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Impressions on the First Pre-season Game

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by AnteaterCharger, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Okay finally watched the first half, some bigger impressions...

    + Rivers looks like he's embraced the scheme change, he's got 4 more weeks to get comfortable.
    + Our secondary is more talented than people think, Steve Williams looks like he belongs despite 1 broken coverage that may have been Stuckey's fault.
    + Freeney still has some juice.
    + Loved that I saw some zone blocking in the run game, and some 4-5 WR sets on 1st downs.
    + Rivers and CBJ going with the Michael Jackson 1 glove look.

    - CBJ, poor O-line didn't help, but he threw 2 terrible picks and missed Allen twice when he was wide open.
    - Larry English was worthless, he has no pass rush moves, and is lost in coverage.
    - Fluker did okay, but got turnstiled by Schofield on one play, Rivers stepped up and made a good pass for 1st down.
    - Corey Liuget got steamrolled a couple times in the run game, did not like seeing that.
     
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  2. Joy Division

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    That thing in bold stood out. Refreshing.
    4-5 WR sets on first down? A dive up the middle isn't mandatory? Whoddathunkit...
     
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  3. Dublin Bolt

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    This might have been answered elsewhere but I've not seen it. How come we didn't see anything from Rock Baker?, is he nursing an injury or something?, he is one of the quickest guys on the team I believe I'd love to see him given a shot in preseason.
     
  4. jackfrost

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    Arrrrrrrrrgggggggg .............. [​IMG]

    Please tell me HE'S not back in town !!!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. matilack

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    I doubt it, I bet they wanted to give Fozzy a full work load to see what he has, let him get in rhythm. And I'd guess Baker will get those touches this week.
     
  6. FCBolt

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    Sure, cut Whitehurst if need be. Note that Meacham made him look pretty bad (there's a guy who could get cut too), but not sure that Whitehurst shouldn't get cut anyway. Coaches probably have that situation pretty well covered given that they're going to want the best backup QB possible.
    Are you our first Fluker homer? You're right though--it was in the 1st quarter he got burnt.
     
  7. Riff Raff

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    Meachem deserves to get cut but the contract numbers just don't work for doing it this year.
     
  8. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Is Meachem fast enough to play for the Raiduds?
     
  9. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Not gonna lie... it gave me flashbacks.

    p.s. that dude has a ring :eek:
     
  10. MadMike

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    Yah, seems like they are going to give 1 to 2 backs the majority of the carries each pre-season game, let them get in a rhythm and see what they got. Heard Michael Hill was running with the seconds this week in practice, so may be his week to get the carries. Then possibly Baker week 3, and final week will be all 3 of them.
     
  11. Devo

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    Watched the whole game and the thing that really jumped out at me was how horrible #70 looked.
    He whiffed on blocks, looked out of shape, looked confused, and did not hustle.
    I was surprised to learn #70 was Max Starks, the vet competing for the starting job.
    He really looked horrible.

    I thought Fluker did a good job.
    He got beat once, but Rivers still completed the pass to Floyd.

    Also, EVERY run play was behind Fluker and Clary.
    When those two double team a defender, that guy is 3-yards back and in the linebacker's lap!
    Hopefully that continues!
     
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  12. jackfrost

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    Yeah, just shows there is no such thing as justice in the world, doesn't it.

    He earnt that one as much as the assistant to the assistant team waterboy.

    plenty of guys have rings they have no right owning, he's top of that heap. ;)
     
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    I heard Hank Bauer on the radio saying Meachem is guaranteed 5m this yr and 5m next yr. That's not true right?, we're only on the hook for 5m this year correct?
     
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    Didn't see or record the game, was on vacation last week. Thanks for the recap everyone! :tup:
     
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