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Chiefs and the new frontier

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by RMANCIL, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. RMANCIL

    RMANCIL Well-Known Member

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    Larry Johnson has been suspended for this game and as a result we should see Jamaal Charles Running back Texas who was drafted in the 3rd round just a few selections after the Bolts traded up to land Jacob Hester. He most likely will share the load with Kolby Smith who is penciled in as the starter due to his improved blocking skills .

    Charles has real break away speed and was thought by many to have 1st round talents including yours truly. Tyler Thigpen will be the starting QB by default so on the surface the Bolts will have a huge advantage which is often a problem for them as they tend to play down to the competition.

    The Bolts basically need to win out in order to secure a playoff birth.

    I read where Rivera is spending time watching film from the wade Phillips era. I respect a man who does his research I think were going to like what we see from him.

    The KC game will be huge , I know everyone has us as big favorites but talk is cheap. This club must demonstrate on a weekly bases that in fact it is a elite club and until they do their not.

    On Defense.

    I think we will see more line stunts , DB blitz with DL dropping into coverage and in general defensive looks that creates some confusion for the offense as to just who is rushing. Look for some OL to be blocking nobody.

    It is my belief that in large part that is the advantage of the 3-4 over the 4-3 .

    I also think that will create a extra 1/10 of a sec of recognition delay on offense that will help the defense create pressure and the results will be some sacks and turnovers. ( I wanted to say more but we have not had any in so long it was inappropriate to post that.)

    The Chiefs will be playing a green QB next week so it will be a great time to see some results from that style of defense. Success does build success and this defense needs to regain some swagger, some self respect .
     
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  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    If we don't murder the Chiefs I'm gonna be very disappointed.
     
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  3. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    If we don't beat the chiefs, we don't deserve to go to the playoffs.
     
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  4. IGOR RULES

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    Beating the Chiefs is the one step in direction of winning the AFC West. This is a task the Chargers are able to perform without any other help: I mean that we have to win out the division 2x Chiefs, and 1x each the Raiders and Broncos at home.

    Then we have a realistic chance to be first in our division and so ensure at least ONE home game in the playoffs (10-6 or 9-7 record).

    Should the changes in defense, general attitude of the team, and in reversing the bad into good (playing time, turnovers, interceptions ratio, sacks, etc.) turn out in our favour then we have also a chance to win out all of the last 8 games (Steelers, Colts, Falcons, Bucs in addtion to the AFC opponents), which should guarantee a 11-5 record AND first round bye.

    I believe.:tup:
     
  5. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    If we don't beat a rebuilding team with multiple starters down.... :scream:
     
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  6. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    We haven't had a shut out since the first game of '06, I think we're due. :yes:
     
  7. Boltjolt

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    Charles has talent and speed but he fumbles too much and he isnt very bright.

    The Bolts basically need to win out in order to secure a playoff birth.

    I like it too but hopefully he doesnt play soft like Wade did near the end of games where he went into ***** mode like Ted did and he also played the CB's way off the WR's. Most seem to forget that while Wade did bring heat, he also played soft in the backend too.

    The KC game will be huge , I know everyone has us as big favorites but talk is cheap. This club must demonstrate on a weekly bases that in fact it is a elite club and until they do their not.
     
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  8. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    This makes me very happy...
     
  9. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    I just want wins!!!

    To be more specific 8 (regular season) wins in a row!!!
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Dont worry, we dont win, we wont make the playoffs.
     
  11. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Yep.
     
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  12. BoltinPortugal

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    I can't see this game not being a blowout.

    After the bye, no LJ, people getting healthy, chiefs sucking, defense wanting to prove they can get it done with Rivera, certainly we'll win this game by at least 3 TD, quite possibly more.
     
  13. Enormo

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    I want the team playing up to their potential. All wins will do is get us to the first game of the playoffs.
     
  14. Nomad

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    We need to win, but we do need to win with no problems. We don't have to blow them out, but KC should not be in the game and we should be winning going away. The D needs to have a solid game that shows they relearned the fundementals of football, lilke tackleing and such. I would like to see a solid, mostly mistake free game by the D even with with fairly vanilla play caling. I am not worried about the O or ST too much, they should be fine.
     
  15. Retired Catholic

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    If we play up to potential we'll bring home the Lombardi.
     
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  16. sdbound

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    It's all about who gets hot in the playoffs. Just get there, knock some heads and see what happens.
     
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  17. RMANCIL

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    It will be interesting to see if Steve Gregory gets some more PT . He seems to play well when ever he gets the opportunity. Dewayne Bowe is a stud and will command some double teams. His physical play will over match most CB with perhaps the exception of Jammer who looks like he maybe is nursing a sore hamstring .

    Jamaal Charles is a RB who has game breaking speed the safety's can't be taking poor angles on him. He is also very good in space poor tacking will result in 6 points.
     
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  18. Buck Melanoma

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    I'm feeling pretty confident that Rivera will breathe new life into this D. Cottrell lost these guys. You just can't make me believe that the lack of intensity & enthusiasm wasn't largely due to the players' dislike of him as a coach & his style of defense. These guys need to be led by an aggressive coach in an attacking style. That's what I think we'll get from Rivera. He's watching tape of Wade's defenses to learn both what to do AND what NOT to do.

    We'll beat KC by a significant margin, IMO. It can be 1 point or 50. Just get the win & get on a roll. Worry about the post season if we get there. For now, we need to focus on getting back to where we should have started.
     
  19. Boltage Bimbo

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    One more week Bucky! I bet you're already packed and waiting for the plane to take off huh? Let me know if there's anything else you need. Can't wait to meet you and the Mrs. next week.
     
  20. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    I'm coming down for this game, so if we don't win... I won't watch another Charger game all season. Because the season would essentially be OVER.
     
  21. Buck Melanoma

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    Excited is an understatement. :lol:

    Tell your hubby to check his pm's here. I left him a question about donations for the 'gater.

    See ya soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :abq2: :abq1:
     
  22. cranberry

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    That's it: Winning in the playoffs. Doesn't matter how the team came into it.
     
  23. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If The Bolt's peak at the right time "NOW" then we can sneak up on the Lombardi, we're all but counted out right now. :tup:
     
  24. Showmeyourbolt

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    We always seem to struggle with the Chiefs, Rivers especially. Hopefully the absence of Allen will help him and McNeil out. Tony G always kills us, so it would be best if we just didn't give Pigpen time to throw the ball.
     
  25. sdbound

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    I think the Chiefs are in for a colossal beat-down the likes of which will have them reeling for weeks.
     
  26. Showmeyourbolt

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    That's what my heart is telling me too:tup: Rivera will turn our D around.
     
  27. TheLash

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    yeah but that was at oakland on MNF!
    How much fun was that!:icon_toast:
     

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