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Discussion in 'American Football' started by SCVChargerFan, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. SCVChargerFan

    SCVChargerFan BoltTalker

    Jan 4, 2009
    It happened here again Sunday, 70,000 screaming fans falling headfirst into football's biggest tourist trap, the San Diego Chargers suckering everyone into finally believing that they could hang with postseason pressure.

    Well, once again, the Bolts bolted. They ran from an 11-game win streak. They ran from the league's most talented offense. They ran from everything that made them one of the Super Bowl favorites until they bloodily banged into the hard wall of their history.

    Welcome to Seasick World.

    The team with the rookie quarterback and rookie coach and weary players scored 17 points.

    The team with the home advantage and rest advantage and manpower scored 14 points.

    The New York Jets upset the Chargers in the divisional playoffs at Qualcomm Stadium on a wonderfully cool afternoon that ended in the chilling black of night.

    Just like last January. And the January before that. And the January before that. And two Januarys before that.

    "I've been here seven seasons and the same thing happens every year," said Chargers linebacker Stephen Cooper, shaking his head in a locker room filled with the team's annual blank stares.

    After some consideration, he did allow as to how this loss was different.

    "This," he said, "was the worst."

    He will probably get no argument from the local servicemen and women, dressed in fatigues and scowls, who futilely led Chargers cheers on the giant video scoreboard.

    He will certainly get no argument from Jets who celebrated by parading giddily around the field as if it were Times Square, or Chargers fans who shouted angrily at departing players, or LaDainian Tomlinson as he fought to keep his composure.

    "To lose this game, I'm at a loss for words," said the San Diego running back.

    Check out the Gaglamp District.

    A Chargers team that had scored at least 20 points in 22 consecutive games -- the league's longest streak -- barely scored twice with a conservative game plan that can best be described as boneheaded.

    "Your defense can hold them all you want, but if you keep giving them the ball back, they're going to eventually score, and you will lose," said linebacker Shawne Merriman.

    A Chargers kicker named Nate Kaeding, after successfully connecting on 69 consecutive field-goal attempts from 40 yards or closer, missed both of his attempts in that range.

    "It's going to be a tough few months," Kaeding said.
  2. Workplay

    Workplay scompl

    Dec 24, 2009
    I really hope that Jahvid Best is still on the board at the end of the first round in this year's draft. I've looked at all the RBs and he fits the Chargers perfectly. I just can't see him falling to 28. :unsure:
  3. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

    Aug 14, 2008
    No there's that and that he's pretty small. He gets swallowed by defensive lineman even in the notoriously small defensive lines of the PAC-10. He's worth a look, yeah, but I'd have taken Knowshon Moreno over Best and I was looking at McCoy, a nice average RB, to give you an idea of where my mindset for running backs is.
  4. Airw0lf

    Airw0lf BoltTalker

    Jan 12, 2008
    What do you think about Blount? Sorry if you've commented on him before - haven't seen it myself. I think he fits the bill size and power wise. The discipline is an issue but that might leave him up there for the taking.
  5. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

    Feb 14, 2007
    Kaeding thinks it is going to be a few rough months. Hey jerkoff it is going to be a rough life until you make a kick that matters in the playoffs.
  6. CaptainTapp

    CaptainTapp BoltTalker

    Mar 6, 2009
    Whoever we get, assuming we keep Sproles (which we should imo), needs to be an uphill, straight ahead runner. That's what we need. Sproles can do the shifty off-tackle runs, the screens, the pass plays, all of that is fine. But we need somebody who can just blast forward for 3-6 yards on a regular basis and wear the opposing line down. Of course, a big part of this is blocking, so O-line will need to be addressed. I don't think Blount is a good idea however - we have enough character issues on this team.

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

    Jul 11, 2006
    Who cares what is written in the LA times. :icon_shrug::icon_huh:

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