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Bolts keep eyes on their own schedule

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    With the Chargers enjoying their bye weekend off, several players tuned in and watched AFC West rival Denver fall to the Miami Dolphins, leaving the Bolts just one game behind the Broncos in the division race .

    But it was something the Bolts saw earlier in the afternoon that had their attention Monday as the team returned from its three-day weekend.

    “I watched Kansas City open up a big lead and put up some points against a very good Tampa defense,” safety Clinton Hart said. “That’s what I’m thinking about. We’ve got to worry about the Chiefs.”

    The Chargers begin the second half of their season Sunday against a 1-7 Chiefs squad that opened up a two-touchdown lead Sunday and totaled 384 yards against Tampa Bay before suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss. Still, many of the questions posed to the Bolts Monday had to deal with Denver, although quarterback Philip Rivers said such inquiries could wait until Week 17.

    “We’re going to play Denver one time, and that’s the last game of the year. Hopefully that’ll have some meaning to it,” Rivers said. “Other than that we can only control what we do. We’ve obviously got a long way to go. The fact that we’re only one game out still doesn’t change the fact that we’re 3-5 and haven’t been playing real well. We certainly have enough to worry about with ourselves.”

    Head Coach Norv Turner spent his Sunday watching both the Chiefs-Buccaneers game as well as the Broncos-Dolphins contest, but like his players, he acknowledged that the onus is on his team to find a way to play more consistent during the second half of the season.

    “I’m not big on watching all that stuff,” Turner said. “I know what the issues are for our football team. That’s us taking care of our business. Whatever is going to happen out there with other teams, we don’t have any control of it. None of it matters if we don’t get going and play the way we’re capable of playing.”

    The Chargers were back on the field Monday morning with a practice that went approximately 90 minutes. The Bolts turned their attention to Kansas City Monday after devoting a good portion of their bye week to looking in the mirror.

    “We spent a lot of time on ourselves,” Turner said. “The bye came after eight games so we’ve got a pretty good handle in terms of our self-scout and all the things we’ve done. Then with our defensive situation, it gave us some extra time to zero in on the things we need to address.”

    The weekend off was a welcomed one for the Chargers, most of whom spent the weekend simply relaxing and gearing up for the second half of the season, one that features five of the eight games at home.

    “I think it came at the right time,” running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. “It just kind of gives you a chance to refresh and clear your mind a few days from playing football. Also there’s the physical part of it. It helps us as we come back. You can always say, ‘Okay, it was a bad first half of a season. Now let’s kind of focus on the second half of the season and see how good we can be.’”

    Healing up

    The Chargers aren’t required to issue an injury report until Wednesday, but Turner was pleased with his team’s physical condition Monday. The coach said that everyone on the roster “did at least something,” including wide receiver Buster Davis, who has missed the last three games with a groin injury.

    “I really believe that we have a chance to go into the Kansas City game the healthiest we’ve been all year,” Turner said. “That’s a big plus. I think LT was the healthiest he’s been in the New Orleans game. (Antonio) Gates was. Other guys that have been beat up and playing with banged up parts of their bodies have had a chance to heal.”

    A little love

    Pro Football Weekly issued it’s Mid-season All-Pro team Monday, and two Chargers were recognized. Darren Sproles was a unanimous selection as a kick returner and punter Mike Scifres was also named to the team.

    Keep it alive

    The Chargers have won four of their last five games following their bye week, including last season’s emotional 35-10 win over Houston. The Bolts are also 2-1 at home this season and have won 17 of their last 19 regular-season contests at Qualcomm Stadium.

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  2. TheBeast

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    Lets Go Bolts ! :tup: :tup:

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    One game at a time, One play at a time!! :tup:
     
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