made. When Hoculi announced over the PA that the ball did indeed belong to the Chargers, a very visible coach (Pagano?) jumps out onto the field, looks over at the Cowboyz bench and one big happy motion makes the first down sign to emphasize the significance of what his unit had done. I have never seen a coach so animated, to the point that he was almost taunting the opposition. Did anyone else see that?
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