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Chargers report card: vs. Rams

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Chargers report card: vs. Rams

    By Tim Sullivan

    Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 3:03 p.m.


    QUARTERBACK – C

    Granted, Philip Rivers spent the bulk of his day under siege, but at least a couple of the seven sacks he sustained were attributable to quality coverage and excessive deliberation. Sometimes, you’ve just got to throw the ball away

    RUNNING BACKS – B

    For the fourth time in his five games, Ryan Mathews exceeded five yards per carry. But we’re still waiting on his breakaway gear. After 55 carries, his longest gain is 20 yards.

    RECEIVERS – INC

    Antonio Gates sprained an ankle. Malcom Floyd tweaked a hamstring. Patrick Crayton stepped up to make six catches worth 119 yards, but Buster Davis continues to miss balls you expect him to catch.

    OFFENSIVE LINE – F

    The return of Marcus McNeill was supposed to solidify this group. Instead, the line sprang more leaks than the Lusitania. Seven sacks. Yikes.

    DEFENSIVE LINE – F

    The Chargers called their first timeout of the second half with 2:24 remaining, hoping to preserve time for a last drive with the Rams contemplating third down and seven. Then, with everyone in the joint expecting it, Steven Jackson went right up the middle for nine yards. Ballgame.

    LINEBACKERS – D

    Who are these guys? Where were these guys?

    SECONDARY – D

    It’s never a good thing to get picked on by a rookie quarterback, but Antoine Cason’s day-long difficulties were not much more glaring than Donald Strickland’s missed tackle on Billy Bajema on Rams’ clinching field goal drive.

    SPECIAL TEAMS – D

    Punt coverage still a problem. Blocked field goal possibly attributable to Nate Kaeding’s pulled groin. Darren Sproles’ $7 million salary a growing source of head-scratching.

    COACHING – F

    “People don’t understand our team. Everybody says this team has a window and it’s starting to close. This window is getting bigger. Our team is a young football team ... a very, very complete team.” – Norv Turner, July 22, 2010.

    NEXT OPPORTUNITY (N.E.) – D

    We know the Chargers can beat up on overmatched opponents at home. Let’s see how they fare against Tom Brady & Co. now that the “soft” part of the schedule is over.


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  2. Ride The Lightning

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    We lost.

    Whole team gets an F.
     
  3. Concudan

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