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State of the 2007 Chargers @ the Bye Week

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    <img src="http://i1.chargers.com/assets/192/34694_600w600h.jpg" alt="The San Diego Chargers finally took control of the game, with the reigning NFL MVP throwing for one touchdown and rushing for another in a 14-3 win over the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in San Diego.(Mike Nowak/Chargers.com)" height="183" width="275" />
    By TBF
    <em>BoltTalk Contributor</em>

    State of the Chargers Week 7-Bye Week (3-3)-

    Who the hell are we? Nobody and I mean nobody thought we would be 3-3 at the bye week. New coach, same coach, different play book, same play book-.We are supposed to be 5-1 with a loss to NE, and at worst, 4-2 with a loss to NE and CHI-

    That is how the story went 7 weeks ago. Fast forward to today-Parker is out and Chambers is in. That is the only real change. We have a few dings, bumps and bruises, but nothing that is season ended other then Parker-Does this change anything-?

    Lets look at our season from two view points. First the overall of the first six games and then lets looks at the last two where we began what we all hope is our push to the Super Bowl-Which, BTW, is totally doable (Still)!

    -11th in passing yards 1,312.
    -TD-INT RATIO 7 and 7.
    -We have been sacked 9 times which is 12th best in the NFL-Indy has been sacked 3 times.
    -We are 9th best in the NFL in completion percentage only 7% points behind league leader NE.
    -We are averaging just 22 points a game.
    -We are netting 208.7 Yards per game via the pass
    755 yards total rushing yards for the season for an average of 125.8 YPG-

    324 Yards per game given up-
    We have 16 total sacks for the season.
    We are giving up 22.8 points a game this season.
    We have 7 INTs in the season.

    Averaging 34.5 points a game.
    423 Total Yards Per Game.
    We are averaging 210 Yards per game on the ground.
    We are giving up an average of 270 yards a game on D-
    We have 7 sacks in these two games, which is almost "½ of our season total.
    Over the last two games we are giving up 8.5 points a game.
    3 of our 7 INTS are in the last two games.

    WE HAVE IMPROVED GREATLY MY FELLOW FANS-The trend has been established-We have started our push regardless if we call it one or not. The score, the Win/Loss column you name it. They all point to this being the team we expected to take the field, not the one that won one game out of 4 to start the season. None of us needed this post of point it out, but it's interesting to see.

    Where do we go from here? 1. Rivers needs to use his receivers. Gates is going to get double teamed; LT is going to have 2/3 of the D keying on him. That leaves either VJ and Chambers one on one. Exploit the weakness in the D and take what they give. Our offensive line has played much better the last two games. Losing Hardwick is OK in that we have a veteran backup. Olivia needs to work harder. I like our line a ton, but work can always be done. This was a great time for a bye week.

    On defense we need to continue to rush the passer, rush the passer and rush the passer. The number one running team in the NFL came in here and we shut them down. A notoriously great running team faced us the week prior and they got slapped down for 72 net yards rushing-Our front 7 is back-Hopefully Jamal makes the strides we expect him to make in recovery. Wilhelm coming back has changed a ton. He is great in passing situations and seems to have brought a spark back to the team. Our secondary has looked tougher then ever the last two games. Tackling has improved, coverage hasn't broken down, and Jammers big stop at the end of the half v Oakland was a damn charge- I can go on and on with numbers showing how we have improved and how we are know going in the correct direction in almost all catergories...I just threw a few out for talking points....

    Up-The only place to look is up vatos.


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