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Dungy, Colts better be ready for 'the hunters'

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9984530/rss" target="_blank">CBS Sportsline</a>

    By Clark Judge

    <img src="http://www.bolttalk.com/gallery/albums/week15/normal_002.jpg" title="Igor Olshansky sacks Peyton Manning in 2005. Photo from Chargers.com" alt="Igor Olshansky sacks Peyton Manning in 2005. Photo from Chargers.com" align="right" height="221" width="165" />When clubs go from Super Bowl contenders to Super Bowl champions, they undergo a metamorphosis. They become more than the season's next opponent; they become, as Dungy put it, "the hunted."

    They're everyone's Big Score. Beat them and you gain more than credibility -- you become Super Bowl worthy.

    Which begs the question: Which teams have the best shots to catch the Colts? Well, that's why I'm here, folks. What follows is my list of clubs that could keep Indianapolis from a second straight Super Bowl:

    <strong>San Diego</strong>

    The Chargers were the best team in football. Then they lost to New England, and please notice how I worded that. The Patriots didn't beat the Chargers as much as the Chargers beat themselves. They committed stupid penalties. They dropped a ton of passes. They made questionable decisions. They took unnecessary chances. And all of them contributed to a playoff loss that should haunt this city for months.

    But let's look at the positive: Philip Rivers has a year of experience, and he should be better for it; LaDainian Tomlinson is the best player in the game; Shawne Merriman could be the best defensive player in the game; and no club drafts better, which means the Chargers are about to gain more blue-chip talent.

    Sure, the losses of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips are significant. They ran this team on game days -- not coach Marty Schottenheimer. But there is just too much talent here to ignore. Plus, Schottenheimer is in the last year of his contract -- meaning he'd love nothing better than to take this team to the top before declaring himself a free agent and walking away. All I know is he has the players to do it.

    <a href="http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9984530/rss" target="_blank"><strong>Read the full article</strong></a>

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